CLEVELAND—Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton opened the final, two-month stretch of the U.S. presidential campaign on Monday in the battleground state of Ohio as the Republican nominee saw a strengthening in opinion poll numbers that put pressure on his heavily favored Democratic rival. The Labor Day holiday is the traditional kickoff to the frenzied, last stretch of campaigning ahead of the Nov.
WASHINGTON—A close ally of Donald Trump said talks about the cost of building a wall with Mexico was not supposed to be part of the discussion during Republican presidential candidate's recent meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. After the two met in Mexico last Wednesday, Trump told reporters they did not discuss his demand that Mexico pay the cost for construction of a wall on the border between the two countries. Hours later, however, Pena Nieto said on Twitter he did raise the issue of the cost of the wall. "At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump, I m
BUDAPEST—"Super, well done," her trainer says, and Maya, a Hungarian golden retriever, happily holds up her left paw, responding to the praise. Maya works with a group of Hungarian researchers at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, who have scanned the brains of 13 dogs, finding that dogs process words and intonation to work out messages similarly to humans.
Delta Air Lines Inc. said its revenue for August was reduced by about $100 million due to an outage that led to the cancellation of 2,300 flights over three days. Passenger revenue per available seat mile, a key measure of an airline's performance that measures sales against flight capacity, declined 9.5 percent in August from a year earlier, its biggest drop in nine months. Excluding the impact of the outage, Delta's unit revenue was below expectations, J.P.Morgan's Jamie Baker wrote in a note.
WASHINGTON—U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wage gains moderated, which could effectively rule out an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this month. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with hiring in manufacturing and construction sectors declining, the Labor Department said on Friday. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent as more people entered the labor market.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba—Chicago corn and wheat futures prices rose for a second straight session on Friday with short-covering ahead of the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend, clawing back from multi-year lows reached this week. Soybeans gained on a technical bounce, but posted a 1.5 percent weekly loss.
NEW YORK—Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has run an unusually cheap campaign in part by not paying at least 10 top staffers, consultants and advisers, some of whom are no longer with the campaign, according to a review of federal campaign finance filings. Those who have so far not been paid, the filings show, include recently departed campaign manager Paul Manafort, California state director Tim Clark, communications director Michael Caputo and a pair of senior aides who left the campaign in June to immediately go to work for a Trump Super PAC.
Grafton, ND—Authorities with the Grafton Police Department are warning the public about Fentanyl after an overdose death was discovered last week. Police officials are warning the public that Fentanyl is within the community. Officers responded to a medical call on August 26th at 110 West 14th Street. Upon arrival, they found Eugene Mecham, 30, deceased. A preliminary investigation suggests the possibility of Fentanyl use associated with the death. An autopsy performed at the UND School of Medicine is still pending a toxicological analysis.
TAMPA, Fla.—Florida prepared for what could be the first hurricane to strike the state in more than a decade as Tropical Storm Hermine picked up strength on Thursday, blasting its way toward the state's northern Gulf Coast. The storm, with winds gusting 70 mph, was expected to reach hurricane force of more than 74 mph by the time it makes landfall, likely in northwest Florida overnight, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The last hurricane to strike Florida was Wilma in 2005, the hurricane center said.
VATICAN CITY—Affectionately called the "saint of the gutters" during her lifetime, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made an official saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, Sept. 4, just 19 years after her death. A Nobel peace prize winner, Mother Teresa was one of the most influential women in the Church's 2,000-year history, acclaimed for her work amongst the world's poorest of the poor in the slums of the Indian city now called Kolkata.