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 2022-01-20 03:23 

AP

Twitter blocks account of Mexican magnate...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Online social platform Twitter has suspended the account of one of Mexico's wealthiest men and a close ally of President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador for alleged violations of its......

 2022-01-20 03:19 

Reuters

Shanghai nickel scales record high on supply crunch...

Nickel prices in China hit a record high on Thursday, supported by dwindling supplies amid strong demand from stainless steel and electric vehicle battery sectors....

 2022-01-20 03:11 

AP

NFL's wild-card round TV ratings increase 21% over last year...

TV ratings for the NFL's wild-card round increased 21% over last year despite most of the games not being in doubt going into the fourth quarter.The six games averaged 30.5 million viewers, making ......

 2022-01-20 03:09 

Reuters

Shanghai bourse asks STAR Market companies to disclose ESG details...

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) said on Thursday it has asked companies listed on the Nasdaq-style STAR Market to disclose environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related information in their annual reports....

 2022-01-20 03:09 

AP

Mining co. drops rights to watershed in preservation step...

SEATTLE (AP) — The British Columbia government has announced the surrender of mining rights at the headwaters of the Skagit River, after years of controversy over protection of one of the region's ......

 2022-01-20 03:08 

UPI

Israeli police demolish home of Palestinian family in East Jerusalem...

Israeli police demolished the home of Mahmoud Salhiyeh and his family in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem following a lengthy standoff with the Palestinian family....

 2022-01-20 03:01 

Reuters

China's industry ministry expects tight chip supply for relatively long period...

China's industry ministry expects tight supplies of semiconductors over a relatively long period of time, an official said on Thursday....

 2022-01-20 03:00 

UPI

College football: Stetson Bennett to return to Georgia; J.T. Daniels hits transfer portal...

Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett announced Wednesday on social media that he will return to Georgia for a final season....

 2022-01-20 02:59 

Reuters

FBI searches home of prominent Texas Democratic congressman Cuellar - reports...

FBI agents on Wednesday searched the home in Texas of prominent Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar, media reported, with the bureau confirming it had conducted "court-authorized law enforcement activity" in the area....

 2022-01-20 02:58 

AP

Cause of death released after mother, son fall at Petco Park...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police have determined the causes of death of a 40-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son who plunged from the third level of San Diego's Petco Park, just as thousands of ......

 2022-01-20 02:55 

AP

Vikings interview Cowboys coordinators for head coach job...

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed head coach interviews Wednesday with the two top assistants for the Dallas Cowboys: offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator ......

 2022-01-20 02:54 

Reuters

S.Korea stocks set to end five-day selling spree; Fed, earnings in focus...

Round-up of South Korean financial markets:...

 2022-01-20 02:54 

AP

NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games...

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive......

 2022-01-20 02:52 

Reuters

Afterpay's meteoric rise as a lending pioneer...

Block Inc , formerly Square Inc, is set to complete its acquisition of buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Afterpay Ltd by Feb. 1, one of the biggest takeovers in Australian history....

 2022-01-20 02:49 

Reuters

Sri Lanka c.bank hikes rates as it seeks to curb rising prices...

The Sri Lankan central bank raised interest rates on Thursday, as expected, to curb growing inflationary pressures in the economy but said the current rise in prices was largely fuelled by supply side disruptions which were expected to be transitory....

 2022-01-20 02:41 

Reuters

Australian dlr firms as jobs boom stokes rate bets...

The Australian dollar got a much-needed lift on Thursday after a resoundingly strong set of jobs data reinforced market wagers on an early rise in interest rates, keeping short-term bond yields up at three-month highs....

 2022-01-20 02:38 

Reuters

Asian shares rise as China cuts key mortgage rate...

Asian share markets broke a five-day slide to edge higher on Thursday, shrugging off drops in Europe and on Wall Street overnight as China underscored its diverging monetary and economic picture by cutting benchmark mortgage rates....

 2022-01-20 02:37 

AP

Snowboarder dies after crashing into tree at Aspen Highlands...

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A 42-year-old snowboarder died after crashing into a tree at Colorado's Aspen Highlands Ski Area. Pitkin County sheriff's officials say the man, whose name has not been released......

 2022-01-20 02:24 

AP

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend...

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend.An average of 30.5 million people w......

 2022-01-20 02:23 

AP

Man sentenced for stealing veteran, Social Security benefits...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of participating in a scheme in Florida to steal more than $1.8 million in veteran and Social Security benefits has been sentenced to six years ......

 2022-01-20 02:22 

Reuters

Beijing city raises vigilance as local COVID cases tick higher before Olympics...

China's capital Beijing ramped up efforts to curb COVID-19 infections, ordering checks among cold-chain firms and urging residents to cut unnecessary gatherings, as the city reported an uptick in local cases weeks before the Winter Olympics....

 2022-01-20 02:21 

Reuters

Thai baht strengthens most among Asian currencies...

The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0211 GMT....

 2022-01-20 02:18 

UPI

San Antonio Spurs send Bryn Forbes to Denver Nuggets in 3-team trade...

The San Antonio Spurs traded sharpshooter Bryn Forbes to the Denver Nuggets in a three-way deal that includes the Boston Celtics, the teams announced....

 2022-01-20 02:17 

Reuters

Australia's Woodside to step up investment spending in 2022...

Woodside Petroleum expects to hike its capital spending by about a third to $4 billion in 2022, as it advances oil and gas growth projects in Western Australia and Senegal as well as steps up efforts to start producing hydrogen....

 2022-01-20 02:14 

AP

Nevada enlisting nursing students for hospital staff crisis...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With Nevada hospitals reporting a staffing "crisis" and health officials reporting COVID-19 patient tallies at pandemic highs, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak highlighted a program Wedne......

 2022-01-20 02:11 

Reuters

Tongans deafened by volcanic blast as they fled for safety...

When Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano violently erupted, sending shockwaves and tsunami across the Pacific, the blast in the small island nation was so deafening that fleeing families could only wave at their loved ones to run....

 2022-01-20 02:10 

AP

WA House passes pause to long-term care program and tax...

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly three years ago, Washington became the first state in the nation to establish a defined benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care. Now, lawmakers are quickly m......

 2022-01-20 02:09 

Reuters

Evans through to third round after Rinderknech wrist injury...

Britain's Dan Evans progressed to the third round of the Australian Open on a walkover on Thursday following the withdrawal of Arthur Rinderknech....

 2022-01-20 02:09 

Reuters

China 2021 refined copper output sets annual record -stats bureau...

China's refined copper production rose 7.4% year-on-year in 2021, exceeding 10 million tonnes for the second straight year and beating previous peak in 2020, boosted by robust prices and defied disruption from power rationing....

 2022-01-20 02:08 

Reuters

China reluctantly gives property market a break...

Beijing will let stressed real estate developers tap escrowed pre-payments, building on surprise cuts to interest rates and fresh support for M&A. It's an imperfect, partial solution to a worsening problem, but the tough official deleveraging stance i...

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