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Patriots owner Kraft can avoid prosecution in Florida prostitution sting: prosecutors

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 9:07pm
The owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots could be spared prosecution on charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida if he agrees to community service and other obligations, a spokesman for prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 9:06pm
Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and "harmful" practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday.

Burials begin for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:59pm
The bodies of two victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday - the first burials of the 50 victims.

Stakes rise for Boeing as EU, Canada step up scrutiny of 737 MAX after crashes

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:49pm
Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people.

Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:46pm
Boeing Co's commercial airplane division, facing its biggest crisis in years following deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft, has brought in a new vice president of engineering while dedicating another top executive to the aircraft investigations, a company email showed on Tuesday.

Pence arrives in Nebraska as U.S. Midwest reels from historic floods

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:26pm
Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to take stock of the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people, left one missing and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads.

Google announces browser-based streaming game service

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:19pm
Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company's cloud technology and global network of data centers.

Lyft's IPO oversubscribed on road show's second day: sources

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:14pm
Lyft Inc's initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Asian shares hold near six-month high on hopes of dovish Fed

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:12pm
Asian shares got off to a cautious start on Wednesday, holding close to six-month highs on hopes the U.S. Federal Reserve will stick to a dovish stance and unveil a plan to stop cutting bond holdings later this year.

Pets, livestock among victims of Midwest flooding

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:05pm
The floods that have devastated large swaths of Nebraska and Iowa since late last week left house pets homeless, inflicted an unknown toll on livestock and led to several daring water rescues of animals from dogs to horses.

House Democrat says Trump appeared to influence Whitaker in Cohen case

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:58pm
A leading House Democrat said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump appears to have influenced former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to raise doubts about the campaign finance case against Trump's former lawyer.

Second U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused cancer

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:43pm
A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer, a blow to the company eight months after another jury issued a $289 million verdict over similar claims in a different case.

Democrats seek probe of key FAA decisions on 737 MAX approval

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:36pm
The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives transportation committee and another key Democrat asked the Transportation Department's inspector general on Tuesday to examine key decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration in certifying Boeing's 737 MAX jet for use.

Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:16pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.

Sage gets U.S. approval for first postpartum depression therapy

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:02pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics Inc's drug for postpartum depression, marking the first approval of a treatment specifically developed for the condition that affects a new mother's ability to care for herself or her baby.

U.S. investigators sought ex-Trump lawyer Cohen's emails months before raids

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:54pm
U.S. investigators sought warrants to read Michael Cohen's emails in July 2017, nine months before the FBI raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, according to documents made public on Tuesday.

Over 200 dead in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai, millions hit

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:53pm
The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country's death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere.

'Our darkest of days': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:46pm
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday praised the bravery of mosque worshippers as a lone gunman massacred their friends and family, saying the nation stood with its grieving Muslim community in this "darkest of days".

Trump forges bond with Brazil's Bolsonaro in White House visit

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:17pm
U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazil's new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro forged a bond over their shared brand of conservative and populist politics on Tuesday, with Trump pledging to give more U.S. support to Brazil's global ambitions.

Demands for Brexit delay need strong justification: official at French presidency

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 9:07am
Any demands by Britain for a delay to Brexit need clear and strong justifications, said an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.