While the U.S. gave Huawei a 90-day reprieve, allowing American businesses to keep selling specific products to the Chinese firm, it also added more affiliates of the...Technologyread more
United States Steel Corp will temporarily lay off hundreds of workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with...US Marketsread more
Home Depot shares, which are valued at $228.8 billion, are up more than 21% this year.Retailread more
The attacks come after state and local ransomware attacks in New York, Louisiana, Maryland and Florida resulted in the loss of significant sums.Technologyread more
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the EU that a Brexit deal can still be approved by U.K. lawmakers if Brussels agrees to scrapping the contentious Irish "backstop."read more
Baidu posted better-than-expected earnings for the June quarter, swinging back to profit and managing to stabilize its core ad business.Technologyread more
Several big Pimco funds controlled by Ivascyn have reportedly been trimming their bond market positions in the U.K. and Europe.World Marketsread more
While Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam painted a bleak picture of the city's economy, she expressed hope that dialogue with protesters could provide "a way out."China Politicsread more
China's pursuit of the Middle East may spur growth in the Islamic finance sector.World Economyread more
Twitter and Facebook have suspended accounts believed to be tied to a state-backed disinformation campaign originating from inside China.Technologyread more
U.S. President Donald Trump and his former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci have had a public falling out recently.Politicsread more
The widow of a slain American soldier said Monday that President Donald Trump's phone call "upset" her and made her "cry," but the president later disputed the account, calling the conversation "very respectful."
Myeshia Johnson's husband, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, was one of four Americans killed in Niger earlier this month. Myeshia Johnson said Trump's tone in their phone call last Tuesday made her "angry."
"The president said that 'he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways.' It made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it. He couldn't remember my husband's name," she told ABC's "Good Morning America."
"The only way he remembered my husband's name, because he told me he had my husband's report in front of him. And that's when he actually said, 'La David.' I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband's name, and that's what hurt me the most," she said. "Because if my husband is out here fighting for our country, and he risked his life for our country, why can't you remember his name? And that's what made me upset and cry even more."
In a tweet Monday morning, Trump described the conversation as "very respectful" and claimed he mentioned La David Johnson's name from the "beginning, without hesitation!"
Trump's tweet will do little to shut down a controversy that has swirled around the president since last week. The issue of condolence calls to the families of fallen soldiers came to the forefront last week, when Trump falsely claimed that his predecessors did less than he to reach out to Gold Star families.
Following the call Tuesday, Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., who was with Johnson at the time of her call with Trump and heard it on speakerphone, said she heard Trump say that La David Johnson "knew what he was signing up for."
Trump on Wednesday claimed Wilson "totally fabricated" the contents of the conversation, saying that he had "proof."
On Monday, Myeshia Johnson called Wilson's telling of the conversation "100 percent correct."
Even more attention surrounded the conversation on Thursday when White House chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general whose son died in Iraq, defended the president.