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Campbell to sell fresh, international units, complete sale an option

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:42pm
Campbell Soup Co said on Thursday it plans to sell its international and fresh refrigerated-foods units and left open the possibility of putting the whole company up for sale, following a months-long review and pressure from a hedge fund to sell itself outright.

U.S. top court rebuffs Catholic agency over same-sex foster care

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:29pm
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Thursday to force the city of Philadelphia to resume the placement of children in need of foster care with a Catholic agency that refuses to accept gay couples as foster parents.

Republican senator asks FTC to examine Google ads

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:04pm
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday added to the growing push in Washington to have the Federal Trade Commission rekindle an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google.

Judge gives U.S. more time to decide on retrying Manafort on deadlocked charges

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 2:55pm
U.S. prosecutors have more time to decide whether to retry former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on 10 criminal charges that a jury deadlocked on last week, a judge ordered on Thursday.

Housing funds for Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane Maria must end: U.S. judge

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 2:36pm
More than a thousand Puerto Rican families who fled Hurricane Maria will get two more weeks of U.S.-funded housing in hotels and motels across the country but will then need to fend for themselves, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

Now you see it, now you don't: oil surplus vanishes ahead of Iran deadline

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 2:35pm
An overhang of homeless crude in the Atlantic Basin has halved in recent weeks, suggesting oil traders are bracing for a further supply loss from Iran due to U.S. sanctions and a new rally in prices.

Trump ready to ratchet up China trade war with more tariffs: report

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 2:31pm
U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to quickly ramp up a trade war with China and has told aides he is ready to impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports as soon as a public comment period on the plan ends next week, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

French actor Depardieu faces rape investigation, denies wrongdoing

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 2:21pm
Gerard Depardieu is being investigated by the Paris prosecutor over accusations of rape and sexual assault, a judicial source said - though the prominent French actor denies any wrongdoing, according to his lawyer.

Conservative media move to front line of battle to undermine Pope Francis

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 2:19pm
Last March, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano dined on the outskirts of Rome at the home of a conservative Italian Catholic journalist. Over pasta, fish and white wine, the prelate poured out his concern for the future of the Roman Catholic Church.

U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-Americans

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 1:51pm
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday backed a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, throwing its support behind a case that could impact the use of race-based college admissions.

Archbishop who called on Pope to resign says corruption reaches the top

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:22am
The archbishop who sparked a crisis in the Catholic Church by calling on Pope Francis to resign has denied he was motivated by personal vendetta and said he sought to show that corruption had reached the top levels of the Church hierarchy.

Portugal seduces parched investors with water: plenty of it

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:21am
As wildfires scorched California yet again this summer, Jose Dariush Leal da Costa, a Bay Area native with Portuguese roots, was harvesting his first almonds in a sun-drenched, watery oasis in southern Portugal.

Myanmar aid restrictions 'could be war crime', says rights group

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:13am
Government restrictions on lifesaving aid for displaced people in northern Myanmar could constitute a war crime, advocacy group Fortify Rights said on Thursday, as pressure grows for accountability for rights abuses in the country.

Former Vice President Biden to lead memorial tribute to McCain

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:04am
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was due to lead mourners in saluting the late John McCain, his former Senate colleague, at a Phoenix church service on Thursday celebrating the life of the Vietnam War hero and two-time Republican presidential candidate.

As drought grips Australia's east, giant grains trains roll to the rescue

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 4:14am
Until a few months ago, train driver Gavin Slater had never seen anything like it. Five locomotives, with a combined 15,000 horsepower, ready to pull 101 wagons brimful of grain.

Cuomo, Nixon argue over who is bigger Trump critic at NY gubernatorial debate

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 4:09am
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon argued over who was the stauncher opponent of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday in their only debate as they battle for the state's Democratic gubernatorial nomination next month.

Stock market's advance grinds to a halt on China concerns

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 4:07am
Stock market gains came to a grinding halt on Thursday, held back by concern that China will be left behind as the United States reaches trade agreements with other North American countries and Europe.

Korea detente revives North Korean leader's bullet train dreams

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:37am
North Korea's ruling family has long dreamed of a state-of-the-art rail system linking its major cities with each other and the wider world.

Former Texas policeman jailed for 15 years for black teen's murder

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:23am
A white former Texas policeman was jailed on Wednesday for 15 years over the deadly shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a Dallas suburb last year that fueled a national debate over possible racial bias in U.S. policing.

Trump hails Kim, sees no need to resume U.S.-South Korea war games

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:21am
Days after canceling a planned visit to North Korea by his top diplomat citing insufficient progress in denuclearization talks, U.S. President Donald Trump hailed his personal relationship North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and said there was no reason to resume war games with South Korea.