Police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Oct. 20, said the officer whose killing of a black man in August sparked nights of rioting has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting another man just a day after the deadly shooting. Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, was charged with five crimes, including two counts of second degree sexual assault, according to Wisconsin's online court record system. The records indicate Heaggan-Brown sexually assaulted an intoxicated victim on Aug. 14, a day after he fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith.
NEW YORK - A few of Donald Trump's jokes had trouble landing at the Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner on Thursday night. At the New York event—a fundraiser for Catholic charities connected to the Archdiocese of New York—Trump said of Hillary Clinton, "Here she is, in public, pretending not to hate Catholics," citing WikiLeaks revelations. This drew the loudest boos from the mostly Catholic audience.
NEW YORK—U.S. stocks ended a choppy session on Thursday, Oct. 20, with a slight decline as investors digested the latest round of earnings, with a sharp drop in telecoms offset by gains in health care. Telecoms were down 2 percent, their biggest percentage decline in five weeks, as Verizon lost 2.5 percent. The company added fewer than expected wireless subscribers in the third quarter and revenue fell short of expectations.
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.
Verizon Communications Inc, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier that has agreed to buy Yahoo Inc's core business, reported a 6.7 percent drop in quarterly revenue on Thursday as it discounted heavily to attract subscribers. Net income attributable to the company fell to $3.62 billion, or 89 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $4.04 billion, or 99 cents per share, a year earlier. Total operating revenue fell to $30.94 billion from $33.16 billion.
More than 68 million people watched the final debate between White House contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on TV on Wednesday, below the audience for their first encounter but...
FRANKFURT/BERLIN—Thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars on Wednesday, Oct.
LAS VEGAS—Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton clashed on abortion rights on Wednesday as they opened their third and last U.S. presidential debate with a substantive policy discussion on the Supreme Court and the top issues it faces. In contrast to the fiery personal attacks of the first two debates, Clinton and Trump had a sharp but issues-based exchange on abortion, gun rights and immigration to start the 90-minute showdown.
NEW YORK—U.S. stocks notched a second straight day of gains on Wednesday, Oct. 19, as climbing oil prices lifted the energy sector and earnings from Morgan Stanley provided a boost to financials. Brent crude settled up 1.9 percent and U.S. crude settled up 2.6 percent after touching a 15-month high following a government report that showed a sharp drop in domestic inventories for the sixth week in seven.
CALGARY, Alberta -- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, is laying off 5 percent of its work force after an organizational review, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The...