NEW YORK | Major US stock indexes struggle higher after a wobbly day

NEW YORK — US stock indexes are on track for modest gains Monday as increases for industrial and high-dividend companies make up for declines in the technology sector. Defense contractors L3 and Harris are sharply higher after announcing a deal to combine. Bank of America is sinking after reporting weak loan growth in the third … Continue reading NEW YORK | Major US stock indexes struggle higher after a wobbly day

SAN FRANCISCO | California utility shuts off power amid wildfire concerns

SAN FRANCISCO  — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, a major California utility for the first time cut power to tens of thousands of customers amid high winds — and other power providers were considering similar action. Pacific Gas & Electric began cutting power Sunday night in Northern California after the National Weather Service … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California utility shuts off power amid wildfire concerns

LUXEMBOURG | Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

LUXEMBOURG  — The moods in Britain and the European Union swung between hope and gloom on Monday over an intractable dispute about the Irish border — shifts that came only two days ahead of a summit once seen as the last moment to reach a deal on Britain’s divorce from the bloc. After a flurry … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

BANJUL, Gambia | ‘Dark days’ over: Gambia launches truth, reconciliation body

BANJUL, Gambia — Gambia on Monday launched a truth, reconciliation and reparations commission to lay bare abuses committed under the 22-year rule of former leader Yahya Jammeh, with President Adama Barrow declaring the country’s “dark days” are over. The long-awaited commission is meant to help heal the tiny West African nation after years of extrajudicial … Continue reading BANJUL, Gambia | ‘Dark days’ over: Gambia launches truth, reconciliation body

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Trump gets bird’s-eye view of devastated Florida communities

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— President Donald Trump got a bird’s-eye view Monday of Florida communities left in ruins by Hurricane Michael, including houses without roofs, a toppled water tower and 18-wheel trucks scattered in a parking lot during a nearly hour-long helicopter tour of portions of the Panhandle. Trump initially saw uprooted trees and houses with … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Trump gets bird’s-eye view of devastated Florida communities

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida‘s Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter. Trevor Lewis, a member of a six-person search-and-rescue unit, said he watched storm victims “cry out in joy” when his team let them … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

Tennessee News: GREENEVILLE, Four Men and Seven Companies Indicted for Billion-Dollar Telemedicine Fraud Conspiracy, Telemedicine Company and CEO Plead Guilty in Two Fraud Schemes

GREENEVILLE, Tenn.– On October 12, 2018, the District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee unsealed a 32-count indictment charging four individuals and seven companies in a $1 billion health care fraud scheme. The court also unsealed an additional two plea agreements and an information charging another individual and his company for their role in … Continue reading Tennessee News: GREENEVILLE, Four Men and Seven Companies Indicted for Billion-Dollar Telemedicine Fraud Conspiracy, Telemedicine Company and CEO Plead Guilty in Two Fraud Schemes

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. | The Latest: Trumps distribute bottled water at FEMA center

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s visit to areas hit by Hurricane Michael (all times local): 1:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is marveling at the hurricane damage he’s seen while touring devastated Florida Panhandle communities. Trump and his wife, Melania, visited a FEMA aid distribution center Monday in the city … Continue reading EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. | The Latest: Trumps distribute bottled water at FEMA center