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Official autopsy concludes Epstein death's was suicide by hanging

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:06pm
New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

U.S. appeals court deals partial setback to Trump rule to curtail asylum

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:11pm
A U.S. appeals court on Friday dealt a setback to the Trump administration attempt to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border, but stopped short of applying its decision nationwide.

U.S. warrant issued for seizure of Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:06pm
A U.S. court has issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, a court document showed on Friday.

Thousands of travelers delayed at U.S. airports by computer outage

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 7:52pm
Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays on Friday because of an nationwide outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems that lasted several hours.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 7:49pm
Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday.

'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 7:28pm
Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film "Easy Rider" that captured the spirit of the era's counterculture movement, died on Friday at age 79, his family said in a statement.

U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 7:10pm
U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries.

U.S. removes some Chinese furniture, modems from planned 10% tariffs

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:06pm
The Trump administration is sparing some Chinese-made household furniture, baby items and internet modems and routers from its next rounds of 10% tariffs, it said on Friday.

Computers coming back online after Customs outage at U.S. airports

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:56pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said its computers were coming back online and travelers were being processed after a nationwide computer outage earlier on Friday at U.S. airports.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Lower rates could boost housing stocks, but risks remain

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:49pm
Lower U.S. interest rates could help support outperforming U.S. homebuilder stocks, even as they raise worries about the economy, while a bonanza of industry data and Federal Reserve speakers next week are likely to help shape the outlook.

Wall Street ends sharply higher on German stimulus optimism

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 4:20pm
U.S. stocks rebounded on Friday as an ebbing bond rally and news of potential German economic stimulus brought buyers back to the equities market, closing the book on a tumultuous week.

Schools, telephone lines to reopen in Kashmir after lockdown

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:50pm
Authorities began restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir on Friday night, the top state official said, as heavy security prevented some protests in the region's main city of Srinagar from getting out of control.

Dollar firms, global stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:28pm
U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday on expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates but the dollar pared gains against the euro after a report said the German government was prepared to take on new debt to lift the economy.

Exclusive: Shared Afghanistan interests create opening for U.S.-Iran back channel - sources

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:00pm
Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its longest war, according to three source familiar with the efforts.

Trump held conference call with big bank CEOs amid market turmoil: source

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 2:38pm
President Donald Trump held a conference call on Wednesday with the chief executives of the three largest Wall Street banks as financial markets were in turmoil, one source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Iran tanker shifts position but still at anchor off Gibraltar

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:37am
An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West shifted position on Friday but its anchor was still down off Gibraltar and it was unclear if it was ready to set sail, a Reuters reporter said.

U.S. Rep. Tlaib refuses Israel's 'oppressive conditions' for West Bank visit

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:27am
U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family there because the Israeli government had imposed "oppressive conditions" to humiliate her.

Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:06am
The dollar strengthened while U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday amid growing expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates to stimulate the economy and after China said it plans to boost disposable income to spur consumption.

Schools, telephone lines to be opened in Kashmir after lockdown

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:56am
Authorities will begin restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar where afternoon prayers went peacefully amid heavy security, the top state official said.

Wall Street extends gains on German stimulus hope

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:55am
U.S. stocks rose on Friday and were on track to end a bruising week on a positive note, bolstered by hopes of more stimulus from central banks to perk up slowing growth.