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After scuffles, Hong Kong police warn protesters to refrain from violence, leave scene

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 6:39am
Hong Kong police appealed to protesters on Saturday to refrain from violence and leave the area after scuffles in the town of Sheung Shui, where thousands of demonstrators had converged earlier in the day to protest against mainland Chinese traders.

Democrats take aim as Trump abandons drug pricing plan

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 5:38am
Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administration's decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices, and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue.

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfires

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 3:15am
Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches.

Trump administration freezing fuel efficiency penalties

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:58pm
The Trump administration said late on Friday it was issuing final rules to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency requirements.

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfire

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:14pm
Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that has forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches.

Pence views overcrowded, bad-smelling facility for detained migrants in Texas

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 9:48pm
Vice President Mike Pence viewed an overcrowded, foul-smelling facility in Texas on Friday where nearly 400 men are detained after being accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally.

U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 8:51pm
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules allowing employers to obtain exemptions from an Obamacare requirement they provide health insurance that covers women's birth control.

U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 8:50pm
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

U.S. lawmakers will delay Mueller testimony by a week

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 8:49pm
Two U.S. House committees will delay former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's planned July 17 testimony for one week to allow lawmakers to question him for a longer period of time, the committees said on Friday.

U.S. federal judge orders FDA to implement 10-month deadline for e-cig applications

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 8:46pm
A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to impose a 10-month deadline for the submission of e-cigarette applications, turning the screws on companies like Juul Labs Inc whose products have come under intense scrutiny for their popularity among teenagers.

Crackdown on immigrant families to start Sunday, Trump says

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 8:29pm
A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of Central American migrants, was on track after a delay.

Lockheed Martin plans to expand Milwaukee plant workforce by 15%

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 6:54pm
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp said on Friday it plans to increase the workforce at its approximately 300-person Milwaukee facility by more than 15% this year.

Gibraltar police release all crew members of detained Iranian tanker

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 6:38pm
Gibraltar police said on Friday that all four crew members of the Iranian Grace 1 tanker have been released on bail without charge after it was detained last week on suspicion of breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria.

'Life-threatening' Tropical Storm Barry grinds toward Louisiana

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 6:23pm
City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.

Epstein sought to pay off potential witnesses, U.S. prosecutors say

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 5:57pm
Jailed American financier Jeffrey Epstein made payments to two potential witnesses seeking to influence them in the child sex trafficking case against him late last year, prosecutors said late on Friday.

Hezbollah cut down its forces in Syria: Nasrallah

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 5:54pm
Iran-backed Hezbollah has reduced its forces in Syria as fighting died down though it still has fighters all over the country, its leader said on Friday.

Hezbollah leader says U.S. seeking to talk

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 5:54pm
The leader of Hezbollah said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels of communication despite ramping up sanctions against the Iran-backed movement's officials.

Volkswagen zooms ahead in extension of alliance with Ford to electric, automated cars

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 5:12pm
Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said they will spend billions of dollars to jointly develop electric and self-driving vehicles, deepening a global alliance to slash development and manufacturing costs while positioning VW as the initial winner.

Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 4:41pm
Turkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance.

Wall St. notches all-time highs on lingering rate-cut optimism

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 4:38pm
All three major indexes posted record closing highs on Friday as firm expectations for an interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve continued to propel shares while investors awaited next week's kickoff of the corporate earnings season.