Pennsylvania attorney general facing trial will not seek re-election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who faces trial in August for allegedly leaking secret grand jury information, on Tuesday ruled out running for a second term.

New Jersey Governor Christie outlines 2017 ‘fiscal restraint’ budget

TRENTON, N.J. (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed a $34.8 billion fiscal 2017 state budget on Tuesday that relies on modest revenue growth of 3.1 percent and no tax hikes.

Cruz tax plan would slash U.S. revenue, favor wealthy: analysis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A tax plan proposed by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz would cut federal revenues by $8.6 trillion over 10 years, adding substantially to the debt, according to an analysis published on Tuesday by a nonpartisan research center.

Tensions rise ahead of Uganda vote

The major candidates in Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections are rallying to mark the end of the campaign, although the leading challenger to President Yoweri Museveni is complaining that the ballot will be neither free nor fair. Mana Rabiee reports.

Wild elephant in China damages cars during stroll on tourist road

Local police in China tried to evacuate people and checked on damage after a wild elephant in the country’s southwestern Yunnan province dented cars during a stroll on a tourist road.

Miguel Fernandez: A New Era in Ciudad Juarez

When the wave of violence that hit Ciudad Juarez intensified in 2008, our city underwent startling changes. We saw some of our neighbors and local bus…

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Europe launches satellite to help track global warming

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Europe launched a satellite on Tuesday that will help predict weather phenomena such as El Nino and track the progress of global warming as part of the multibillion-euro Copernicus Earth observation project.

EU mergers and takeovers (Feb 16)

BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: