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Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade data

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 23:56

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs.

China-US surplus hits record, adding fuel to trade war

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 23:47

China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the spiralling trade war.

Hillary Clinton Shreds Donald Trump's Latest Wild Collusion Conspiracy Claim

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:32

Hillary Clinton has no time for President Donald Trump's latest collusion

Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate efforts

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:45

The Supreme Court rejected two last-ditch efforts to save the life of Edmund Zagorski, apparently clearing the way for his execution.

We Still Don't Know What Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Means For The Midterms

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:03

A wave of new polls followed Brett Kavanaugh's ascension to the Supreme Court

Murdered gay student to be interred in Washington 20 years on

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 20:04

The remains of a gay US college student whose murder became a symbol of homophobic violence will be interred at Washington National Cathedral 20 years after his death, the church has confirmed. Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, robbed and beaten in 1998, then left to die strapped to a ranch fence in Laramie, Wyoming. "Join the cathedral as we host a service of thanksgiving and remembrance for Matthew Shepard, whose brutal death in 1998 shocked the world, grieved the church and mobilized the LGBTQ movement," the cathedral, a neo-gothic icon of Washington's skyline, said on its website.

NY judge dismisses one sex assault charge against Weinstein

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:57

A New York judge on Thursday threw out one of six sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood tycoon Harvey Weinstein, a victory for a defense now clamoring for the entire case to be dismissed. Weinstein, an international pariah after being accused by more than 80 women of sexual misconduct, is still charged with rape in March 2013 and a forced act of oral sex in 2006, which could see him spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. The 66-year-old father of five was arrested in May, eight months after he was initially accused in the media of decades of sexual misconduct.

Jamie Dimon, Steve Mnuchin And Wall Street CEOs Set To Attend Saudi Conference Despite Journalist’s Disappearance

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:49

Even amid reports that agents for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin

Trump wary of halting Saudi arms sales over journalist

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:07

Trump also said the United States may be closer to finding out what happened to Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi policies who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Turkish sources have said they believe Khashoggi was killed inside the building and his body removed, allegations that Riyadh dismisses as baseless. In a sign Turkey and Saudi Arabia might be looking for a way forward, Turkey accepted a Saudi proposal to form a joint working group to investigate the case, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency quoted presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin as saying.

Civil Rights Groups Sue Georgia Over Discriminatory Voter Maintenance Practice

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:47

Civil rights groups sued Georgia in federal court on Thursday over a process

A conversation with LGBTQ youth in Wyoming

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:12

Adam Rippon leads the discussion on 'Coming Out' on the 20th anniversary of Matt Shepard's death.

'Apocalyptic:' 1 Florida town demolished by Michael

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:39

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of Old Florida.

Michelle Obama Doesn't Think Democrats Should Stop Being Civil

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:38

Former first lady Michelle Obama says Democrats should not embrace a strategy

Washington State ends 'arbitrary, racially biased' death penalty

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:10

The Supreme Court in the northwestern US state of Washington on Thursday ended use of the "racially biased" death penalty and immediately converted all death sentences to life imprisonment. Washington, where there have been no executions since 2010, becomes the 20th state in which executions are banned. The death penalty is not unconstitutional "per se," but it is "invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner," the state's top court unanimously ruled.

Kanye West hugs President Trump and ABC News' Johnathan Karl in the Oval Office

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:41

ABC News' Johnathan Karl talks about President Trump's meeting with Kanye West

Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:39

The two-man crew, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague, landed unharmed on the Kazakh desert steppe as rescue crews raced to reach them, according to the U.S. space agency NASA and Russia's space agency Roscosmos. The mishap occurred as the first and second stages of a Russian booster rocket separated shortly after the launch from Kazakhstan's Soviet-era cosmodrome of Baikonur. The Soyuz capsule carrying Ovchinin and Hague separated from the malfunctioning Russian rocket and plunged 31 miles (50 km) down to the surface, with parachutes helping to slow its speed, NASA said.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV Exists Because Rolls-Royce Wants to Continue to Exist

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:55

You may think this whole SUV thing is out of control, but the blasphemy inherent in these vehicles evaporates the moment the chief executive explains the rationale. When your customers' garages are packed with multiple vehicles and one of them is always an SUV, then why should that SUV not be a Porsche, a Lamborghini, or, in this case, a Rolls-Royce? Ever since the Porsche Cayenne, nearly every prestige brand to launch an SUV has seen that SUV become its best seller within months.

Kanye calls himself a 'crazy motherf***er' in Oval Office meeting with Trump

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:53

In perhaps the most surreal moment of the Trump White House to date, Kanye West launched into an extended Oval Office speech that touched on such topics as crime, mental health, slavery, aerospace technology and the Unabomber.