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Prosecutor abruptly quits handling case against ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn
A lead career prosecutor on Thursday abruptly withdrew from handling the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, following a growing campaign by Trump's allies to have the case against him dropped.
Georgia father, son arrested on murder charges in shooting of unarmed black man
A former white police officer and his son were arrested on Thursday in Georgia and charged with murder in the death of an unarmed black man in an incident that has touched off a furor in the community and among civil rights activists nationwide.
U.S. Senate fails to override Trump veto of Iran war powers resolution
The U.S. Senate failed on Thursday to override President Donald Trump's veto of a resolution that would have limited his ability to wage war against Iran by requiring him to obtain congressional approval before undertaking military action.

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White Georgia man, son charged with murder in shooting of unarmed black man
A white former police officer and his son were arrested on Thursday in Georgia and charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, an incident that touched off a furor in the community and among civil rights activists nationwide.
After the triumph of Animal Crossing, a thin pipeline for Nintendo
The runaway success of Nintendo Co Ltd's island life simulator Animal Crossing: New Horizons has overshadowed an uncomfortable fact for fans of the Switch console - it lacks upcoming titles.
Nintendo smashes Switch sales view; says Animal Crossing is device's fastest-selling game
Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit soared 200% due to surging demand for its Switch games console, and that title Animal Crossing: New Horizons shifted a record 13.4 million units in its first six weeks.
Evacuation area around India LG Chem plant widened after deadly gas leak
Indian officials were evacuating more people on Friday from the area around a chemical plant in the south of the country that leaked toxic gas, killing at least 11 people and sickening hundreds more.
LG Chem shares fall more after deadly gas leak at its Indian factory
Shares of LG Chem extended their falls on Friday, after a gas leak at one of its chemicals factories in India killed at least 11 people and sickened hundreds of people. [L4N2CP0R8]
Asia stocks poised to rise as upbeat earnings trump jobs gloom
Asian stocks were set to track Wall Street gains on Friday, after upbeat corporate earnings took the focus off upcoming data that is expected show the worst U.S. unemployment rate in more than 70 years.
Neiman Marcus's attempt to manage crushing debt undone by COVID-19
On March 17, about a week after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Neiman Marcus Group had no choice but to close its 67 stores.
Evacuation area around India LG Chem plant widened after deadly leak
Indian officials were evacuating more people on Friday from the area around a chemical plant in the south of the country that leaked toxic gas, killing at least 11 people and sickening hundreds more.
How Deere, Caterpillar kept plants running during the coronavirus outbreak
While Detroit automakers' unionized auto factories have been idled by the coronavirus pandemic, farm and construction equipment makers Deere and Caterpillar have won the support of the United Auto Workers and other unions to run their facilities during the pandemic.
U.S. moves to drop case against Trump ex-adviser Flynn, who admitted lying to FBI
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly asked a judge to drop criminal charges against Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn following mounting pressure from the Republican president and his political allies on the right.
Whistleblower offers window into HHS’s flawed COVID-19 response
A new whistleblower complaint has drawn attention for its allegations that the Trump administration retaliated against a scientist who sent early coronavirus warnings. The case also provides an insider account of the dysfunction critics say paralyzed the Department of Health and Human Services at the dawn of the COVID-19 response.
U.S. adds social distancing to Atlantic hurricane season emergency response plan
With the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season fast approaching, U.S. officials on Thursday said they were readying more buses, hotel rooms and shelter space for social distancing to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus during potential evacuations.
Malaria drug touted by Trump for coronavirus fails another test
The malaria treatment repeatedly championed by U.S. President Donald Trump as a "game changer" in the fight against the novel coronavirus has again failed to show a benefit in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study released on Thursday.
Skeptical judge could hold up Trump administration's bid to clear Flynn, legal experts say
The notoriously independent-minded federal judge who once said he was disgusted by the conduct of Michael Flynn could block the administration's bid to drop criminal charges against the former adviser to President Donald Trump, legal experts said.
Trump campaign launches $10 million ad blitz against Biden
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign launched a massive, multi-million dollar ad blitz against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday, its biggest onslaught against Biden since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States.
U.S. wants to drop case against Trump ex-adviser Flynn, who admitted lying to FBI
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly asked a judge to drop criminal charges against Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn following mounting pressure from the Republican president and his political allies on the right.
LG Chem plant in India starts leaking toxic gas again, prompting wider evacuation
Toxic gas began leaking again from a LG Chem plant in southern India's Andhra Pradesh early on Friday, an official said, triggering a wider evacuation after at least 11 people were killed following a leak at the site less than 24 hours earlier.
World stocks climb on China trade relief, while U.S. jobs data dents dollar
World shares rose on Thursday after China's exports came in far stronger than expected, suggesting an economic recovery was under way, but the dollar fell from two-week highs as U.S. data showed millions more Americans joined the ranks of the unemployed.
Michigan governor reopens factories from May 11, as U.S. jobless ranks grow
Michigan's governor on Thursday gave the go-ahead to factories in her state to reopen on May 11, removing a major obstacle to North American automakers bringing thousands of idled employees back to work at plants closed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Wall Street gets PayPal lift as Nasdaq wipes out 2020 declines
Wall Street's indexes climbed on Thursday, with the Nasdaq erasing losses for 2020, following a clutch of upbeat earnings reports led by PayPal as investors looked past more weak jobs data caused by the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.
Venezuela opposition negotiated Maduro overthrow plan with security firm: report
Members of Venezuela's opposition in October negotiated a $213 million deal with a small Florida security company to invade the country and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, according to a document published by the Washington Post on Thursday.
Trump, Pence test negative after White House valet contracts coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have tested negative for the novel coronavirus after a member of the U.S. military who works at the White House as a valet came down with the virus.
Wall Street gains with PayPal boost despite weak jobs data
Wall Street's indexes climbed on Thursday following a clutch of upbeat earnings reports led by PayPal as investors looked past more weak jobs data caused by the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.
LG Chem plant in India starts leaking toxic gas again, prompting evacuation
Toxic gas began leaking again from a factory owned by LG Chem in southern India's Visakhapatnam early on Friday, an official said, triggering a wider evacuation after at least 11 people were killed following a leak from the site in the wee hours of Thursday.
Stay-at-home stocks Amazon, Microsoft lift Nasdaq into gain for 2020
The Nasdaq was on track to end Thursday in positive territory for 2020 after winning back the vast majority of steep losses caused in recent months by the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump calls for arms control with Russia and China in Putin call
U.S. President Donald Trump stressed his desire for arms control that includes both Russia and China in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, the White House said in a statement.
U.S. Justice Department moves to drop case against Trump ex-adviser Flynn
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly asked a judge to drop criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn following mounting pressure from Trump and his political allies on the right.
Britons applaud coronavirus carers as PM Johnson prepares to ease lockdown
Britons joined in a weekly nationwide round of applause on Thursday to pay tribute to care workers and hospital staff for the last time before lockdown measures are slightly eased.
U.S. Justice Department seeks to drop case against Trump ex-adviser Flynn
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly sought to drop the criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, following mounting pressure from Trump's political allies on the right.
U.S. Senate upholds Trump veto of 'insulting' Iran war powers resolution
The U.S. Senate failed on Thursday to override President Donald Trump's veto of a resolution that would have reined in his ability to wage war against Iran by requiring him to obtain congressional authorization for military action.
Wall Street gets PayPal boost as Nasdaq erases 2020 declines
Wall Street's indexes jumped on Thursday, with the Nasdaq turning positive for the year, following a clutch of upbeat earnings reports led by PayPal as investors looked past more weak jobs data caused by the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.
First immigrant detainee with COVID-19 dies in U.S. custody in California
The first immigrant in U.S. detention with the novel coronavirus died this week, according to federal officials and local health authorities, as infections steadily climbed among the nearly 30,000 migrants in U.S. custody nationwide.
Michigan governor to reopen factories, sources say, as U.S. jobless ranks grow
Michigan's governor will announce on Thursday that the state's factories can reopen next week, removing one of the last major obstacles to North American automakers getting thousands of workers back to plants closed by the coronavirus pandemic, two people familiar with the plans said.
Nasdaq tracks yearly gains on PayPal boost
A jump for PayPal on Thursday put the Nasdaq on course to turn positive on the year, with Wall Street also boosted by hopes of a faster economic recovery following a surprise rise in Chinese exports.
Israel's Netanyahu gets another chance to form government
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday won another chance to form a coalition government despite his upcoming trial on corruption charges, bringing him closer to a fifth term after more than a year of political stalemate.
Exclusive: U.S. companies got emergency government loans despite having months of cash
When American companies recently applied for U.S. government loans meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus crisis, they had to certify they needed the cash to cover basic needs like salaries and rent. The money, up to $10 million, was meant to tide them over for eight weeks.
New Jersey 'Bridgegate' scandal convictions tossed by U.S. Supreme Court
Two aides to former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who were at the center of the "Bridgegate" scandal engaged in corruption and abuse of power but not criminal acts, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday as it unanimously threw out their convictions and placed new limits on political corruption prosecutions.
Black man shot dead by police in Indianapolis; video prompts calls for probe
Indianapolis police shot and killed a black man after a car pursuit and foot chase in an incident that was apparently captured on Facebook Live, leading to calls on Thursday by civil rights leaders for a thorough investigation of the incident.
Venezuela opposition negotiated Maduro overthrow plan with security firm, report says
Members of Venezuela's opposition in October negotiated a $213 million deal with a small Florida security company to invade the country and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, according to a document published by the Washington Post on Thursday.

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