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Trump aide Bolton met Turkish envoy to discuss U.S. pastor: White House

August 13, 2018 - 5:16pm
White House national security adviser John Bolton met on Monday with Turkey's ambassador to the United States to discuss Turkey's detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, the White House said.
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Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony: prosecutors

August 13, 2018 - 5:14pm
A young boy whose remains were discovered buried at a New Mexico desert compound died during a ritual ceremony to "cast out demonic spirits," other children found at the remote homestead told investigators, a prosecutor said in court on Monday.
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U.S. rests its case against former Trump aide Manafort

August 13, 2018 - 5:05pm
U.S. prosecutors on Monday rested their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony detailing how he avoided taxes on at least $16 million of income and lied to banks to maintain an extravagant lifestyle once his work for pro-Kremlin politicians in Ukraine dried up.
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Wall Street dragged down by fall out from Turkey's plunging lira

August 13, 2018 - 4:41pm
U.S. stocks dropped on Monday as global jitters from Turkey's plummeting currency spread to Wall Street, with the S&P 500 and the Dow falling for the fourth session in a row.
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White House adviser Hassett: U.S. monitoring Turkey situation 'very closely'

August 13, 2018 - 4:36pm
White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Monday the Trump administration is monitoring the financial situation in Turkey "very closely" after the Turkish currency fell sharply against the dollar in recent days.
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Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

August 13, 2018 - 3:49pm
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
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Oil edges lower as Cushing build adds to demand fears

August 13, 2018 - 3:25pm
Oil prices fell on Monday after data suggested inventories at the U.S. crude delivery hub rose in the latest week, compounding worries that troubled emerging markets and trade tensions will dent the outlook for fuel demand.
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Musk talking to Saudi fund, others as he seeks Tesla buyout financing

August 13, 2018 - 3:24pm
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday a July 31 meeting with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund convinced him he could secure funding to take the electric car-maker private, but that he was still talking to the fund and other investors as he seeks to nail down financing.
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Afghanistan forces beef up defense of flashpoint city

August 13, 2018 - 3:13pm
Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the flashpoint city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting.
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Tesla short sellers trim exposure but stay the course

August 13, 2018 - 3:08pm
Short sellers betting against Tesla trimmed their exposure to the electric car maker's stock on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk gave new information about his proposal to take the company private.
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S&P 500, Dow slip as Turkey's currency woes spread

August 13, 2018 - 2:57pm
The S&P 500 and the Dow industrials fell on Monday as a global contagion of market jitters arising from the plunge of Turkey's currency spread to Wall Street, while the Nasdaq edged higher on gains from tech stocks.
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New Mexico compound defendants face detention hearing

August 13, 2018 - 2:55pm
Five parents arrested on charges of abusing their 11 children at a New Mexico compound where a 12th child died under suspicious circumstances were due back in court on Monday for a hearing to decide whether they should remain jailed.
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Musk still talking to Saudi fund, others as he seeks buyout financing

August 13, 2018 - 2:41pm
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday a July 31 meeting with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund convinced him he could secure funding to take the electric car-maker private, but that he was still talking to the fund and other investors as he seeks to nail down financing.
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U.S. journalist questioned by Israeli security authorities

August 13, 2018 - 1:57pm
A leading U.S. Jewish columnist said on Monday that he was detained by Israeli authorities at Tel Aviv's airport and questioned about his political activity, the latest in a series of such incidents.
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Egypt voices concern over Red Sea security after Houthi attack

August 13, 2018 - 1:27pm
Egypt's president said on Monday Cairo was deeply concerned about security in the Red Sea following an attack by Yemen's Houthis on two oil tankers that forced Saudi Arabia to suspend crude shipments temporarily through the strait of Bab al-Mandab.
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Florida man charged in 'stand your ground' shooting: officials

August 13, 2018 - 1:24pm
A Florida man was charged with manslaughter on Monday for fatally shooting another man on July 19 during an argument over a parking spot, after police initially declined to arrest him due to the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law, officials said.
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Italy refuses safe harbor to migrant ship, Spain also reluctant

August 13, 2018 - 1:15pm
Italy on Monday denied safe harbor to the 141 people rescued by the humanitarian ship Aquarius off the coast of Libya last week, setting up another stand-off with European Union allies over who would take them in.
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Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

August 13, 2018 - 1:12pm
Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.
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Low turnout in Mali election due to security fears, opposition charges fraud

August 13, 2018 - 1:06pm
Voters stayed away in droves from Mali's run-off presidential election due to fears over security and simple apathy, but the voting process was generally fair despite a number of incidents, election monitors said on Monday.
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Oil falls more than 2 percent as Cushing build adds to demand fears

August 13, 2018 - 12:51pm
Oil prices moved sharply lower on Monday after data suggested inventories at the U.S. crude delivery hub rose in the latest week, compounding worries that troubled emerging markets and trade tensions will dent the outlook for fuel demand.
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