Blue Jays hit 3 HRs in first inning, beat Orioles 6-5
China General Nuclear says respects Britain's decision to review Hinkley project
China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) on Saturday said it respects the decision of the new British government to review a nuclear power project in which it would hold a major stake, according to a statement on the company's official microblog. "We understand, given the importance of the Hinkley Point C programme to England's future energy security, that the new British Government has expressed a need for time to familiarise itself with the programme. CGN understands and respects this," the company said.
2 Chicago officers in deadly shooting relieved of powers
Djokovic, Monfils reach Toronto semis
Novak Djokovic said he needed some luck to escape over Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals of the ATP Toronto Masters. Djokovic needed two hours to reach the final four, winning his 12th straight match against Berdych. "I don't know how I got out of that tiebreak," Djokovic said.
Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks
DALLAS (AP) ? Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a demonstration earlier this month.
Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America. Clinton followed her historic acceptance speech on Thursday as the first woman presidential nominee for a major party with a rally in Philadelphia before embarking on a bus tour of Rust Belt states Pennsylvania and Ohio. In Colorado, a key state out west, her Republican opponent promised "no more Mr Nice Guy," trashing Clinton's speech as "average," calling her a liar and promising to end the migration of Syrian refugees.
Co-founder of Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright, dies at 69NEW YORK (AP) ? A co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks has died after helping build it into one of the leading voices for people with the developmental disorder. Suzanne Wright was 69.
Data in focus as market struggles for direction
Wall Street, seeking direction as the S&P 500 has been stuck in a narrow trading range for 12 days, will next week shift its attention from second-quarter corporate earnings reports to economic data. Investors will be looking for signs of economic strength to reinforce the positive direction hit Friday, when the S&P 500 hit an intraday record high. The overall tone will be of an economy that is getting better at a reasonable pace," said John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in New York.
Clinton roars against Trump as a hacking distraction arises
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia. Another distraction arose, however, as her aides acknowledged that a hacking attack that exposed Democratic Party emails also reached into a computer system used by her own campaign.
With new US factory, Daimler skirts tariffs...and unions
German automaker Daimler AG broke ground this week on a $500 million plant in Charleston, South Carolina to build vans, with the company hoping at last to avoid steep US import tariffs. Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans at Daimler, said the key reasons for putting the plant in Charleston were the city's excellent port operations and logistics and because Daimler already operates a factory next door. Avoiding the 25 percent tariff that the United States puts on imports of commercial vehicles was also crucial.