Hurricane Fiona bears down on Canada after brushing Bermuda

A satellite image shows Hurricane Fiona on September 23, 2022, at 1400 GMT Hurricane Fiona barreled towards Canada on Friday with Nova Scotia province on high alert after the storm swept past Bermuda, where it left much of the population without power but caused little damage. At midnight GMT, the hurricane was located just over 200 … Read more

Media mogul Byron Allen files $10 billion racial discrimination suit against McDonald’s

McDonald’s is preparing to defend itself in a $10 billion racial discrimination lawsuit filed by media mogul Byron Allen and his company Allen Media Group. A federal court gave the go-ahead for Allen and his company to attempt to prove in court that the fast-food giant violated civil rights laws by allegedly relegating his TV … Read more

Berhalter: USMNT has ‘work to do’ before WC

DUSSELDORF, Germany — United States men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter conceded that his side has “work to do” ahead of the World Cup following a 2-0 friendly defeat to Japan in which the Americans struggled against the Samurai Blue’s press. Japan applied pressure throughout the opening 45 minutes, limiting the U.S. to just five … Read more

Elijah McClain died due to sedative, police restraint: Autopsy

A Black man died after a police encounter in the US state of Colorado in 2019 because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained, according to an amended autopsy report publicly released on Friday. Despite the finding, the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist, was still listed as undetermined, … Read more

Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister have ‘direct and honest exchange’ on Taiwan | CNN Politics

New YorkCNN  —  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi “had a direct and honest exchange on matters related to Taiwan” Friday, a US senior administration official said. The two diplomats met for nearly 90 minutes in New York, and their conversation primarily focused on Taiwan, the official said. The … Read more

Amid internet shutdowns in Iran, US takes step to allow tech firms to help Iranian people access online info | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Amid internet shutdowns by the Iranian government in the face of widespread protests, the US government has taken a step meant to allow technology firms to help the people of Iran access information online, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Friday. “It is clear that the Iranian government is afraid of its … Read more

Ukraine war saps Russian sway over Caucasus, Central Asia

Caucasus conflicts are revealing Russia’s loss of influence As the invasion of Ukraine drains Russia’s forces, Moscow’s grip on its former Soviet backyard in the Caucasus and Central Asia is loosening with unpredictable consequences, experts say. “We need to keep an eye on what’s happening in Armenia,” said Michael Levystone, an expert on Russia and … Read more

FedEx forecasts a drop in profits, plans to raise fees to cover losses

U.S. shipping giant FedEx is echoing a sentiment from other large companies as persistent inflation, and Fed policy rate hikes signal the possibility of an impending recession. Companies like FedEx are preparing for a slowdown in consumer discretionary spending, which means there could be a slowdown in package deliveries. FedEx is announcing that it will … Read more

General Motors says it has stopped taking orders for the popular Hummer electric vehicle

Automaker General Motors has faced high demand for its electric version of the popular Hummer, and now the company has stopped accepting new orders. Reservations to buy one have ended after around 45,000 orders came in for the truck or pick-up version, as well as for the SUV version of the vehicles. The company was … Read more

U.S. House Democrats pass police funding bills despite pushback – National |

House Democrats on Thursday pushed through a long-sought policing and public safety package after overcoming internal differences on legislation they plan to make central to their election-year pitch. The package of four bills passed in succession – all with bipartisan support – and headed to the Senate, where their fate is uncertain. Read more: ‘The … Read more