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The US Federal Reserve believes the US economy was close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but policymakers decided it was prudent to wait for evidence a global economic slowdown was not knocking United States off course.
United States authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday for engaging in a wide-ranging corruption scheme.
Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $20bn to settle claims with the US stemming from the company's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. An explosion on BP's deep-water drill, off the coast of Louisiana in 2010 killed 11 workers.
The US economy added just 142,000 jobs in September, lowering the chance of an interest rate rise this year. The figure was far lower than the 205,000 increase forecast by economists. The number of jobs created in July and August were revised down by a combined 59,000.
Umpqua killer: interest in high-profile shootings, angry at not having a girlfriend and bitter at the world
Christopher Harper-Mercer was withdrawn and quiet as he grew up in southern California, spending most of his time indoors at his mother’s apartment and deflecting neighbors when they asked him how he was doing, or why he always wore the same outfit of combat boots and green Army pants. But there was one subject that got him to open up: guns.
A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama said on Thursday that thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting, and he challenged voters wanting to deal with the problem to vote for elected officials who will do something.
President Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Tuesday at the United Nations and renewed calls for an end to the US trade embargo against Havana.
Argentina and the US are on collision course following president Cristina Fernandez complaint of lack of cooperation from Washington, in helping locate a former Argentine spy, head of special operations, who apparently is hiding 'or being protected' in the US, and has been summoned by prosecutors in Buenos Aires.
Although president Cristina Fernandez, to the surprise of many, did not mention a word about Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands, particularly since this was her last address to the UN General Assembly, Minister Hector Timerman said that nobody could doubt the president's commitment to the Malvinas question, and there were plenty of mentions to the issue from allied countries.
Blasting hard-line conservatives as “false prophets,” US House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week and he will push through as much unfinished legislation as possible before leaving at the end of October.