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Calm winds may allow more to return home in California wildfire

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 3:37am
Fire officials in northern California hope, if weather conditions allow, to let more residents back into their homes on Wednesday as firefighters look to gain more control over a deadly wildfire, the sixth most destructive in state history.

China says it will retaliate if U.S. takes further trade measures

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:31am
China said on Wednesday it will retaliate if the United States takes further steps hindering trade, after a source said the Trump administration proposes slapping 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods.

Ukraine in focus as Manafort trial in U.S. heads to second day

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:21am
The political consulting work that President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort did to earn $60 million in Ukraine is expected to take the spotlight on Wednesday on the second day of his criminal trial.

Huawei overtakes Apple as world No. 2 smartphone seller, gains ground in China

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:53am
China's Huawei Technologies overtook Apple Inc to become the world's second-biggest smartphone seller in the June quarter, data from market research firms showed, as it gained ground in Europe and expanded its lead back home.

Four people missing in Northern California wildfire, 16 found safe

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:42am
Assisted by calmer winds at their backs, firefighters in northern California on Tuesday tightened their grip on a deadly blaze raging for more than a week around the city of Redding, as 16 people listed as missing turned up safe.

U.S. judge halts 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before planned release

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:40am
A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked the planned release of 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before they were set to hit the internet, siding with states that sued to halt publication of designs to make weapons that security screening may not detect.

Mexican officials optimistic about NAFTA news in coming days

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:08am
Mexican negotiators are optimistic about the possibility of getting a NAFTA deal and are hopeful of progress in coming days, the country's deputy economy minister said ahead of a second ministerial meeting in Washington later this week.

Trump defends trade and tariff policies at Tampa rally

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:05pm
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his trade policies on Tuesday in a speech in Florida and said American farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs from China were bearing up, in a sign he is feeling some political heat on the issue.

Facebook says it identifies campaign to meddle in 2018 U.S. elections

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 8:24pm
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it had identified a new coordinated political influence campaign to mislead its users and sow dissension among voters ahead of November's U.S. congressional elections.

U.S. insurers grilled on exposure to $4.7 billion J&J talc verdict

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:58pm
Wall Street is trying to figure out whether the U.S. insurance industry will bear any costs from a record $4.69 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson awarded to customers and their families who claimed that asbestos-contaminated talc caused ovarian cancer.

Prosecutors portray Trump's ex-campaign chief as a liar and tax cheat

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:48pm
Prosecutors portrayed U.S. President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort as a tax cheat who used offshore accounts to hide tens of millions of dollars from political work in Ukraine, as the first trial from a probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election got off to a quick start on Tuesday.

Where is Trump headed with his tougher policy toward Iran?

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:46pm
President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies.

U.S. judge halts 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before planned release

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:29pm
A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked the planned release of 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before they were set to hit the internet, siding with states that sued to halt publication of designs to make weapons that security screening may not detect.

Pence vows to defend U.S. elections against foreign meddling

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 4:55pm
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vowed on Tuesday to protect domestic elections from foreign interference, hours after Facebook said it had identified a new effort to use its site to influence November’s U.S. congressional elections.

U.S. senior official says he flagged risks for children from border separations

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 4:53pm
A senior official at the U.S. agency charged with caring for migrant children believed separating them from their parents carried "significant risk" of harm and said on Tuesday concerns had been raised internally before the Trump administration made it official policy.

Apple's pricey iPhone X, subscriptions deliver earnings beat

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 4:45pm
Apple Inc sales led by the pricey iPhone X pushed quarterly results far beyond Wall Street targets on Tuesday, with subscriptions from App Store, Apple Music and iCloud services bolstering business.

Reuters reporter jailed in Myanmar denies collecting secret documents

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 4:43pm
Kyaw Soe Oo, one of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining state secrets in Myanmar, told a court on Monday that the information in documents police say were found on his mobile phone was already public.

Aeromexico plane crashes in Mexico's Durango state, close to airport

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 4:38pm
An Aeromexico plane crashed in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, television images showed, with the state's governor saying the accident happened close to an airport.

Canadian craft brewers scramble for aluminum cans

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 4:34pm
Canadian microbreweries are facing a shortage of cans and higher costs, forcing some to cut beer production after the country imposed retaliatory import duties on U.S. aluminum imports in the busy summer season.

Wall St. bounces back, led by industrials

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 4:32pm
U.S. stocks rebounded on Tuesday, boosted by gains in industrial shares following reports of renewed trade negotiations between the United States and China.