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Dayton gunman had cocaine, Xanax, alcohol in his system during attack

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 7:28pm
The gunman who killed nine people outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, had cocaine, Xanax and alcohol in his system at the time of the shooting rampage, the county coroner said on Thursday.

China says U.S. block on nuclear firms a 'misuse' of export controls

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 7:06pm
A U.S. decision to stop China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) and its subsidiaries from dealing with U.S. companies was a misuse of export control measures and would harm both U.S. and Chinese firms, China's foreign ministry said.

Body camera video shows Colorado police fatally shooting suspect in back

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 7:03pm
Body camera footage from two Colorado policemen who shot and killed a black man earlier this month shows the 19-year-old was shot multiple times in the back as he fled officers about to question him about an armed robbery.

Argentina's Macri shelves sales taxes as he seeks to cut left's lead

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 6:01pm
Argentine President Mauricio Macri, smarting from a bruising primary election loss, announced on Thursday an end to sales taxes on basic food products until the end of the year in a bid to salvage his re-election prospects and end an economic crisis.

Trump says does not want to see a violent crackdown by China in Hong Kong

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 5:30pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would not want to see China violently suppressing protesters in Hong Kong and that President Xi Jinping could resolve the situation quickly if he met personally with protest leaders.

Jeffrey Epstein autopsy report shows broken neck: sources

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 5:05pm
An autopsy of the financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, found his neck had been broken in several places, according to two law enforcement sources.

Democratic presidential hopeful O'Rourke back on campaign trail; Hickenlooper drops out

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:55pm
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday he was resuming his campaign with a new sense of focus after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, while rival John Hickenlooper ended his bid to take on President Donald Trump.

Trump says trade war with China will be fairly short

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:49pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he believes China wants to make a trade deal and the trade war with Beijing will be fairly short.

Trump rule targeting poor immigrants could harm children, health: advocates

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:45pm
A Trump administration plan to cut legal immigration by poor people will likely result in sicker children, more communicable diseases and greater homelessness in the United States, according to immigrant advocates and the federal government's own analysis.

Argentina's Macri says sales tax to be eliminated on some food products until end of year

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:42pm
Argentine President Mauricio Macri said on Thursday that sales tax will be eliminated on some basic food products, including bread, sugar and milk, until the end of year.

GE shares fall on Madoff whistleblower calling its finances a fraud

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:38pm
General Electric Co shares fell as much as 15% on Thursday after fraud investigator Harry Markopolos, who blew the whistle on Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, said GE was concealing deep financial problems, prompting a sharp rebuke from GE's new CEO.

India's Modi trumpets Kashmir move, but local support is scarce

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:36pm
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi trumpeted his abolition of Kashmir's special status in an Independence Day speech on Thursday, but there was little sign that he had won over people in the region's biggest city - and a deadly border clash with Pakistan added to tensions.

S&P 500, Dow gain as upbeat retail sales offset recession fears

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:10pm
The S&P 500 and the Dow gained ground in a late rally on Thursday as upbeat retail sales data offset recessionary fears amid the simmering U.S.-China trade tensions.

Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker; U.S. opens new case to hold it

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:27am
Britain's Mediterranean territory Gibraltar decided on Thursday to free a seized Iranian oil tanker, but did not immediately indicate when or if the ship would set sail after the United States launched a new, last-minute legal bid to hold it.

Political talks sweeten Argentina markets after grim rout

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:26am
Local Argentine markets on Thursday reacted positively to signs that political leaders from both parties are determined to control an economic crisis sparked by a shock primary-election result that wiped out around a quarter of the peso's value

GE shares fall on report that its finances are worse than disclosed

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:19am
General Electric shares fell as much as 15% on Thursday after fraud investigator Harry Markopolos, who blew the whistle on Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, said GE was concealing deep financial problems.

Democrat O'Rourke to visit immigrant communities as he returns to White House campaign

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:14am
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who has been in his home city of El Paso, Texas, since an Aug. 3 gun massacre there left 22 dead, said on Thursday he will resume his campaign by visiting U.S. immigrant communities he said have been demonized by Republican President Donald Trump.

Jeffrey Epstein autopsy report shows broken neck: Washington Post

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:12am
An autopsy of the financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, found his neck had been broken in several places, the Washington Post reported late on Wednesday.

Germany believes no-deal Brexit 'highly likely' - Handelsblatt

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:08am
Germany's government expects Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal in place on their future relations, the Handelsblatt business daily reported on Thursday, citing a finance ministry document.

UK says Iran must abide by the assurances on Grace 1 tanker

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:06am
Britain said on Thursday Iran must abide by assurances it had given that the Grace 1 tanker would not travel to Syria, and said it would not allow Iran or anyone to bypass European Union sanctions.