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Best savings accounts 2018: Switching from checking accounts can boost your cash - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:25am - Americans with cash sitting idle in checking accounts earning zero interest are leaving money on the table. Moving to higher-yielding savings and money market accounts can boost returns.        

U.S. housing starts miss expectations; weekly jobless claims fall - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:24am - U.S. homebuilding rebounded less than expected from a nine-month low in July, suggesting the housing market was likely to tread water for the rest of this year against the backdrop of rising mortgage rates.

Olympic gymnasts Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross reveal abuse by Larry Nassar - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:23am - Two more Olympic gymnasts – Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross – revealed that they too were abused former team doctor Larry Nassar.        

John Brennan: Donald Trump's denial of Russian collusion is 'hogwas... - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:23am - A day after having his security clearance revoked, former CIA Director John Brennan accused President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia.        

Queen Elizabeth's longtime doctor Peter Fisher killed riding bike to work - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:11am - Peter Fisher worked for Britain's Queen Elizabeth as a homeopathic doctor for 15 years. He was killed when he collided with a truck on National Cycle to Work Day in Britain.        

WWE's Ronda Rousey gets real about 'Mile 22,' speech disorders... - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:06am - New WWE star Ronda Rousey has a big weekend, starring with Mark Wahlberg in 'Mile 22' and wrestling for the women's championship at 'SummerSlam.'        

Exclusive: Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site - sources - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:03am - Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe's top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region's financial services.

Mali president Keita wins landslide election; faces uphill struggle - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:59am - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a landslide victory in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the government said on Thursday, giving him a second term to try to turn back a surge in ethnic and Islamist militant violence.

Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:59am - Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people.

Turkey arrests German citizen: source - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:55am - Turkish police have arrested a German citizen, a German foreign ministry source said on Thursday and public broadcaster ARD reported the man was accused of "terrorist propaganda" after criticism of the Turkish govrnment on social media.

Shark bite: man suffers 'deep puncture wounds' in attack at Cape Co... - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:51am - A man swimming at Longnook Beach in Truro, Cape Cod was bit by a shark.        

Walmart's U.S. comparable sales rise most in decade, shares soar - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:48am - Walmart Inc on Thursday reported quarterly earnings and sales that topped estimates, as more shoppers visited its stores and a revamped website drove purchases online, sending its shares soaring more than 11 percent in premarket trade.

Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution' - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:46am - A Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is suing the state after it launched another case against him for declining to create a cake for a transgender woman.

Wall St. to open higher on upbeat earnings, trade talk optimism - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:45am - U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, helped by a string of robust earnings reports, a dip in the dollar and after China said it will hold trade talks with the United States later this month.

Shares, emerging market currencies steady after mauling - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:41am - Bruised world shares and emerging market currencies fought to regain their footing on Thursday, after China said it will hold trade talks with the United States later this month and Turkey?s lira continued its recovery run.

Turkish lira firms before finance minister's presentation - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:32am - The Turkish lira strengthened more than 3 percent on Thursday before a presentation by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to investors, shrugging off U.S. comments ruling out the removal of steel tariffs on Turkey even if it frees a U.S. pastor.

U.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:32am - The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira.

Italy threatens action over bridge disaster, investors shun operator - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:16am - Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.

Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:15am - Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters.

Woman sues Walmart after 'rampant' gift card scam. Here's how ... - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:12am - In the scam, criminals remove security tape from the back of the gift cards, then photograph the PIN number and replace the tape. After the cards have been purchased but before they have been used, the criminals activate the cards and make purchases.        

Measles outbreak hits 21 states, District of Columbia, and is on track to sur... - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:10am - From Jan. 1 to July 14, 107 people had contracted the highly contagious virus, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.        

Back-to-school smoking: Juul Labs e-cigarette sales growth vexes teachers - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:10am - Juul is growing in popularity and racking up revenue. It's also vexing parents and teachers who want to discourage young people from nicotine intake.        

Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:06am - Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell their assets and return home to meet a month-end deadline.

Ex-CIA boss Brennan says won't be scared into silence after Trump slap - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:52am - Former CIA Director John Brennan fired back at President Donald Trump on Thursday with an op-ed published in the New York Times one day after the president revoked the Obama-era official's security clearance, saying he would not be scared into silence.

Ariana Grande gets carried into Starbucks by James Corden during 'Carpoo... - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:52am - "Did you know I demand to be carried everywhere?" Ariana Grande asked the Starbucks crowd from atop James Corden's back during the latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke." "That is the kind of pop star I am."        

Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:37am - At one of Caracas' biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or canceled.

Madonna turns 60: The painful lessons she taught us about aging while female - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:35am - If there’s anyone who knows about the pitfalls of aging while female and famous, it’s Madonna, a singer who has courted controversy from her first hit album, “Like a Virgin" in 1984.        

U.S. clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform assault laws - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:30am - (Corrects figure in paragraph 20 to $600 million, not billion, in this August 15 story)

As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:23am - As women line up to run for U.S. political office at historic rates, state legislatures - where some of America's most critical policy decisions get made - could see a slew of new female lawmakers after November's vote, according to a Reuters analysis of election data.

El Salvador probes alleged cases of child abuse in U.S. detention centers - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:21am - El Salvador is investigating three alleged cases of sexual abuse of minors in U.S. immigrant detention centers, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.