Oakland artists fear crackdown after Ghost Ship fire
The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are holding emergency meetings behind locked metal doors. Oakland has long ...
U.S. derivatives regulator to move on from Dodd-Frank under Trump
By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator will move on from reforms created in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis to a new focus on U.S. competitiveness and the potential for shocks to the global $710 trillion swaps markets under President-elect Donald Trump. J. Christopher Giancarlo, in line to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission once Trump is inaugurated on Jan. 20, has said the agency should look beyond mandates from the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law to current trends in financial markets. As the sole Republican on the CFTC, Giancarlo will at least temporarily run the commission where he is currently the minority member.
U.N. Syria mediator says he plans to meet Trump team membersBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he planned to meet "people around the team" of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the nearly six-year conflict in the country. "The plan is to meet some people around the team of President (elect) Trump," de Mistura told reporters, adding that meetings would take place in New York and Washington. De Mistura briefed the U.N. Security Council behind closed doors on Thursday afternoon and said he would remain in the United States until Tuesday.
Syrian army's Aleppo advance slows, but victory in sight
By Laila Bassam and John Davison ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army's advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the six-year-old war. Russia's RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying the Syrian army, which has captured territory including Aleppo's historic Old City in recent days, had halted military activity to let civilians leave rebel-held territory. Washington said it had no confirmation that the army had ceased fire.
Judge Reinhold arrested at Dallas airport checkpointDALLAS (AP) ? Actor Judge Reinhold has been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a confrontation with security agents at Dallas Love Field.
Well-known visual artist among Oakland fire victims
Wells Fargo picks four directors for sales scandal probe - source
Rounding out the special committee's leadership, the person said, are Enrique Hernandez, chair of the board of directors' risk committee, and Donald James, a director who sits on the board's finance and risk committees. All the directors of the special committee are independent in that they do not work for the company in an operational sense.
Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty
In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all ...
Ronaldo publishes details of 225m-euro income
Cristiano Ronaldo published his financial records on Thursday which showed the Real Madrid star declared income of more than 225 million euros in 2015 as he battled accusations of tax evasion. The procedure, known as a 'Model 720' and which was apparently presented to tax chiefs in March, showed that Ronaldo earned 203.7 million euros outside of Spain and 23.5 million inside the country. "This document confirms that Spain's Tax Agency is knowledgeable of all of Cristiano Ronaldo?s assets and income.
Gov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone callsThe government is proposing that airlines be allowed to permit their passengers to make phone calls during flights using Wi-Fi despite complaints from flight attendants and others that the calls could ...