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Retailers, airlines lift US stocks higher, extending gains
Retailers and airlines helped lift U.S. stocks broadly higher Monday, extending the market's gains from last week
Updated: 2 hours ago
Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12
Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least 12 people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from an earlier temblor that killed hundreds
Published: 08/20/18
Afghan officials: Government forces free 149 people abducted by Taliban hours earlier; insurgents still hold 21 hostages
Afghan officials: Government forces free 149 people abducted by Taliban hours earlier; insurgents still hold 21 hostages
Published: 08/20/18
Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percent
Experts determined last February that corrosion of the metal cables encased in pressed concrete had reduced by 20 percent the strength of the highway bridge that collapsed last week
Updated: 6 hours ago
South Africa opens inquiry into corruption during Zuma rule
A South African commission charged with probing allegations of widespread corruption under the government of former President Jacob Zuma started its first public hearings on Monday in Johannesburg
Updated: 11 hours ago
Japan opens Rugby World Cup stadium on 2011 tsunami site
Japan has opened a new stadium for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on the site of a school that was destroyed by a devastating tsunami in 2011
Published: 08/20/18
4 Japanese players kicked out after "night out with women."
Four Japanese basketball players have been kicked out of the Asian Games and sent home after the delegation head said they "spent the night in a hotel with women."
Updated: 11 hours ago
German foreign minister honors Nazi victims at Auschwitz
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is making a visit to the former German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a gesture that he said is meant to "keep alive the memory of the incredible atrocities."
Updated: 6 hours ago
IndyCar rallies together in wake of Wickens' accident
Alexander Rossi won at Pocono Raceway in race marred by a violent wreck that sent IndyCar rookie driver Robert Wickens to the hospital
Published: 08/20/18
Bhutan: No medals yet in the Asian Games _ but still happy
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has never won a medal of any kind at the Asian Games
Updated: 12 hours ago
As US pushes Tehran, Iran recalls American-backed 1953 coup
As US pushes Tehran by pulling out of nuclear deal, Iran recalls American-backed 1953 coup
Published: 08/20/18
Racing stickers pour in for casket of Iowa boy with cancer
Racers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants auto racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia
Updated: 3 hours ago
Ben Carson's politics complicate his legacy
'We thought he could walk on water': Baltimore residents say Ben Carson's foray into politics is tarnishing his legacy as a hero
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rossi wins at Pocono in race marred by violent wreck
Alexander Rossi won at Pocono Raceway in race marred by a violent wreck that sent IndyCar rookie driver Robert Wickens to the hospital
Published: 08/19/18
Conoco says Venezuela will pay $2 billion arbitration award
U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips says it has reached an agreement with Venezuela*s state-owned oil company to recover nearly $2 billion it was awarded as part of a decade-old expropriation dispute
Updated: 10 hours ago