Stepping into power, Britain's Johnson seeks more diverse cabinet - 24 Jul 2019 at 1:17am - Taking over as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a more diverse top team in a government to be tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.

U.S. will deal with Huawei waiver applications within weeks: Ross - 24 Jul 2019 at 1:16am - The Trump administration plans to handle applications from tech companies seeking waivers over Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] blacklisting within the next few weeks, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Bloomberg Television on Tuesday.

Huawei's U.S. research arm slashes jobs as trade ban bites - 24 Jul 2019 at 1:16am - China's Huawei Technologies laid off more than two-thirds of the 850-strong workforce at its Futurewei Technologies research arm in the United States, after being blacklisted by the government.

Mueller to testify at hearings with high stakes for Trump, Democrats - 24 Jul 2019 at 1:09am - Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies to Congress on Wednesday at a pair of televised hearings that carry high stakes for President Donald Trump and Democrats who are split between impeaching him or moving on to the 2020 election.

Boston beats Tampa Bay 5-4, moves into 2nd place in AL East - 24 Jul 2019 at 1:06am - Baseball Capsules       

U.S. to pay $15 minimum per acre to farmers hurt by China trade war - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:42pm - The U.S. government will pay a minimum of $15 per acre to farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war with China under an aid package to be unveiled before the end of the week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Tuesday.

Minimum payment to U.S. farmers under trade aid will be $15/acre: Perdue - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:40pm - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Tuesday that the minimum payment to farmers under the next round of trade-related federal aid will be $15 per acre.

LeBron James offers small sneak-peek at 'Space Jam 2' uniform while... - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:31pm - LeBron James found time to celebrate Taco Tuesday on the set of "Space Jam 2." In the process he offered a glimpse at the Tune Squad's new uniforms.       

'AGT': Acrobat group V. Unbeatable wows guest judge Dwyane Wade, wi... - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:20pm - The stakes are high for the death-defying acrobat dance group, V. Unbeatable, who tragically lost a crew member after a stunt gone wrong.       

Asia stocks welcome trade talks, euro on defensive - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:16pm - Asian shares on Wednesday gave a guarded welcome to hints of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank's coming policy meeting.

Teen rapper Tay-K sentenced to 55 years in prison for deadly home invasion - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:13pm - Texas rapper Tay-K has been sentenced to 55 years behind bars for the 2016 murder of Ethan Walker during a home invasion.       

DOJ letter warns Robert Mueller not to veer from Russia report's written... - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:06pm - Former special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify Wednesday before two House committees, his first appearance since concluding the Russia probe.       

Puerto Rico governor's chief of staff quits amid scandal probe - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:01pm - The chief of staff for Puerto Rico's governor resigned on Tuesday as prosecutors investigated a scandal in his administration that has sparked 11 days of protests demanding the Caribbean island's leader step down.

U.S. military took defensive action against second Iranian drone last week - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:51pm - A U.S. Navy ship took defensive action against a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, but did not see the drone go into the water, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:44pm - France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday.

Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:43pm - The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said.

Tulsi Gabbard: Kamala Harris 'not qualified' to be president - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:20pm - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Sen. Kamala Harris of California will be sharing the stage with eight other presidential contenders on the second night of the upcoming Democratic debates next week.       

Japan's Nissan to double global job cuts to over 10,000: source - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:12pm - Nissan Motor Co Ltd plans to expand job cuts to over 10,000 to help turn around its business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, showing the tough road ahead for an automaker grappling with management upheaval.

Former lobbyist Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:08pm - Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official.

'You can't do that': Video shows ICE officers smash window, dr... - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:04pm - Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were seen smashing a man's car window and dragging him to the ground in a now-viral video.       

Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.... - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:47pm - Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Senior lawmaker rejects Justice Department limits on Mueller testimony - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:47pm - A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing the former special counsel to limit the scope of his remarks and said it lacked the authority for such a directive.

Guatemala blames opponents after Trump tariff threat - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:39pm - Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation.

'Guatemala has not been good': Trump threatens tariffs, fees on migrant cash - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:39pm - U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided not to ink a safe third country agreement that would have required the poor Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.

Meghan McCain challenges O'Rourke on comment comparing Trump rally to Na... - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:33pm - Twice in two days, Beto O'Rourke has compared a recent Trump rally to Nuremberg rallies in Nazi Germany. But the 2020 Democrat said he also believes that not everyone at Trump's recent North Carolina rally is a racist.       

North Carolina 'bathroom bill' settlement approved - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:27pm - Transgender people in North Carolina can use any public restroom in state-run buildings that conforms with their gender identity under a U.S. court settlement approved on Tuesday, in the latest turn of a long-running dispute that divided the state.

Trump sues to block House panel from getting his state tax returns - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:25pm - President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued to block a U.S. House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, with his lawyer accusing the Democratic-controlled panel of "presidential harassment."

Georgia woman drops, fatally injures her baby during fight at beauty supply s... - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:19pm - 26-year-old Karen Lashun Harrison was charged with felony murder, cruelty to children and simple battery, according to WALB-TV.       

'Operation Border Resolve' ICE raids, touted by President Donald Tr... - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:11pm - President Donald Trump said the raids would target thousands of the roughly 1 million people in the U.S. with final deportation orders.       

Hospital paid Neil Armstrong's family $6 million settlement after his death - 23 Jul 2019 at 8:53pm - His family publicly said he suffered complications from surgery. But his sons privately claimed Mercy Health made a string of lethal mistakes.