US News  July 23, 2016
G20 countries face calls for action to boost growth
Event officials set up a meeting room on the eve of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Chengdu, ChinaThe world's leading economies must do more to boost slowing global growth, the International Monetary Fund and Washington urged as G20 finance ministers gathered Saturday, with Britain's vote to leave the European Union threatening more disruption.Central bank chiefs and finance ministers from the world's top 20 economies met in the southwestern Ch...  Full Story
Clinton picks Tim Kaine, sturdy senator, for running mate
US Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with US Senator Tim Kaine, in Annandale, VirginiaHillary Clinton tapped Tim Kaine, a popular Spanish-speaking senator from the swing state of Virginia, to be her running mate in the White House showdown against Donald Trump.The pick comes three days before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where Clinton -- and now Kaine -- will be elevated as the nominees to the par...  Full Story
MH370 pilot flew similar doomed route on home simulator: report
Malaysia, Australia and China, the three nations leading the search, admit that hope of finding┬áthe missing MH370 flightThe pilot who flew missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is believed to have gone off route and crashed in the Indian Ocean, conducted a simulation of a similar path just weeks prior, New York magazine reported.Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the highly respected airman at the helm of the plane, used an elaborate home-built flight simulator to steer hi...  Full Story
Donuts in flight in first US-approved drone delivery
Donuts, a chicken sandwich, and hot coffee were among the items in the first drone delivery on US soil approved by aviation officials, made by convenience retailer 7-Eleven and the drone startup FlirteyWith a chicken sandwich, hot coffee and donuts, aviation history was made Friday.These were among the items in the first drone delivery on US soil approved by aviation officials, made by convenience retailer 7-Eleven and the drone startup Flirtey.The delivery took place in Reno, Nevada, with the items loaded into a special box for hot and cold food...  Full Story
Trump depicts United States of Armageddon, but do facts add up?
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates on the final night of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016To hear Donald Trump tell it, America is a sick, dystopian mess, mired in urban violence, terror threats and other woes that he and only he can fix.But a day after accepting the Republican nomination for president, Trump drew scorn on Friday for his creative or misleading use of facts to paint an ugly national portrait and scare people into voting ...  Full Story
Trump fever infects convention finale
Donald TrumpThe Trump troops embraced their newly crowned Republican presidential nominee, clogging the convention floor to roar their approval, swat away talk of party division, and vent their collective disgust of Democrat Hillary Clinton.Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night was the moment thousands in the Cleveland arena were waiting for, and the brash ...  Full Story
Ebullient Trump praises party unity but raps Cruz hard
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, OhioRepublican White House hopeful Donald Trump took a victory lap on Friday after accepting his party's nomination at a raucous convention in Cleveland, proclaiming it "the summer of Trump."But while insisting that the four-day confab brought "amazing" unity to divided Republicans, Trump harshly criticized his erstwhile rival Ted Cruz for pointedly de...  Full Story
Florida trio charged in $1 bn US healthcare scheme
Since 2006, more than 2,000 people have faced healthcare fraud charges in South FloridaThe US Justice Department on Friday announced charges against three Florida residents in a $1 billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme said to be the largest US healthcare fraud case ever.The scheme involved more than 30 Miami-area skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, where patients received unnecessary or incorrect treatment t...  Full Story