Top News Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term 2017-09-24T09:53:39.000000000-04:00 BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament for the first time in more than half a century. Senator Collins leaning against voting for Republican healthcare bill 2017-09-24T09:25:00.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine is strongly leaning against voting for the latest draft of her party's healthcare bill attempting to dismantle Obamacare, she said on Sunday. Melania Trump meets Prince Harry, Trudeau, thanks U.S. Invictus team 2017-09-24T09:03:02.000000000-04:00 TORONTO (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Melania Trump, on her first solo international trip on Saturday, to Toronto, met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and invited Britain’s Prince Harry to visit the White House. Trump renews clash with U.S. sports world 2017-09-24T08:58:57.000000000-04:00 SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump renewed his spat with the sports world on Sunday, again calling for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem. Fidget spinners and squishies: some Toys 'R' Us toymakers cut ties 2017-09-24T07:12:11.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - This summer, toy supplier Product Launchers delivered 100,000 specially ordered DC Comics fidget spinners to Toys 'R' Us, unaware that the biggest U.S. toy store chain was in financial trouble. Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington 2017-09-24T07:07:22.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook , are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington. Weakened dam the latest threat as Puerto Rico reels from hurricane 2017-09-24T06:47:08.000000000-04:00 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - A Puerto Rico dam damaged by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a risk to communities downstream, as people across the U.S. territory sought to dig out from the deadly storm. Kurdish city gassed by Saddam hopes referendum heralds better days 2017-09-24T06:40:17.000000000-04:00 HALABJA, Iraq (Reuters) - When poison gas killed thousands of Kurds in Halabja in 1988, its residents never imagined they would ever escape Saddam Hussein's grip, let alone vote one day in a referendum on secession from Iraq. Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally 2017-09-24T05:31:50.000000000-04:00 SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dialled up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally. U.S cautions citizens of possible unrest during Kurdish independence referendum 2017-09-24T05:22:06.000000000-04:00 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Iraq cautioned its citizens that there may be unrest during a referendum on independence planned by the Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq, opposed by the central government in Baghdad.