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US abortion rate is at its lowest, but restrictive laws aren't the likely cau... - 18 Sep 2019 at 12:03pm - A study says the number of abortions in the US has fallen to the lowest level since 1973 but appears linked to a decrease in births and pregnancies       

Tropical Depression Imelda could dump 2 feet of rain on parts of Texas - 18 Sep 2019 at 12:02pm - East Texas was facing days of heavy rains and flash flooding Wednesday as Tropical Storm Imelda, downgraded to a tropical depression.       

What Felicity Huffman's prison sentence means for other parents in college ad... - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:59am - Felicity Huffman's 14-day prison sentence could set a benchmark in the sentencing of other parents in the college admissions scandal.      

Greta Thunberg to Congress: 'Don't listen to me. Listen to the scientists' - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:59am - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday: "I don?t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists."

Israel's Netanyahu fails to win majority in close election - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:57am - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a center-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.

Powerful Humberto, a Category 3 hurricane, takes aim at Bermuda - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:55am - Schools closed across tiny Bermuda as residents braced for Hurricane Humberto, a Category 3 storm forecast to hit the island with a glancing blow.      

From "King Bibi" to kingmaker Lieberman? - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:52am - Half a year ago one man stood alone and unchallenged on the summit of Israeli politics - the veteran right-wing populist Benjamin Netanyahu, known as "King Bibi" to his loyal followers.

Democratic donor Ed Buck charged with running 'drug den' after another man ov... - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:50am - At least three men have overdosed, two of them fatally, at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck, Los Angeles prosecutors say.       

Trump says he has ordered 'substantial increase' of Iran sanctions - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:50am - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had ordered his Treasury Secretary to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran, in the wake of an attack on Saudi oil facilities that some U.S. officials have blamed on Tehran.

Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudi displays attack evidence - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:50am - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Amazon and Western Union team up to make it easier to shop online, then pay w... - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:50am - Amazon will enable shoppers to buy online, then head to Western Union to pay with dollars, making it easier for those who prefer or need to use cash.       

How do you make more money when the Fed cuts rates? - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:47am - Savers are looking at lower rates, too, as experts forecast another Fed rate cut in September, and possibly in December.      

Saudi says Iranian sponsorship of attack undeniable, displays arms - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:47am - Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities as "undeniable" evidence of Iranian aggression.

Ilhan Omar responds to Trump tweet about her, says he spreads 'lies that put ... - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:45am - "The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk," Rep. Ilhan Omar wrote on Twitter.       

Apple Watch Series 5 review: Always on screen lets you tell time without rais... - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:44am - An ?always-on? Retina display on Apple Watch Series 5 is the main feature in an otherwise light upgrade. Will the battery life support it?      

EU warns Britain heading for a no-deal Brexit - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:43am - The European Union warned on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas for solving the contentious issue of the Irish border still unlikely to unlock a deal just six weeks before Britain is due to leave.

Wall Street dips as FedEx issues profit warning; all eyes on Fed - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:42am - U.S. stocks came under pressure on Wednesday after a profit warning by FedEx, while investors waited for a decision on interest rates and clues on the future of U.S. monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.

U.S. housing starts, building permits race to 12-year high - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:40am - U.S. homebuilding surged to more than a 12-year high in August as both single- and multi-family housing construction accelerated, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were finally providing a boost to the struggling housing market.

Taylor Swift slams Kanye West in Rolling Stone interview: 'He is so two-faced' - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:37am - Taylor Swift dug into one of the most fraught relationships of her career ? not with one of her celebrity exes, but with Kanye West.      

15 gifts you should buy to get ahead of your holiday shopping - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:37am - The gift giving season may be months away, but its never too early to start shopping.       

Trump taps hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as national security adviser to ... - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:33am - O'Brien will replace the ousted John Bolton. Currently, O'Brien is Trump?s special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department.      

School shooting survivors slam 'disgusting' bullet-hole hoodies - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:29am - Stoneman Douglas and Sandy Hook survivors and families are responding to fashion label Bstroy's school shooting-themed hoodies.       

Stocks edge lower with Fed decision on tap; oil slips - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:29am - Stocks around the world edged lower on Wednesday and the U.S. dollar crept up as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later in the day.

Trump says he will 'substantially increase' Iran sanctions over attack on Sau... - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:26am - Trump's administration already slapped Iran with crippling sanctions aimed at driving the country?s oil exports to zero and choking Tehran?s economy.       

Saudi Arabia thanks Trump for defending Gulf allies: minister - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:18am - Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Wednesday thanked the United States for confronting Iran in an "unprecedented way" and for defending its regional allies against what he called unprovoked attacks.

Atlanta Fed model estimate for U.S. third-quarter GDP edges up to 1.9% - 18 Sep 2019 at 11:08am - The U.S. economy is likely growing at a 1.9% annualized rate in the third quarter, based on the latest data on industrial output and housing starts, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday.

Injured and alone in the wild, hiker crawls for days to safety after falling ... - 18 Sep 2019 at 10:54am - The three-hour hike turned into a two-day trek to safety after the experienced hiker fell 20 feet down a waterfall and into a gully.      

Los Angeles Chargers holdout Melvin Gordon insists he's 'going to play somewh... - 18 Sep 2019 at 10:53am - Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who is holding out for a new deal, said he's "going to play somewhere" this season.       

Explainer: Israeli politics deadlocked after second election: What now? - 18 Sep 2019 at 10:50am - After failing to secure a clear election victory for the second time this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must wait days - or more likely weeks - to learn if he can stay in office, or whether he must step aside.

UK parliament suspension not a matter for judges, PM Johnson's lawyer tells S... - 18 Sep 2019 at 10:47am - Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful.