Yields rise, euro dips as ECB trims bond purchases
Bond yields rose and the euro dipped on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would prolong its bond purchase program but surprised investors by scaling back on how much it will spend each month. The euro saw its biggest one-day percentage drop against the dollar since June after the ECB said it would reduce its bond buying program to 60 billion euros a month from 80 billion, but extended it from April to December 2017. ECB President Mario Draghi said it was not an outright winding-down of quantitative easing (QE) but this did not completely reassure fixed income investors.
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Attorney: Dylann Roof's mom had heart attack during trial
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House passes stopgap measure as senators raise objections
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The House on Thursday cleared bills to keep the government running through April and authorize hundreds of water projects, but a Senate fight over benefits for retired coal miners threatened to lead to a government shutdown this weekend.
Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up
BEIRUT (AP) ? Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents and fighters reported no let-up in the bombing and shelling campaign on the opposition's ever-shrinking enclave.
Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion banCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
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Wife on video: '5,000 percent sure' she wanted husband dead
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Kings' Barnes, Cousins sued over alleged nightclub brawl
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Matt Barnes are being sued by two people who claim the NBA players assaulted them at a New York night club early Monday morning. No criminal charges have been filed against either Cousins or Barnes, who according to the Sacramento Bee have both hired attorney Alex Spiro to represent them. Spiro has represented numerous athletes in high-profile cases, including Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha, who was found not guilty of several charges in an incident at a club in New York in which his leg was broken.