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2 officers injured after man sets self on fire at festival
CHICAGO (AP) A police spokeswoman says two officers were hospitalized after a man set himself and a building on fire during a Chicago street festival. Sun, 29 May 2016 22:47:01 -0400
U.S. panel launches trade secret theft probe into China steel
U.S. regulators launched an investigation on Thursday into complaints by United States Steel Corp that Chinese competitors stole its secrets and fixed prices, in the latest trade spat between the two countries. U.S. Steel is seeking to halt nearly all imports from China's largest steel producers and trading houses, in its complaint made under section 337 of the main U.S. tariff law. The International Trade Commission (ITC) said in a statement that it has not made any decisions on the merits of the case.
Sun, 29 May 2016 22:46:37 -0400
The Latest: Day of firsts for Hamilton, Rossi and Truex
Polish man heads from New York to Portugal ... in a kayak
A Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September. Aleksander Doba paddled off from the tip of Manhattan after doing interviews and posing for selfies with a crowd of some 100 onlookers. A star at home, Doba gained global attention when he was named a National Geographic adventurer of the year in 2015.
Sun, 29 May 2016 22:40:05 -0400
Iraq forces poised for Fallujah assault
Elite Iraqi troops were poised to assault one of the Islamic State group's most emblematic bastions, Fallujah, as the jihadists counterattacked in Iraq and neighbouring Syria where thousands of civilians have fled the fighting. Meanwhile, the Syrian opposition's chief negotiator Mohammed Alloush announced his resignation Sunday, citing the failure of UN-brokered peace talks and the continued shelling of rebel-held areas by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Fighting in Syria and Iraq has prompted a new exodus of thousands of desperate civilians and deep concern for the many more trapped in the battlegrounds.
Sun, 29 May 2016 22:29:39 -0400
Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
Shark attack feared in Southern California woman's injury
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Lifeguards shut down a Southern California beach on Sunday after a swimmer was pulled injured from the water with bite marks in a possible shark attack, authorities said. Sun, 29 May 2016 22:23:04 -0400
Fed's Bullard says global markets seem well-prepared for summer rate hike
By Christine Kim and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday global markets appear to be "well-prepared" for a summer interest rate hike from the Fed, although he did not specify a date for the policy move. "My sense is that markets are well-prepared for a possible rate increase globally, and that this is not too surprising given our liftoff from December and the policy of the committee which has been to try to normalize rates slowly and gradually over time," Bullard told a news conference after speaking at an academic conference in Seoul. "So my ideal is that if all goes well this will come off very smoothly." Bullard added a rebound in U.S. GDP growth seems to be materializing in the second quarter, but reserved his opinion on whether the Fed should hike in June or July for the next policy meeting at the U.S. central bank.
Sun, 29 May 2016 22:20:50 -0400
Martin Truex Jr. dominates NASCAR race in Charlotte
Suspect arrested after Georgia deputy shot in the face
ATLANTA (AP) A sheriff's deputy in Georgia is "doing much better" but may lose his left eye after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta, authorities said. Sun, 29 May 2016 22:15:50 -0400