Judge rules that terror watchlist violates constitutional rights

Judge rules that terror watchlist violates constitutional rights

The government’s watchlist of more than 1 million people identified as “known or suspected terrorists” violates the constitutional rights of those placed on it, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga grants summary judgment to nearly two dozen Muslim U.S. citizens who had challenged the watchlist with the help of a Muslim civil-rights group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. But the judge is seeking additional legal briefs before deciding…

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Fashion brand Zara seeks to distance itself from Hong Kong controversy

Fashion brand Zara seeks to distance itself from Hong Kong controversy

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Zara store is seen in a mall at Vina del Mar, Chile July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido September 5, 2019 BEIJING/MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish fashion brand Zara, seeking to avoid becoming embroiled in controversy over protests in Hong Kong, issued a statement on Chinese social media expressing support for China’s sovereignty over the Asian financial hub. Zara, owned by the world’s biggest clothing retailer Inditex <ITX.MC>, made its statement…

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China, U.S. to hold trade talks in October; Beijing says phone call went well

China, U.S. to hold trade talks in October; Beijing says phone call went well

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo/File Photo September 5, 2019 BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States on Thursday agreed to hold high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, amid fears that an escalating trade war could trigger a global economic recession. The talks were agreed to in a phone…

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A dozen Goldman partners could possibly exit by the end of 2019

A dozen Goldman partners could possibly exit by the end of 2019

A Goldman Sachs sign at at NYSE. Brendan McDermid | Reuters As many as a dozen partners at Goldman Sachs are negotiating an exit from the bank and are likely to leave by the end of 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Senior executives including Elisha Weisel, the bank’s chief technology executive, and Steven Strongin, who runs the firm’s research operation, are in discussions to step down, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar…

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11 migrant parents separated from kids can return to U.S.: Judge

11 migrant parents separated from kids can return to U.S.: Judge

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to allow a small group of migrant parents it separated from their children and then deported to return to the U.S. The judge found that some of the migrants were probably coerced into authorizing their deportation and were given inaccurate or misleading information by immigration authorities. In a ruling Wednesday, Judge Dan Sabraw of the U.S. District Court in San Diego declared the deportations of 11 migrant…

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British PM Johnson kicks off election campaign as parliament blocks no-deal Brexit

British PM Johnson kicks off election campaign as parliament blocks no-deal Brexit

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during debate in the House of Commons in London, Britain September 4, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS September 5, 2019 By Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Thursday kicking off what is in effect an election campaign, casting an alliance of opposition parties trying to block a ‘no-deal’ Brexit as defeatists surrendering to the European Union. As the United…

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‘Start Here’: Dorian moves up East Coast and Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes.

‘Start Here’: Dorian moves up East Coast and Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes.

It’s Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Let’s start here. 1. Tracking Dorian ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee tells “Start Here” that Charleston, South Carolina officials have taken a proactive approach to evacuation orders as Dorian approaches. Dorian, which restrengthened to a Category 3 hurricane late Wednesday, might make landfall as it inches closer to the Carolinas — and South Carolina’s governor is warning that the time to evacuate will soon be over. The hurricane has…

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Dorian a major hurricane again as it lashes coasts of Carolinas

Dorian a major hurricane again as it lashes coasts of Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian claims at least 20 lives in the Bahamas Hurricane Dorian fast facts Hurricane Dorian has regained strength, becoming a Category 3 storm again with 115 mph sustained winds. Hurricane conditions are expected along parts of the South Carolina coast Thursday morning and along the North Carolina coast later in the day. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, the storm’s core was about 80 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina and 200 miles south-southwest of…

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