Dow erases losses as tech rally helps overcome dollar pressure

The Dow Jones Industrial Average erased earlier losses as a rally in tech stocks offset dollar pressure. The Dow gained 14 points, or 0.1%. The S&P 500 rose 0.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.4%. Consumer discretionary and information technology gave support to stocks, both up 1.3% and 0.8%, respectively. Casino stocks outperformed following news … Read more

Colorado police release bodycam video of cruiser with suspect inside hit by a train

CNN — Colorado police have released videos showing a train hitting a police cruiser in which a detained suspect was handcuffed. The Fort Lupton Police Department released body camera and dashcam video on Friday showing Yareni Rios-Gonzalez inside the patrol car that was hit by a train. Rios-Gonzalez is hospitalized with multiple injuries but is … Read more

Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavril Grigorov | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the … Read more

Futures lower following another day of losses after Fed rate hike, sell-offs

Stock futures were lower on Friday morning as investors continued reacting to the Fed’s rate hike and concerns over a potential economic downswing. The Nasdaq 100 was down 0.51%. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell by 133 points, or 0.44%. S&P 500 futures shed 0.46%. Costco stock was down about 2.6% in extended trading. Although … Read more

Hot mic catches South Korean leader swearing about US lawmakers

CNN — A criticism of US lawmakers by the President of South Korea has gone viral on social media – after a hot mic picked him up using an expletive. Yoon Suk Yeol appears to have made the remark after meeting US President Joe Biden at a conference for the Global Fund in New York … Read more

Stock futures decline a day after market selloff from Fed rate hike

US stock futures were lower on Thursday morning following a big decline in the major averages as traders weighed another large rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell about 5 points. S&P 500 futures lost 0.1% and Nasdaq 100 futures shed 0.3%. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped … Read more

Mastermind of Navy bribery scheme captured in Venezuela after escaping house arrest in San Diego

CNN — Leonard Francis, the former military contractor known as “Fat Leonard” who orchestrated the largest corruption scandal in US Navy history, was arrested Tuesday morning by authorities in Venezuela at the request of the US Marshals Service, according to the agency. Francis is currently detained by authorities in Venezuela and US government officials have … Read more

Stock futures are flat ahead of the Federal Reserve’s expected interest rate hike

Stock futures were flat Tuesday evening as traders look ahead to Wednesday’s interest rate hike announcement from the Federal Reserve. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose by 12 points, or 0.04%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 0.07% and 0.07%, respectively. Stocks fell Tuesday on the first day of the Federal Open Market Committee’s … Read more

4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the US are preventable, CDC finds

CNN — The vast majority of deaths among pregnant women and new mothers in the United States are preventable, according to a new report. For more than 4 out of 5 women who died during pregnancy, during delivery or up to a year postpartum – more than 84% – death could have been avoided with … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: More than 1 million were left without running water after storm ripped through the Dominican Republic. It’s only expected to get stronger

CNN — Hurricane Fiona is continuing its ruinous path Tuesday after devastating Puerto Rico with flooding rain then ripping through the Dominican Republic, where more than a million people were left without running water and dozens of homes were destroyed. Nearly 800 people were brought to safety by emergency workers in the Dominican Republic, according … Read more