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  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometres, South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang. Japan said the latest missile reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km and flew for 30...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometers, South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialog with Pyongyang. Japan said the latest missile reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km and flew for 30 minutes...

  • The new estimate was provided in a filing late Thursday night in the federal court in San Francisco, and is 1.4 million accounts higher than previously reported by federal regulators, in what became a national scandal. Wells Fargo spokesman Ancel Martinez in an email said the new estimate was "based on a hypothetical scenario" and unverified, and did not reflect "...

  • May 12- Boeing Co said on Friday it resumed test flights of its $110- million 737 MAX 8 jetliner, just two days after saying it had grounded the entire fleet to address an engine problem. The resumption of flights, which the plane maker said was backed by air safety regulators, is good news for Boeing and engine-maker CFM International, a joint venture between...

  • Wells Fargo spokesman Ancel Martinez in an email said the new estimate was "based on a hypothetical scenario" and unverified, and did not reflect "actual unauthorized accounts. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco is scheduled to consider preliminary approval at a May 18 hearing. John Stumpf and Carrie Tolstedt, who were respectively the San...

  • "They're fighting a losing battle to keep these plants from falling apart," said Robert Alvarez, a former policy adviser at the U.S. Department of Energy who was charged with making an inventory of nuclear sites under President Bill Clinton. The state of facilities in the U.S. nuclear network has been detailed by the Department of Energy, Government...

  • May 12- Boeing Co said on Friday it resumed test flights of its $110- million 737 MAX 8 jetliner, just two days after saying it had grounded the entire fleet to address an engine problem. The resumption of flights, which Boeing said was backed by air safety regulators, is good news for the plane maker and engine-maker CFM International, a joint venture between...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 12- The United States and China have agreed to take action by mid-July to increase access for U.S. financial firms and expand trade in beef and chicken among other steps as part of Washington's drive to cut its trade deficit with Beijing. The United States ran a trade deficit of $347 billion with China last year, U.S. China will also allow U.S....

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 11- The United States and China will expand trade in beef and chicken and increase access for financial firms, as part of a plan to reduce the massive U.S. trade deficit with Beijing, U.S. The countries have agreed that China will allow U.S. imports of beef by no later than July 16. Trump had pledged during his presidential campaign that he would...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The United States and China will expand trade in beef and chicken and increase access for financial firms, as part of a plan to reduce the massive U.S. trade deficit with Beijing, U.S. The countries have agreed that China will allow U.S. imports of beef no later than July 16. Trump pledged during his presidential campaign that he would stop trade...

  • Boeing and engine maker CFM International must submit data to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and the FAA has to "review it and determine that those engines can be cleared for flight," said Jamie Jewell, a spokeswoman for CFM, a joint venture between General Electric Co and Safran SA of France. The FAA is working with CFM and Boeing "to develop a proposed plan...

  • Boeing and engine maker CFM International must submit data to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the FAA has to "review it and determine that those engines can be cleared for flight," said Jamie Jewell a spokesman for CFM, a joint venture between General Electric Co and Safran SA of France. The FAA spokeswoman said she was checking on the matter.

  • SEATTLE, May 11- Aircraft engine maker CFM International said on Thursday that Boeing Co has engines in stock for its grounded 737 MAX that are cleared to fly. Boeing said on Wednesday it had suspended flights of the new jet due to a quality issue with some engines made by CFM, a joint venture between General Electric Co and Safran SA of France. Boeing had been set to...

  • NEW YORK, May 10- Four U.S. states have sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Interior Department and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to block new leases of public lands for coal mining, according to papers filed on Tuesday in Montana federal court. State prosecutors for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington are arguing new coal extraction would...

  • May 10- Microsoft Corp on Wednesday turned up the heat on other technology giants by launching new image and video recognition products which could help it court businesses worried about running ads next to offensive content. The Redmond, Washington- based company said its new Video Indexer can identify faces, voices and emotions in moving pictures.

  • Workers evacuated or took cover and turned off ventilation systems after damage was discovered in the wall of a transport tunnel about 170 miles east of Seattle, officials with the Department of Energy's Hanford Joint Information Center said. No spent nuclear fuel is stored in the tunnel, Energy Department officials said. Energy Department Secretary Rick...

  • SEATTLE, May 8- Native American leaders and climate activists protested at several Chase branches in Seattle on Monday, forcing them to close temporarily as demonstrators demanded the bank not lend to projects like the Keystone XL oil pipeline. At a branch in downtown Seattle, about 50 protesters occupied the main lobby, where they made speeches, sang songs, held...

  • May 8- Three appeals court judges appointed by Democratic former President Bill Clinton will review a Hawaii judge's order blocking President Donald Trump's revised restrictions on travel from six Muslim majority countries. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel will hear the case on May 15 in Seattle. Judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald Gould and...

  • Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate that will craft a plan to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. As the Senate begins to wrestle with a Republican healthcare bill narrowly approved by the House of Representatives last week, senators questioned why the 13- member working group put...