Top News & Analysis United States

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, right, and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts field questions from the media September 22, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Protests began on Tuesday night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.

    Charlotte police released portions of bodycam and dashcam footage related to the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, NBC reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— In a story Sept. 23 about a bill to protect whales from fishing gear for Dungeness crab, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that backed the legislation. The group is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Environmental Diversity. California's governor has signed legislation to protect...

  • TORONTO, Sept 24 (Reuters)- Canada's Unifor union has set a tentative strike deadline of midnight Oct. 10 for talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the labor group said on Saturday as it prepares to vote on a related deal with General Motors Co.. Unifor, which represents close to 10,000 Fiat Chrysler workers in Canada, said in a statement the strike deadline of...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • NEW YORK— Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product. The glasses are the first hardware from the Los Angeles- based company. The company says it's changing its name to Snap Inc. since it now has more than one product.

  • Medics wait to gain access to the Cascade Mall after four people were shot dead in Burlington, Washington, U.S. September 24, 2016.

    Police said the shooter remains at large and the motive of the attack remains unclear, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. The GOP- led, subpoena-wielding Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't investigating Trump's business dealings, his...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Union nurses and Allina Health will return to bargaining for the first time since nearly 5,000 nurses at five Minneapolis- area hospitals went on strike nearly three weeks ago. The Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina say federal mediators asked both sides to resume negotiations. The affected hospitals are Abbott Northwestern and the...

  • FARMINGTON, Conn.— Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. The labs are being leased to the companies as part of the university's Technology Incubation Program, which is designed to help...

  • JOHANNESBURG— Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials, conservationists said as an international wildlife conference opened Saturday in South Africa. The plight of elephants dominated the discussion on the first...

  • Tax records show that Harvard University spent $253 million on scholarships in 2013 from its $35 billion endowment. Yale, the No. 2 endowment, spent $77 million of its $24 billion endowment on scholarships, an even smaller share. Meanwhile, Harvard spent more than $1 billion that year on programs and facilities, and earned $4.5 billion in endowment revenue.

  • BEIJING— In a story Sept. 21 about China's investigation of a company accused of North Korea trade violations, The Associated Press reported that researchers at a South Korean think tank said in a report that the company supplied materials used in processing nuclear bomb fuel.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. "We have been operating under normal conditions since 2:30 a.m.," said Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Executive Director Javier Quintana, noting that 60 hours...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 23- Target Corp said on Friday its chief digital officer has left the company amid a company overhaul of its e-commerce operations to boost online sales and better compete with larger rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.. His role will be split between Chief Information Officer Mike McNamara and Chief Merchandising Officer Mike Tritton.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it knew about a cyber attack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc.. We don't know when Yahoo first found out, "said Jeremiah Grossman, chief of security...

  • NEW YORK— Moody's has downgraded Turkey's credit rating to "junk" status, a further blow to an economy shaken by terrorist attacks, a failed military coup and a diplomatic spat with Russia. The rating agency on Friday lowered its rating on Turkey's debt one notch, stripping it of investment-grade status. Moody's indicated it expects Turkey's economic growth to be...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...