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First asylum seekers returned from Mexico for U.S. court hearings

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 9:05am
A group of asylum seekers sent back to Mexico was set to cross the border on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court in an early test of a controversial new policy from the Trump administration.

Thousands demonstrate in Algiers as protest leaders tell army to stay away

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 9:04am
Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the army not to interfere.

Wall Street higher as Fed expected to hold fire

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 9:04am
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday with technology and financial shares leading gains, as investors expected a more accommodative policy stance at the end of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting this week.

May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is stymied

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:49am
Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plans for another vote on her twice-defeated divorce deal were thrown into crisis by a surprise intervention by the speaker of parliament.

Murdoch's new Fox debuts on Nasdaq, names ex-Speaker Paul Ryan to board

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:41am
Fox Corp debuted on the Nasdaq on Tuesday, marking a new phase for billionaire Rupert Murdoch's media business after the $71 billion sale of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's film and television assets to Walt Disney Co.

Dutch prosecutors investigate terrorist motive in Utrecht shooting

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:30am
Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday said they were investigating a possible terrorist motive behind the shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded.

Cyclone hit millions across Africa in record disaster: U.N.

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:29am
Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disaster recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.

The long and winding road to U.S. special counsel's Russia report

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:10am
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, examining potential conspiracy between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia, is leading the latest in a series of U.S. investigations conducted by prosecutors outside usual Justice Department channels in recent decades.

May seeking Brexit delay to June 30 with option of two-year extension: BBC

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:08am
British Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the European Union on Tuesday to ask for a Brexit extension until the end of June and with a possible two-year delay, the BBC's political editor said.

Shares gain as Fed looms, pound rides new Brexit twists

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:51am
World shares basked in their longest winning streak of the year ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday, while the pound kept calm after another dramatic twist in the Brexit plot bolstered bets on a lengthy delay to the process.

EU impatient with Brexit, but resigned to delay

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:50am
European Union governments are exasperated by British dithering over quitting the bloc but have little appetite for pushing it out on schedule next week without a divorce deal, senior figures said on Tuesday.

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:39am
For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business.

University of Southern California says it may expel students linked to admissions cheating

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:32am
The University of Southern California said it may expel students linked to the largest college-admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history after it completes a reviews of their records.

Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat "very soon"

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:19am
U.S.-backed Syrian forces said they were close to defeating Islamic State in its final scrap of territory at Baghouz in eastern Syria after seizing an encampment from the jihadists on Tuesday, though the battle was not over yet.

Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:56pm
Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla Inc since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on Monday.

House panel expects thousands of documents in Trump probe

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:49pm
The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Monday that it expects to receive tens of thousands of documents as part of its wide-ranging corruption and obstruction of justice probe of Republican President Donald Trump.

Democrats target massage parlor proprietor linked to Trump

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:48pm
Democratic congressional leaders have asked the FBI to investigate the founder of a Florida massage parlor chain who is an alleged acquaintance of President Donald Trump, according to a letter released on Monday.

Ride-hailing firm Lyft launches IPO road show in Uber's shadow

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:46pm
Lyft Inc kicked off the investor road show for its initial public offering on Monday, targeting a valuation of up to $23 billion and seeking to woo money managers before larger ride-hailing rival Uber Technologies Inc goes public in April.

GM considers options for its Lyft stake following IPO

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:46pm
As Lyft Inc cruises toward an initial public offering this month, one of the big winners will be General Motors Co, whose stake in the ride-hailing firm could be worth as much as $1.27 billion.

U.S. states probing Hyundai, Kia over vehicle fires: Connecticut AG

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:46pm
A group of U.S. states is investigating Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp for potential unfair and deceptive acts related to reports of hundreds of vehicle fires, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said on Monday.