NBC has suspended television personality Billy Bush from the "Today" show after fallout over the host's 2005 taped lewd conversation with U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a show memo seen by Reuters on Sunday, Oct. 9. The suspension comes as a flood of Republicans have withdrawn their support for Trump over the video that emerged on Friday showing the businessman, then a reality TV star, talking with Bush on an open microphone about groping women and trying to seduce a married woman.
NEW YORK—U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paced, frowned and physically loomed at times over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during Sunday, Oct. 9, night's town-hall debate, prompting bewilderment and mockery from some on social media. The online reaction underscored the contentious tone of the encounter in St. Louis in which Trump and Clinton hurled insults at each other less than a month before the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election.
HOUSTON—North Dakota oil producers were dealt another blow this week when Royal Dutch Shell said it would scrap plans to build an oil train terminal in Washington state that would have taken over 400,000 barrels per week of Bakken and other inland crudes. Shell's move comes at a bad time for Bakken producers, who have endured a two-year price rout and need new routes to move their oil to coastal refineries.
WASHINGTON—Republican Donald Trump on Sunday, Oct. 9, struck a defiant tone in the face of calls for him to abandon the U.S. presidential race, attacking prominent Republicans and saying he has "tremendous support" despite a storm over his vulgar comments about women. On a day in which Trump was due to debate Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and with a month to go to the Nov. 8 election, Trump took to social media to try to squelch any speculation that he could leave the race.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Long Island Rail Road passenger train derailed on Saturday, Oct. 8, near the community of New Hyde Park, New York, injuring as many as 29 people and halting service on the key transit line in both directions, railroad officials and police said. Official details were not available on the precise circumstances of the incident, which occurred at about 9 p.m. local time when a passenger train struck a work train about 20 miles east of Manhattan, according to police. It was not immediately clear if the work train was stationary at the time.
LOS ANGELES—"The Girl on the Train" pulled into the station with a $24.7 million opening, a solid result despite the fact that the mystery debuted as much of the U.S. Southeast was being pummeled by Hurricane Matthew.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Two police officers were shot and killed in the Southern California desert town of Palm Springs on Saturday, Oct. 8, after they were called to a family dispute and came under fire as they arrived on the scene, local police said. A third officer was wounded in the afternoon shooting, Police Chief Bryan Reyes told a news conference. Police closed off nearby blocks as they searched for a suspect on Saturday night.
CHARLESTON, S.C./SAVANNAH, Ga.—Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday, Oct. 9, as it struck North Carolina and Virginia with a diminished yet still potent punch, causing flooding and widespread power outages along the U.S. Atlantic coast after killing hundreds in Haiti.
WASHINGTON—Republican candidate Donald Trump will stay in the presidential race despite calls for him to drop out because of lewd comments he made about women that have surfaced, top adviser Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday, Oct. 9. In remarks to NBC's "Meet the Press," Giuliani also said that Trump would participate in a debate Sunday with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
CHARLESTON, S.C./SAVANNAH, Ga.—Hurricane Matthew slammed into South Carolina on Saturday, packing a diminished yet still powerful punch after killing almost 900 people in Haiti and causing major flooding and widespread power outages as it skirted Florida and Georgia.