Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions

Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 sits anchored awaiting a court ruling on whether it can be freed after it was seized in July by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory, in the Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca August 17, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Newly released […]

Did The Assault Weapons Ban Really Work?

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Iowa State Fair & Vegas Pig Farm: VICE News Tonight on HBO Full Episode

This is August 9, 2019, full episode of VICE News Tonight on HBO. 2:06 – Every four years the Iowa State Fair is invaded by whoever is running for president. VICE News’ Liz Landers travels to Des Moines to meet a state politician and learn the history of the Iowa State Fair. 7:10 – Protestors […]

Doping: Seven more Russian weightlifters banned

FILE PHOTO: Dmitry Lapikov of Russia competes in the men’s 105kg weightlifting clean and jerk competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang, north of Seoul, November 29, 2009. Lapikov took the overall silver medal at the event. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won/File Photo August 17, 2019 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Another seven Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended […]

Small Town America Isn’t Prepared For Natural Disasters

In 2016, this tiny Appalachian town experienced a catastrophic flood. Water rushed down its main street from the mountains above, washing away cars and destroying dozens of homes and businesses. Shipments of food and aid were cut off on the main highway, and there was no electricity for days. Subscribe to VICE News here: […]

China’s Ninebot unveils scooters that drive themselves to charging stations

Ninebot President Wang Ye unveils semi-autonomous scooter KickScooter T60 that can return itself to charging stations without a driver, at a Segway-Ninebot product launch event in Beijing, China August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo August 17, 2019 By Yingzhi Yang and Brenda Goh BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Segway-Ninebot Group, a Beijing-based electric scooter maker, on Friday […]

Court leaves PG&E with sole right to submit bankruptcy plan

FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage August 16, 2019 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday allowed PG&E Corp to retain the sole rights to propose a plan to exit bankruptcy, as he rejected efforts by investors to […]

Surprise rate cut in Mexico ‘no use’ for growth in short term

FILE PHOTO: The facade of the Bank of Mexico building is pictured in downtown in Mexico City, Mexico February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril August 16, 2019 By Sharay Angulo and Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican central bank’s surprise interest rate cut on Thursday is likely to have a limited impact at best […]

Fed’s Kashkari says rate cut likely needed to help U.S. economy

FILE PHOTO: President of the Federal Reserve Bank on Minneapolis Neel Kashkari speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton August 16, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve likely needs to cut interest rates and take aggressive measures to counter an economic slowdown, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel […]

Alibaba’s Tsai buys rest of NBA’s Brooklyn Nets

FILE PHOTO: Joseph Tsai, Executive Vice Chairman of Alibaba Group, attends the Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Singles’ Day global shopping festival in Shanghai, China, November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song August 16, 2019 (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder Joseph Tsai is buying a 51% stake that he doesn’t already own in NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and […]