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Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 11:10am
Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms.

Storm Barry moves inland from New Orleans, leaves rain and flooding in its wake

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 10:18am
Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River.

Struggling in White House bid, Democrat Gillibrand seeks bump in Trump country

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 9:47am
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rolled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan last week on a bus emblazoned with "He broke it, we'll fix it," as part of a campaign tour highlighting what she called President Donald Trump's "broken promises" to the region.

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations for fourth time

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 9:03am
American Airlines Group Inc said on Sunday it is extending for a fourth time cancellations of about 115 daily flights into early November due to the ongoing grounding of the Boeing Co 737 MAX jets.

Blackout disrupts Manhattan, darkens Broadway theaters

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:17pm
A wide swath of New York's Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theaters, but the city's main utility said it had restored most power within hours.

2020 Democratic hopefuls: party needs to embrace progressive ideals, not Trump voters

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:32pm
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren told a room full of liberal activists on Saturday that the party needs to fully embrace polices such as higher taxes on the wealthy, wiping out student loan debt and criminal justice reform if they want to win the White House.

Barry drenches Louisiana after weakening to tropical storm

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 9:25pm
Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week.

Pelosi sets spending demands for two-year budget deal

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 9:06pm
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that a two-year budget agreement with the Trump administration must include equal increases in defense and nondefense spending, plus additional money for a program intended to improve healthcare for military veterans.

Top Puerto Rico officials resign in group chat scandal that ensnares governor

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 8:57pm
Two of Puerto Rico's top government officials resigned on Saturday following the publication of a bombshell group chat in which Governor Ricardo Rossello and his closest allies exchanged controversial messages that have led to widespread calls for Rossello to also step down.

Exclusive: Barneys New York explores options that include bankruptcy - sources

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 5:54pm
U.S. luxury department store operator Barneys New York Inc is exploring options that include a bankruptcy filing, as it struggles with high rents and changing consumer tastes, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees: Hunt

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 3:20pm
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria.

Kuwait moves to protect its ports amid Gulf tensions

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 3:20pm
Kuwait's navy and ports authority will prepare security plans to protect the key OPEC exporter's ports, state news agency KUNA said on Saturday, amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West.

BNP Paribas backs away from U.S. private prison industry

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 3:15pm
France's BNP Paribas SA on Friday said it will no longer finance U.S. private prison operators, the first foreign bank to distance itself from a sector shunned by domestic peers amid controversy over Trump administration detention policies.

Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions: Iran foreign minister

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 2:35pm
Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday, according to a statement on the Iranian foreign ministry website.

Most Louisiana refineries running as storm cuts 70% of offshore oil

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 2:24pm
Tropical Storm Barry slowly moved on to the Louisiana coast and quickly weakened from hurricane strength on Saturday afternoon, leaving in its wake 70 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production shut in, the U.S. government said.

Tropical Storm Barry shuts 70% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 1:22pm
Nearly 70% or 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Saturday

Barry churns off Louisiana, New Orleans storm surge lower than feared

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:01am
Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week.

Barry becomes hurricane as it bears down on Louisiana: NHC

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:28am
Storm Barry was upgraded to hurricane status on Saturday as it moved onto Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), and its center is expected to cross the coast during the next few hours, the National Hurricane Center said.

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:11am
Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012.

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 9:54am
Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing on another grievance following major unrest over an extradition bill.