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U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 11:07pm
U.S. airline passengers who refuse to wear face coverings during the novel coronavirus pandemic could have their flying privileges revoked under tougher enforcement policies, the industry's main lobby group said on Monday.

Exclusive: Chesapeake Energy to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week - sources

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 10:22pm
Chesapeake Energy Corp is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week, said three people familiar with the matter, becoming the largest oil and gas producer to unravel after an energy market rout caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Pompeo to meet Chinese delegation in Hawaii this week

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 10:09pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to meet a Chinese delegation at a U.S. military base in Hawaii this week to discuss bilateral ties that have soured deeply since the start of the year, sources familiar with the matter said.

Trump says ex-adviser Bolton will break the law if he publishes book

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 10:00pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law and face criminal liability if a book he has written about his time in the White House is published.

New York City police disband rough street unit amid pressure for reform

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 9:31pm
The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit, a move aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies, part of a nationwide push for policing reforms following the killing of George Floyd.

U.S. companies can work with Huawei on 5G, other standards: Commerce Department

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 9:30pm
The United States on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that it will amend its prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business with China's Huawei [HWT.UL] to allow them to work together on setting standards for next-generation 5G networks.

Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight U.S. extradition in Canada court

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 9:30pm
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition to the United States on bank fraud charges, court documents released on Monday showed.

Asian shares jump, yields rise as Fed readies corp bond buying

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 9:23pm
Asian shares and Wall Street futures rallied on Tuesday as the formal start of the Federal Reserve's corporate bond buying programme boosted global investor sentiment and calmed earlier worries about a second wave of coronavirus infections.

U.S., China to each allow four weekly flights for airlines; Delta to fly next week

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 9:19pm
The United States and China will each allow four weekly flights between the two countries, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday, easing a standoff on travel restrictions in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Deeper inquiries launched into hanging deaths of two black men in California

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 8:59pm
The deaths of two black men found hanged from trees 10 days and 50 miles (80 km) apart in California, one in a municipal park, gained deeper scrutiny on Monday amid a public outcry that authorities were ready to prematurely rule both cases suicides.

Next LGBTQ rights legal battle looms after Supreme Court victory

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 7:15pm
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision's impact.

Trump says U.S. to pull some troops from Germany over NATO spending feud

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 6:28pm
President Donald Trump said on Monday he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close U.S. ally for failing to meet NATO's defense spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade.

U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security, German ambassador says

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 6:28pm
U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security and to help project U.S. power further afield, German Ambassador Emily Haber said on Monday after President Donald Trump announced plans to cut U.S. troop levels there to 25,000.

Trump critical of FDA decision to revoke emergency use of drug he has promoted for COVID-19

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 6:18pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, but quickly came under fire from President Donald Trump, who said only U.S. agencies have failed to grasp its benefit in fighting the coronavirus.

In landmark ruling, U.S. Supreme Court bars discrimination against LGBT workers

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:57pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights and a defeat for President Donald Trump's administration by ruling that a longstanding federal law barring workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees.

Wall Street mixed as investors weigh spike in virus cases

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:51pm
U.S. stocks were mixed in choppy afternoon trading on Monday, with the benchmark S&P 500 paring early losses to trade flat as investors weighed the economic outcome of a spike in new coronavirus cases in China and parts of the United States.

U.S. fighter jet crashes off English coast, pilot found dead

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:49pm
British coastguards have located the wreckage of a U.S. fighter plane that crashed into the North Sea on Monday and the pilot has been found dead, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement.

Exclusive: U.S. to allow companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards - sources

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:41pm
The United States will amend its prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business with China's Huawei to allow them to work together in standards setting for next-generation 5G networks, according to people familiar with the matter.

Pilot from downed U.S. jet off UK coast found dead: statement

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:38pm
The pilot of a U.S. fighter plane that crashed into the North Sea off the coast of northeast England on Monday has been found dead, the U.S. air force said in a statement.

U.S. FDA revokes emergency use status of drug touted by Trump for COVID-19

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:22pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, the drug championed by U.S. President Donald Trump to stave off the coronavirus.