Financial News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=506 Financial News 2017-05-26T07:42:28Z Financial News GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris Agreement A group high-profile Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out The father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection. Montana governor slams alleged Gianforte body-slam: Yahoo interview Montana Gov. Steve Bullock called Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged assault of a reporter “a real wake up call” in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, as voters in his state head to the polls today. The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attack SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass assault on guards at a California state prison (all times local): Trump literally pushes his way to the front of the world stage at NATO summit President Trump literally pushed his way to the front of the world stage at the Brussels NATO summit Thursday. He shoved NATO leader Prime Minister Dusko Markovic of Montenegro out of the way, which happens to be the newest alliance member. Man Charged With Trying to Bite Flight Attendant, Jumping Out of Plane: Cops Tun Lon Sein tried to bite a flight attendant's hand to get to the plane's service door. Woman jumps onto the hood of moving car to prevent carjacking at petrol station A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12. Chris Cornell Had Fresh Track Marks On His Arm: Report While authorities ruled the Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman took his own life last week Thursday, his family raised doubts over the findings. El Salvador captures escaped female killer "Boss" Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said. Marixa Lemus, a 45-year-old Guatemalan who went by the nickname "The Boss," was arrested in the west of El Salvador near the Guatemalan border. Lemus had escaped her military-run prison north of Guatemala City on May 11. Obama 'heartbroken' by Manchester attack Former United States President Barack Obama said at a Berlin reunion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday he was "heartbroken" by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester. "We can see the terrible violence that took place just recently in Manchester... it's a reminder that there is great danger of terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they're different," Obama told a crowd at the German capital's Brandenburg Gate. "We had a chance backstage to send a message to the people of Manchester about how heartbroken we are by the loss of life," Obama said. Cat visits every national park This adventurous feline really is an outdoors cat — as he is currently making his way around every national park in the United States. Listen to the audio of a Republican candidate for Congress bodyslam a journalist This post was updated to reflect an eyewitness report from Fox News.  So 2017 has reached a new low. On the eve of Montana's special election, Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs reported that Republican candidate Greg Gianforte body-slammed him at Gianforte's campaign headquarters in Bozeman. Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017 Audio of the incident was recorded, which we've embedded above. On it, Gianforte can be heard screaming at Jacobs to "get the hell out of here" after a scuffle. "You just body-slammed me," Jacobs then says. Jacobs reported the incident to the police, who are investigating the alleged assault, and he sought medical attention.  Later in the night, a Fox News reporter who witnessed the incident said "Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him" and then "began punching the man, as he moved on top the reporter and began yelling something to the effect of 'I'm sick and tired of this!'" Last month, Jacobs broke a story about Gianforte's ties to U.S.-sanctioned Russian companies. For those seeking updates, just spoke with Ben. He is currently seeking medical attention and getting an X-ray on his elbow. https://t.co/j0fYkAcBsO — Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) May 25, 2017 Gianforte's spokesperson released a statement shortly after the news broke, effectively denying Jacobs' account. "It's unfortunate that this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer BBQ," it read. Gianforte's statement: pic.twitter.com/WVNdA1yZ8w — Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) May 25, 2017 President Trump and Vice President Pence have both recorded robocalls endorsing Gianforte and Donald Trump Jr. has joined him on the campaign trail. Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte is buddies with Donald Trump Jr.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockGianforte's Wikipedia page offers some interesting details about his beliefs on retirement, politics, religion and evolution. Changes to his page have been coming in fast and already include the alleged assault on Jacobs. "There's nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it's been an accepted concept in our culture today," Gianforte, who made millions in the software business, said while speaking at the Montana Bible College. "Nowhere does it say, 'Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.'" @jswatz @yashar The worst parts of his Wikipedia are true... pic.twitter.com/XvzynXtUZT — Mr. Cara Patricia (@CaraPatricia) May 25, 2017 Edit wars have broken out on Greg Gianforte's Wikipedia page. https://t.co/GqZ5KzPOda pic.twitter.com/ot1L5AR0Aj — John Schwartz (@jswatz) May 25, 2017 Gianforte wants the open MT seat. This reporter exposed his Russian ties. Voters should body slam Gianforte at the ballot box Thurs. #Quist https://t.co/cTJO4W2lbh — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 25, 2017 Gianforte is hoping to fill the congressional seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, who was tapped as U.S. Secretary of the Interior earlier this year.  His opponent, Democrat and political newcomer Rob Quist, has of late closed the gap between himself and the frontrunner, tightening a race that should be a lock for Republicans. Polls close at 8 p.m. local time. WATCH: These worms may solve the plastic waste problem Watergate Prosecutor: Jared Kushner Should Be Concerned As NBC News first reported, Jared Kushner is "under scrutiny" in the FBI's Russia investigation, meaning the probe is now in the Trump White House and in the Trump family. Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State group. Jesse Ventura's Fight to Legalize Marijuana The following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised. Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War. Advertisers Pull Out Of Sean Hannity’s Show Over Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory The Fox News host has maintained his support to the theory, which said DNC staffer Seth Rich leaked thousands of emails to WikiLeaks last July because of which he was killed. Local Hero: Girl, 12, Rescues 4-Year-Old Neighbor From Alleged Abduction: Cops A 4-year-old girl was being led away by a man gripping her hand, according to a 12-year-old neighbor who pulled the child away and took her home. Donald Trump links mass immigration to Manchester terror attack despite bomber being British-born Donald Trump appeared to link large-scale immigration to the terror attack in Manchester, even though bomber Salman Abedi was born in Britain. “My travels and meetings have given me renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism, a common threat to all of humanity,” he said in a speech during which he also berated those Nato members who had failed to contribute their fair share of the alliance’s costs. During his election campaign, Mr Trump repeatedly called for tougher screening of immigrants to the US, even though the process for refugees from countries such as Syria or Somalia can take up to five years. New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula. Team delighted," Rocket Lab said on its official Twitter account. The successful launch of a low cost, 3D-printed rocket is an important step in the commercial race to bring down financial and logistical barriers to space while also making New Zealand an unlikely space hub. NATO attempts to contain Russia, raising conflict risk: Moscow Russia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. "At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War," the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement. The ministry said NATO was pursuing a policy of "containment" towards Russia that has seen it bolster its forces along the country's border in eastern Europe. Credit Myths That Cost You Money Credit scores are confusing. You can pay off your student loans and see your credit score drop. You can add significant credit card debt and see your score soar. It's no wonder there are so many misconceptions about how to build or improve credit. The Latest: GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local): BMW Concept 8-series: Eight Is Greater than Six This shapely coupe concept previews the replacement for the 6-series. 'What you need to know': Jared Kushner Jared Kushner now a focus of FBI Russian investigation. Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crash LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was warned to avoid a tree to the right but then struck trees to the left, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report. Billy Cosby Breaks His Silence as Final Juror Picked in His Sexual Assault Trial Opening arguments are set to begin June 5. Hillary Clinton subtly mocks Trump about his inauguration crowd and, oh, it feels so good Hillary Clinton couldn't help but notice a few things when she went to Donald Trump's inauguration,  especially *cough cough* the size of his crowd. Clinton delivered the commencement speech at her alma mater Wellesley College on Friday, 48 years after she delivered their student graduation address. While the range of her concerns were broad, Clinton zeroed in on the current administration's non-stop lying — and couldn't help but deliver a dig about Trump's inauguration crowd size, too. SEE ALSO: Give Trumpcare a break: Here are all the pre-existing conditions it will cover "Some are even denying the things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds," Clinton said. "And then defending themselves by talking about, quote unquote, 'alternative facts.'" At the time of his inauguration, Trump slammed the media for allegedly underestimating the size of his crowds, claiming they reached all the way back to the Washington Monument. Photo evidence later proved the president wrong, but that didn't stop him. Remember that scandal? How young we all were then. Clinton stressed to graduates that Trump's lying was part of a larger culture of disinformation, with politics becoming increasingly untethered from the truth. Seems that the former Secretary of State's best material comes after she's spent some time wandering in the woods. WATCH: Forget pottery class, 3D printing glass is so much cooler Indian police arrest 150 from Modi's party in Kolkata clashes Indian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday, after street battles broke out during a march to police headquarters and police cars were set ablaze. Regional and national leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged the march to protest against a perceived deterioration in security in the state of West Bengal, which is ruled by a rival left-wing party. West Bengal, with a population of nearly 100 million, has a long history of political violence. US deaths from Alzheimer's soar 55 percent since 1999 Deaths from Alzheimer's in America have soared 55 percent since 1999, as the burden of this fatal form of dementia grows and the population ages, a federal health report said Thursday. The study in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report spanned 1999 to 2014. Experts say the data shows more caregivers are needed, along with more resources to help people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise Ever wondered what Hawaii’s famous waves look like from the inside? Photographer and non- commissioned officer in the United States Army, Marco Mitre shares the beauty of the shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The Latest: Coroner's office IDs skydiver as California man LODI, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a skydiving death in Northern California (all times local): Here's Why Bitcoin Prices Are Skyrocketing Cryptocurrency... so hot right now. Bitcoin surges above $2,700. Economic shifts in China are one of many factors propelling cryptocurrency to record-breaking prices. GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel Today's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now being sued for excess diesel emissions.  Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al The suit filed in Detroit's federal court yesterday alleges that GM illegally outfitted 705,000 pickups with defeat devices similar to those deployed by Volkswagen in 11 million cars worldwide, including 565,000 registered in the U.S. The suit covers 2011-2016 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel. Unlike the lawsuit filed earlier this week against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, this one comes from consumers, not the U.S. Department of Justice. It alleges that GM employed at least three defeat devices that allowed trucks to emit up to five times the legal limit of pollutants while on the road but to keep emissions within legal limits during regulatory tests.  Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al alleges that GM broke a number of racketeering and consumer protection laws. Plaintiffs seek a wide range of compensation, including payouts for lost resale value and buybacks of their vehicles. They're also seeking punitive damages against the automaker. Interestingly, the suit also names German supplier Bosch as a defendant. If the case goes to trial, that could be significant, since Bosch was very closely linked to the Volkswagen scandal. If you follow car news, it probably won't surprise you to learn that plaintiffs in the GM case are represented in part by Hagens Berman law firm, which has been a key player in the Dieselgate settlement and many other auto-related suits. GM has issued a brief statement about the lawsuit that reads, in full: "These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations." It's worth noting that this is one of at least two cases being brought by consumers against GM over its diesel vehicles--the other involving emissions in the Chevrolet Cruze diesel. Our take Who will prevail? We can't say because, much to some of our mothers' chagrin, we're not lawyers. However, we do know that the case puts GM in an awkward position. If the case goes to trial, it might prove GM's innocence, but GM's name would remain in the headlines for months and potentially years. Being associated with a high-profile case related to diesel emissions fraud at this time in history wouldn't do much for GM's diesel sales. That's a real problem, as GM appears to have banked on cornering the diesel market as other automakers retreat. On the other hand, settling this case (and the one involving the Cruze for that matter) out of court wouldn't do anything to exonerate GM. However, in terms of publicity, it might be for the best. Either way, shareholders will want GM to put the case to rest as soon as possible: stock prices took a plunge yesterday after the lawsuit was filed, though some of that value could be regained in trading today. The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Alabama prisoner Tommy Arthur (all times local): What It Takes to Get Accepted Into the Ivy League Many students dream of attending one of the colleges in the elite Ivy League for their undergraduate education. Trump rows shadow acrimonious G7 summit G7 leaders on Friday found common cause on combatting terrorism after the bloodshed in Manchester but failed to bridge a gulf between Donald Trump and US partners on trade and climate change. Unusually for such a set-piece event, leaders made no effort to hide their divisions in Sicily's ancient hilltop resort of Taormina. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni acknowledged there had been no breakthrough on climate change, describing the future of the Paris pact as "still hanging", as Trump reviews the arguments for and against ditching the global deal. Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen. Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain. Syrian force urges Raqqa jihadists to surrender by end-May A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias promised on Thursday that no harm would come to Islamic State fighters in Raqqa who turned themselves in by the end of the month, calling on them to lay down their arms ahead of an expected assault on the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces, which groups Kurdish and Arab fighters, has advanced to within a few kilometers (miles) of Raqqa city at the nearest point, in an offensive that got underway in November to encircle and capture the city. The SDF, which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, said earlier this month it expects to launch the final assault on Raqqa in early summer. The Latest: Prosecutor says state needs execution drugs SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Latest in the prosecution of a man charged in the deaths of seven people in South Carolina (all times local): BMW 8-Series Concept revealed, that escalated quickly BMW didn't wait long to show fans of the brand that it still could build a big coupe. Days after quietly pulling from sale the 6-Series coupe from the U.S., BMW showed in Italy what's likely coming next. The BMW 8-Series Concept revealed Thursday at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, signals the next halo coupe from Munich. How to Maintain and Repair Your Gas Grill Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Whether you’ve been using it all year or haven’t touched it in months, you should give your grill the once-over before t... Arrested Joker-Lookalike Speaks Out After Gun Charges Lawrence Patrick Sullivan has his face tattooed that makes him look like a mix of Heath Ledger’s Joker character and also Jared Leto’s version from "Suicide Squad." Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz. Hezbollah says unfazed by US, Saudi 'threats' The head of Lebanese movement Hezbollah said Thursday he was unfazed by "threats" of attacks or fresh sanctions, days after US President Donald Trump slammed the group and its sponsor Iran. On his visit to Riyadh last week, Trump blamed Iran for destabilising the Middle East and called for a crackdown on its allies, including Shiite movement Hezbollah. "Threats of killing or dying do not scare us... No one scares us at all. Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night. New details emerge about the San Bernardino shootout Police shot and killed the suspects Modi, marking three years in power, opens India's longest bridge Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking three years in power, on Friday inaugurated the country's longest bridge that spans the vast Brahmaputra River in the northeastern state of Assam. The 9.15 km (5.7 mile) Dhola-Sadiya bridge, strong enough to carry a 60-tonne battle tank, will reduce travel times from Assam to the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh whose territory is partly claimed by China. "The inauguration of the bridge marks the end of a long wait for the people of this area," Modi's office quoted him as saying in a speech, adding the bridge "opens the door for economic development on a big scale". 'Racially motivated' fight leaves Arizona prison on lockdown PHOENIX (AP) — A privately run prison in Arizona remained on lockdown Thursday after four inmates were injured in a brawl involving about 80 prisoners that authorities had to use pepper spray to break up. WRHL 2017-05-27T00:42:28Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=506