Micron outperforms, but trade war costs emerge

BOISE, Idaho — Micron’s stock is down nearly 6 percent ahead of the opening bell with collateral damage from the U.S.-China trade war overshadowing a strong performance from the chipmaker in its most recent quarter. The company topped profit and revenue expectations, but Chief Financial Officer David Zinsner told industry analysts in a call late … Continue reading Micron outperforms, but trade war costs emerge

LONDON | UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

LONDON— The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May’s blueprint was unworkable. European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Thursday that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while French President … Continue reading LONDON | UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

LAS VEGAS| ‘He’s been there’: Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller

LAS VEGAS — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and claiming they are sabotaging his administration. Trump, appearing at a boisterous … Continue reading LAS VEGAS| ‘He’s been there’: Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller

KAMPALA, Uganda| Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda  — The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. The toll was likely to go up, John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press after dozens of … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda| Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

NEW YORK  | 5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NYC day care center

NEW YORK  — Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. NBC New York reports that authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4 a.m. Friday. One of the infants, a girl, is in serious condition, but none of the injuries … Continue reading NEW YORK  | 5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NYC day care center

BERLIN  | German police question suspect in girl’s 2001 disappearance

BERLIN  — German authorities say they may have made a breakthrough in their investigation of the mysterious 2001 disappearance of a 9-year-old girl. Bavarian officials said Friday that a 41-year-old man has told them he buried the remains of Peggy Knobloch, who disappeared on the way home from school and whose remains were found in … Continue reading BERLIN  | German police question suspect in girl’s 2001 disappearance

BERLIN | Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

BERLIN — Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site. Authorities in the Emsland region said Friday that they are considering ordering the evacuation of about 1,000 people from two villages near Meppen, close to the Dutch border. Firefighters … Continue reading BERLIN | Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

BEIJING | China ‘outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

BEIJING  — China said Friday it was “outraged” over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the U.S. cancel the measure. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing has lodged stern complaints with Washington over the action, which … Continue reading BEIJING | China ‘outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy