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Apologetic actress Felicity Huffman gets 14-day sentence in U.S. college scandal

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 4:58pm
Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, was given a 14-day prison term on Friday and made a somber apology in federal court for paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam.

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:47am
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote action against climate change, took her mission to President Donald Trump’s doorstep on Friday with a protest outside the White House.

U.S. appeals court says Trump cannot dodge foreign corruption lawsuit

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:44am
A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by profiting from foreign and domestic officials who patronized his hotels and restaurants, moving a watchdog group closer to obtaining financial records from his real estate company.

Lantern-waving Hong Kong protesters take to hills, as leader pledges housing reform

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:41am
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the colorful Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop to the latest in more than three months of sometimes violent demonstrations.

Apple, Broadcom rein in Wall Street gains on trade optimism

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:39am
Losses in shares of U.S. technology majors Apple and Broadcom set Wall Street for a subdued end to the week, as traders balanced the latest indicators of uncertain global growth outlook with perceived progress in Sino-U.S. trade relations.

Exclusive: WeWork considers dramatic valuation cut in IPO

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:38am
WeWork owner The We Company may seek a valuation in its upcoming initial public offering of between $10 billion and $12 billion, a dramatic discount to the $47 billion valuation it achieved in January, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:35am
Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon rainforest and advocating for the rural poor.

Hong Kong exchange vows to press on with $39 billion LSE bid after rebuff

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:33am
Hong Kong's exchange refused to give up on its bid to take over the London Stock Exchange after the British bourse emphatically rejected its $39 billion takeover offer on Friday.

Biden maintains grip on 2020 Democratic race after third debate

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:26am
Those expecting Joe Biden's presidential candidacy to flame out any day now will have to keep waiting.

UK PM Johnson says 'rough shape' exists for Brexit deal

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:52am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there was "the rough shape of a deal to be done" over Brexit, as he prepared to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a renewed push to reach an agreement.

Gibraltar boosts port preparations in case of no deal Brexit

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:51am
Gibraltar has extended port facilities to be able to handle more ships carrying goods as part of contingency plans if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement, the British territory's maritime minister said on Friday.

Stocks up for eighth day, bond yields climb on trade signs

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:19am
A gauge of global stocks rose for an eighth straight day to a six-week high and benchmark government bond yields advanced on Friday as signs of progress in trade talks between the United and China, as well as a solid report on U.S. retail sales, allayed recession worries.

Crisis-hit Boeing readies huge effort to return 737 MAX to the skies

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:15am
As Boeing Co sets its sights on winning approval to fly its 737 MAX within weeks, following a six-month safety ban, engineers around the world are rolling out plans for one of the biggest logistical operations in civil aviation history.

House panel demands tech company emails in antitrust investigation

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:45am
A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc , and Alphabet Inc's Google as its antitrust probe of Big Tech widens.

Exclusive: While battling opioid crisis, U.S. government weighed using fentanyl for executions

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:40am
The U.S. Department of Justice examined using fentanyl in lethal injections as it prepared last year to resume executing condemned prisoners, a then untested use of the powerful, addictive opioid that has helped fuel a national crisis of overdose deaths.

Solid U.S. retail sales ease economic growth concerns

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:28am
U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in August, pointing to solid consumer spending that should continue to support a moderate pace of economic growth.

Exclusive: WeWork considers IPO valuation of as low as $10 billion - sources

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:27am
WeWork owner The We Company may seek a valuation in its upcoming initial public offering of between $10 billion and $12 billion, a dramatic discount to the $47 billion valuation it achieved in January, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Harvard says it accepted gifts from Epstein before 2008 sex-crime conviction

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:26am
Harvard University expressed remorse on Friday for accepting millions of dollars in gifts from Jeffrey Epstein in the years before his 2008 sex crimes conviction and said it regretted its association with the disgraced financier.

Tropical storm nears northern Bahamas, complicating Dorian relief

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:19am
The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the island nation and efforts to bring relief to survivors.

PG&E reaches $11 billion settlement relating to wildfire claims

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:06am
California power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement with entities representing about 85% of insurance subrogation claims relating to 2017 and 2018 wildfires.