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  • Showered in blaze of bullets, upscale Mexican neighborhood in shock after cartel assault

    The trendy bars and restaurants along the main strip of the Mexican city overwhelmed late last week by an army of cartel gunmen slowly began their recovery over the weekend even as many traumatized residents still shied away. Culiacan's central Tres Rios neighborhood, with its gated communities, upscale shopping centers and exclusive golf course, was victim to some of the most intense firefights last Thursday, concentrated on the street where soldiers attempted to arrest Ovidio Guzman, a son of jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. While El Chapo's Sinaloa Cartel successfully pinched off access at various points in the city, they trained their focus on Tres Rios, where Ovidio Guzman was briefly found and detained, but later released after officials realized they were outmatched.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 17:49:14 -0400
  • 'You have no idea': Prince Harry, Meghan on their struggle living in the spotlight news

    Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gave an unprecedented glimpse into the struggles they face as newlyweds and new parents under the glare of the public spotlight. "In all fairness I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand and hear," said Meghan, who was the California-born star of "Suits" when she met Harry.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 17:10:00 -0400
  • Scottish court asked to delay ruling on PM Johnson's Brexit extension request

    Anti-Brexit campaigners said they would ask a Scottish court on Monday to delay its ruling on a legal challenge that sought to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to comply with a law requiring him to request a delay to Brexit. The so-called Benn Act compelled Johnson to write a letter to the EU asking for a Brexit extension if parliament had not approved either a deal or a no-deal exit by Saturday. Johnson had repeatedly said he would not ask for a delay.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 17:01:06 -0400
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. DreamWorks' animated movie "Abominable" will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, the movie distributor said on Sunday. The U-shaped line is used on Chinese maps to illustrate its territorial claims over vast expanses of the resource-rich South China Sea, including areas claimed by other countries.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:56:09 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's treatment for a second rare blood disorder, the company said. The treatment, Ultomiris, has already been approved in the United States, Japan and the European Union to treat adults with blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:56:08 -0400
  • 1 of 2 cranes left hanging after demolition in New Orleans news

    Officials set off thundering explosions Sunday to topple two cranes looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, but most of one crane appeared to be left dangling atop the ruined building while the other crashed down. After the dust cleared, part of one crane could be seen hanging over the building while the end of one of the cranes, which was partially obstructed by New Orleans' landmark Saenger Theater, fell to the ground. The demolition comes a little over a week after the deadly collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel that was being built near a corner of the city's historic French Quarter.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:50:47 -0400
  • 3 US soldiers killed in crash at Fort Stewart in Georgia

    U.S. Army officials say three soldiers were killed and three others were injured when the armored vehicle they were riding in rolled over into water during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia. The soldiers were with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and were in a Bradley fighting vehicle. The Army says the three injured soldiers were evacuated and taken to an Army hospital, where two of them were treated and released.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:47:32 -0400
  • Emmett Till: Bulletproof memorial to murdered black teenager unveiled after repeated vandalism news

    A new memorial to Emmett Till, the murdered Chicago teenager credited with sparking the US civil rights movement, has been made bulletproof after previous markers were shot and thrown in the river where his body was found.Till was 14 years old when he was kidnapped, beaten and lynched in August 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:37:04 -0400
  • The Latest: Hotel collapse: Explosions demolish cranes news

    New Orleans officials set off thundering blasts intended to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel, but only one crane appeared to make it to the ground. The demolition comes a little over a week after the shocking collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel that was being built near a corner of the city's historic French Quarter. New Orleans officials have set off a series of explosions designed to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel, but only one appears to have fallen to the ground.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:23:34 -0400
  • Chile army issues new curfew in Chilean capital Santiago as protests continue

    The Chilean military declared another night-time curfew in the capital on Sunday as the government struggled to contain violent protests, looting and arson in the streets over recent fare hikes in public transportation. The general in charge of security in Santiago announced the curfew would begin at 7 p.m. (2200 GMT) on Sunday and end at 6 a.m. on Monday (0900 GMT).

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:09:11 -0400
  • Video shows Oregon coach disarming student then embracing him before police arrive news

    Stunning surveillance footage captured the moment a high school coach in Oregon disarmed a student with a shotgun and then held him in his arms. Keanon Lowe, a football and track and field coach at Parkrose High School, can be seen walking through the hallways and entering a classroom on May 17. When he next emerges, he is holding a shotgun and backing away from student Angel Granados-Diaz before another teacher comes up and takes the weapon away.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:04:00 -0400
  • 3 US Army soldiers killed during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, officials say news

    Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, according to officials. The soldiers, part of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, were pronounced dead on the scene after the Bradley Fighting Vehicle they were riding in was involved in an accident early Sunday morning, Patrick Husted, division public affairs officer, said in a news release. Another three soldiers were injured and evacuated to the Winn Army Community Hospital for treatment.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:01:00 -0400
  • N.Macedonian leaders agree to hold snap election on April 12

    Leaders of major political parties in North Macedonia, including those in the ruling coalition, agreed to hold a snap parliamentary election on April 12 after the European Union failed to give the country a date to start talks on joining the bloc. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday led a group of leaders who blocked opening talks with Albania and North Macedonia, despite concerns over increasing Chinese and Russian influence in the Balkans. On Sunday afternoon, North Macedonia's President Stevo Pendarovski called a meeting with party leaders to discuss further steps after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Saturday called for a snap vote.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:00:59 -0400
  • Italian ex-premier Renzi seeks to create new center-right news

    Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi appealed Sunday to disillusioned members of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's party to join forces — but received a quick rebuke. Renzi made his appeal the day after Berlusconi and his much-weakened Forza Italia party appeared marginalized at a right-wing rally in Rome led by Matteo Salvini of the populist League. While Berlusconi's party has slid significantly in popularity in recent years, a post-fascist party, the Brothers of Italy, is pulling the conservative movement toward a more extreme right.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:51:09 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Brexit stumble slightly dents pound's euphoria as trading resumes

    Sterling slipped half a percent as world currency markets opened for the first time since the UK parliament delayed a crucial vote on a Brexit withdrawal agreement. As trading opened in Wellington, New Zealand, the pound slipped 0.6% to $1.2929, but the bulk of its recent rally held amid confidence that a disorderly exit from the European Union would still be avoided. The British currency closed on Friday just below the $1.30 mark, right at the peak of a 6.5% surge it has enjoyed since British Prime Minister Boris Johnson first made a breakthrough on striking an EU divorce deal on Oct. 10.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:50:05 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-N.Ireland's Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

    The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down. The deal struck with EU leaders last week has been met by fierce opposition from pro-British politicians in the region, including Johnson's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) allies, who say it weakens Northern Ireland's place in the United Kingdom. "There is a feeling people need to do something but I would be encouraging people that it isn't a case for street protest at this time," Orange Order Grand Secretary Mervyn Gibson told Reuters in a telephone interview.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:43:58 -0400
  • North Macedonia leaders agree on April 12 election date news

    North Macedonia's political leaders agreed Sunday that an early election will be held next year, following the European Union's decision not to begin membership talks. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said late Sunday after a meeting with President Stevo Pendarovski that the leaders of the main political parties had decided that the "most suitable" date for the vote is April 12, eight months before parliament's four-year term is due to expire. A caretaker government of technicians will take over from Zaev's Social Democrat-led coalition on Jan. 3, 100 days before the election.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:40:51 -0400
  • Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project

    Facebook Inc, facing growing skepticism about its digital currency project Libra, on Sunday said the initiative could use cryptocurrencies based on national currencies such as the dollar, instead of the synthetic one it initially proposed. David Marcus, who heads the Libra project for Facebook, told a banking seminar the group's main goal remained to create a more efficient payments system, but it was open to looking at alternative approaches for the currency token it would use. "We could definitely approach this with having a multitude of stablecoins that represent national currencies in a tokenized digital form," he said.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:35:35 -0400
  • Ex-Baltimore mayor D'Alesandro, Pelosi's brother, dies at 90

    Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. A spokesman for Pelosi said D'Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke. Pelosi says in a statement that she and her family are devastated.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:16:17 -0400
  • Canada's frontrunners slam Quebec sovereignty comment on final day of election campaign

    The two frontrunners in Canada's election campaign attacked the leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Yves-Francois Blanchet, on Sunday, the final day before the vote, for again raising the prospect of a sovereign Quebec. The Bloc, which fields candidates only in the French-speaking province, has surged during the six-week official campaign, partly thanks to Blanchet's convincing performance in the debates, where he promised to stick up for Quebec.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:07:26 -0400
  • Trafficking ring involving thousands of turtles uncovered by Florida wildlife officials news

    Florida wildlife officials have uncovered a trafficking ring of thousands of smuggled turtles following a long-term undercover investigation. Two suspects have been charged for poaching the turtles, most of them native to Florida, and selling them illegally, according to a news release by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Many of the turtles ended up in international markets, including those in Asia, officials said.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:57:00 -0400
  • Egypt to press for outside mediator in Ethiopia dam dispute

    Egypt will push Ethiopia this week to agree to an external mediator to help resolve a deepening dispute over a giant hydropower dam being built on Ethiopia's Blue Nile, officials said on Sunday. Egypt sees the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as an existential risk, fearing it will threaten scarce water supplies in Egypt and power generation at its own dam in Aswan. Cairo says it has exhausted efforts to reach an agreement on the conditions for operating GERD and filling the reservoir behind it, after years of three-party talks with Ethiopia and Sudan.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:55:50 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Bolivia votes on extending Evo's rule as rival hints he could dispute result

    Bolivians went to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to extend the rule of President Evo Morales to nearly two decades or oust the great survivor of South America's "pink tide" of leftist leaders, in a tight election his chief rival suggested he may dispute if results show he lost. In the capital La Paz, Bolivians walked to polls on streets that were nearly empty due to restrictions on driving during elections, with many chatting with neighbors and eating sandwiches sold from food stands outside voting stations. Morales, widely known as just "Evo," is the favorite to win, but this election is set to be his toughest race since sweeping to power as Bolivia's first indigenous president in 2006.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:34:23 -0400
  • Chicago Police Superintendent Seeks Investigation Into Himself news

    It was barely Thursday when someone in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago called 911 to report a person asleep in an SUV at a stop sign.When police officers arrived around 12:30 a.m., they found their boss, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, "slumped over" in his city-issued Chevrolet Tahoe, according to officials and news reports.Officers did not see any signs of impairment, and Johnson, who reported parking his car after feeling lightheaded, was allowed to drive himself home, the police said.Later that day, the superintendent called for an internal investigation into what happened, citing the need for transparency. Speaking to reporters Thursday night, he blamed blood pressure medication for the episode.The superintendent called for an investigation because "whether you are police officer or a superintendent, all officers ought to be held to the highest standard," a Police Department spokesman, Anthony Guglielmi, said in a statement Thursday.But the episode took a turn on Friday after Mayor Lori Lightfoot told The Chicago Sun-Times that Superintendent Johnson disclosed to her that he had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before being found asleep in his vehicle.He was not given a sobriety test after officers roused him, and Lightfoot told The Sun-Times that she was awaiting the outcome of the internal investigation to determine if the responding officers skirted rules to protect their boss, and whether Johnson should be held responsible.In a separate statement Friday, Guglielmi said the police "have no indication of impropriety at this time," adding that "this question can only be answered by the internal affairs investigation," which he said was continuing.The mayor declined to say whether the superintendent should have been driving or given a field sobriety test, The Sun-Times reported. The mayor's office did not respond to requests for comment Saturday, and the superintendent could not be reached.The police said Johnson complained of feeling exhausted Wednesday. He sent his driver home that day, but said he should have had one with him.Johnson told reporters that he did not take his blood pressure medication after his doctor changed it this week. He said he threw out his old medication, but "failed to put the new medication in."The superintendent had a blood clot this past summer, The Tribune reported, and in 2017, he underwent a kidney transplant.This episode with the superintendent was the latest to draw attention to the Police Department. In 2018, an officer was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald and, more recently, 63 men and women were exonerated after having been convicted on drug charges in arrests by two corrupt police officers.Johnson was named to the post in 2016. His predecessor, Garry F. McCarthy, was fired days after the release of the video of McDonald's shooting.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:33:33 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-At least three dead in fires amid Chilean riots, flights out of Santiago delayed

    At least three people died in supermarket arson attacks in Chile's capital Santiago, and soldiers shot two people during an operation to detain looters, authorities said, as protests entered their second week and intensified after a state of emergency was announced. There was transport deadlock in the city and chaos at the international airport, where flights into and out of Santiago were suspended or cancelled as crew members and airport staff were unable to get to work, the city's governor said. Santiago and other Chilean cities have been engulfed by several days of riots as protests over an increase in public transport costs prompted President Sebastian Pinera to reverse the move and declare a state of emergency.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:21:41 -0400
  • Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight news

    Botswana's ruling party faces the tightest election of its history on Wednesday after former President Ian Khama, annoyed with his hand-picked successor, announced his support for the opposition, shaking up one of Africa's most stable countries. The influential Khama, son of founding President Seretse Khama, withdrew his support after current President Mokgweetsi Masisi broke with some of his policies, including by loosening restrictions on elephant hunting in an apparent bid to appeal to rural voters. Some Botswanan analysts say Khama defected from his own Botswana Democratic Party because Masisi challenged his control of the party, which has been in power since independence in 1966, and targeted some Khama allies in an anti-corruption drive.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:14:11 -0400
  • South Sudan's opposition leader warns of return to civil war news

    South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar warned Sunday that the country could return to civil war if a coalition government is formed by a Nov. 12 deadline and he asked for another months-long delay for the crucial step in a fragile peace deal. Machar made an impassioned plea to a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation that met with him and President Salva Kiir to urge speedier progress in pulling the country out of a five-year civil war that killed almost 400,000 people. "Suppose we form a government on the 12th, you know what's going to happen?

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:08:12 -0400
  • 'I never saw that': Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Mulvaney quid pro quo admission news

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on ABC's "This Week" that he never saw the kind of quid pro quo that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney referred to on Thursday with regard to the decision-making process he was involved in on Ukraine. "The conversation was always around what were the strategic implications," Pompeo told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:06:30 -0400
  • Battered Trudeau team sees sign of Canadian election hope after scandals

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, hit by scandals and locked in a near dead-heat ahead of Monday's election, has put away his teleprompter and taken his campaign on the offensive. A day ahead of a federal election that looked as though it could spell the end for one of the world's last remaining progressive leaders, the Trudeau team is seeing signs of hope. Surveys of public opinion still indicate that Trudeau will lose his majority in Parliament and be forced to rely on the support of smaller parties.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:52:06 -0400
  • 'He fought them,' father says of son killed on his birthday defending his family in Texas home invasion news

    Security video of a car speeding from the Texas home of a father gunned down on his 29th birthday while defending his wife and two young children from intruders was released by authorities desperate to identify the suspects and bring them to justice. Brenton Estorffe, an Australian native raising his family in the Houston suburb of Katy, was shot to death early Wednesday while attempting to fight off at least two men who broke into his residence, according to Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office investigators. "He wrestled those two blokes away from his wife and kids," Estorffe father, Michael Estorffe, told The Australian newspaper before flying from Australia to Texas to be with his son's grieving widow and children.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:45:00 -0400
  • EU will delay Brexit until February if Johnson fails to ratify deal this week - The Sunday Times

    The Sunday Times has reported that the European Union will delay Brexit until February 2020 if Prime Minister Boris Johnson is unable to get his deal past parliament this week. The delay would be "fungible", meaning that Britain could leave earlier, on Nov. 1 or 15, December or January, if his deal is ratified before the extension ends, the newspaper said, citing diplomatic sources.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:30:42 -0400
  • Elizabeth Warren gets taste of what it really means to be a front-runner news

    The spotlights at the fourth Democratic debate beamed down on the 12 candidates on stage, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., faced an especially hot glare getting her first taste of what it really means to be a front-runner. Many of the remaining 2020 Democrats accused her of being "evasive" on some of the core points that buttress the narrative of her candidacy and her origin story. "We are accustomed to seeing a particular model of what it looks like to be a candidate for the presidency," Kelly Dittmar, a professor of political science at Rutgers University-Camden and scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics, told ABC News.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:29:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Lebanon PM Hariri agrees reform package in bid to resolve economic crisis -official sources tell Reuters

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has agreed a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked nationwide protests, official sources told Reuters, with a cabinet meeting expected on Monday to approve them. Hariri, who is leading a coalition government mired by sectarian and political rivalries, gave his feuding government partners a 72-hour deadline on Friday to agree reforms that could ward off crisis, hinting he may otherwise resign. It also includes a plan to privatise its telecommunications sector and an overhaul to its crippled electricity sector, a crucial demand among potential foreign donors and investors needed to unlock some $11 billion in funds to Lebanon.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:13:10 -0400
  • Three U.S. Army soldiers killed, three injured in training accident in Georgia

    The incident involving a 37-ton Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle occurred early in the morning at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield in southeast Georgia, the base said in a statement released on Twitter. The three injured were taken for treatment to the Winn Army Community Hospital, the base said. In the statement, the Army described the incident as an accident, but did not offer details.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:13:03 -0400
  • RPT-Lebanon PM Hariri agrees reform package in bid to resolve economic crisis -official sources tell Reuters

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has agreed a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked nationwide protests, official sources told Reuters, with a cabinet meeting expected on Monday to approve them. It also includes a plan to privatise its telecommunications sector and an overhaul to its crippled electricity sector, a crucial demand among potential foreign donors and investors needed to unlock some $11 billion in funds to Lebanon.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:09:54 -0400
  • Lebanon PM Hariri agrees reform package in bid to resolve economic crisis -official sources

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has agreed a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked nationwide protests, official sources told Reuters, with a cabinet meeting expected on Monday to approve them. It also includes a plan to privatise its telecommunications sector and an overhaul to its crippled electricity sector, a crucial demand among potential foreign donors and investors needed to unlock some $11 billion in funds to Lebanon.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:49:16 -0400
  • A crude performance: Semi-naked climate activists protest BP art sponsorship

    Visitors to a London portrait gallery were treated to an impromptu performance on Sunday when three semi-naked climate activists were doused with mock crude oil in a protest against arts sponsorship by British oil company BP. The unauthorised stunt at the National Portrait Gallery capped a two-week wave of actions by civil disobedience movement Extinction Rebellion, which led to more than 3,300 arrests in London and cities around the world, the group said. Activists spread a white sheet over the floor of the main hall of the gallery's Ondaatje wing before two women and a man wearing only skin-coloured underwear adopted foetal positions on the covering.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:46:00 -0400
  • South Sudan's Machar says unlikely to be part of unity govt by Nov. 12

    South Sudan's main opposition leader told a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation on Sunday that he will not be part of a unity government next month, dashing the prospects of progress in a stalled peace process. Former rebel leader Riek Machar said the parties have failed to agree on ways to integrate the army, a key condition of a peace accord signed last year, and could not see how they could form a government without it. President Salva Kiir and Machar signed a peace deal in September 2018 after a string of failed agreements to end a civil conflict that has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, displaced a third of the population and ruined the country's economy.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:39:52 -0400
  • Trump is 'in the hospitality business,' Mulvaney says, after president reverses plan to host summit at his golf club news

    Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Trump’s decision to host next year’s G-7 summit at his hotel resort, saying the president “still considers himself to be in the hospitality business.”

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:31:55 -0400
  • Bride who loves chicken nuggets surprised with nugget bouquet at her wedding news

    Bride who loves chicken nuggets surprised with nugget bouquet at her wedding originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.comThis newly married couple celebrated their wedding day like any other couple. They said their vows, danced all night and even shared some cake.But in the end, it was the flower arrangements that left behind the biggest impression. Yes, this bride’s chicken nugget bouquet is everything you’ve ever wanted in wedding decor. And it all started with a simple email to Tyson brand. ...

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:06:28 -0400
  • Box Office: 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Dominates With Soft $36 Million

    Five years after Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" cast a spell over the box office, the villainous enchantress has returned to the top of domestic charts. Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," a sequel to 2014's fantasy adventure based on the "Sleeping Beauty" sorceress, debuted to $36 million from 2,790 North American theaters, nearly half of what the first movie made in its inaugural weekend ($69 million). Despite opening below projections heading into the weekend, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" easily towered over competition including holdover from Warner Bros.' "Joker" and newcomer Sony's "Zombieland: Double Tap." The "Maleficent" follow-up did benefit as one of the few offerings catering to younger female moviegoers in a marketplace that's been largely dominated by male-skewed titles like "Joker" and Paramount's "Gemini Man." Women represented 56% of ticket buyers, about 50% of which were under the age of 25.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:00:26 -0400
  • RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

    Technology companies, which make up the largest swath of the U.S. stock market, are expected to post a nearly 8% drop in third-quarter profits as reports roll in next week from many of the sector's biggest corporations. The overall sector's earnings performance is being dragged down by semiconductors, which are expected to post a nearly 27% plunge in quarterly profits, according to IBES data from Refinitiv, as analysts point to impact from the U.S.-China tariff conflict and generally weak demand. Growing business IT spending continues to support other pockets of tech, according to investors.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:00:00 -0400
  • White House's Mulvaney did not mull quitting over "quid pro quo" flap

    Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday he had not offered to resign for indicating last week that U.S. President Donald Trump had sought a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid, comments he has since retracted. "I never said there was a quid pro quo because there isn't," Mulvaney told Fox News Sunday, using a Latin phrase meaning a favor for a favor. Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday that Trump's decision to withhold $391 million in aid to Ukraine was linked in part to his desire for an investigation by Kiev into a debunked theory that a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server was held in Ukraine.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:57:53 -0400
  • Syria critic Lindsey Graham reverses stance, says Trump's policy could succeed

    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed "historic solutions" were possible. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fueled his optimism that a solution could be reached where the security of Turkey and the Kurds was guaranteed and fighters from Islamic State contained. "I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have eluded us for years if we play our cards right," Graham said.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:55:09 -0400
  • UPDATE 4-Lebanon's Hariri agrees reforms amid nationwide protests over economic crisis

    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri agreed on Sunday a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked protests aimed at ousting a ruling elite seen as riddled with corruption and cronyism. Officials told Reuters the agreement was reached as hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets for a fourth day in the biggest show of dissent against the establishment in decades.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:51:27 -0400
  • Brexit stumble to dent euphoric pound but bulk of gains to hold

    The pound closed just below the $1.30 mark on Friday, right at the peak of a 6.5% surge it has enjoyed since British Prime Minister Boris Johnson first made a breakthrough on striking an EU divorce deal on Oct. 10.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:49:42 -0400
  • Milan seeks US apology for WWII bomb that killed children news

    Milan's mayor appealed Sunday to U.S. authorities to apologize for a World War II bombing raid that killed 184 elementary school children. Mayor Giuseppe Sala made the request following a Mass marking the 75th anniversary of the Gorla massacre, named for the quarter in the city that was struck, the news agency ANSA reported. "I think it's necessary that the American government apologizes, knowing that we are here to forgive," Sala said, adding that he would formalize the request with the U.S. consul in Milan this week.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:40:44 -0400
  • Kurdish militia says it has pulled out from Syria border town

    The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had pulled out all its fighters from the border town of Ras al Ain as part of a U.S.-brokered deal to withdraw from a "safe zone" that Turkey aims to establish near its border. "We don't have any more fighters in the city," Kino Gabriel the SDF spokesman said in a statement.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:35:44 -0400
  • Secretary Mike Pompeo defends deal brokered with Turkey to temporarily halt military operations in Syria news

    The U.S. and Turkey reached the agreement on Thursday to "pause" Turkey's military operations in northern Syria for five days to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from a buffer zone. If the withdrawal is complete after that time, Turkey will halt its operation and the U.S. will lift sanctions on Turkish officials.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:24:53 -0400
  • Russian government supports capping IT companies foreign ownership

    The Russian government has supported a draft law on limiting foreign ownership in major IT companies to just under 50 percent, according to a parliamentary website, a move which may further tighten state control over the internet.

    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:24:42 -0400
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