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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks fell Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in lackluster trading as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday for hints on a possible further interest rate increase. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly unchanged in morning trading Thursday as investors sift through a handful of earnings reports. Several companies including HP and Dollar General fell after their results disappointed investors.


Wall Street lower as nerves rise ahead of Yellen speech

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEWhile the Fed is widely expected to maintain rates at its September meeting, Yellen's language on Friday morning will be assessed to see whether she takes a more aggressive stance. Investors have been playing a waiting game all week, expecting Yellen to either endorse or dismiss the hawkish tone set by key policymakers, the latest from Kansas City Fed President and voting member, Esther George, on Thursday. "I do think it is time to move that rate," George told CNBC, arguing on the basis of progress in employment and inflation.


Pharma nerves hit global stocks, dollar wobbles before Fed gathering

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index DAX board in FrankfurtEuropean stocks saw their biggest fall in three weeks on Thursday and currency markets were noticeably subdued as investors took to sidelines ahead of one of the big global central banker gatherings of the year. Japanese and Chinese stocks had suffered modest drops in Asia and the pace picked up in Europe as London's FTSE sank 0.4 percent and Frankfurt and Paris lost as much as 1.2 percent in a region-wide slide. Wall Street was also set for an all-red start for its main S&P 500 , Dow and Nasdaq indexes where weekly jobless claims, big ticket goods and Markit PMI data is on the slate.


Sibanye Gold H1 earnings surge, focus on safety

A sign board is seen near the Sibanye gold mine in WestonariaSouth African-focused bullion and platinum producer Sibanye Gold posted a six-fold surge in interim earnings on Thursday on a sharply higher rand-gold price and said it was refocusing on safety after a spike in fatalities. The company said it had appointed veteran executive Peter Turner to head up safety for the group. Safety has been back in the spotlight in South Africa, home to the world's deepest mines, after an increase in fatalities across the industry this year after the death toll had fallen for seven consecutive years.


Asia stocks hold gains before Yellen speech, dollar firm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference in WashingtonBy Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday but clung to recent well-worn trading ranges while the dollar held firm against regional currencies ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a global central bankers' meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.3 percent higher. Japan's Nikkei was down 0.3 percent, pressured by losses on Wall Street overnight and investor caution ahead of Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday.


Asian markets mixed ahead of speech by Fed's Janet Yellen

Asian markets mixed ahead of speech by Fed's Janet YellenWhile Asian stock market indices were trading mixed on Thursday (25 August), the Shanghai Composite was down 0.88% at 3,058.72 as of 5.57am GMT. Traders are reportedly eager to listen to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday (26 August) at the annual economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole, US.


Key Indian equity indices trade higher

Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened in the green on Thursday despite a drop in the Asian markets and at the Wall Street ahead of the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech.

Wall Street stocks retreat, oil tumbles on oversupply concerns

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks retreated on Wednesday led by health care and materials stocks, while oil prices tumbled about 3.0 percent on worries about oversupply. Mylan slumped 5.4-percent to $43.15 after U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined a Senate committee in asking why the cost of its allergy treatment EpiPen had soared. Gold fell to a one-month low as the U.S. dollar firmed and markets looked ahead to a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday that will be closely watched for further clues on U.S. interest rate policy.


Wall St. falls as healthcare, materials stumble

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street retreated on Wednesday, pulled lower by weakness in the materials and healthcare sectors as investors continued to weigh the possibility of an interest rate hike in the coming months. The market is awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday for insight on the direction of monetary policy. Recent hawkish comments from some Fed officials, including Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, have raised expectations that Yellen might signal a hike in September.


China's CITIC Securities posts 58 pct fall in H1 profit

CITIC Securities Co Ltd , China's biggest brokerage, said on Wednesday its first-half net profit fell 58.0 percent, hurt by lower stock prices and a volatile stock market that made investors cautious and curbed their trading. Net profit for the six months to June fell to 5.24 billion yuan ($787.82 million) from 12.47 billion yuan a year earlier, the company said on Wednesday. In its preliminary report, CITIC had said its brokerage business, securities investment business and credit transaction business suffered a year-on-year decrease for the first half under the influence of overall market conditions.

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Market Extra: How Hillary Clinton crushed another rally in biotech
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:25:59 +0100

Some are blaming Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, at least partially, for the selloff which helped to drive down the exchange-traded iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF.

Metals Stocks: Gold prices fall on hawkish Fed comments, industry output boost
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:23:36 +0100

Gold prices fall Thursday and continues to trade at multiweek lows as at least one Federal Reserve member cranked up the rhetoric in favor of higher U.S. interest rates.

The Wall Street Journal: Viacom may tighten control of Paramount as studio continues to disappoint
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:21:15 +0100

As head of one of Hollywood’s oldest and most iconic movie studios, Brad Grey has overseen many duds of late, most recently a remake of “Ben-Hur” that grossed only $11.2 million in its debut weekend.

Currencies: Dollar slips on uncertainty posed by Fed’s Yellen’s looming speech
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:17:52 +0100

The dollar moves slightly lower on Thursday, amid a wait-and-see mood ahead of the closely monitored speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen at the central bank’s summer summit Friday.

US core capital goods orders surge; jobless claims fall - Reuters
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:11:00 +0100


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US core capital goods orders surge; jobless claims fall
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NewsWatch: This global heavyweight is trying to break away — and take the S&P 500 with it
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:00:18 +0100

As the S&P blinks sleepily at a 0.1% gain so far for August, another heavyweight among stock benchmarks has been much friskier this month. It could help create a “risk-on” mood in the U.S. stock market.

Orlando Hospitals Won't Bill Survivors of Pulse Nightclub Shooting - KTLA
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:59:13 +0100


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Orlando Hospitals Won't Bill Survivors of Pulse Nightclub Shooting
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After a gunman killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub in June, survivors of the massacre faced a new nightmare: mounting medical bills. Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June ...
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Capitol Report: House prices held back in areas at risk of natural disasters
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:58:19 +0100

Sales volume and price appreciation have been greater in lower-risk areas, according to one real estate data provider.

Rescuers in desperate search for survivors as Italy quake toll hits 241 - CNN
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:53:42 +0100


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Rescuers in desperate search for survivors as Italy quake toll hits 241
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Are you in Italy? Are you affected by the earthquake? If it's safe for you to do so, WhatsApp us on +44 7435 939 154 to share your photos, experiences and video. Please tag #CNNiReport in your message. Saletta, Italy (CNN) Rescuers are combing through ...
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Economic Report: U.S. durable-goods orders jump 4.4% in July
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:51:28 +0100

Orders for durable or long-lasting goods made in the U.S. surged 4.4% in July to mark the biggest gain since last fall, a sign that an extended decline in production may be over.

Economic Report: Jobless claims dip to 261,000 as layoffs still scarce
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:46:40 +0100

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week fell by 1,000 to 261,000 and remained near postrecession lows, indicating a healthy labor market in which few people are losing their jobs.

8 tornadoes carved through Indiana, thousands in Kokomo without power - Indianapolis Star
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:46:00 +0100


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8 tornadoes carved through Indiana, thousands in Kokomo without power
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8:37 AM update: At least eight tornadoes ripped through Indiana Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported. More than 18,000 Duke Energy customers were still without power Thursday morning, more than 17,000 of those affected were in Kokomo, ...
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Attack on American University in Afghanistan Leaves 13 Dead - New York Times
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:33:00 +0100


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Attack on American University in Afghanistan Leaves 13 Dead
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KABUL, Afghanistan — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, ...
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Colombia's President Rushing Vote on Deal With Rebels - New York Times
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:31:00 +0100


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Colombia's President Rushing Vote on Deal With Rebels
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BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's president is moving fast to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, saying he will give congress the text of the deal on Thursday. "Today is the ...
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Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wake
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:16:01 +0100

Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wakeA victim is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. . (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

French burqini bans face legal challenge as tension mounts - Fox News
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:15:00 +0100


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French burqini bans face legal challenge as tension mounts
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Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan CEO, another's needs drug - CNN
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:12:30 +0100


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Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan CEO, another's needs drug
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Washington (CNN) The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol Hill, where one Democratic senator whose daughter has allergies has called ...
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Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:42:15 +0100

Italy earthquake death toll rises. (Reuters)Aftershocks continue nearly 24 hours after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s central region.


Hillary Clinton's California swing yields $19 million in 72 hours - CNN
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:25:59 +0100


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Hillary Clinton's California swing yields $19 million in 72 hours
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Palo Alto, California (CNN) Hillary Clinton raised over $19 million during a three-day, nine fundraiser swing through California this week, putting the former secretary of state on pace to make August the largest fundraising month of her 2016 campaign ...
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The Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump muddies his message on immigration
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:33:46 +0100

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump proposed contradictory immigration policies, saying in a broadcast interview that it would be “a very, very hard thing” to deport illegal immigrants who have been in the country for decades.

Trooper's fatal shooting of deaf driver probed
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:40:30 +0100

Friends and family of Daniel Harris during a candlelight vigil on Aug. 22 in Charlotte, N.C. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)The family of Daniel Harris says he was unarmed and that his death resulted from a tragic misunderstanding.


Trump calls Clinton a 'bigot' at surreal rally
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:03:06 +0100

Donald Trump (Getty Images)Donald Trump dramatically escalates his rhetoric against rival Hillary Clinton as he tries to court minority voters.


US destroyer harassed by Iranian naval ships - MarketWatch
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:05:29 +0100


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US destroyer harassed by Iranian naval ships
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WASHINGTON — Four ships from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps harassed a U.S. destroyer near the Persian Gulf in what the U.S. Navy called an “unsafe and unprofessional” interaction. The USS Nitze, an Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer, ...
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Dallas police killer showed PTSD symptoms
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:18:41 +0100

Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms. (Ron Jenkins/AP)Army reservist Micah Johnson told doctors he experienced nightmares after seeing soldiers get blown in half.


Quake destroys buildings in Italy; dozens dead
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:11:04 +0100

Rescuers at a collapsed house following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy, on Aug. 24. (Emiliano Grillotti/Reuters)"There are houses that aren't here anymore.,” the mayor of Amatrice says after a 6.2-magnitude quake struck the area.


Key conservative joins Trump transition team
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:19:48 +0100

Ed Feulner (AP)Ed Feulner, a major figure in the conservative movement, will help the nominee prepare for a possible presidency.


Why Trump's immigration pivot is no surprise
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:22:46 +0100

Donald Trump (Getty Images)The GOP nominee's career-long knack for giving the public what it wants made his pivot predictable.


Army training slide called Clinton a threat
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:04:22 +0100

Hillary Clinton and the Army training slide. (AP; U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments via Facebook)The Army has pulled the slide, which listed Clinton among a group of "insider" threats to national security.


Habitable planet is found right next door
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:40:02 +0100

An artist's impression of the planet Proxima b, orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima CentauriScientists reveal an Earth-size body orbiting the star nearest our sun — and hope one day it will be explored by robots.


Is Donald Trump softening on immigration?
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:02:49 +0100

Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire. (Getty Images)The candidate has recently shown signs that he's willing to roll back his hard-line stance on immigrants.


Trump campaign says polls are wrong
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:35:50 +0100

Trump campaign says polls are wrong. (AP)Kellyanne Conway argued polls are missing the “undercover Trump voter,” who is embarrassed to admit support for him.


Dr. Carson pressures 'elderly' candidates
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:53:24 +0100

Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Elderly’ presidential candidates like Trump and Clinton should release medical historyThe former GOP candidate and retired surgeon says Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should disclose current medical records.


Blacks question Trump's outreach attempts
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:48:57 +0100

James Smith, left, and Ike Jenkins, who is not a Donald Trump fan, in East Cleveland, Ohio. (Bill Barrow/AP)Many rank-and-file black voters dismiss his overtures as racially charged pitches aimed exclusively at whites.


Clinton slams 'utterly flawed' report
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:15:22 +0100

Clinton campaign slams "utterly flawed" foundation report. (AP)The Democratic nominee's team argues that the Associated Press report "relies on utterly flawed data."


One Obamacare problem is getting worse
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:14:30 +0100

One of the biggest problems with Obamacare is only getting worseThe high-profile exit of large insurers has eliminated significant competition within the exchange market, a study finds.


Horrified by Trump, Dems nostalgic about Romney
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:44:15 +0100

Mitt Romney on Nov. 4, 2012. (Charles Dharapak/AP)Declaring Trump "unhinged," many Democrats who vilified Romney four years ago have changed their tune.


Many donors gained access to Secy. Clinton
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:51:38 +0100

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Philadelphia. More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money, either personally or through companies or groups, to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)More than half the people outside government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave to the Clinton Foundation.


Amid criticism, Obama visits flood-ravaged La.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:29:00 +0100

President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood DamageSome have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard.


Clinton's tax plan to help small businesses
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:56:51 +0100

Hillary Clinton at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York on Aug. 18. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)Her campaign proposes establishing a standard deduction that previously has been available only to individuals.


Cops pressured to release body-cam videos
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:00:15 +0100

A crime scene in Milwaukee. (AP)Internet outcries force police departments to swiftly release body-cam footage of shootings by officers.


Obama tours flood-ravaged Louisiana
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:49:18 +0100

President Barack Obama (Getty Images)Some have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard.


Trump refocuses his tough talk on immigration
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:41:57 +0100

Donald Trump muddles hardline immigration stance from GOP primaryThe candidate’s nebulous policy appears to be shifting away from the promises of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable.


Republicans to Trump: Where’s the cash?
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:07:09 +0100

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Donald Trump has sent the party far less money than nominee Mitt Romney had by this time four years ago.


Kareem to Trump: Go visit a black community
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:19:49 +0100

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump has no credibility with black votersThe NBA Hall of Famer, who questions the GOP nominee’s motives, received a nasty note from him after a critical op-ed piece.


'A sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult'
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:19:12 +0100

Andrea Tantaros (Screengrab)Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says she was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes and other top executives.


Church shooting suspect entrenched in beliefs
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:41:57 +0100

FILE - This June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)Dylann Roof, charged in the death of nine black churchgoers, grew entrenched in beliefs of white supremacy, court papers reveal.


ISIS loses ground, struggles to retain its grip
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:11:05 +0100

Civilians who recently fled territory formerly controlled by Islamic State militants. (Alice Martins/AP)Growing more brutal, the Islamic State group is showing strains in the areas it still controls.


On 'Kimmel Live,' Clinton mocks health rumors
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:37:52 +0100

Hillary Clinton during the taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Aug. 22. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)Referring to the Trump campaign's focus on her physical fitness, she tells Jimmy Kimmel: "Make sure I'm alive."


Trump: Get a special prosecutor for Clinton
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:42:40 +0100

Donald Trump speaks onstage during a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, on Aug. 22. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)Trump wants the Justice Department to investigate if Clinton Foundation donors got special treatment from the State Department.


Extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:52:27 +0100

Ahmad Faqi Al Mahdi, a jihadist charged with orchestrating the destruction of shrines in Timbuktu in Mali. (Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP)Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi pleads guilty to deliberately attacking historic mausoleums in Mali.


Judge blocks transgender bathroom directive
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:21:13 +0100

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. President Barack Obama returns from vacation rested and ready for a busy fall, including pressing Congress for Zika funding and fending off congressional attacks over the administration's $400 million "leverage" payment to Iran. Obama also plans a dogged effort to help elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as president. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor rules against the White House’s public schools mandate after Texas and 12 other states challenge it.


Louisiana flooding's harsh insurance lesson
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:47:31 +0100

Daniel Stover, 17, loads personal belongings from a friend's home flooded home in Sorrento, La. (Max Becherer/AP)In areas that hadn't been considered at high risk for flooding, many residents did not purchase flood insurance.


What motivates, worries voting millennials
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:29:49 +0100

Diana Downard, 26, a Bernie Sanders supporter who now says she will vote for Hillary Clinton, with friends at a pub in Denver. (Brennan Linsley/AP)Their disdain for traditional political party affiliations makes them particularly unpredictable.


California wildfire evacuation order lifted
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:22:28 +0100

California firefighter (Reuters)About 82,000 residents were forced out of their homes when a massive blaze broke out 60 miles east of Los Angeles.


Best of the 2016 Olympic Closing Ceremony
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:15:44 +0100

Best of the 2016 Olympic Closing CeremonySamba dancers perform in the “Cidade Maravilhosa” segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Back from vacation, Obama faces busy fall
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 02:40:35 +0100

Obama returning from summer vacation ready for busy fall. (AP)The president has several pressing issues to deal with, but his first order of business is a trip to Baton Rouge.


'Her people have been trying to pin it on me'
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 02:30:05 +0100

Colin Powell Says Hillary Clinton's 'People Have Been Trying to Pin' Email Scandal on HimFormer Secretary of State Colin Powell responds to reports that Hillary Clinton says he advised her to use a personal email account.


The high price of violent threats to schools
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:52:21 +0100

Emergency personnel carry a volunteer with simulated injuries during a training exercise for an active shooter at Hopewell Elementary School, in West Chester, Ohio. (John Minchillo/AP)Bomb threats are on the rise, and the problems they create go well beyond the disruption from evacuations.


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