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Gunman Accused of Killing 1 Officer and Wounding 6 Others Identified as 74-Year-Old Disbarred Lawyer

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:15

The officers were attempting to serve a warrant

US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:10

The US Justice Department Thursday indicted seven agents of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency as part of a joint crackdown with Western allies on a series of major hacking plots attributed to Moscow. The indictments were announced as Dutch security services said they had thwarted a cyber attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW -- expelling four Russian agents -- and after Britain and Australia blamed the GRU for plots that notably targeted the US Democratic Party and global sports bodies. John Demers, US Assistant Attorney General for National Security, confirmed the seven agents were indicted in connection to the attack on the OPCW, on football's governing body FIFA and the US and global anti-doping agencies, and on the US nuclear energy company Westinghouse among others.

Banks Jump as Yields Rise, Analysts Start Warming to a Rally

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:10

(Bloomberg) -- Financial stocks are rallying for a second day as 10-year Treasury yields top 3.20%, and analysts say underperforming bank shares may be poised to gain off low expectations into third-quarter earnings season. Financials make up the best performing sector in the S&P 500 today.

Israel reinforces troops outside Gaza as border protests enter seventh month

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:17

The Israeli statements did not appear to herald any imminent offensive in Gaza but suggested stronger action at the frontier to foil any further Palestinian attempts to breach Israel's security fence during the demonstrations, which began in March. Israeli army gunfire has killed at least 193 Palestinians since, Gaza medics say. Israel accuses Hamas of orchestrating the mass-mobilizations to provide cover for attacks and distract from Gaza's economic plight, allegations it denies.

Best Bites: Smoked Gouda Risotto with Mushrooms

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:09

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

Mattis: Russia violation of missile treaty 'untenable'

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:06

BRUSSELS (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said Russia's deployment of nuclear-capable missiles in violation of an arms treaty is "untenable" and unless Moscow changes, the U.S. will have to match that military capability.

6.5 million pounds of beef recalled after 57 sickened by salmonella outbreak

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:02

An Arizona company is recalling over 6.5 million pounds of beef products due

Uber scooters have arrived in Santa Monica

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 09:32

Uber's e-scooters by JUMP have officially launched in Santa Monica just a couple weeks since the city approved the brand as a participant in its Shared Mobility Pilot Program, which began September 17. Earlier this week, Santa Monica received 250 JUMP-branded electric scooters in addition to their 500 e-bikes for city residents to use and share (the scooters are free to use until October 7), according to The Verge. Back in February at the beginning of the Uber and JUMP partnership, Uber Bike by JUMP launched in San Francisco and has been making its way across the United States.

South Carolina shooting: Police officer killed and six others wounded after man holding children hostage opens fire

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:49

Seven US law enforcement officers have been shot, one of them fatally, in a confrontation with a gunman holding children hostage in a house. A suspect was arrested following a two-hour standoff in Florence, South Carolina, in which officers used bullet-proof vehicles to rescue their wounded colleagues. Florence police chief Allen Heidler confirmed the death of officer Terrence Carraway, 52, in an emotional press conference on Wednesday night.

Trump’s Secret Weapon in 2020

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:30

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Republicans scrambled to push through tax reform last year in part because they thought it would boost their chances in this year’s midterm elections. They were wrong about that — but last year’s tax reform may help President Donald Trump’s chances in 2020.

Indonesia battles fake news after quake-tsunami disaster

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:16

Indonesia has cracked down on "fake news" about its deadly quake-tsunami disaster, with police arresting nine people for spreading hoaxes in a bid to prevent further panic spreading among survivors. Another Facebook post used a photo of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami aftermath to depict what it claimed was a scene from the seaside city of Palu. Setyo Wasisto, Indonesia's national police spokesman, told Kompas TV on Thursday that nine people had been arrested on suspicion of spreading false news.

Senate approves measure giving airline passengers new rights

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:03

The Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would give airline passengers new rights and should help make an often frustrating experience easier.

Danske Bank says US probing money laundering claims

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 05:12

Danske Bank on Thursday said it was being investigated by the US Department of Justice over possible money laundering related to more than $200 billion transferred through the Danish lender's Estonian branch. At the centre of a financial scandal that has made headlines since last year, a Danske Bank internal probe was unable to determine exactly how much of the money that passed through the branch between 2007 and 2015 may have been laundered. "Danske Bank has also now received requests for information from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with a criminal investigation relating to the bank's Estonian branch conducted by the DOJ," the bank said.

United Airlines low fuel mayday triggers Australia emergency landing

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 04:05

A shortage of fuel triggered a mayday call on a United Airlines flight crossing the Pacific from Los Angeles to Sydney Thursday, spurring Australian authorities into high alert. Police called a "full emergency response" and briefly closed major roads surrounding Sydney airport as a precaution at 6:36 am (2036 GMT Wednesday) after the pilot raised the alert. The fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- which typically travels some 7,600 miles (12,000 kilometres) across the Pacific in 15 hours -- landed without incident.

Is Kylie Jenner working on a skincare line?

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 03:59

Kylie Jenner has dominated the makeup business, and now it looks as though the entrepreneur could have skincare in her sights. The reality TV star and founder of the Kylie Cosmetics beauty brand has registered three trademarks for "Kylie Skin" and "Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as reported by Trademark Ninja.

Vladimir Putin's Charm Offensive Kicks Off Another Year With 2019 Calendar

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 01:04

The calendar suggests Putin, 65, is a president for all seasons

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:18

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to visit Beijing next week amid tensions over trade and China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Americans Protest Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination Across The Country

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:27

> #StopKavanaugh projected onto Supreme Court

South Carolina shooting spree leaves one officer dead, six wounded

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:11

Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, when a gunman unleashed a hail of fire on police from inside a home on Wednesday near Florence, South Carolina, sparking a two-hour siege that ended with the suspect's arrest, authorities said. "Fire was being shot all over," Boone told reporters. An unspecified number of children who were inside the home with the gunman were all accounted for and safe after the suspect was taken into custody, ending a two-hour standoff, said Major Michael Nunn, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.