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Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:12pm
The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charge in Las Vegas

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:06pm
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will face no charges in Las Vegas in connection with a 10-year-old sexual assault allegation because the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday.

Hopes of ECB, Fed rate cuts boost global stocks, British pound sags

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:30pm
Expectations that the European Central Bank and Federal Reserve will cut interest rates boosted stocks globally, while the pound sagged on worries that likely new prime minister Boris Johnson would lead Britain into a no-deal exit from the European Union.

Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:29pm
Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes.

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft in its airspace

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:11pm
The South Korean military fired two warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul said, and Chinese military aircraft had also entered South Korean airspace.

Huawei's U.S. research arm slashes jobs as trade ban bites

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 9:52pm
China's Huawei Technologies laid off more than two-thirds of the 850-strong workforce at its Futurewei Technologies research arm in the United States, after being blacklisted by the government.

Trump pushes on with immigration crackdown despite legal hurdles

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 9:26pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration pushed ahead with its attempts to crack down on migration at the southern border on Monday, defending in court a virtual ban it imposed on asylum seekers and issuing its second sweeping order within a week.

Mexican Federal Police accused of harassment at migrant shelter, latest in a series

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 9:26pm
The Mexican Federal Police harassed migrants and threatened to raid a migrant shelter in Coahuila over the weekend, according to the head of a state agency and the head of the shelter, the latest in a series of similar reported incidents.

Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, government blames 'electromagnetic attack'

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 9:26pm
More than half of Venezuela's 23 states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, a blackout the government blamed on an "electromagnetic attack."

U.S. Justice Department tells Mueller to limit congressional testimony

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:43pm
The U.S. Justice Department told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday he should limit his testimony before Congress this week to discussing his public report on the Russia probe.

Equifax's $700 million data breach settlement spurs criticism, calls for new rules

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:42pm
Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law during a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that was nonetheless criticized by consumer advocates and some lawmakers who called for stricter regulation.

Equifax consumers face uphill battle for claims

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:42pm
Consumers affected by the massive Equifax Inc data breach in 2017 will not reap any windfalls from the credit reporting company's $700 million U.S. settlement announced on Monday, but may face a cumbersome process to get compensation.

Trump, Congress leaders reach deal on debt limit, spending caps

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:41pm
President Donald Trump and U.S. congressional leaders reached a deal on Monday on a two-year extension of the debt limit and federal spending caps that would avert a feared government default later this year but add to rising budget deficits.

Trump cites very good talks with Congress on debt ceiling

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:41pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that talks with Democrats and Republicans on raising the debt ceiling were going well and that it was important to take care of the military in any spending legislation.

U.S. to ramp up rapid deportations with sweeping new rule

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:40pm
The Trump administration said on Monday it will expand and speed up deportations of migrants who enter the United States illegally by stripping away court oversight, enabling officials to remove people in days rather than months or years.

Horrifying moments as Hong Kong journalist live-streams being attacked

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:27pm
A man in a pink shirt and jeans is seen hitting out at people with a stick over the barrier of a train's passenger gantry. In the next moment, he runs at the camera and starts hitting the person behind it.

More racial diversity in U.S. police departments unlikely to reduce shootings: study

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 7:31pm
White police officers in the United States are no more likely to shoot dead minorities than black or Hispanic officers, undercutting the idea that increasing racial diversity in police departments would reduce those shootings, a study released on Monday said.

Trump tells Pentagon to find better sources of rare earth magnet

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 7:15pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told the Pentagon to find better ways to procure a rare earth magnet used in specialty motors, warning that the nation's defense would suffer without adequate stockpiles.

Thousands jam San Juan streets to demand Puerto Rico's governor resign

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:24am
Thousands of people blocked a major San Juan highway on Monday in a protest aimed at forcing Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes.

Iran says it has arrested CIA spies; UK to unveil response to ship crisis

World News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:23am
Iran said on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the CIA and sentenced some of them to death, an announcement President Donald Trump dismissed as "totally false" amid an escalating international crisis over tankers in the Gulf.