21-year-old man charged in Wisconsin girl's kidnapping

21-year-old man charged in Wisconsin girl's kidnapping

Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson has been charged with the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the murder of her parents, authorities said on Friday, a day after the girl escaped following three months of captivity. Colette Luke has more.
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Ex-Trump aide Hicks deflects questions on Capitol Hill

Ex-Trump aide Hicks deflects questions on Capitol Hill

Hope Hicks, formerly one of President Donald Trump's closest aides, repeatedly refused to answer questions on Wednesday in an interview with U.S. congressional investigators, with a squad of lawyers at her side carefully orchestrating her responses.
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The Federal Reserve gets ready for possible rate cuts

The Federal Reserve gets ready for possible rate cuts

Under pressure to lower interest rates, the Federal Reserve gave its strongest signal yet that it is preparing to possibly cut rates later this year, while keeping rates steady on Wednesday. Conway G.
Wall Street rises on Fed signal on rates

Wall Street rises on Fed signal on rates

The S&P 500 approached its record high Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it could cut interest rates later this year.
US Navy says mine pieces suggest Iranian origin

US Navy says mine pieces suggest Iranian origin

The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin.
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Fed likely to cut rates twice this year - Forrest

Fed likely to cut rates twice this year - Forrest

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady Wednesday, but Bokeh Capital's Kim Forrest tells Reuters' Fred Katayama she sees two rate cuts coming this year.
Johnson widens lead in race for Downing Street

Johnson widens lead in race for Downing Street

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson cemented his position as the favorite to be Britain’s next prime minister on Wednesday after he increased his support in the third round of the Conservative Party leadership contest.
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Four suspects face murder charge for downing MH17

Four suspects face murder charge for downing MH17

A Dutch-led investigation names three Russians and a Ukrainian as suspects in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine five years ago. All 298 aboard perished.
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Apple mulls moving some production from China

Apple mulls moving some production from China

Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15-30% of their production capacity from China.
Scandal-hit Steinhoff says it will suffer more in 2019

Scandal-hit Steinhoff says it will suffer more in 2019

Steinhoff International warned of the lingering damage from a massive accounting scandal after the South African retail group reported a $1.3 billion annual loss, sending its volatile shares down 8 percent.
Families separated amid Trump deportation threat

Families separated amid Trump deportation threat

As President Trump threatens mass deportations of millions of undocumented migrants next week, new groups of asylum seekers are being returned to Mexico with some saying that they have been sent south of the border without their family members.
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China's Xi is on his way to Pyongyang

China's Xi is on his way to Pyongyang

China's President Xi Jinping heads to Pyongyang this week holding out the prospect of fresh measures to support North Korea's floundering, sanctions-bound economy, the first trip in 14 years by a Chinese leader.
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UK economy: inflation eases but Brexit gloom gathers

UK economy: inflation eases but Brexit gloom gathers

Britain's inflation rate cooled in May but a survey shows factory orders slid in June against a backdrop of stoppages in car production.
Tanzanians flip their wigs over hair extensions tax

Tanzanians flip their wigs over hair extensions tax

In Africa, the huge "dry hair" market of weaves, extensions and wigs crafted from everything from synthetic fibre to human or yak hair is worth billions of dollars. But now, Tanzania's government has announced a 25% "dry hair" import tax, which has w
Adidas three-stripe trademark ruled invalid by EU court

Adidas three-stripe trademark ruled invalid by EU court

The European Union's second highest court ruled on Wednesday that Adidas's three-stripe branding was invalid as a trademark as it lacked a distinctive character.
10-year-old scales El Capitan in Yosemite Park

10-year-old scales El Capitan in Yosemite Park

Selah Schneiter has climbed the "The Nose" of El Capitan granite rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park.
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Airbus fights back after shock Boeing order at Paris Air Show

Airbus fights back after shock Boeing order at Paris Air Show

After Boeing won a shock order from British Airways owner IAG for its troubled 737 MAX jets, Airbus fought back Wednesday with more big sales of its own. Julian Satterthwaite reports on this year's Paris Air Show.
Central banks' dovish cooing keeps world stocks lulled near two-week highs

Central banks' dovish cooing keeps world stocks lulled near two-week highs

World stocks held near two-week highs on Wednesday as investors bet on a fresh wave of monetary stimulus.
Trump begins 2020 bid with familiar attacks

Trump begins 2020 bid with familiar attacks

President Donald Trump formally launches his 2020 re-election campaign by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a victim of an attempted ouster by Democrats.
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The unlikely anthem of Hong Kong's protests

The unlikely anthem of Hong Kong's protests

The Christian hymn "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" has emerged as the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong's protests against an extradition bill that have drawn millions of people onto the streets.
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Is China's electric dream in danger?

Is China's electric dream in danger?

A once thriving electric vehicle industry in China is starting to feel the pinch from Beijing putting the brakes on its generous subsidy plans and a slowing performance from established rivals like Tesla.
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Ex-Trump aide Hicks to testify before Congress

Ex-Trump aide Hicks to testify before Congress

Hope Hicks, once a close aide and communications director for President Donald Trump, will become on Wednesday the first member of his inner circle to testify to the congressional panel leading a probe into possible obstruction of justice by Trump. C
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Leave EU by Oct. 31 or pay the price: Boris Johnson

Leave EU by Oct. 31 or pay the price: Boris Johnson

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job on Tuesday, winning 126 votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
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U.S., Iran say they don't want war

U.S., Iran say they don't want war

Concerns about a confrontation between Iran and the United States have grown, but both sides say they have no interest in a war.
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Ortiz's condition improves, as probe continues

Ortiz's condition improves, as probe continues

Retired baseball star David Ortiz's condition has reportedly been elevated to 'good' as authorities identify the man they say is behind the alleged plot to kill him. Gavino Garay has more.
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