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  • Dow drops more than 600 points after Trump tweets on China, Fed

    Volatile trading rocked the Dow on Friday, after President Donald Trump responded to new retaliatory tariffs from China and criticized the US Federal Reserve. The stock index fell more than 500 points, or 2%, after Trump tweeted he “will be responding to China’s tariffs this afternoon.” The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019 ….all deliveries […]

  • France opens rape investigation into Jeffrey Epstein

    PARIS — The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, it confirmed on Friday. The preliminary investigation has been opened on the counts of rape and sexual assault of minors under and over 15 years of age, criminal association with a view to committing crimes, and association of criminals with a view to committing offenses. Paris prosecutors said the investigation was based on checks and cross-checks carried out on information provided to the public prosecutor’s office and […]

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

    WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced Friday. “The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court said. This is the 86-year-old liberal icon’s fourth bout with cancer. In 1999, she successfully underwent surgery to treat colon cancer. She was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009. Last December, Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from […]

  • Amazon fires: Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio among celebrities to speak out

    Huge fires have been blazing through the Brazilian rainforest this week, with more than half in the Amazon region. The fires spell disaster for the local environment and ecology — and environmentalists and researchers say the blazes were likely lit by cattle ranchers and loggers. A growing number of high-profile celebrities are among those speaking out about the potential global catastrophe. Many are demanding accountability from Brazil’s pro-business President Jair Bolsonaro, who activists say encouraged ranchers, farmers and loggers to exploit and […]

  • Taylor Swift’s new album features surprise cameos from Idris Elba and James Corden

    In “London Boy,” the eleventh track on Taylor Swift’s seventh album, Lover, the country singer turned pop superstar sets out her love for the British capital, from Camden Market to Highgate to Brixton. The song opens with a brief spoken clip, in which an unidentified person says: “We can go driving on my scooter… you know, just round London.” It’s safe to assume the track is inspired by Swift’s boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn, so when fans first heard the London […]

  • Human chain across Hong Kong expresses solidarity and determination, say protesters

    Protesters formed a human chain across Hong Kong Friday evening in a show of solidarity for the city’s pro-democracy protest movement that continues to gain traction almost three months after it began. The action was planned to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the “Baltic Way,” a historically significant peaceful demonstration against Soviet occupation. On August 23, 1989, an estimated two million people formed a 600 kilometer (372 miles) long human chain across the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Starting […]

  • New York man crushed to death by elevator at apartment building

    A 30-year-old man was crushed to death by an elevator at a New York high-rise on Thursday, police said. The man was pinned by the elevator between the basement and first floor of the building on Third Avenue on the East Side of Manhattan, according to Det. Sophia Mason, a police spokeswoman. Emergency medical personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene after a 911 call, Mason said. Police said the man appeared to be leaving the elevator on the […]

  • George Washington Bridge has reopened after bomb squad investigated a suspicious package

    The upper and lower levels of the George Washington Bridge have reopened after more than 90 minutes of closure while police investigated a suspicious package, according to the bridge’s Twitter page. Both levels were closed in both directions Thursday night due to a suspicious package, a spokesman from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told CNN. The upper level was closed around 9:30 p.m., and the lower level was closed around 10:20 p.m., according to CNN affiliate WPIX. […]

  • Seven Hawaiian Airlines passengers taken to hospital after smoke in the cabin forces plane evacuation

    HONOLULU, Hi. – Seven passengers were taken to hospitals when a Hawaiian Airlines flight landed in Honolulu on Thursday morning with smoke in the cabin and cargo hold, officials said. The passengers had “smoke-related symptoms,” Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement. The smoke buildup happened because oil was leaking “onto hot parts of the plane’s engine and air conditioning pressurization system,” according to a statement released by the airline, which blamed the leak on a failed seal. Daniel K. Inouye […]

  • George Washington Bridge closed due to suspicious package

    The upper and lower levels of the George Washington Bridge were closed in both directions Thursday night due to a suspicious package, a spokesman from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told CNN. The upper level was closed around 9:30 p.m., and the lower level was closed around 10:20 p.m., according to WPIX. The lower level of the George Washington Bridge was later reopened in both directions, according to a tweet from the bridge’s official account. The […]

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