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Iran's Supreme Leader says there will be no war with U.S.

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 9:27am
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday Tehran does not seek war with the United States despite mounting tensions between the two arch-enemies over Iranian nuclear capabilities and its missile program.

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq amid concerns over Iran

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 9:17am
Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran.

U.S. business inventories unchanged; sales surge

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 9:10am
U.S. business inventories were unchanged in March as sales increased by the most in more than two years, which could ease concerns of a broad build-up in inventories in the economy.

U.S. factory output drops for third time in four months

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 8:53am
Declining output of cars and machinery led U.S. factory production to fall unexpectedly in April, a sign the economy is losing a step as a trade war with China intensifies.

Iran will defeat the American and Israeli alliance: Iranian defence minister

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 8:47am
Iran will defeat the American and Israeli alliance, Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Wednesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Fears of flying Boeing’s 737 MAX won’t get in way of price conscious ticket shoppers: Reuters/IPSOS poll

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 8:11am
U.S. fliers still consider ticket prices the most important factor when choosing a flight, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, suggesting two fatal crashes of Boeing Co 737 MAX jets have had little impact on consumer sentiment.

Asia stocks bounce from three-and-a-half month lows as trade fears soften

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:32pm
Asian stocks bounced from a 3-1/2-month low on Wednesday as a slight softening in rhetoric from U.S. President Donald Trump helped ease worries about the U.S.-China tariff war and on expectations Beijing could release more economic stimulus.

Saudi oil facilities attacked, U.S. sees threat in Iraq from Iran-backed forces

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:15pm
Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. military said it was braced for "possibly imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq" from Iran-backed forces.

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:13pm
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre.

Venezuela's top court accuses more lawmakers of treason; congress building closed

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:49pm
Venezuela's top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country.

U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:26pm
A group of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving student or research visas to the United States.

San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:26pm
San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop.

Exclusive: Trump expected to sign order paving way for U.S. telecoms ban on Huawei

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:25pm
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei, three U.S. officials familiar with the plan told Reuters.

Donald Trump Jr. agrees to Senate committee interview: source

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:25pm
Donald Trump Jr. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for the panel's senators to interview him in mid-June, a congressional source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Five U.S. abuse victims sue Vatican to release names of predator priests

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:23pm
Five U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic priests filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota on Tuesday against the Vatican, accusing the church of concealing the identities of thousands of predator clergy members.

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:21pm
Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

Confident Trump handicaps Democratic field during energy speech

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 7:30pm
President Donald Trump came to southern Louisiana on Tuesday to extol the benefits of U.S. energy production but could not resist a slashing critique of the Democrats battling to face him in the 2020 presidential race.

U.S. actor Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at age 85

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 6:34pm
Emmy-winning actor Tim Conway, who brought an endearing, free-wheeling goofiness to skits on "The Carol Burnett Show" that cracked up his cast mates as well as the audience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his publicist said.

Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, U.S. labor agency says

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 6:31pm
Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a U.S. labor agency has concluded, in an advisory memo that is likely to carry significant weight in a pending case against the company and could prevent drivers from joining a union.

Amnesty International accuses Venezuela of human rights violations

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 6:21pm
Amnesty International on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged "crimes against humanity" committed by the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, especially after a wave of violent protests in January.