Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies
JERUSALEM (AP) ? Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday. He was 93.
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Festering alongside mountains of stinking trash under the sweltering South American sun, Cateura is a long way from the conservatories of Prague or Vienna. Orchestra members, impoverished children from Cateura, play violins fashioned from oven trays and guitars made from dessert dishes.
Israel's Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv: Israel Radio
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said. Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday. An official announcement of the death of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former prime minister was expected at around 7 a.m. local time (04:00 GMT). (Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Michael Perry)
Yankees beat Red Sox 6-4, ending Boston's win streak at 11
NEW YORK (AP) ? Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin homered off David Price, and the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-4 Tuesday night to end Boston's 11-game winning streak and delay its AL East title celebration.
Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres dies: doctor
Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has died at 93, two weeks after suffering major strokeJERUSALEM (AP) ? Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has died at 93, two weeks after suffering major stroke.
RBS to pay $1.1 billion to resolve U.S. regulator's mortgage cases
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $1.1 billion to resolve claims that it sold toxic mortgage-backed securities to credit unions that later failed, the U.S. National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said on Tuesday. The settlement with RBS brings the U.S. regulator's recoveries against various banks to $4.3 billion in lawsuits over their sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis.
Fed's Williams says U.S. economy can handle rate hike
By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve can raise interest rates without threatening the U.S. economic recovery, a top Federal Reserve policymaker said on Tuesday, saying the central bank risks doing more harm by continued inaction. "It is getting harder and harder to justify interest rates being so incredibly low given where the U.S. economy is and where it is going," San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said in an interview at his bank's headquarters. "I would support an interest rate increase," he said.
FBI probes hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party officials: sources
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month, four people with direct knowledge of the attack and the investigation told Reuters. The revelation underscores the widening scope of the U.S. criminal inquiry into cyber attacks on Democratic Party organizations, including the presidential campaign of its candidate, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. U.S. officials have said they believe those attacks were orchestrated by hackers backed by the Russian government, possibly to disrupt the Nov. 8 election in which Clinton faces Republican Party candidate Donald Trump.