Asian stocks slip as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday after weaker crude oil prices took a toll on Wall Street, while the euro kept big gains after enjoying a boost from robust German economic growth.

Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday.

ANALYSIS: A year after election, Trump’s shockwaves still reverberate

Trump’s victory exposed and exacerbated the nation’s divisions.…

Texas shooting suspect escaped from mental health hospital in 2012: Police report

The suspected gunman, Devin Kelley, died after the attack.…

Facebook profit soars, with no sign of impact from Russia scandal

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc faced harsh criticism in Washington on Wednesday over its failure to prevent Russian operatives from using its platform for election meddling, but the earnings report it issued hours later showed just how insulated its business remains …

Asia shares hit 10-year high on strong economy, oil gains

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares hit a 10-year high on Wednesday on the back of solid economic growth globally, while oil prices extended a bull run on hopes that major oil producers will maintain their output cuts.

Wall Street inches higher on gains in techs, consumer staples

(Reuters) – Gains in technology stocks and a jump in shares of consumer companies Mondelez and Kellogg on Tuesday put the three major Wall Street indexes on track for their best monthly gains since February.

Taliban claims US hostage has ‘dangerous’ disease

The Taliban put out what it called a warning about the health of a U.S. hostage.…

WATCH: Generators, transformer installed in San Juan, Puerto Rico

U.S. Army engineers installed two power generators and a transformer at the Puerto Rico Medical Center in San Juan.…

WATCH: Truck driver puts an end to attempted carjacking

The suspect’s attempt to carjack a woman at a Michigan gas station was stopped by a bystander.…