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  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on the arrest of a man on Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitive list:. Authorities say a man who had been named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives is suspected of fatally shooting a man and has been caught in California after posting a live video on Instagram. Dallas police say Los Angeles officers arrested 18- year-old Christopher Gonzales early...

  • Sept 19- U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Tuesday, helped by gains in financial, technology and telecom stocks, but indexes traded in a narrow range as investors stayed away from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. While a September interest rate increase is not expected, investors will closely watch Fed Chair Janet Yellen's views...

  • LIMA, Sept 19- A farmer in Peru is suing Newmont Mining Corp in U.S. federal court, claiming the miner used violence and threats to try to evict her from her home to make way for a gold project, the environmental group representing her said on Tuesday. The lawsuit filed last Thursday by Maxima Acuna and her family in U.S. District Court in Delaware, where Newmont is...

  • BOSTON— The Latest on the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids:. Stephen Weymouth told jurors during his opening statement Tuesday that prosecutors overreached by charging Glenn Chin with second-degree murder under federal racketeering law. Weymouth said that the...

  • Sept 19- The Mexican peso traded slightly weaker against the dollar on Tuesday after a major 7.1- magnitude earthquake hit the state of Puebla in southern Mexico.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 19- Latin American currencies treaded water on Tuesday on the first day of the Federal Reserve's widely awaited two-day meeting, when the U.S. central bank is expected to provide further clues on when it will hike interest rates again. "What we're seeing in the markets is the calm before the storm," Coinvalores trader Paulo Nepomuceno said.

  • MEXICAN PESO ADDS SLIGHT LOSS VERSUS DOLLAR AFTER MAJOR EARTHQUAKE STRIKES SOUTHERN MEXICO.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Investors will also be watching for signals that the Fed will raise interest rates in December, in addition to any clarity on personnel changes as Fed Chair Janet Yellens term-end approaches and after the resignation of Vice Chair Stanley Fischer earlier this month. We will see what Yellen has to say at the press conference regarding the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit brought by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article describing an alleged gang rape at their fraternity. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its decision two days after Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner...

  • *Nigeria, Libya to attend OPEC, non- OPEC meeting on Friday-source. The market, however, remained buoyant ahead of Friday's meeting between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries with non- OPEC producers to discuss progress of their 1.8- million barrel-per-day supply cut deal. Nigeria and Libya will send representatives to the meeting despite...

  • *Swiss franc hits lowest vs euro since Jan 2015. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The dollar weakened against a basket of currencies on Tuesday in advance of a Federal Reserve meeting where policymakers are expected to decide on the reduction of the central bank's $4.2 trillion worth of bond holdings. "It's just a restless market before the Fed," said Joe Manimbo, senior market...

  • Sept 19- U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group LLC's third-quarter profit more than doubled as it earned more from advising on debt and equity offerings as well as mergers and acquisitions. New York- based Jefferies, a unit of Leucadia National Corp, traditionally kicks off the earnings reporting season for investment banks. In the quarter, Jefferies provided...

  • Sept 19- Florida utilities said on Tuesday they restored power to about 98 percent of the 7.8 million homes and businesses knocked out by Hurricane Irma, leaving some 184,000 customers still without electricity. Outages at Duke Energy Corp, which serves the northern and central parts of Florida, fell to about 51,000 from a peak of around 1.3 million on Sept. 11.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- A consumer watchdog agency could have levied $10 billion in penalties against Wells Fargo& Co last year for opening unauthorized customer accounts, but settled for a fraction of that to resolve the matter quickly, according to regulatory documents released on Tuesday. The documents, unveiled as part of a report written by congressional...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 19- Gold was flat on Tuesday, barely budged from the prior session's two-week low, with trading lackluster as Federal Reserve policy makers headed into a two-day meeting that financial markets will watch for clues on the outlook for U.S. monetary tightening. Trading volume was "slightly softer, which is generally to be expected ahead of the...

  • Sept 19- Hurricane Maria was on course Tuesday to slam Puerto Rico with a direct hit that could devastate the island's underfunded power grid, still recovering from Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. Irma grazed Puerto Rico, knocking out power to more than 1 million of PREPA's 1.5 million customers, according to the U.S. Energy Department. This is an unprecedented...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19- Iran denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's U.N. remarks as "shameless and ignorant" and said his speech on Tuesday showed his lack of knowledge about Tehran's fight against terrorism, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "Trump's shameless and ignorant remarks, in which he ignored Iran's fight against terrorism, displays his...

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz, narrated by Simon Vance. We Are Legion: Bobiverse by Dennis E. Taylor, narrated by Ray Porter. Before We Were Yours: A Novel by Lisa Wingate, narrated by Emily Rankin and Catherine Taber.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Active mutual fund managers are decreasing the use of passive exchange-traded funds in their portfolios, a shift that leaves more of their performance numbers up to their own investment picks. Fund managers may be using fewer ETFs because of concerns the U.S. stock market is overvalued as it continues to touch all-time highs, said Todd...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- Two major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have made landfall in the United States in the past month, and it is possible that Hurricane Maria will strike along the East Coast next week. Maria crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after ripping through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation.