UN: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

GENEVA (AP) — About 90 people are feared drowned after a smugglers' boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya's coast early Friday, the U.N.'s migration agency said.

  • Written by By JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press

Comey: Defends FBI, takes aim at 'weasels and liars'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey has defended the agency on Twitter, writing, "All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Trump will clear way for publication of classified memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said Thursday.

  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Tech companies lead stocks sharply lower in early trading

Stocks fell sharply in early trading Friday, putting the market on track for its worst week in two years, as several large companies sank after reporting weak earnings. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Google's parent company, Alphabet, all dropped. Bond yields shot higher after the government reported another month of strong job gains, further stoking fears of inflation and worries that higher interest rates could weigh on companies and stock prices. Crude oil prices headed lower

  • Written by By ALEX VEIGA , AP Business Writer