- Trump cutting U.S. ties with World Health Organization over virus
The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China.
- Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors eye consumer discretionary stocks as U.S. reopens
Investors are taking a closer look at the market's consumer discretionary companies as a reopening U.S. economy fuels hopes of a turnaround for some of the sector's hardest-hit names.
- Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers only
Zoom , the video conferencing provider whose business has boomed with the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to strengthen encryption on video calls made by paying clients and institutions like schools, but not for users of its popular free accounts, a company official said Friday.
- Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd
A white former Minneapolis police officer was charged with murder on Friday after a bystander video showed him pinning his knee into the neck of an unarmed black man who later died, an incident that triggered three nights of violent protests.
- Factbox: Where protests are expected following Minneapolis 'I can't breathe' death
The killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck by a white police officer's knee, has triggered a wave of protests across the country, with more demonstrations expected on Friday.
- Trump backpedals after 'shooting' threat to Minneapolis rioters
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man.
- Young Minneapolis mayor in spotlight after police killing, protests
Shaken and angry, Minneapolis' telegenic young mayor stood in front of television cameras over and over this week - first to decry the police killing of George Floyd, and on Friday to impose a curfew as parts of his city burned in ongoing protests.
- JPMorgan CEO calls Minneapolis events 'tragic, heartbreaking' in staff memo
JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon called events in Minneapolis, where this week a black man died in police custody, "tragic and heartbreaking" in a memo to staff on Friday.
- Wall Street ends mostly higher as U.S.-China spat simmers
U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday after President Donald Trump announced measures against China in response to new security legislation that were less threatening to the U.S. economy than investors had feared.
- In broadside against China, Trump moves toward ending Hong Kong privileges
President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special U.S. treatment for Hong Kong to punish China, but stopped short of calling an immediate end to privileges that have helped the territory remain a global financial center.
- Trump ex-adviser Flynn asked Russia to avoid 'tit-for-tat,' new transcript shows
U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn asked Russia's ambassador to help avoid an escalation in diplomatic sanctions during a call between Trump's election and inauguration, a transcript released on Friday showed.
- Biden urged to pick black VP, not Klobuchar as Minneapolis killing stokes racial tensions
Joe Biden is facing fresh calls to choose a black woman for his running mate amid rising racial tensions after this week's videotaped killing of an unarmed black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.
- Saturated hospitals, airlifts as California border region virus cases surge
Coronavirus cases are surging in a scorching hot desert region straddling south California and a city near Mexico's Tijuana, leading to saturated hospitals, a cross-border overspill of patients and airlifts from rural U.S. clinics.
- North Korea says it supports China's measures on Hong Kong
North Korea on Saturday expressed its support for China's decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong, calling it a "legitimate step" to safeguard the state security.
- Videos of U.S. police killings spur protest - and sometimes charges
The decision of Minneapolis prosecutors to criminally charge a police officer four days after the death of George Floyd shows how efforts to hold officers accountable often hinge on the level of public protest and whether the incident was caught on video.
- Trump's move towards erasing HK privileges is 'recklessly arbitrary': Global Times
U.S. President Donald Trump's move towards erasing Hong Kong's privileges is a "recklessly arbitrary" step, according to China's Global Times newspaper https://bit.ly/3chTbD7.
- Stephen Jackson rallies for justice for 'brother' Floyd
NBA champion Stephen Jackson on Friday said he would not allow the police to assail the character of George Floyd, a friend he called his "twin" who was killed this week by a police officer in Minneapolis, sparking widespread outrage and days of protest.
- Exclusive: White House kept FDA in the dark on Russian ventilators for New York and New Jersey
When U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to accept a shipment of ventilators from Russian President Vladimir Putin at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, the White House did not alert the FDA as it headed to New York and New Jersey, Reuters has learned.
- Epstein estate, victims reach agreement on compensation fund
A fund to compensate victims of Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse may begin making payouts soon, after the deceased financier's estate, his accusers and the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands resolved their differences over the process.
- U.S. Asians, harassed over coronavirus, push back on streets, social media
A spike in harassment of Asian-Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began has led community activists in the United States to fight back - forming street patrols, rallying on social media, and supporting each other online.