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Koch brother's aide: No plans to help Trump

From left, David Koch, Donald Trump, and Charles Koch. (Reuters)In the "current political situation," Charles Koch tells GOP donors at a weekend retreat, there aren't "good options."




1 winning ticket in $487M Powerball drawing

The winning Powerball ticket was sold in New Hampshire, officials say. (WABC-NY)A ticket sold in New Hampshire matches the numbers drawn Saturday night for the nation's eight-largest jackpot.




Mark Cuban uses Pittsburgh slang to slam Trump

Clinton secures Mark Cuban's endorsement in Pittsburgh. (Getty Images)The Dallas Mavericks owner, who was leaning toward the GOP nominee as recently as last month, endorses Hillary Clinton at a rally.




Trump insults mom of slain soldier killed in Iraq

Donald Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech. (AP)The GOP presidential nominee criticizes Ghazala Khan for standing silently onstage during the Democratic convention.




Senate urged to vote on SCOTUS nomination

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)Vice President Biden and retired federal Judge Timothy Lewis ask the Senate to vote to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.




No survivors in hot air balloon crash

Police cars block access to the site where a hot air balloon crashed near Lockhart, Texas. (James Vertuno/AP)The accident occurred after it reportedly caught fire and plummeted into a field in Texas.




Don't shun Florida over Zika, officials say

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)Four Miami-area patients tested positive for the virus, but the director of the CDC says there’s no need to avoid the region.




FBI: Woman robbed bank to return to prison

Linda Patricia Thompson (Oregon Department of Corrections via AP)Recently released from prison in Oregon, she tells officials she found life on the streets too difficult.




Suspect arrested in killing of San Diego cop

San Diego Police on July 29 urging a man to surrender as they searched for suspects in a shooting that killed one office and injured another. (Denis Poroy/AP)Police arrest a 52-year-old man in connection with a shooting that left one officer dead and another injured.




Courts roll back voter restrictions in 3 states

Portion’s of the Wisconsin’s voter ID law were struck down by a federal judge. (AP)Rulings block a N.C. law requiring photo ID, loosen a similar one in Wisconsin, and halt strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.





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Koch brother's aide: No plans to help Trump

From left, David Koch, Donald Trump, and Charles Koch. (Reuters)In the "current political situation," Charles Koch tells GOP donors at a weekend retreat, there aren't "good options."




1 winning ticket in $487M Powerball drawing

The winning Powerball ticket was sold in New Hampshire, officials say. (WABC-NY)A ticket sold in New Hampshire matches the numbers drawn Saturday night for the nation's eight-largest jackpot.




Mark Cuban uses Pittsburgh slang to slam Trump

Clinton secures Mark Cuban's endorsement in Pittsburgh. (Getty Images)The Dallas Mavericks owner, who was leaning toward the GOP nominee as recently as last month, endorses Hillary Clinton at a rally.




Trump insults mom of slain soldier killed in Iraq

Donald Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech. (AP)The GOP presidential nominee criticizes Ghazala Khan for standing silently onstage during the Democratic convention.




Senate urged to vote on SCOTUS nomination

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)Vice President Biden and retired federal Judge Timothy Lewis ask the Senate to vote to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.




No survivors in hot air balloon crash

Police cars block access to the site where a hot air balloon crashed near Lockhart, Texas. (James Vertuno/AP)The accident occurred after it reportedly caught fire and plummeted into a field in Texas.




Don't shun Florida over Zika, officials say

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)Four Miami-area patients tested positive for the virus, but the director of the CDC says there’s no need to avoid the region.




FBI: Woman robbed bank to return to prison

Linda Patricia Thompson (Oregon Department of Corrections via AP)Recently released from prison in Oregon, she tells officials she found life on the streets too difficult.




Suspect arrested in killing of San Diego cop

San Diego Police on July 29 urging a man to surrender as they searched for suspects in a shooting that killed one office and injured another. (Denis Poroy/AP)Police arrest a 52-year-old man in connection with a shooting that left one officer dead and another injured.




Courts roll back voter restrictions in 3 states

Portion’s of the Wisconsin’s voter ID law were struck down by a federal judge. (AP)Rulings block a N.C. law requiring photo ID, loosen a similar one in Wisconsin, and halt strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.





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Venezuela's new decree: Forced farm work for citizens
Venezuela's government issues a decree recently that makes it possible to force workers to work in the country's fields amid food shortages.

The Top 1% haven't captured all income gains
The Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, keep repeating old data on the income gains of the Top 1%.

Hillary Clinton's new problem
Hillary Clinton woke up Friday to bad news: the U.S. economy is slowing. It could make it harder for her to win in November.

U.S. economy disappoints with 1.2% growth
The U.S. economy only grew 1.2% between April and June compared to the same time a year ago, according to official figures released Friday.

Moody's: Clinton economy would create 10 million jobs
Read full story for latest details.

530,000 steel and coal workers are now driving for China's Uber rival
Meet Mr. Luo, a veteran steelworker who lost his job after 21 years and reinvented himself as a taxi driver for China's version of Uber.

The union vote: Trump wants to make it Republican
Read full story for latest details.

U.S. economic recovery may not be worst ever
The U.S. economic recovery from the recession is poised to no longer be the worst economic comeback since World War II, according to Princeton economist Alan Krueger.

Minimum wage since 1938
When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.

Key truths about the Obama economy
Americans are vastly better off than they were 8 years ago. But most are worried. Clinton has to walk that line of celebrating the turnaround, but also laying out a vision for how America reaches its full potential, especially on growth and worker pay.


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Study finds cosmic rays increased heart risks among Apollo astronauts

Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, is pictured inside the Lunar Module (LM) while the LM rested on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission in this NASA handout photoBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Apollo astronauts who ventured to the moon are at five times greater risk of dying from heart disease than shuttle astronauts, U.S. researchers said on Thursday, citing the dangers of cosmic radiation beyond the Earth's magnetic field. The study by researchers at Florida State University and NASA found that three Apollo astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, or 43 percent of those studied, died from cardiovascular disease, a finding with implications for future human travel beyond Earth. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, was the first to look at the mortality of Apollo astronauts, the only people so far to travel beyond a few hundred miles (km) of Earth.




Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere, study shows

A NASA handout of the planet Jupiter/s trademark Great Red SpotBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists have long wondered why Jupiter's upper atmosphere has temperatures similar to those of Earth, even though the biggest planet in the solar system is five times farther away from the sun. The answer may be The Great Red Spot, an enormous storm big enough to swallow three Earths that has been raging on Jupiter for at least three centuries, a study showed on Wednesday. Using an infrared telescope at Hawaii's Mauna Kea Observatory, scientists discovered that the upper atmosphere above the Great Red Spot – the largest storm in the solar system - is hundreds of degrees hotter than anywhere else on the planet.




New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

The integrated operating table engineered to move in sync with the da Vinci robot allowing the surgeon to find the best working angle without the need to stop and reposition the robot's arms is shown in SunnyvaleBy Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) - Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world. Within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries - more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms. Robotic surgery has been long dominated by pioneer Intuitive Surgical Inc, which has more than 3,600 of its da Vinci machines in hospitals worldwide and said last week the number of procedures that used them jumped by 16 percent in the second quarter compared to a year earlier.




Scientist Brian Cox holds summer master class in London for kids

Britain's Prince Charles and British particle physicist Brian Cox applaud during the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards at the Odeon Leicester Square, in central LondonBritish physics professor Brian Cox taught students at St. Paul's Way Trust School in London on Tuesday how to create fire with methane gas. The school is hosting a science summer school and invited the celebrity physicist, who says he hopes the project will bring in those from different backgrounds. "There is no shortage of enthusiasm for students and young people when you talk about science and engineering," Cox said.




Healthy clones: Dolly the sheep's heirs reach ripe old age

The world's first clone of an adult animal, Dolly the sheep, bleats during a photocall at the Roslin Institute in EdinburghBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine. Dolly, cloning's poster child, was born in Scotland in 1996. Now researchers have allayed those fears by reporting that 13 cloned sheep, including four genomic copies of Dolly, are still in good shape at between seven and nine years of age, or the equivalent of 60 to 70 in human years.




North America Has Only 1 True Species of Wolf, DNA Shows

North America Has Only 1 True Species of Wolf, DNA ShowsDNA tests of wolves across North America suggest that there is just one species of the canid: the gray wolf. What's more, populations of red wolves and eastern wolves, thought to be distinct species, are actually just hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes that likely emerged in the last couple hundred years, the study found. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances on Wednesday (July 27), could have implications for the conservation of wolves considered endangered in the United States, the researchers say.




4 Florida Zika Cases Were Likely Contracted in the US, Officials Say
Three men and a woman in Florida became infected with the Zika virus, likely after being bitten by mosquitoes in the area, officials said today. The cases, which are in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, mark the first time that anyone has caught Zika from mosquitoes in the United States. The patients did not travel to another country where Zika is spreading, and did not have sex with a person who had Zika, ruling out these routes of transmission, officials said.

Fungal Disease 'Valley Fever' Is Often Misdiagnosed
A fungal infection called valley fever, which can cause mild to severe lung problems (including holes in the lungs), is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms can resemble those of the flu or other illness, experts say. The misdiagnoses can lead to unnecessary medications that don't treat the fungal infection, according to new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The guidelines stress that primary care doctors should consider the possibility of valley fever in patients who have pneumonia or continuing flu-like symptoms if they live in or have visited the western or southwestern United States, where the fungus is found naturally in the soil.

Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos

Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff BezosEarly Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.




Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space

Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in SpaceThanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.





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Clinton secures Mark Cuban's endorsement in Pittsburgh

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Johnstown Wire Technologies in Johnstown, PennsylvaniaBy Amanda Becker PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toured the U.S. Rust Belt on Saturday, promising to reject bad international trade deals during a factory visit and securing the endorsement of investor Mark Cuban at a Pittsburgh rally. The Dallas Mavericks owner, who said as recently as last month that there was a "good chance" he would vote for Donald Trump, instead criticized the Republican nominee's leadership in front of an energetic crowd. "You know what we call a person like that in Pittsburgh?




Trump rebuts criticism by Army father at Democratic convention

Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy Grant Smith NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump rejected criticism from the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who said the Republican presidential nominee had "sacrificed nothing and no one" and questioned whether the mother was allowed to speak during the couple's appearance at the Democratic convention. "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices," Trump told ABC News in excerpts of an interview posted on Saturday. "I work very, very hard." Khizr Khan, a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin and a Muslim, won widespread praise when he spoke Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, telling the story of his son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed by a bomb in Iraq in 2004.




Trump to Clinton: 'No more Mr. Nice Guy'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kisses a baby at a campaign rally in Colorado SpringsBy Steve Holland COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was taking the gloves off in his battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House after taking a scorching from speakers at the Democratic National Convention. Trump wrapped up a five-day, seven-state campaign swing in Colorado on Friday, where for a fifth straight day his supporters chanted "lock her up" whenever he brought up Clinton's name. Trump supporters say Clinton deserves to be prosecuted for her handling of U.S. foreign policy as President Barack Obama's first-term secretary of state and for her use of a private email server while in that office.




Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), along with former president Bill Clinton, Anne Kaine and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf arrive for an event at K'NEX in Hatfield, PennsylvaniaBy Grant Smith NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election. Nearly 41 percent of likely voters favor Clinton, 35 percent favor Trump, and 25 percent picked "Other," according to the new July 25-29 online poll of 1,043 likely voters, which overlapped with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The poll has a credibility interval of 4 percentage points.




Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.

What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.

Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal.

Spate of police officers fatally shot is ‘very chilling’
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year — a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. “The numbers are very chilling,” said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication
President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the country’s deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday.

US Military Announces Biggest Return of Land in Okinawa in 44 Years

US Military Announces Biggest Return of Land in Okinawa in 44 YearsThe United States Armed Forces in Japan announced plans today to return 4,000 hectares -- about 15 square miles -- of Okinawan land back to the government of Japan, in what will be the largest land return since Okinawa's reversion in 1972. The reversion treaty negotiated control of Okinawa back to Japan while maintaining U.S. military forces on the island, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. The plan will slash the amount of U.S.-controlled land on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa by 17 percent, according to U.S. Armed Forces Japan.





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Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton looks at a computer screen during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand RapidsBy Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn and John Walcott WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. A Clinton campaign spokesman said in a statement late on Friday that an analytics data program maintained by the DNC and used by the campaign and a number of other entities "was accessed as part of the DNC hack." "Our campaign computer system has been under review by outside cyber security experts.




Russia has motive, capability and form for U.S. email hack

View shows Kremlin towers and St. Basil's Cathedral in central MoscowBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin says it had zero involvement in the hacking of Democratic Party emails while U.S. officials say the hack originated in Russia. Seen through Kremlin eyes, Moscow would only be doing what it feels the United States has been doing to it for years anyway - interfering in a geopolitical rival's domestic politics in an attempt to destabilize and shape events. President Vladimir Putin said in February he had seen specific intelligence suggesting Russia's foreign enemies - code for Washington - were preparing to meddle in Russian parliamentary elections later this year.




Alphabet and Amazon wind up stellar quarter for big tech

A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in BerlinGoogle parent Alphabet Inc and e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc capped a blockbuster June quarter for the five biggest U.S. tech companies as their dominance in key markets helped them defy the "law of large numbers". Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc, as well as Alphabet and Amazon, all blew past Wall Street expectations for both profit and revenue.




Tesla mulling two theories to explain 'Autopilot' crash: source

The radar technology of a Tesla Model S being pointed out during a Tesla event in Palo AltoBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday. Tesla staff members told congressional aides at an hour-long briefing on Thursday that they were still trying to understand the "system failure" that led to the crash, the source said. Tesla is considering whether the radar and camera input for the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking system failed to detect the truck trailer or the automatic braking system’s radar may have detected the trailer but discounted this input as part of a design to "tune out" structures such as bridges to avoid triggering false braking, the source said.




Trade groups, AT&T urge U.S. court to reverse 'net neutrality' rules
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade associations representing wireless, cable and broadband operators on Friday urged the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a ruling upholding the Obama administration's landmark rules barring internet service providers from obstructing or slowing consumer access to web content. A three-judge panel in June, in a 2-1 decision, backed the Federal Communications Commission's so-called net neutrality rules put in place last year to make internet service providers treat all internet traffic equally. Wireless trade association CTIA said in a court filing on Friday seeking a rehearing that "few final rules of any federal administrative agency have ever had so much potential to affect the lives of so many Americans." AT&T also urged the court to reverse the ruling.

U.S. Judge denies Uber motion to compel arbitration in surge-pricing lawsuit

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridBy Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday denied a motion by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] to compel arbitration in a passenger lawsuit over so-called surge pricing brought against the ride-hailing company's chief executive. Spencer Meyer, a Connecticut passenger and the lead plaintiff who filed the lawsuit, was subject to a user agreement requiring that disputes with San Francisco-based Uber be arbitrated. Although Meyer sued only CEO Travis Kalanick, the company requested arbitration after Uber was added as a defendant to the lawsuit last month.




AMD's sub-$200 gaming video cards launch in early August


Curt Schilling's defunct game studio won't face criminal charges


Google brings Maps' multi-stop feature to iOS


Kanye West wants Apple and Tidal to stop fighting over exclusives



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Chinese consortium agrees to $4.4 billion deal for Caesars online games

Jack Ma, founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group speaks during the inaugural "Xin" Philanthropy Conference in HangzhouA Chinese consortium that includes game developer Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co Ltd and e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma has agreed to acquire Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc's online games unit for $4.4 billion in cash, the companies said. Caesars Interactive Entertainment is currently owned by Caesars Acquisition Co (CAC) and Caesars Entertainment Corp .




Helicopter money talk takes flight as Bank of Japan runs out of runway

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda attends a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in TokyoThe Bank of Japan's review of its monetary stimulus program promised for September has revived expectations it could adopt some form of "helicopter money", printing money for government spending to spur inflation. The BOJ disappointed market hopes on Friday that it might increase its heavy buying of government debt or lower already negative interest rates, cementing the view that it is running out of options within its existing policy framework to lift prices and end two decades of deflationary pressure. With little to show for three years of massive monetary easing, economists say BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda's "comprehensive assessment" of policy could push it into closer cooperation with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced a fiscal spending package worth more than 28 trillion yen ($275 billion) on Wednesday in a bid to kickstart growth.




Data in focus as market struggles for direction

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock ExchangeWall Street, seeking direction as the S&P 500 has been stuck in a narrow trading range for 12 days, will next week shift its attention from second-quarter corporate earnings reports to economic data. Investors will be looking for signs of economic strength to reinforce the positive direction hit Friday, when the S&P 500 hit an intraday record high. The overall tone will be of an economy that is getting better at a reasonable pace," said John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in New York.




'Sell everything,' DoubleLine's Gundlach says

Jeffrey Gundlach, founder of DoubleLine Capital, speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York CityJeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Friday that many asset classes look frothy and his firm continues to hold gold, a traditional safe-haven, along with gold miner stocks. “The artist Christopher Wool has a word painting, 'Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids.' That’s exactly how I feel – sell everything. Nothing here looks good,” Gundlach said in a telephone interview.




Oil rout erodes second-quarter profits for U.S. majors Exxon, Chevron

Dow Jones Industrial Average listed company Chevron (CVX)'s logo is seen in Los AngelesChevron Corp posted its worst quarterly loss since 2001 on Friday and Exxon Mobil Corp reported a 59 percent slide in profit, as the long crude price rout and tumbling refining income inflicted pain across the energy sector. Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, shocked Wall Street as its quarterly profit missed expectations, sending its shares down as much as 4.5 percent on Friday. In the United States, where Exxon is the largest natural gas producer and a major oil producer, the company lost money.




Berkeley study finds scarce evidence of market 'front-running'

File photo of author Michael Lewis smiling during an interview at Reuters regarding his book about high-frequency trading (HFT) named "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," in New YorkTwo University of California, Berkeley professors have taken a deep dive into new data and found that claims in Michael Lewis' bestseller "Flash Boys" that retail investors are being gouged, or "front-run," by high-speed traders not to be true - at least not now. Professors Robert Bartlett and Justin McCrary said their findings contradict the common belief that fast traders systematically exploit others who rely on public data feeds, which in the past were notoriously slow. "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" touted two theories of market abuse that the study, "How Rigged Are Stock Markets?




Delaware judge proposes October trial over removal of Viacom directors

A security guard speaks into a microphone in his sleeve outside the Viacom Inc. headquarters in New YorkJudge Andre Bouchard proposed Oct. 17 for the beginning of the trial. In June, 93-year old Redstone, through his National Amusements Inc holding company, removed five of Viacom's directors, including Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, from the company's board. National Amusements owns 80 percent of voting shares of Viacom and CBS Corp .




UK and China regulators discuss framework for financial projects

The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of LondonBy Michelle Price HONG KONG (Reuters) - British and Chinese securities watchdogs are discussing an agreement that will pave the way for landmark financial services projects between the countries, sources said, easing fears that Britain could be a less attractive partner for such deals after last month's vote to leave the European Union. Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) are cooperating on a regulatory framework for a scheme for distributing fund products in each other's jurisdiction and a proposed London-Shanghai link for trading shares, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Britain, home to the EU's biggest finance sector, has been pushing in recent years to deepen its financial services ties with China, which has agreed to these and other cross-border financial services schemes as part of the UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) program.




U.S. authorities subpoena Goldman in 1MDB probe: WSJ

A view of the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeGoldman received the subpoenas earlier this year from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The authorities also want to interview current and former Goldman employees in connection with the inquiries, but none of those meetings had occurred by Friday, WSJ said. The Department of Justice and the SEC declined to comment.




UK and China regulators discuss framework for financial projects

The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of LondonBritish and Chinese securities watchdogs are discussing an agreement that will pave the way for landmark financial services projects between the countries, sources said, easing fears that Britain could be a less attractive partner for such deals after last month's vote to leave the European Union. Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) are cooperating on a regulatory framework for a scheme for distributing fund products in each other's jurisdiction and a proposed London-Shanghai link for trading shares, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Britain, home to the EU's biggest finance sector, has been pushing in recent years to deepen its financial services ties with China, which has agreed to these and other cross-border financial services schemes as part of the UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) program.





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Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedy

Sarah Jessica Parker participates in the "Divorce" panel during the HBO Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.




Harry Potter magic hits Asia as fans celebrate new book

Children watch a video preview at a book store during the launch of the new "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" in Singapore on July 31, 2016Harry Potter magic hit Asia on Sunday morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on the first copies of a new play about the hero as an adult. Launch parties for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" were held hours after the play's premiere in London, setting the stage for a return of the series that has captivated readers and movie audiences worldwide. Nearly 300 fans rushed through the doors of Kinokuniya bookstore on Singapore's Orchard Road at 7:01 am (2301 GMT Saturday) to become one of the first people in the world to see the new script.




The Latest: Skydiver successfully lands without parachute

In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, skydiver Luke Aikins signals to pilot Aaron Fitzgerald as he prepares to jump from a helicopter in Simi Valley, Calif. After months of training, this elite skydiver says he's ready to leave his chute in the plane when he bails out 25,000 feet over Simi Valley on Saturday. That's right, no parachute, no wingsuit and no fellow skydiver with an extra one to hand him in mid-air. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a skydiver's attempt to jump 25,000 feet into a net (all times local):




Norman Lear explores social inequality in Epix docuseries
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Norman Lear, age 94 and a native New Yorker, thought he knew a few things about the obstacles of housing in the Big Apple.

Wizard magic: JK Rowling hopes Harry Potter play goes global

Writer J.K. Rowling arrives at gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at the Palace Theatre in central London, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, it is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and is the first of the stories to be presented on stage. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)LONDON (AP) — London is under Harry Potter's spell once more — and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow.




Nancy Reagan wouldn't like Hinckley's freedom, actress says
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Killing Reagan" star Cynthia Nixon isn't mincing words about how the late Nancy Reagan might react to the freedom granted the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan.

'Game of Thrones' to end after season 8, but 7th still ahead

In this undated image released by HBO, Lena Headey appears in a scene from "Game of Thrones." This week's Comic Con extravaganza is expected to draw more than 160,000 fans for high-energy sessions featuring casts and crews from such films and TV shows as "Game of Thrones," "Star Trek," "Suicide Squad," "South Park," "Teen Wolf," "Aliens" and "The Walking Dead." The eighth season will bring the saga to a close. The number of episodes for that last cycle has not been determined, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Television Critics Association's summer conference. (HBO via AP, File)BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — HBO has confirmed what "Game of Thrones" fans never wanted to hear: The fantasy-thriller phenomenon will be coming to an end after Season 8.




Kelly Ripa not saying who she'd like as new 'Live!' co-host

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2015 file photo, Kelly Ripa addresses the crowd during a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. If Ripa has a preference for who will join her as the co-host of “Live! With Kelly” she isn’t saying who it is. Ripa said Saturday, July 30, 2016, that naming a favorite candidate to join her on the morning talk show would be “like telling you who my favorite child is." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)WATER MILL, N.Y. (AP) — If Kelly Ripa has a preference for who will join her as the co-host of "Live! With Kelly," she isn't saying who it is.




Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedy

Sarah Jessica Parker participates in the "Divorce" panel during the HBO Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — In "Sex and the City," Sarah Jessica Parker's wardrobe was all about the look and the label. In "Divorce," her new HBO comedy series, it's more about emotion.




Couric, National Geographic team on gender documentary
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Katie Couric and National Geographic Channel are teaming up on a documentary about the science and culture behind gender.


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