BERLIN - More than three quarters of Germans believe U.S.-German ties would come under severe strain if Republican candidate Donald Trump is elected president in U.S. elections on Nov. 8, a poll showed on Sunday, a fear echoed by German politicians. Germany is the United States' largest European trading partner and the sixth largest market for U.S. exports. The two countries have had close ties since the U.S. helped to rebuild a devastated Germany after World War II.
WASHINGTON - The FBI said on Sunday it stood by its earlier recommendation that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server for government work, lifting a cloud over her presidential campaign two days before the U.S. election. FBI Director James Comey made the announcement in a letter to Congress, saying the agency had worked "around the clock" to complete its review of newly discovered emails and found no reason to change its July finding.
Samsung, already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Friday it would recall about 2.8 million top-load washing machines in the United States following reports of injuries. The top of the washing machines can unexpectedly detach from the chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The South Korean tech company has received nine reports of injuries, including a broken jaw, an injured shoulder and other fall-related injuries, the agency said.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the case for a December interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 161,000 jobs last month amid gains in construction, healthcare and professional and business services, the Labor Department said on Friday. The closely watched employment report was published four days before the Nov. 8 presidential election.
WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence officials have warned local authorities in New York, Texas and Virginia about possible attacks by al Qaeda on Monday, a day before the U.S. presidential election,...
The number of children and teens hospitalized for prescription opioid poisonings has more than doubled in recent years, with both accidental overdoses and suicide attempts on the rise, a U.S. study suggests. Annually, the rate of these opioid poisonings among youth up to 19 years old surged from 1.4 per 100,000 children in 1997 to 3.71 per 100,000 kids by 2012, the study found.
An Iowa man who had several run-ins with police and was banned from his daughter's high school after waving a Confederate flag was charged with murder on Thursday for the ambush-style slaying of two police officers. Scott Michael Greene, 46, was arrested after turning himself in to authorities hours after the separate shootings early on Wednesday in Des Moines and the city's suburb of Urbandale.
WASHINGTON — U.S. services industry activity cooled in October amid a slowdown in new orders and hiring, suggesting a moderation in economic growth early in the fourth quarter. Other data on Thursday showed planned job cuts by U.S.-based employers dropped 31 percent to a five-month low last month. That underscored the labor market's healthy fundamentals, though more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week.
DES MOINES, Iowa—Two Iowa policemen were shot dead on Wednesday in ambush attacks while sitting in their patrol cars, and a suspect who had a recent run-in with officers after displaying a Confederate flag at a football game was taken into custody, authorities said. The suspect, 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene, was being held in connection with the killings that occurred shortly after 1 a.m. in the Iowa capital Des Moines and its affluent suburb Urbandale, police said.
NEW YORK — How important is Judith Rodin? Ask one of the 20,000 New York public school students who got to see the Broadway hit "Hamilton" because of her and they might say she is life-changing. As president of the Rockefeller Foundation since 2005, Rodin has helped bring philanthropy into the 21st Century, not just with theater tickets, but by pioneering the practice of impact investing, where environmental concerns are weighed along with market performance.