• Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Trump to Tariff Steel and Aluminum From Argentina and Brazil

    President Donald Trump on Monday accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate. Trump also called on America’s central bank to take action to prevent other countries from devaluing their currencies. Both South American nations were among a group of U.S. allies that Trump...

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Couple Paid $100 for Abandoned Car They Found in Storage Unit—Elon Musk Bought It From Them for Nearly $1 Million

    In 1989, a couple from Long Island, New York paid roughly $100 for an unclaimed storage unit. It was a blind auction, meaning neither they nor the seller had any idea what was inside. When the couple opened the unit, they were in for what would likely be the surprise of their lives: Buried under some old blankets sat a...

  • SHERIFF Dec 2, 2019

    Moving Cross Country, Deadly Storm Takes Aim at Northeast

    Hundreds of flights were canceled and thousands delayed for travelers heading home after the Thanksgiving holiday as a deadly winter storm moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice. The National Weather Service predicted more than a foot (0.3 meters) of snow in swaths of upstate New York and New England, as well as...

  • London Nov 30, 2019

    UK Police: Bridge Attacker Had Been Jailed for Terror Crimes

    A man imprisoned six years for terrorism offenses before his release last year stabbed several people in London on Friday, two fatally, before being tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge. Neil Basu, London’s police counterterrorism head, said 28-year-old Usman Khan was attending a program that works to educate prisoners when he...

  • Maryland Nov 28, 2019

    3,500 Maryland Employees Not Paid Because of Bank Error

    A routing number error has caused 3,500 state employees in Maryland to not get their paychecks directly deposited into their Capital One accounts.

  • Donald Trump Nov 24, 2019

    As Internet Restored, Online Iran Protest Videos Show Chaos

    Machine gun fire answers rock-throwing protesters. Motorcycle-riding Revolutionary Guard volunteers chase after demonstrators. Plainclothes security forces grab, beat and drag a man off the street to an uncertain fate. As Iran restores the internet after a weeklong government-imposed shutdown, new videos purport to show the demonstrations over gasoline prices rising and the security-force crackdown that followed. The videos offer only...

  • Associated Press Nov 24, 2019

    Towns Split as Home Buyouts Help People Move on After Floods

    Tammy Kilgore raised the giant claw of a John Deere excavator high in the air, then slammed it down on the roof the house where she had spent nearly her entire adult life. The shingles crunched, but not much else. So she did it again, and again — each time taking a bigger bite with the mouth-like claw, until the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Iran Internet Slowly Revives; US Sanctions Telecom Minister

    The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the outage. A week after the gasoline hike, the loosening of the internet shutdown suggests Iran’s government believes it put down the demonstrations...

  • LEADER Nov 19, 2019

    Johnson, Corbyn Square Off on Brexit in 1st UK Election Debate

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn squared off Tuesday in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster campaign to life.

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2019

    Iran's Top Leader Warns ‘Thugs' as Protests Reach 100 Cities

    Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed. The government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people to staunch demonstrations that took place in a reported 100...

  • Maryland Nov 17, 2019

    A Bank Customer Made a Large Withdrawal, Then a Teller Went to Their Home to Rob Them

    A Maryland bank customer made a large withdrawal. Then a teller from their bank came to their home and forced his way inside in an attempted robbery, police said. Nathan Michael Newell, 19, of Bel Air, about 27 miles northeast of Baltimore, was arrested at his job on Wednesday and faces charges of home invasion, robbery, burglary and assault, NBC...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    US and Turkey Have Friendly Talks But Differences Persist

    President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies. Trump and Erdogan concluded a visit without achieving an agreement on Turkey’s decision earlier this year to accept delivery of a Russian...

  • CONGRESS Nov 13, 2019

    Fed's Powell Sees Steady Growth, Signals Pause in Rate Cuts

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening. But for now, in testimony before a congressional panel, Powell expressed optimism about the U.S. economy and said he expects it will grow at a solid pace, though it...

  • Chairman Nov 3, 2019

    Bangladesh Grants Bail to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus

    A court in Bangladesh’s capital granted bail Sunday to micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over the firing of three employees by Grameen Communications, where he is chairman. Acting Chairman of the 3rd Labor Court in Dhaka, Zakia Parveen, granted the bail when Yunus appeared before the court. The country’s High Court had set a Nov. 7 deadline last...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Papadopoulos Seeks California Seat Left Vacant by Rep. Hill

    George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide who was a key figure in the FBI’s Russia probe, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn’t immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, “I love my state too much to see it run down by candidates like Hill. All talk, no...

  • AMERICA Oct 23, 2019

    Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Says Cease-Fire is ‘Permanent'

    President Donald Trump says Turkey informed him the cease-fire between Turkey and the Kurds in Northern Syria is now “permanent,” and the U.S. will lift sanctions against Turkey.

  • NBC Oct 19, 2019

    Egypt Uncovers 3,000-Year-Old Mummies in the Valley of the Kings

    Colorful wooden coffins adorned with paintings and inscriptions that were recently discovered by a team of Egyptian archaeologists were opened on Saturday to reveal perfectly preserved mummies, NBC News reports. The 30 sealed coffins were found by accident under a mound behind the Asasif Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile river, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general for Egypt’s Supreme Council...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 19, 2019

    Chile Declares a State of Emergency Amid Protests in Capital

    A chaotic atmosphere pervaded the Chilean capital Friday after student protests against an increase in bus and subway fare deviated into a series of riots and fires, in light of which President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency. Hundreds of thousands of Santiago residents returned with much difficulty to their homes after the metro operator suspended service becasue of...

  • bank Oct 14, 2019

    Mass. Economists Who Study Poverty Win Nobel Prize

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. Banerjee and Duflo are at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Kremer is at Harvard University. The three have often worked together. Duflo, who phoned into the news conference where the prize was announced, said...

  • NBC Oct 13, 2019

    Brigid Kosgei Breaks World Record at 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

    Brigid Kosgei has just won the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in world record fashion.

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