Cartel gunmen terrorize Mexican city, free El Chapo's son

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:50
Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover.
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Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:35
Former Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination this month as U.S. House Democrats looked into allegations that President Donald Trump tried to pressure a foreign leader to investigate him, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
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Chicago teachers, district joust over 'sticking points' on 2nd day of strike

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:13
Striking Chicago public school teachers reported some headway at the bargaining table on Friday in a contract dispute focused on reducing class sizes and other issues that would benefit students.
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Boeing 737 MAX test pilot grappled with simulator flaws, too

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:09
In newly released text messages from 2016, a top Boeing 737 MAX test pilot tells a colleague that the jet's MCAS flight control system - the same one linked to two fatal crashes - was "running rampant in the (simulator) on me."
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Boeing pilots' messages on 737 MAX safety raise new questions

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:09
A Boeing Co senior pilot said he might have unintentionally misled regulators, in a series of internal messages from 2016 that became public Friday, plunging the world's largest airplane maker into a fresh crisis.
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FAA turns over emails from former Boeing 737 pilot

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:09
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday turned over 10 pages of emails to Congress from a former chief technical pilot on the Boeing 737 MAX that disclosed new details of the company's efforts to win approval from regulators around the world and drew the ire of a top Democratic lawmaker.
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Energy secretary will not comply with congressional Democrats' impeachment probe: reports

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:08
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will not turn over documents to congressional Democrats who had subpoenaed them over his role in Ukraine as part of their impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, according to U.S. media reports on Friday.
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White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:08
President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim - debunked as a conspiracy theory - about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.
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What Hunter Biden did on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:04
By Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova, Ilya Zhegulev and Luke Baker
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U.S. diplomat told Congress he raised red flag about Biden and Ukraine: source

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 20:04
A U.S. diplomat told congressional investigators this week that he raised concerns about Hunter Biden's position with a Ukrainian energy company in 2015, only to be turned away by an aide to then-Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the testimony said on Friday.
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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 19:40
Oracle Corp's 62-year-old co-chief Mark Hurd died on Friday morning, the company said, an unexpected development that raises pressure on co-CEO Safra Catz to lead the business software maker's ongoing transition to cloud computing.
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White House aide's words on Ukraine upend impeachment strategy, rattle allies

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 18:29
A top White House aide's suggestion that President Donald Trump sought a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid has upended the administration's impeachment strategy and left his Republican allies flummoxed and frustrated.
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Late Representative Cummings to lie in state in U.S. Capitol

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 18:28
The late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, one of a handful of Democrats leading an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, will be honored in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday when a coffin carrying his remains will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall.
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U.S. hits Cuba with new sanctions over human rights, Venezuela

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 18:25
The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela's government, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday.
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Boeing, J&J, dismal China data drag Wall Street lower

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 18:11
Wall Street fell on Friday as negative headlines about Johnson & Johnson and Boeing, along with bleak economic data from China, soured investor risk appetite and offset generally positive corporate earnings.
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Barcelona rocked by violence on fifth day of separatist protests

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 18:03
Hundreds of protesters battled police in the heart of Barcelona on Friday, setting up fiery barricades and hurling rocks at security forces on the fifth day of unrest following the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders.
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Opioid settlement talks falter, landmark trial expected Monday: attorney

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:55
A landmark trial stemming from the U.S. opioid epidemic is expected to begin on Monday after last-ditch talks to strike a multibillion-dollar settlement faltered on Friday, according to an attorney for local governments.
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U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:50
Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday, completing the first spacewalk by an all-woman team when they stepped outside the International Space Station.
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J&J recalls 33,000 bottles of baby powder as FDA finds asbestos in sample

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:49
Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.
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Brexit day of reckoning: parliament to vote on Johnson's deal

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:40
Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the course of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.
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