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Fed policymakers say rate increase likely warranted soon: minutes11/22/2017 7:04:10 PMWASHINGTON, Nov 22 - Many Federal Reserve policymakers expect that interest rates will have to be raised in the "near term," according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal11/22/2017 12:22:13 PMWASHINGTON - Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to wake the commander in chief.FTC says it is evaluating 'serious issues' raised in Uber's handling of a data breach11/22/2017 6:35:45 PMWASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission, which investigates companies accused of being sloppy with consumer data, said it was "closely evaluating the serious issues" raised in Uber's [UBER.UL] handling of its hack last year, an FTC spokesman said on Wednesday.In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections11/22/2017 2:10:15 PMKATY, Texas - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana.P&G continues to review vote tally as Peltz awaits board seat11/22/2017 5:16:18 PM - Procter & Gamble Co is still reviewing a tally of shareholder votes cast at its annual meeting more than a month ago, after a fierce proxy contest narrowly handed activist investor Nelson Peltz a board seat."The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader11/22/2017 7:24:01 PMHARARE - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway11/22/2017 7:56:36 PMWASHINGTON - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing11/22/2017 7:02:14 PMTOKYO - A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing, in the latest Navy accident in the region.Peter Thiel sells most of remaining Facebook stake11/22/2017 6:37:45 PM - Facebook Inc's first major investor Peter Thiel has sold three-quarters of his remaining stake in the social network as part of a previously established trading plan, a regulatory filing showed.Escape from North Korea: video shows defector under fire11/22/2017 11:23:51 AMSEOUL - A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for a defector last week - a violation of the ceasefire accord between North and South, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed.