US News  January 18, 2017
Ex-US president George H.W. Bush hospitalized: reports
Former US President George H. W. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital and is expected to return home in several days, according to local CBS affiliate KHOUFormer US president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized yet again in Houston, local media reported Wednesday.The 92-year-old, who has seen his share of recent health incidents, had fallen ill but was in stable condition and "doing fine," his chief of staff Jean Becker told the Houston Chronicle.The former president was admitted to Houston Method...  Full Story
'I don't like tweeting': Trump
Since winning the US presidency in November, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy -- and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses himDonald Trump, whose early-morning rants and policy pronouncements on Twitter have left the world hanging on his every typed word, said he doesn't like using the social media platform in comments to air Wednesday."I don't like tweeting," Trump told Fox News's "Fox & Friends" program."I have other things I could be doing. But I get very dishonest med...  Full Story
HP Enterprise buys US software startup for $650 mn
HPE, based in Palo Alto, California, was the result of the November 2015 breakup of computing giant Hewlett-Packard.Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a deal to buy business data management firm SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.Founded in 2009, the Massachusetts-based Simplivity sells "hyperconverged" systems that combine computing, storage and networking. HPE said the market for such systems was estimated at $2.4 billion last year and was expected to grow ...  Full Story
Buffeted by change, US auto workers resigned to uncertainty
DetroitDetroit, the once-thriving capital of the US automobile industry, has seen most of its jobs move overseas, leaving the remaining workers at the "Big Three" auto plants wondering about the future.As the jobs have vanished so has the security and benefits they once offered that helped make the American middle class the engine of the world economy.Whe...  Full Story
Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning, seen in an undated photo, was convicted in August 2013 of espionage and other offenses after admitting to handing classified documents over to WikiLeaksUS President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for giving classified US documents to WikiLeaks.In one of his final acts as president, Obama pardoned 64 people and commuted the sentences of 209 others, including the imprisoned transgender soldier who was convicted in August 2013 of ...  Full Story
US announces $7.2 billion settlement with Deutsche Bank
"Deutsche Bank did not merely mislead investors: It contributed directly to an international financial crisis," US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statementUS officials on Tuesday formally announced a $7.2 billion settlement with the German lender Deutsche Bank, adding to a flurry of last-minute corporate resolutions by the outgoing administration of President Barak Obama.The announcement by the US Department of Justice came almost a month after the terms of the settlement had been unveiled by the ban...  Full Story
Wife of Orlando shooter to face two charges
Police and investigators work near the area of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on in Orlando, Florida June 12, 2016The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen will face two charges, one related to terrorism and one for obstruction of justice, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.The two-count indictment states that Noor Salman aided and abetted her husband's attempt to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, namely the...  Full Story
John Kerry defends global trade against populist anger
John Kerry made his last visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos as WashingtonOutgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning of the dangers of economic populism on Tuesday, insisting on the greater benefits of global trade and cooperation.Kerry made his last annual pilgrimage as Washington's top diplomat to the World Economic Forum in Davos just three days before President-elect Donald Trump is to take o...  Full Story