SEC dropped inquiry a month after firm aided Kushner company

NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission late last year dropped its inquiry into a financial company that a month earlier had given White House adviser Jared Kushner's family real estate firm a $180 million loan.

  • Written by By BERNARD CONDON and STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press

US stock indexes turn mixed following "trade war" talk

By STAN CHOE ,  AP Business Writer

 

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed in midday trading on Friday after paring sharp losses from earlier. It's the latest dizzying swing in a whirlwind week dominated by fears about a possible trade war and a more aggressive Federal Reserve.

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US determines North Korea used chemical weapons

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has determined that North Korea used chemical weapons, an apparent reference to the killing of leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother last year.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

Report: Order for perimeter came after school shooting ended

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's office captain told deputies to form a perimeter instead of confronting the gunman at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting, according to documents obtained by the Miami Herald.

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NATO rejects Putin's 'unacceptable' threats to target allies

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to target its members are unacceptable and that the military alliance will continue using its armed forces to deter aggression.

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