Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON, Aug 14 : States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday’s primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections. Voters go to the polls in those states for party primaries, and Democrats […]

Wall St set for higher open on healthy earnings, lira rebound

By Amy Caren Daniel Undated, Aug 14 : U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Tuesday on the back of healthy earnings reports and a recovery in Turkish currency, which snapped its free fall after three weeks of slide. Turkey’s lira recovered after the country’s central bank moved to ease pressure on the currency, […]

WH Group boosts U.S. meat exports to Japan, S.Korea, Mexico amid China trade spat

By Donny Kwok and Trista Shi HONG KONG, Aug 14 : WH Group Ltd, the world’s largest pork company, has boosted its U.S. exports to Japan, South Korea and Mexico to reduce the impact of the deepening trade spat between Washington and Beijing, Chairman Wan Long said on Tuesday. The comment was made at a […]

Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON, Aug 14 : States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday’s primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections. Voters go to the polls in those states for party primaries, and Democrats […]

Firefighter killed battling largest blaze in California history

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Aug 14 : A firefighter has been killed battling the largest wildfire in Californian history that has been stoked by prime fire weather conditions as it has destroyed dozens of homes. The unidentified firefighter was killed on Monday while battling the Ranch Fire, one of two blazes that make up […]

U.S. judge calls recess in Manafort trial

By Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld Undated, Aug 10 : The U.S. judge in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort called a recess on Friday after a long conversation with attorneys for both the government and Manafort, without giving a reason. The prosecution had been expected to wrap up its case against […]