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16 Jul 2019

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Starting with Netflix, FANG reports to test Wall St. rally's mettle

Starting with Netflix, FANG reports to test Wall St. rally's mettleA wave of quarterly reports from Netflix and other top-tier, high-growth companies starting on Wednesday will test Wall Street's willingness to extend a recent really driven by expectations of lower interest rates. Facebook, Amazon and Google-owner Alphabet, all part of the so-called FANG group of widely held stocks, have jumped over 5% so far in July, with investors increasingly willing to bet on the volatile names thanks to expectations the Federal Reserve will cut rates later this month by as much as half a percentage point to support economic growth. The FANG companies, combined with investor favorites Apple and Microsoft, account for about 17% of the S&P 500's $26 trillion market capitalization, making reaction to their quarterly results key to Wall Street sentiment.


16 Jul 2019 7:04pm GMT

FACTBOX-Speechless and teary, Emmy nominees celebrate their nods

FACTBOX-Speechless and teary, Emmy nominees celebrate their nodsThe annual Emmy Awards for television were announced on Tuesday, with "Game of Thrones" leading all comers and many new faces and shows getting recognition for the first time. The following is a selection of reaction from nominees in statements and on social media: "I'm wildly grateful and absolutely thrilled to be invited back to the party alongside some of my favorite performers and performances of the year." - Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." "Playing Brienne of Tarth has truly been an honor and I am beyond grateful for this nomination. This character has changed my life and redefined the way I look at the world, women and particularly myself." - Gwendoline Christie, "Game of Thrones." "OH MY GOD I CANT BELIEVE IM NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY!" - Joey King, "The Act" "Having spent 32 years basing my personality on fear and sarcasm, the unbridled Shirley-Temple-on-crack joy I feel today is a massive inconvenience for me.


16 Jul 2019 7:02pm GMT

UPDATE 1-HBO sets Emmy nominations record, tops Netflix

UPDATE 1-HBO sets Emmy nominations record, tops NetflixAT&T Inc's premium cable network HBO scored a record 137 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, topping streaming service Netflix Inc in what has become an annual battle for bragging rights in the contest for television's biggest awards. A large chunk of HBO's tally came from medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones," which received 32 nominations, the highest total for a drama series in a single year. TV networks and streaming services compete feverishly for Emmy nominations, which can help draw attention to programming and bring in new viewers or subscribers.


16 Jul 2019 7:00pm GMT

Court reinstates challenge to 'habitual drunkard' law

Court reinstates challenge to 'habitual drunkard' lawA lawsuit challenging an unusual Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated as "habitual drunkards" was reinstated by a deeply divided federal appeals court Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the challenge to Virginia's so-called interdiction law can move forward. The court voted 8-7 to allow the lawsuit to proceed, finding that Virginia's law is unconstitutionally vague.


16 Jul 2019 6:59pm GMT

Aerial photo not clear picture of North Dakota pelican count

Aerial photo not clear picture of North Dakota pelican countFederal wildlife officials have learned that conducting an aerial census of American white pelicans nesting in south-central North Dakota is better done when the big-billed birds are visible on the ground - and not in flight. The nesting colony at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge is the largest in North America and biologists believe the birds' population is down only slightly from last year, despite air-to-ground photos that showed only a meager turnout of breeding adults. Acting Refuge Manager Drew Williams said the only time biologists could book a pilot and an airplane equipped to take pictures of the nesting area was during a June afternoon, and at the same time most adult birds were probably feasting on small fish and salamanders from prairie lakes up to 100 miles (160 kilometers) away.


16 Jul 2019 6:51pm GMT

Company wants to mine at edge of protected Okefenokee Swamp

Company wants to mine at edge of protected Okefenokee SwampA company is seeking permits to mine minerals near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, a vast untamed wilderness that's home to the largest national wildlife refuge in the eastern U.S. The proposal comes 20 years after chemical giant DuPont abandoned plans to mine outside the Okefenokee amid staunch opposition from environmentalists and the administration of then-President Bill Clinton. Now Twin Pines Minerals LLC of Birmingham, Alabama, wants federal and state permits to mine titanium dioxide less than 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from the southeastern boundary of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, according to records filed Friday by the Army Corps of Engineers.


16 Jul 2019 6:51pm GMT

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootingsFederal prosecutors said they aren't bringing criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words - "I can't breathe" - became a rallying cry for those protesting how police treat black suspects. A jury convicted Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in October in the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. The white Chicago police officer shot the black teenager 16 times.


16 Jul 2019 6:51pm GMT

Anti-Defamation League blasts Trump for 'invoking support for Israel to defend this racism'

Anti-Defamation League blasts Trump for 'invoking support for Israel to defend this racism'The president's attack on Democratic lawmakers is panned by the Jewish civil rights group.


16 Jul 2019 6:48pm GMT

New Greek PM calls bond auction "vote of confidence"

New Greek PM calls bond auction "vote of confidence"Greece launched a 7-year bond auction Tuesday, the country's third effort this year to raise money from international markets while improved borrowing rates provide an advantage. The auction aimed at raising 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) followed 5-year and 10-year bond issues earlier in 2019. The Tuesday auction was the first of the new Greek government that took office this month under conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.


16 Jul 2019 6:46pm GMT

Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster

Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ousterThe director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it. Then last month, he sent another such email to all 4,300 agency employees. The agency released 350 pages of emails with the words "Tupac" or "2Pac" sent to and from Foxhoven during his two-year tenure in response to an AP request.


16 Jul 2019 6:45pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Former U.S. congressman Sanford considers challenge to Trump

UPDATE 1-Former U.S. congressman Sanford considers challenge to TrumpMark Sanford, a Republican former U.S. congressman from South Carolina, said on Tuesday he is considering mounting a primary challenge to President Donald Trump over the rising federal debt. Sanford, 59, a longtime Trump critic who lost his seat in the House of Representatives last year after he was challenged by a Trump supporter in the Republican primary, will decide in the next month whether to make a long-shot bid against Trump for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, he told Reuters. Watching last month's Democratic debates pushed him to consider taking on Trump, Sanford said.


16 Jul 2019 6:40pm GMT

Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate case

Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate caseA man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped. Deangelo Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder. A judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to circuit court where the 34-year-old Martin of Detroit will be arraigned July 23.


16 Jul 2019 6:37pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to Turkey

UPDATE 1-Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to TurkeyPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled reluctance to punish Turkey over its acquisition of a Russian air defense system, saying it was "not fair" that the United States would now be prohibited from selling Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 stealth fighter jets. Trump's remarks were his first about next steps after Turkey defiantly rebuffed U.S. warnings and started taking delivery of Russia's S-400 air defense system last week.


16 Jul 2019 6:35pm GMT

Man charged with sex assault on fellow nursing home resident

Man charged with sex assault on fellow nursing home residentPolice say a New Hampshire man has been charged with sexually assaulting a female stroke victim at a nursing home where both were residents. Milford Police Capt. Shawn Pelletier says 74-year-old Robert Champigny was arrested Monday night at a Manchester hotel for assaulting the 83-year-old woman at Crestwood Nursing Home in June. Champigny was released on personal recognizance.


16 Jul 2019 6:27pm GMT

Chicago alligator stakeout snaps shut after professional catches reptile

Chicago alligator stakeout snaps shut after professional catches reptileAn elusive alligator residing in a Chicago lagoon was caught early on Tuesday after the reptile, thought to be an abandoned pet, captivated locals for nearly a week. The alligator, called "Chance the Snapper" after Chicago-born hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, is a 5-foot-3 male who appeared to be "very healthy," said Kelley Gandurski, executive director for Chicago Animal Care and Control. Chicago authorities brought in Frank Robb, an expert from Florida with nearly 24 years experience capturing reptiles, to stake out the animal in Humboldt Park Lagoon on Chicago's West Side after it eluded a volunteer trapper.


16 Jul 2019 6:24pm GMT

Murphy signs bill aimed at making smart guns available

Murphy signs bill aimed at making smart guns availableGov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed into law a measure to make so-called smart guns available in the state, reversing his predecessor's vetoes of similar legislation. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill at Governor Livingston High School alongside Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, lawmakers, local officials and at least a couple dozen members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America who were wearing red T-shirts. The measure sets up a commission to approve smart guns, which are personalized firearms that can be fired only by authorized users.


16 Jul 2019 6:23pm GMT

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Former GOP Rep. Mark Sanford eyeing challenge to Trump in 2020

Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, who lost his primary race last year after voicing criticism of President Donald Trump, says he is considering mounting a challenge to the President in 2020.

16 Jul 2019 6:22pm GMT

Bye-kea: Company is closing its one US factory

Ikea is shutting down its only furniture factory in the United States.

16 Jul 2019 5:29pm GMT

CNN Poll: Biden, Sanders and Warren top the 2020 Democratic field in New Hampshire

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sit atop the field of Democratic presidential contenders among likely primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire.

16 Jul 2019 5:07pm GMT

George Conway calls Trump a 'racist president' after his attacks on progressive congresswomen

George Conway, husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, called President Donald Trump "a racist president" after remarks the President made attacking progressive Democratic congresswomen of color.

16 Jul 2019 3:37pm GMT

Here's how IHOP still makes billions

IHOP celebrates its 61st birthday Tuesday, capping off a momentous year that introduced a fake name change and a new menu item.

16 Jul 2019 3:33pm GMT

Here are the 4 congresswomen known as 'The Squad' targeted by Trump's racist tweets

Well before President Donald Trump launched a racist attack against four first-term, progressive Democratic congresswomen, "The Squad," as they've come to be known on Capitol Hill, had carved an outsized profile for themselves due to their willingness to take on the Washington establishment.

16 Jul 2019 2:11pm GMT

15 Jul 2019

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SpaceX thinks it knows what went wrong aboard the Crew Dragon

SpaceX revealed what it believes destroyed its Crew Dragon spacecraft in April.

15 Jul 2019 10:40pm GMT

Preliminary report shows likely cause of NYC power outage

Con Edison blamed their relay protection system Monday for the weekend power outage in New York City, saying the system didn't operate as designed, according to preliminary findings from the company.

15 Jul 2019 10:19pm GMT

America's addiction to absurdly fast shipping has a hidden cost

Search. Compare options. Click buy. Look out for a package on your doorstep the next day, or even that same day, without ever having to get in your car. The mail truck comes by and drops off your order with a bunch of others, probably on a route she would've been driving anyway, no extra trip needed. Totally green, right?

15 Jul 2019 5:40pm GMT

A sunken barge might have saved these Louisiana towns from major flooding

While officials worked to restore power and remove fallen trees in Assumption Parish on Sunday, one hazard was notably absent in its towns as a major storm pushed north: flooding.

15 Jul 2019 5:01pm GMT