Oil prices fall as U.S. crude output hits record 12 million bpd

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday after the United States reported its crude output hit a record 12 million barrels per day (bpd), undermining efforts by Middle... Read more »

Barrick Gold studied offer for Newmont Mining: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: An open pit at Barrick Gold Corp’s Veladero gold mine is seen in Argentina’s San Juan province, April 26, 2017. Picture taken April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci... Read more »

U.S. judge weighs expanding lawsuit over family separations to cover more children

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday appeared open to ordering the government to find potentially thousands of additional children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border by... Read more »

U.N. rights experts urge Indonesia to probe use of snake in Papua interrogation

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations rights experts have urged Indonesia to investigate accusations of violence by police and military in Papua after a video showed officers using a live... Read more »

Democratic senators urge FTC to act on Facebook ‘friendly fraud’ practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two Democratic U.S. senators called for the Federal Trade Commission to act on a complaint filed by consumer groups against Facebook Inc on Thursday that... Read more »

MLB notebook: Padres make Machado’s $300 million deal official

The San Diego Padres made their 10-year commitment to infielder Manny Machado official Thursday, revealing that the $300 million contract has an opt-out clause in five years. FILE PHOTO:... Read more »

Jussie Smollett staged Chicago ‘hate crime’ seeking higher pay: police

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him and pose as supporters of President Donald Trump because he was... Read more »

Asian shares tread water as investors watch trade talks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shares in Asia were flat in early trade on Friday following a fall on Wall Street, with a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighing more signs of... Read more »

Asian shares tread water as investors watch trade talks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shares in Asia were flat in early trade on Friday following a fall on Wall Street, with a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighing more signs of... Read more »

North Carolina orders new U.S. House election after ‘tainted’ vote

(Reuters) – North Carolina’s elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a... Read more »