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December 6, 2018 10:43 PM US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) UNITED NATIONS – A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General 127

December 6, 2018 10:17 PM J&J unit to pay $360 million to U.S. to resolve charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Johnson & Johnson unit will pay the U.S. government $360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs, the Justice Department said on Thursday. The settlement with Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc, which became a subsidiary of J&J following 165

December 6, 2018 7:36 AM Northern Irish DUP says would not topple UK government in confidence vote

LONDON (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party that props up Theresa May’s Conservative government would not vote to topple her in a confidence vote even if she loses a key vote on her Brexit deal next week, DUP lawmaker Sammy Wilson said. “We would certainly not vote to topple the government because we would have no reason to do so,” he told BBC radio 111

December 6, 2018 6:37 AM UAE says Gulf Arab bloc still strong despite Qatar row

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday the Gulf Cooperation Council remained valid despite a bitter row with Qatar that has fractured the bloc ahead of an annual summit next week. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and non-GCC member Egypt have imposed a diplomatic and economic boycott on Qatar since June 2017 over allegations Doha supports 125

December 6, 2018 12:49 AM Michael Avenatti Makes Support Agreement with Estranged Wife, Handing Over Assets

Michael Avenatti and his estranged wife have an agreement in place for him to pay her child and spousal support, and it requires him to fork over a ton of his assets ... TMZ has learned. According to docs filed in Orange County, a judge ordered Avenatti to pay Lisa Storie-Avenatti $37,897 per month in child support, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018. We'll 117

December 5, 2018 9:41 PM US warship sails in Sea of Japan waters claimed by Russia

A U.S. Navy warship sailed in waters claimed by Russia in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as tensions increase over the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from a decades-old arms control treaty. A spokesperson for the U.S. Pacific Fleet says the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell sailed “in the vicinity of” Peter the Great Bay, a body of water 103

December 4, 2018 9:51 PM Qualcomm unveils new chip to power 5G smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of mobile phone processor chips that will power 5G smartphones in the United States as soon as next year. The key feature of the Snapdragon 855 chip, launched at an event in Hawaii, is a so-called modem for phones to connect to 5G wireless data networks 156

December 4, 2018 6:08 PM SpaceX delay may mean 36,000 wormy passengers are too old for their planned experiments

Scientists will send thousands of <em>C. elegans</em> up to space in hopes of understanding muscle loss in astronauts. (Shutterstock) Thousands of microscopic worms will be launched into space — wriggling around in SpaceX's next cargo shipment to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon. But the launch, which was planned for today 138

December 4, 2018 11:04 AM Trudeau accused of trying to impress celebrities with $50M pledge to Trevor Noah

In this photo released by the press office of the G20 Summit Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a plenary session on the second day of the G20 Leader's Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (G20 Press Office via AP) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing criticism after pledging millions to a charity Sunday 114

December 4, 2018 10:58 AM Exclusive: Exxon seeks to sell its stake in giant Azeri oil field

LONDON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) is seeking to sell its stake inAzerbaijan’s largest oil field, once dubbed the “contract of the century”, as the U.S. oil and gas giant re-focuses its global operations, industry and banking sources said. Exxon is hoping to raise up to $2 billion from the sale of its 6.8 percent in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) 133