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Wall Street gains on positive earnings, upbeat data
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:53:45 -0400
Industrials led Wall Street higher on Thursday in the wake of upbeat economic data and a string of healthy corporate earnings.

Stocks mixed as strong U.S. retail sales offsets weak European manufacturing data
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:39:20 -0400
A gauge of global stocks fell on Thursday after underwhelming manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe, though they pared losses as Wall Street edged higher on strong U.S. retail sales data and earnings from industrial companies.

Explainer: How the EU will vote and why it matters
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:30:02 -0400
A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU parties will keep a majority.

Man who entered New York cathedral with gasoline charged with attempted arson
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:26:49 -0400
A 37-year-old man was charged on Thursday with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing after he walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters on Wednesday, police said.

Mueller's Russia report details Trump actions to impede inquiry
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:25:12 -0400
(Advisory: Story includes language that might offend some readers.)

Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may yield clues on blaze
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:18:33 -0400
A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday.

Mortar bombs land on Tripoli suburb as two-week battle rages on
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:10:43 -0400
Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognized government.

Mueller report provides intimate scenes from the Trump White House
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:07:05 -0400
(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers.)

Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debut after IPOs
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:02:59 -0400
Shares of Pinterest Inc surged 25 percent in their debut on Thursday, giving the online scrapbook company a market capitalization of $15.8 billion and signaling increased investor appetite for new tech listings.

Factbox: Long-awaited Mueller report is finally out. Now what?
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:51:08 -0400
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report on Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was publicly unveiled on Thursday, capping a 22-month investigation that President Donald Trump repeatedly labeled a "witch hunt."

Trump curses Mueller appointment: 'This is the end of my presidency'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:50:17 -0400
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Top Democrats say Mueller report undercuts Barr claims on Trump obstruction
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:49:31 -0400
The two top Democrats in Congress said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report undercuts claims by Attorney General William Barr that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice in the federal Russia probe.

Zoom starts trading at $65 per share, 80 percent above IPO price
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:45:18 -0400
Video conferencing company Zoom Video Communications opened at $65 per share on Thursday, 80.6 percent above its initial public offering price, in its debut on the Nasdaq.

House Democrat Nadler sees evidence of obstruction in Mueller report
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:41:30 -0400
U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report outlines "disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice and other misconduct."

Debate over future Notre-Dame spire fuels French divisions
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:34:02 -0400
President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have opened a can of worms instead.

Pope washes feet of prisoners at Holy Thursday service
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:33:47 -0400
Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other instead.

White House counsel refused Trump's order to fire Mueller - report
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:51:28 -0400
White House counsel Don McGahn refused to carry out President Donald Trump's order to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller "for fear of being seen as triggering another 'Saturday night massacre,'" according to Mueller's report.

Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:34:50 -0400
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election has ensnared dozens of people, including several advisers to President Donald Trump and a series of Russian nationals and companies.

Factbox: Five things to look for in Mueller's Trump-Russia report
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:27:10 -0400
Attorney General William Barr has provided only a glimpse of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, with many details expected to emerge when the document is released on Thursday.

Factbox: Key quotes from Special Counsel Mueller's report
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:25:22 -0400
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his nearly two-year investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia or attempted to obstruct probes.

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