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Right-winger leads Brazil election, heading for run-off

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro took a commanding lead in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, but the contest was likely to extend to a second round of voting between him and leftist former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad, according to exit polls and initial results. FILE PHOTO: A combination of file photos shows presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro (L) attending a television debate at the Rede TV studio in Osasco, Brazil August 17, 2018, and presidential candidate Fernando Haddad attending a televised debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/Nacho Doce/File PhotosWith 79 percent of votes counted, Bolsonaro had received 48 percent of valid…

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Twenty killed in ‘horrific’ upstate New York limousine crash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed when a stretch limousine crashed into another vehicle and pedestrians in the parking lot of a store in rural upstate New York, in what federal authorities on Sunday called the deadliest U.S. transport crash in nearly a decade. A 2001 Ford Excursion that had been stretched into a limousine charged through a highway intersection without stopping on Saturday afternoon, New York State Police and the National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday. The limo then hit an unoccupied 2015 Toyota Highlander in the parking lot of a tourist restaurant and slammed into two pedestrians, killing all 18 occupants of…

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro leads election with 47 percent, on track for runoff: partial results

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro ran up a commanding lead in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, but he lacked the outright majority needed to avoid an Oct. 28 runoff against leftist rival Fernando Haddad, according to preliminary results. With 92 percent of voters counted, Bolsonaro had received 47 percent of valid votes, far ahead of former Sao Paulo mayor Haddad’s 28 percent, electoral court TSE reported. Reporting by Mateus Maia; Writing by Brad Haynes; Editing by Daniel FlynnOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Brazil presidential election heading to second-round runoff: Datafolha

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s presidential election will go to a second-round runoff between right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro and leftist rival Fernando Haddad, pollster Datafolha projected, based on an analysis of initial results from Sunday’s vote. Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), casts his vote in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo MoraesWith 87 percent of voters counted, Bolsonaro has won 47 percent of valid ballots, far more than Haddad’s 28 percent but not enough to clinch the race with a majority of first-round votes, according to Datafolha. Reporting by Eduardo Simoes in Sao Paulo, Mateus Maia in…

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says talks with Pompeo ‘productive and wonderful’: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday as “productive and wonderful,” state media KCNA said on Monday, striking a positive tone compared with a previous state media stance when talks were stalled. Kim and Pompeo agreed to arrange a summit between the North Korean leader and U.S. President Donald Trump “as soon as possible,” and discussed potential U.S. monitoring of Pyongyang’s steps toward denuclearization, South Korea’s presidential office said on Sunday. “Kim Jong Un expressed satisfaction over the productive and wonderful talks with Mike Pompeo at which mutual stands were fully understood and…

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Right-winger jumps to early lead in Brazil presidential race: results

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro jumped to an early lead in Brazil’s presidential election as the first votes were counted on Sunday, but would still face a second-round runoff against leftist rival Fernando Haddad, according to official results. With 52 percent of voters counted, Bolsonaro had received 49 percent of valid votes, far ahead of former Sao Paulo mayor Haddad’s 26 percent and 12 percent for former Ceara governor Ciro Gomes. If none receive a majority of valid votes on Sunday, the two leading candidates will go to a second-round runoff on Oct. 28. Reporting by Brad Haynes and Brad Brooks; Editing by Daniel…

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Brazil right-winger wins first round, heads to runoff: exit poll

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s presidential election is heading to an Oct. 28 runoff vote between right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro and leftist former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, according to an exit poll conducted by the Ibope polling during Sunday’s first-round vote. The poll showed 45 percent of valid votes going to Bolsonaro and 28 percent going to Haddad, with a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points. Ibope spoke with 30,000 voters and the results were released by TV Globo. Reporting by Brad Haynes and Brad Brooks; Editing by Daniel FlynnOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Silicon Valley Investors Shunned Juul, but Back Other Nicotine Start-Ups

Matt David, head of communications at Juul, said the company’s mission was to eliminate combustible cigarettes and noted that more than 50 percent of smokers who try Juul successfully switch to e-cigarettes.The company found success by making something boring into something cool. Vaping was once a dorky punch line. Juul’s sleek devices deliver potent — and highly addictive — hits of nicotine in trendy flavors like mango and cucumber. It sharply rose in popularity among teenagers, catching many parents, schools and investors by surprise.“This is like one of those fires that raked through tens of thousands of acres overnight,” Mr. Burke, the investor at Makena Capital, said.…

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Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

“What people are looking for — not just employees — they are looking for some clarity,” said Frank Shaw, a Microsoft spokesman. “Are there principles that get applied? Even if you don’t agree with the decision that gets made, if you understand the thinking behind it, it helps a lot.”Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.The lack of information about what tech employees are working on was recently evident at Clarifai, an artificial intelligence start-up in New York City.Last year, a small team of Clarifai engineers began working on a project inside a private room at its downtown New York office, said three people with…

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Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s antigraft watchdog said late on Sunday that the Chinese authorities were investigating Meng Hongwei, the head of the global law enforcement organization Interpol who had been reported missing, for suspected violations of the law. INTERPOL President Meng Hongwei poses during a visit to the headquarters of International Police Organisation in Lyon, France, May 8, 2018. Jeff Pachoud/Pool via ReutersMeng, who is also a vice minister of public security in China, had been reported missing by his wife after traveling last month from France, where Interpol is based, to China. “Public Security Ministry Vice Minister Meng Hongwei is currently under investigation by the National…

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