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At least five wounded after shooting at California high school: officials
At least five people were wounded after a shooter opened fire at a high school in Santa Clarita, California, a city north of Los Angeles, officials said.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:58:18 -0500)

Walmart posts strong results ahead of holidays, earns praise from Trump
Walmart Inc raised its annual outlook on Thursday as a robust economy boosted purchases at its stores and website and the retailer picked up market share in food and other groceries, earning praise from U.S. President Donald Trump.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:57:51 -0500)

Hong Kong students hunker down as government dismisses curfew rumors
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the government dismissed rumors of a curfew.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:52:38 -0500)

Bolivia interim president says Morales to be barred from next election
Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday that exiled former President Evo Morales will not be able to take part in upcoming elections because he is barred from running for a fourth consecutive term.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:51:46 -0500)

War crimes court OKs probe into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya
The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against humanity against Myanmar's Rohingya minority who were systematically driven across the border to Bangladesh.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:37:35 -0500)

Strong healthcare costs help to lift U.S. producer inflation
U.S. producer prices increased by the most in six months in October, lifted by gains in the costs of goods and services, further bolstering the Federal Reserve's stance that it will probably not cut interest rates again in the near term.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:37:17 -0500)

Trump impeachment inquiry moves ahead, with pivotal witness looming
The Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump moved forward on Thursday with preparations for the appearance of another central figure - former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch - in the investigation's second public hearing.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:28:26 -0500)

Pelosi says Trump has admitted to bribery
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that Republican President Donald Trump has admitted to actions that amount to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:27:17 -0500)

Impeachment witnesses can expect abuse, death threats, say survivors of past political scandals
John Dean entered the witness protection program. Valerie Plame feared for her children.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:21:28 -0500)

Jury begins considering verdict in trial of Trump adviser Roger Stone
The federal jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone began deliberations on Thursday into whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:18:24 -0500)

Top Putin aide named by MH17 airliner investigators
An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday released a series of phone intercepts, including one between a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin and pro-Russian rebels accused in the crash.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:12:04 -0500)

Russia questions authenticity of Dutch MH-17 phone intercepts
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the authenticity of phone intercepts which Dutch investigators said show Moscow's influence over pro-Russian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 was not confirmed.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:12:04 -0500)

Morales' shadow looms large in Bolivia as clashes test new leader
Bolivian security forces clashed on the streets of La Paz with supporters of unseated president Evo Morales on Wednesday, firing tear gas to clear crowds who hurled rocks and set fires in a test to Bolivia's new interim leader.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:56:10 -0500)

Bolivia interim president says Morales to be barred from next election
Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday former President Evo Morales will not be able to take part in upcoming elections because he is barred from running for a fourth consecutive term.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:55:01 -0500)

Russia says it's ready to work with new interim Bolivian leader
Russia said on Thursday it was ready to work with Bolivia's new interim leader, but noted that she had come to power without having a full quorum in parliament.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:52:35 -0500)

S&P 500, Dow flat as Cisco losses offset Walmart gains
The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were unchanged on Thursday, but still hovered near record levels as a dour forecast from Cisco offset gains in Walmart after its strong outlook.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:40:15 -0500)

Michael Avenatti faces new fraud charge in Nike extortion case
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unveiled a new fraud charge against lawyer Michael Avenatti, accusing him of lying to a client as part of his alleged effort to extort Nike Inc .
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:20:22 -0500)

Ford to use Mustang name for electric SUV
Ford Motor Co will use the Mustang name, previously reserved for a muscle car, for an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) that customers in the United States, Canada and Europe can start ordering on Nov. 17, the company said on Thursday.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:11:56 -0500)

North Korea rebuffs U.S. offer of December talks, urges halt in military drills
North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for fresh talks, saying it was not interested in more talks merely aimed at "appeasing us" ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in the negotiations.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:05:57 -0500)

Roger Stone trial closes with dueling versions of motives in 2016 Trump campaign
Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep abreast of when WikiLeaks might dump damaging emails on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign because he knew it would make Trump look bad.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:04:05 -0500)

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