United States

Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber

The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers.


U.S. Music Revenue Rose in 2017 Lifted by Spotify, Other Streaming Services

The music industry’s rebound continues as revenue in the U.S. rose significantly for two consecutive years for the first time since its 1999 peak, thanks almost entirely to the rise of streaming services.


Australian rescuers race to save whales after mass stranding

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rescuers were racing against time to save dozens of short-finned pilot whales on Friday after more than 150 of the migrating mammals got stranded on the country's west coast.


Financial Ombudsman to be reviewed over claims cases may "not have been correctly decided"

It comes after an undercover Channel 4 Dispatches recorded employees claiming cases were rushed and often found in favour of the big banks for time-saving purposes


Arsenal receive Max Meyer boost as Schalke midfielder 'cancels meeting with board over new deal'

PLUS: Jack Wilshere picks up injury on international duty as Gunners battle for goalkeeper


Couture's OT goal sends Sharks past Golden Knights 2-1

Logan Couture scored 39 seconds into overtime to send the San Jose Sharks to their season-high sixth straight victory with a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights        


Powell left out of Jamaica's Gold Coast team because of injury: JAAA

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Former 100 meters world record holder Asafa Powell was left out of the Jamaica team for next month's Commonwealth Games because he was injured, the head of the country's athletics association said on Friday.


Tencent loses $24 billion in market cap after Naspers' selldown

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd saw its shares down 4.51 percent at the midday trading break on Friday after the internet firm's largest shareholder, Naspers Ltd , said it would lower its stake for the first time in 17 years.


Australia's exemption from Trump steel tariff is temporary, with quotas to come

Trade minister Steven Ciobo says US ‘could not have a fairer trade relationship’ than its one with Australia Donald Trump could yet impose import quotas on Australian steel and aluminium after it emerged the tariff exemption he granted Malcolm Turnbul


George Pell: two men allege cardinal sexually offended against them as children at pool

Melbourne court hears after swimming laps Pell would play games with childrenTwo men have alleged Cardinal George Pell sexually offended against them while playing games with them as children at a swimming pool in Ballarat, Melbourne magistrates court has


The Latest: More than 1,100 escape Vietnam fire

The Latest on a condominium fire in Vietnam (all times local): 11:30 a.m.

United States

Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser

Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering a White House facing key decisio


Senate averts government shutdown with $1.3 trillion spending bill

The $1.3 trillion spending legislation now only awaits President Donald Trump's signature.


Senate passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, averting another government shutdown

In a vote just after midnight Friday, the Senate voted to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, averting a government shutdown while paving the way for the next funding fight ahead of the midterm elections.

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EU leaders back UK in Russian row over nerve agent attack

European Union leaders have sided with the United Kingdom in its worsening diplomatic dispute with Russia over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent, saying it's "highly likely" Moscow is behind the attack.

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