Mueller submits Trump-Russia report, lawmakers urge quick release

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed in a confidential report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, setting off a clamor from lawmakers in both parties for the document's quick release.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:17:18 -0400

Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:17:18 -0400

Many 'march for love' in New Zealand as mosques reopen

About 3,000 people walked through Christchurch in a 'march for love' early on Saturday, honoring the 50 worshippers massacred in the New Zealand city a week ago, as the mosques where the shooting took place reopened for prayers.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:16:00 -0400

U.S. blacklists Venezuelan state banks after arrest of Guaido aide

The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on Venezuela's development bank, Bandes, a day after the Trump administration warned there would be consequences for the arrest by Venezuelan authorities of opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:14:12 -0400

Exclusive: IADB cancels China meeting after Beijing bars Venezuela representative

The Inter-American Development Bank on Friday called off next week's meeting of its 48 member countries in China after Beijing refused to allow a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend, two sources with knowledge of the decision said.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:14:12 -0400

Exclusive: Mexico central bank says Uber, other firms interested in mobile pay system

Various companies in Mexico, including Uber Technologies Inc., have shown interest in using a new mobile payments system developed by the country's central bank that seeks to promote financial inclusion, the head of the bank said on Friday.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:05:58 -0400

Trump decides against more North Korea sanctions at this time: source

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:57:04 -0400

Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:55:32 -0400

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U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by improperly sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:52:18 -0400

Cholera cases reported as hunger, disease stalk African cyclone survivors

Cholera cases were reported on Friday in the Mozambican city of Beira, adding a risk of deadly illnesses for hundreds of thousands of people who are scrambling for shelter, food and water after catastrophic flooding in southern Africa.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:52:04 -0400

Autonomy founder Lynch set for $5 billion Hewlett-Packard court showdown

Mike Lynch, once hailed as Britain's answer to Bill Gates, faces Hewlett-Packard (HP) in London's High Court on Monday in a multi-billion dollar showdown over the U.S. technology company's 2011 purchase of the Autonomy software business he founded.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:39:59 -0400

Houston petrochemical fire put out after it re-ignites, had added to shipping woes

A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the day that spilled chemicals and halted ship traffic in the nation's busiest oil port.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:25:57 -0400

Planned U.S. oil storage boom faces new scrutiny after tank-farm fire

A three-day petrochemical fire that spread a cancer-causing chemical and thick smoke over Houston suburbs this week has spurred calls for tougher safety regulations that could affect a nearly dozen crude-export terminals proposed for the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:25:53 -0400

Viacom, AT&T negotiations weigh on possible CBS tie-up: sources

Viacom Inc's bitter contract renewal talks with AT&T Inc's DirecTV that could see the blackout of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central by midnight Friday are weighing on a possible tie-up of CBS and Viacom, sources familiar with the discussions said.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:58:58 -0400

Main Mueller report findings to be made public when Congress receives them: official

The main conclusions of the report written by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be made public when they are delivered to Congress, a senior Justice Department official told reporters.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:34:50 -0400

Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

The closure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election does not mark the end of legal worries for President Donald Trump and people close to him. Other ongoing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:24:05 -0400

Trump did not reverse North Korea sanctions on Chinese shipping companies: source

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday did not reverse North Korea-related sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:10:02 -0400

China chemical plant blast kills 62; Xi orders probe

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 62 people, state media said late on Friday, with 34 people critically injured and 28 missing, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:07:45 -0400

Image sharing website Pinterest files for IPO

Pinterest Inc, the owner of the image search website known for the food and fashion photos that its users post, filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators on Friday, looking to tap into a red-hot market for new stock offerings.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:03:04 -0400

Musk's lawyers call tweet in SEC's contempt bid 'not material'

Elon Musk's lawyers said that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to satisfy its heavy burden of showing that the Tesla Inc chief executive should be held in contempt, and the tweet prompting its contempt motion was both proper and "not material."

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:00:28 -0400