Industrials lead Dow to record high; tech boosts S&P, NasdaqThu, 20 Sep 2018 16:58:48 -0400 Trade-sensitive industrial stocks led the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record closing high on Thursday, the last of Wall Street's main indexes to fully regain ground since a correction that began in January. All three major U.S. indexes closed higher as trade worries subsided. Technology companies led the Nasdaq higher, along with the S&P 500, which also hit a new closing high.
A year after deadly Maria, U.S. housing funds on way to Puerto RicoThu, 20 Sep 2018 16:58:39 -0400 A year after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico with 150 mile-per-hour (241 kph) winds, government officials on Thursday announced that about $1.5 billion in federal funds aimed primarily at rebuilding housing will start flowing to the island.
EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no dealThu, 20 Sep 2018 16:28:13 -0400 European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out.
Stocks hit new highs as trade worries ease, dollar slipsThu, 20 Sep 2018 16:26:11 -0400 World stock markets rallied on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 setting new highs, while the U.S. dollar slipped as investors viewed this week's fresh U.S. and Chinese tariffs on imports as less harsh than initially feared.
Accuser of Trump's high court nominee willing to testify: emailThu, 20 Sep 2018 16:01:06 -0400 A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel the professor would be willing to testify next week if it provides "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," an email seen on Thursday showed.
NAFTA talks grind on, Canada quells talk of U.S. quota on autosThu, 20 Sep 2018 15:56:31 -0400 Canada and the United States showed scant sign of being close to striking a deal on revamping the trilateral NAFTA that underpins $1.2 trillion in annual trade, as Canadian sources played down talk of a U.S. quota on autos.
Trump defends Supreme Court nominee as accuser faces deadlineThu, 20 Sep 2018 15:28:07 -0400 President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.
Not just tariffs: The US needs a stable China relationship long-termThu, 20 Sep 2018 15:56:04 GMT As Washington and Beijing go head-to-head in yet another round of escalating tariffs, the rift between the two countries grows with leaders on both sides of the world arguing that on national security grounds, technology and industrial capabilities must be domestically controlled. That political approach, combined with growing aggression and Chinese expansion, sets the stage for an increasingly volatile relationship between China and the United States. That should be avoided.
Many Europeans will welcome Trump's idea for a wall across the Sahara DesertThu, 20 Sep 2018 15:23:27 GMT President Trump has attracted a new storm of criticism over his apparent suggestion to the Spanish foreign minister that Spain build a wall across the Sahara Desert. But while the idea of such a wall is obviously impractical, many Europeans will receive it far more kindly than the Twitter commentariat would suggest.
Kavanaugh Accuser’s Attorneys Pull Out Of Democratic FundraiserThu, 20 Sep 2018 20:25:27 +0000 The attorneys for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser were scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin next month but have now backed away from the event. Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, two lawyers representing Christine Blasey Ford in her sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh, were listed as headliners for the Baldwin fundraiser on an […]
That senator just don’t hunt: Jon Tester hasn't had a hunting license for six yearsWed, 19 Sep 2018 15:46:23 GMT As the senior senator from Big Sky Country, it is important for Sen. Jon Tester to play to his western roots. So the Montana Democrat campaigns as a hunter. He pushes pro-hunting legislation. His campaign fliers shows him gun-in-hand and, you guessed it, hunting. But there is a problem: That senator just don’t hunt.
Congress sends Trump its first spending bill for 2019Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:48:14 GMT The House on Thursday passed the first package of fiscal 2019 spending bills, which will test President Trump's threat to shut down the government over a lack of funding for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
The Man Behind Trump’s ‘Invisible Wall’Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:10:29 GMT USCIS Director Lee Francis Cissna is the son of an immigrant, the son-in-law of a refugee and a man who says he’s just obsessed with the fair implementation of laws. So why is he making them so much harder for immigrants?
Germany approves arms sales to Saudi Arabia, breaking coalition promiseThu, 20 Sep 2018 18:08:52 GMT The German government has approved the delivery of controversial weapons systems to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, despite a January ban on arms sales to countries embroiled in the bloody conflict in Yemen, a German lawmaker confirmed to CNN on Thursday.
7-year-old in critical condition after rapeThu, 20 Sep 2018 18:58:53 GMT A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition at a New Delhi hospital after undergoing surgery for injuries she suffered while being raped with a metal water pipe, officials said Wednesday.
The women and girls of Delhi are fighting backThu, 20 Sep 2018 07:56:49 GMT As India grapples with the problem of sexual violence, tens of thousands of women in Delhi are lining up for self-defense classes. CNN's Nikhil Kumar reports.
Ex-Malaysian PM hit with 25 more chargesThu, 20 Sep 2018 12:07:39 GMT Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been hit with 25 more corruption-related charges over allegations that he siphoned off $681 million from the public.
Schiff: GOP Showing They're 'OK' with 'Putting Someone Who Attempted Rape on the Supreme Court'Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:24:35 +0000 Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) during Thursday’s “Morning Joe ” on MSNBC weighed in on Brett Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation to the Supreme Court amid sexual misconduct allegations from over 30 years ago by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, saying the GOP is signaling that they are “OK” with “putting someone who committed attempted rape on the Supreme Court of the United States.” MSNBC’s Willie Geist asked, “[D]o you believe that Dr. Ford should testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday as she’s been invited?” “I hope that she does, because I’m afraid that what the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee really want is they want her to go away,” Schiff replied. “They don’t want the country to hear from her, and they certainly don’t want the country to hear from her live and on television. She’s absolutely right: the FBI should do a thorough vetting of these allegations. The Senate shouldn’t simply rely on hearing two conflicting accounts and decide, ‘Well, we’re OK with not knowing. We’re OK with the fact we might be putting someone who committed attempted rape on the Supreme Court of the United States.’” He continued, “They should get to the bottom of this. And it wouldn’t