Retail Sales Surprisingly Weak, Restaurant Sales Crash
Retail sales barely rose in September, challenging expectations that the American economy is riding high on a rising tide of consumer optimism. Sales moved up just 0.1 percent last month after a similar gain in August. Economists polled had forecast a solid 0.6 percent rise in September. Compared with a year ago, retail sales rose…
Kanye West Meets Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, Gifts Pair of Sneakers
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West has met with Uganda’s president during a visit to the East African nation and given the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers. President Yoweri Museveni says he and the American rapper held “fruitful discussions” about promoting tourism and arts. West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian…
Cologne: Hostage Taken, Shots Fired at German Railway Station
Heavily armed police units deployed to the German city of Cologne Monday after shots were reported to have been fired and a hostage taken at the city’s central rail station. Travellers were ordered to evacuate the large central station, which sits on Cologne’s Dom Platz beneath the city’s historic cathedral early Monday afternoon. Locally published newspaper…
Trump Rejects ’60 Minutes’ Pressure, Promises Border Fixes
President Donald Trump rejected pressure from the 60 Minutes TV show and suggested he would renew policies which allow migrant job-seekers to be prosecuted when they bring a child to trigger the 2015 Flores catch-and-release loophole. “When you allow the parents to stay together, OK, when you allow that, then what happens is that people are going to pour into…
Georgia Dem gubernatorial nominee says ‘blue wave’ will include undocumented immigrants
A “blue wave” in the midterm elections will be fueled in part by undocumented immigrants, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams said at a...