CAIRO - Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday's deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan, handing President Donald Trump his biggest legislative victory but setting up a tough fight in the Senate. With the 217-213 vote, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the House, sending it to the Senate for consideration. No Democrats voted for the bill.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer plans to eliminate jobs at its headquarters and regional personnel that support stores, according to the report. Many of the eliminations will affect Wal-Mart's human resources department, a large team that some senior executives believe should be more efficient or whose duties could be handled by outside consultants, the newspaper reported.
LOS ANGELES—Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from a California prison to a hospital for an undisclosed medical issue on Tuesday, media reported. Manson was seriously ill, a source told the Los Angeles Times, but could not provide further information. TMZ reported that Manson was transported to a hospital in Bakersfield, about an hour from California State Prison in Corcoran, where he was being held. A spokesman for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had no comment, citing inmate privacy issues.
Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy—and, unsurprisingly, Amazon.com—were early winners as shoppers kicked off the holiday shopping season by splurging on electronics such as ultra-HD TVs and gaming consoles including Sony's PlayStation 4, analysts said. Brick-and-mortar retailers offered more promotions and greater discounts starting on Thanksgiving day, hoping to win over shoppers, who have increasingly turned to online retailers, notably Amazon.com.
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million workers from taking effect, imperiling one of the outgoing president's signature achievements for boosting wages. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman, Texas, agreed with 21 states and a coalition of business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that the rule is unlawful and granted their motion for a nationwide injunction. It was to take effect Dec. 1.
WASHINGTON - Republicans maintained their majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress in a momentous election on Tuesday in which Republican Donald Trump won the presidency, empowering the party to reshape Washington. The Republican sweep sets up the United States for two years of "unified" government, which would normally mean significant policy change, although Trump's election was anything but normal and he will start his presidency with unusual handicaps.
Republican Donald Trump scored a series of shocking wins in battleground U.S. states including Florida and Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 8, opening a path to the White House for the political outsider and rattling world markets that had counted on a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton. With investors worried a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty, the U.S. dollar sank and stock markets plummeted in wild Asian trading. Opinion polls before Election Day had given Clinton a slim lead.
Republican Donald Trump held slight leads in the vital battleground states of Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 8, clinging to a narrow advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in key states that could decide their race for the White House. With voting completed in more than two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia, leaving the race for the White House on a knife's edge.
A Wisconsin man who had traveled to Turkey and Syria in 2014 to join the Islamic State militant group has pleaded guilty of attempting to support to a terrorist organization, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday, Oct. 20. Joshua Van Haften, 34, of Madison, Wisconsin, admitted that he was fully aware that the group, also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS, had engaged in terrorism, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said in a statement. Van Haften's attorney, Joseph Bugni, with Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.