Lori Moran

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The tender, terrifying truth about what happened inside the Trader Joe's hostage siege

About halfway through the three-hour siege at Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake, the wounded gunman, Gene Atkins, looked at one of his hostages, MaryLinda Moss, and told her it was all over for him. “I just shot at a cop,” he said.<p>Moss, a 55-year-old artist who exudes calm, feared a suicidal gunman could …

Crime

‘If You’re a Pro-life Democrat … You Know You’re Standing Alone’

They might be a dying breed, but some anti-abortion Democrats say they’re just what the party needs to win.<p>AURORA, Colorado—The anti-abortion movement is riding high in the age of Donald Trump. A fifth conservative justice is likely heading to the Supreme Court with the potential to overturn <i>Roe v.</i> …

Pro-life Movement

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

Tesla's limited-edition surfboard sells out in just one day

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misidentified who asked for refunds from Tesla suppliers.</i><p>Tesla has been treading in dangerous waters recently, with the company asking for refunds from some suppliers to help it turn a profit.<p>Now, in what could be seen as an effort to …

Tesla

SEC's New Crypto Czar Wants Coin Industry to Step Out of Shadows

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is well known for bringing landmark cases against the biggest names in finance.<p>But its powers to punish …

Cryptocurrency

U.S. plans $113 million 'down payment on a new era' in Indo-Pacific: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will invest $113 million in technology, energy and infrastructure initiatives in the Indo-Pacific as part of a new strategy to deepen ties with the region, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday ahead of a trip to Singapore, Malaysia and …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Nokia, T-Mobile US agree $3.5 billion deal, world's first big 5G award

LONDON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) named Nokia (NOKIA.HE) to supply it with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5G network gear, the firms said on Monday, marking the world's largest 5G deal so far and concrete evidence of a new wireless upgrade cycle taking root.<p>No.3 U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile …

Telecoms

Trump says he 'did NOT' know of meeting between son, Russian lawyer

President Donald Trump on Friday denied that he knew in advance about a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 between his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer, and he slammed his former personal attorney’s claims to the contrary.<p>Trump, in a three-part Twitter message, said he “did NOT know of …

Donald Trump

Employers’ Hiring Push Brings Workers Off the Bench

Despite sharpening trade tensions, a hefty rise in payrolls has provided the latest evidence that the American economy is strong enough to keep pulling benched workers back into action.<p>Six hundred thousand people joined the work force in June and started actively hunting for a job, the Labor …

Economy

China and Russia hit back at Trump tariffs

<b>China has hit back after US tariffs on Chinese goods came into effect and President Donald Trump threatened to impose more.</b><p>China's commerce ministry said it had lodged a new complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO).<p>Meanwhile, Russia has announced extra duties on US imports in retaliation …

Donald Trump

Ethiopia and Eritrea declare an end to war — and this could mean a lot for their economies

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea declared the end of a two decades-long war on Monday, and announced a raft of agreements which could boost …

Africa

Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise stop Monday in Afghanistan, where he met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and offered U.S. support in facilitating peace talks with the Taliban, The Washington Post reported.<p>Pompeo told reporters that the Trump administration’s strategy in …

Japan: death toll climbs to 155 after 'historic' rain and landslides

The number of people who have died in floods and landslides triggered by “historic” levels of torrential rain in Japan has climbed to at least 155, with dozens of others still missing<b>.</b><p>Almost 2 million people were still subject to evacuation orders on Monday, while tens of thousands of rescue …

Theresa May in Fight to Save Government Amid Brexit Rift

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain was battling to save her government on Monday after her foreign secretary quit in protest over her approach to withdrawing from the European Union. The resignation deepened a mood of crisis just eight months before the country is due to leave the …

Great Britain

Cristiano Ronaldo joining Juventus in €100m deal from Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Juventus after the Italian club agreed a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portugal forward with Real Madrid.<p>The 33-year-old is ready for a new challenge after nine years at Real and asked the La Liga club to let him go. The player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, met the Juventus …

Soccer

Trump slashes funding that helps people sign up for Obamacare

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Trump administration is once again slashing funding for a program that helps Americans sign up for Obamacare.<p>The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that it would provide only $10 million for the navigator program for this fall's open enrollment season. The move …

Health Care

Pfizer says it will postpone price increases after discussions with Trump

Pfizer announced on Tuesday it would postpone drug price hikes after an "extensive" conversation between the company's CEO and President Donald Trump.<p>…

Donald Trump

President Trump makes good on his threat to target an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports with tariffs, ramping up the trade war

President Trump escalated his trade war with China Tuesday, identifying an added $200 billion in Chinese products that he intends to hit with import tariffs.<p>The move makes good on the president’s threat to respond to China’s retaliation for the initial U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods, …

China

Trump pardons Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment sparked 2016 armed standoff

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued presidential pardons to two Oregon cattle ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, convicted in 2012 of committing arson on federal lands near their ranch.<p>The father and son's 2016 imprisonment — and the armed protest at a national wildlife refuge that followed …

Oregon

“I'm the Guy They Called Deep Throat”

Despite three decades of intense speculation, the identity of “Deep Throat”—the source who leaked key details of Nixon's Watergate cover-up to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein—has never been revealed. Now, at age 91, W. Mark Felt, number two at the F.B.I. in the early 70s, …

As Trump’s trade war starts, China vows retaliation

BEIJING — The United States imposed the first duties on $34 billion of Chinese goods early Friday, officially launching a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Moments later, China fired back, accusing the United States of violating World Trade Organization rules and setting off “the …

China

Dark matter: After looking in space, scientists search underground

Dark matter<p>The underground race to solve the universe's biggest mystery<p>Dark matter<p>The underground race to solve the universe's biggest mystery<p>In the …

SpaceX is flying an artificially intelligent robot named CIMON to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Unlike HAL, it won’t be able to open the pod bay doors.<p>Its programming is limited, capable of conversation and technical support but not much else, at least for now. And instead of the searing red eye of the super computer gone rogue in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi film, …

Space Exploration

How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached, Study Finds

Since 1900, average life expectancy around the globe has more than doubled, thanks to better public health, sanitation and food supplies. But a new study of long-lived Italians indicates that we have yet to reach the upper bound of human longevity.<p>“If there’s a fixed biological limit, we are not …

Research

Why You Will See Bigger, Not Cheaper, Cable Bundles

In the future, you will pay lots of money for lots of entertainment options.<p>Sound like what you’ve already got—a bundle of cable channels, voice service and internet access? The merger of AT&T and Time Warner, approved Tuesday by a judge after a long delay, is more proof that this reality will …

Germany fines Volkswagen $1.2 billion over diesel scandal

Prosecutors in Germany have imposed a $1.2 billion fine on Volkswagen for rigging diesel engine emissions worldwide.<p>The €1 billion ($1.2 billion) penalty was announced Wednesday by public prosecutors and the company, which said it was hoping to turn a page on a scandal that has rocked the company …

Engines

Dollar Struggles As Geopolitics And Central Banks Take Center Stage

The US dollar is lower against major pairs this week as the market prepares for an eventful week. The US Federal Reserve will kick off its June …

Trump Says He'll "Probably" Back New Marijuana Bill

The STATES act is one of the rare bills with bipartisan support, but it it good for entrepreneurs?<p>The marijuana industry got a major canna-boost with the introduction of a new bipartisan bill and it's probable endorsement by President Trump.<p>Last Thursday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) …

Cannabis

Firms will have to justify pay gap between workers and bosses

<b>The country's biggest public businesses may soon have to publish the gap between the pay of their chief executive and an average worker.</b><p>Business Secretary Greg Clark says directors of all companies with more than 250 employees will be required to disclose and explain this difference - known as the …

UK's Inmarsat rejects takeover approach from US rival EchoStar

Inmarsat, Britain’s leading satellite company, has rejected a bid approach from a US rival, in what could signal the start of a fresh foreign takeover saga.<p>Responding to a 13.5% rise in its share price on Friday, Inmarsat admitted it had received an offer from Colorado-based EchoStar that it said …