U.S. economy

DealBook Briefing: The Fed Gave Trump What He Wants, Carefully

15 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Central bank forecasts suggest that it won't raise rates this year, and Wall Street couldn't be happier.
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Stock futures tread water after Fed turns more accommodative

25 minutes ago   |   Reuters

U.S. stock index futures were subdued on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve abandoned projections for any interest rate hikes this year amid signs of an economic slowdown.
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'Dozy driver' dangers: Police dashcam captures near head on crash

25 minutes ago   |   ABC

A police dashcam caught terrifying video of a near head-on collision between a police officer and a "dozy driver" in Michigan on Monday.
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Cyclone Idai: 1,000 could be dead in Mozambique; Zimbabwe death toll could be 350, officials say

25 minutes ago   |   ABC

The scope of the storm is still coming into focus as it will be days before Mozambique's inundated plains drain.
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Venezuelan forces detain key aide to opposition leader

25 minutes ago   |   National Post

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan security forces detained a key aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido in a raid on his home early Thursday, an opposition lawmaker said. Lawyer...
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Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

25 minutes ago   |   National Post

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to...
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Rising country music star dies in accidental shooting

51 minutes ago   |   ABC

The rising musician from Texas died after a reported accidental shooting with a gun that was being used as a music video prop.
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Drinking tea that is too hot can lead to cancer, study says

1 hour ago   |   ABC

A new study uncovers a correlation between hot tea and cancer, but you probably don't have to worry if you drink your tea at a reasonable temperature.
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Starbucks testing new recyclable cups in 5 cities

1 hour ago   |   ABC   |   2 articles

The coffee chain is testing compostable coffee cups at five U.S. locations including in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and London.
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16 Years After Iraq, the US Has Become a Nation of Passive Neocons

16 Years After Iraq, the US Has Become a Nation of Passive Neocons

1 hour ago   |   MintPress News

WASHINGTON - Sixteen years have passed and the memory of the Iraq War is distant for many, save for the millions of people - Iraqi and American alike - who saw their lives...
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New Zealand bans all assault weapons immediately

New Zealand bans all assault weapons immediately

The ban includes assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and "military style semi-automatic rifles" like the weapons used in last Friday's attacks on two Christchurch mosques. Read more ...

Family seeks 'Disney-mad' nanny to dress as princesses for $53,000

Family seeks 'Disney-mad' nanny to dress as princesses for $53,000

Imagine getting paid $53,000 to babysit while dressed as a Disney princess. Read more ...

Part 4 of 4: Local organization working to end homelessness in KC

Part 4 of 4: Local organization working to end homelessness in KC

"reStart Inc" has served over 30,000 homeless individuals in 37 years Read more ...

Celtics fall to 76ers after building 11-point halftime lead

Celtics fall to 76ers after building 11-point halftime lead

Marcus Smart was ejected after shoving Joel Embiid in the back. Read more ...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft declines plea deal in prostitution case

Patriots owner Robert Kraft declines plea deal in prostitution case

Prosecutors have offered to drop misdemeanor charges against Kraft in exchange for fines, community service and an admission they would be found guilty should the case go to... Read more ...

Trump ramps up trade war, saying US will keep tariffs on China for a...

Trump ramps up trade war, saying US will keep tariffs on China for a 'substantial period'

US President Donald Trump put further pressure on trade war talks with China after indicating that tariffs on goods wouldn't be immediately lifted in the event of a deal. Trump... Read more ...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in '19-20

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in '19-20

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the... Read more ...

RFK speech, songs by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper being added to National Recording...

RFK speech, songs by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper being added to National Recording Registry

Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. Read more ...

Lawsuit: Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of slaves

Lawsuit: Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of slaves

A woman has sued Harvard University, claiming the school has "shamelessly" turned a profit from images of two 19th century slaves she says are her ancestors. Read more ...

James Harden pours in 57, but Rockets fall to Grizzlies in OT

James Harden pours in 57, but Rockets fall to Grizzlies in OT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - James Harden scored 57 points but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime Wednesday night, handing the Rockets only their second loss in... Read more ...