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China jails executives behind shadow banking Ponzi scheme: newspaper

A court in China sentenced 10 people to prison for running "a 40 billion yuan ($5.84 billion) Ponzi scheme", the collapse of which sparked protests by jilted investors and made headlines, state media reported on Thursday.

Asian markets follow global shares higher, trade war still in focus

Asian stocks rose in early trade on Thursday following a second day of gains on global share markets amid easing investor concern over the impact from the U.S.-China trade war, but markets remained cautious.

More possible victims in case of doctor accused of drugging, raping women

By Phil Helsel and Katie Wall and Miguel Almaguer

Dr. Grant William Robicheaux and Cerissa Laura Riley are accused of accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women.

  • September 20th 2018 at 02:40

Sheriff's van swept away in Florence flooding, killing 2 women inside

By Erik Ortiz

The Horry County sheriff said the deputies tried "for a long period of time" to free the patients, but were unable to pull open a back door to the van.

  • September 20th 2018 at 02:32

Upgrade without tears: Download the Windows 10 crash course eBook

Learn everything you need to know about company deployment

Promo Although Windows 10 has been on the scene since 2015, users were at first reluctant to abandon their familiar and usable Windows 7 for the attractions of the bigger and better operating system.…

  • September 20th 2018 at 02:31

Architect Robert Venturi Dies At 93

By Vincent Acovino
Robert Venturi poses in front of a model of a new hall for the Philadelphia Orchestra. He died on Tuesday.

A giant of postmodern architecture, he said he rejected unity, consistency and clarity: "All of those things made ... not for beautiful purity — but dead purity."

(Image credit: George Widman /AP)

  • September 20th 2018 at 02:29

Everyone Deserves Better Than This Senate Spectacle

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Forget the political finger pointing. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation against Brett Kavanaugh needs to be seriously investigated.

New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documents

New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documentsThe National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated without public explanation on Sept. 6, leading to a swirl of speculation and conspiracy theories on social media. The riddle was finally explained in newly unsealed FBI records, including a 39-page application for a warrant to search the suspect's residence.


  • September 20th 2018 at 02:26

Alex Cora Has a Blueprint for the Season’s Final Weeks

By DAVID WALDSTEIN

Boston’s manager learned a few things about winning a World Series as a bench coach for the Astros last year. Those lessons may come in handy for the Red Sox.

31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

By Sasha Ingber
According to the latest results from the Energy Information Administration, nearly a third of households in the United States have reported trouble paying their energy bills.

A report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration announced that African Americans, Hispanics and people with children were most impacted.

(Image credit: Ponsulak Kunsub/Getty Images/EyeEm)

  • September 20th 2018 at 02:12

31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

By Sasha Ingber
According to the latest results from the Energy Information Administration, nearly a third of households in the United States have reported trouble paying their energy bills.

A report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration announced that African Americans, Hispanics and people with children were most impacted.

(Image credit: Ponsulak Kunsub/Getty Images/EyeEm)

  • September 20th 2018 at 02:12

31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

By Sasha Ingber
According to the latest results from the Energy Information Administration, nearly a third of households in the United States have reported trouble paying their energy bills.

A report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration announced that African Americans, Hispanics and people with children were most impacted.

(Image credit: Ponsulak Kunsub/Getty Images/EyeEm)

  • September 20th 2018 at 02:12

Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers

UK watchdog demands max penalty after security snafu

The UK's privacy watchdog wants to fine Equifax £500,000 ($660,000) after hackers siphoned off 15 million Brits' info from the credit-score agency's databases.…

  • September 20th 2018 at 02:10

A Year After a Quake Crumbled a Mexico School, Grieving Parents Seek Justice

By MARINA FRANCO and DANIEL MELCHOR

Twenty-six students and teachers died at the Enrique Rébsamen School during an earthquake. An investigation suggests negligence was partly to blame.

They Were Seeking Mental Health Care. Instead They Drowned in a Sheriff’s Van.

By TYLER PAGER, CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and CHRIS DIXON

After two women voluntarily went to hospitals seeking care, they were committed and transported in a sheriff’s van that drove onto a flooded road.

Ford lawyer: GOP plan for Kavanaugh hearing 'not a fair or good faith investigation'

By Frank Thorp V and Dartunorro Clark and Rebecca Shabad and Leigh Ann Caldwell and Garrett Haake

"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth," wrote Lisa Banks, attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of assault.

  • September 20th 2018 at 01:43

Goldman passes Citigroup in investment bank rankings

Rebound fuelled by revenue from fixed income and banking

  • September 20th 2018 at 01:37
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