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Defense secretary: Trump ordered near total withdrawal of troops from northern Syria

Defense secretary: Trump ordered near total withdrawal of troops from northern Syria

President Donald Trump is ordering most of the remaining US forces out of northern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday. “We have American forces likely caught between two opposing, advancing armies and it’s a very untenable situation. I spoke with the President last night, after discussions with the rest of the national security team,…MORE

America’s factories are in trouble. The trade war is only part of the problem

America’s factories are in trouble. The trade war is only part of the problem

The trade war is hurting America’s factories, but it’s not the only culprit. The strike at General Motors and Boeing’s 737 Max crisis are taking a toll as well. This trifecta of challenges worries analysts and economists that the manufacturing sector could contract for the third-straight month in October. Lower output from American factories could…MORE

Simone Biles sets record for most world gymnastics championship medals

Simone Biles sets record for most world gymnastics championship medals

Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in the world championships’ history on Sunday with a gold medal on the balance beam in Stuttgart, Germany on Sunday. The US gymnast won her 25th career world medal at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, surpassing Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s career total of 23. A four-time Olympic champion, Biles…MORE

The big bank winning streak might be about to end

The big bank winning streak might be about to end

Happy Sunday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. The biggest American banks report earnings this week, and they will probably be hampered by weaker economic growth and lower interest rates. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates in July…MORE

A neighbor kills 4 people eating dinner in a Chicago apartment, police say

A neighbor kills 4 people eating dinner in a Chicago apartment, police say

A neighbor is in custody after he shot five people — four of them fatally — in an apartment building in Chicago, police said. The shooting happened Saturday night and a weapon has been recovered from the scene, according to Tom Ahern, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department. The suspect — a 67-year-old retired…MORE

Here’s what’s coming this week on impeachment as Congress returns to Washington

Here’s what’s coming this week on impeachment as Congress returns to Washington

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week with House Democrats set to accelerate their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. First up: Interviews with the President’s former top Russia adviser and testimony from US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, a key witness whose earlier scheduled appearance was canceled at the last minute due…MORE

Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes seals record team title

Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes seals record team title

Valtteri Bottas overtook pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel at the start and won the Japanese Grand Prix to help Mercedes clinch a record-tying sixth straight constructors’ championship, a day after Typhoon Hagibis battered parts of the country. Bottas picked up his third win of the season and first since Azerbaijan in April to close the gap on…MORE

School lunch shaming will now be against the law in California

School lunch shaming will now be against the law in California

California just took a step toward making its school environments a little more inclusive. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a new piece of legislation that guarantees all students will receive lunch even if their parents or guardians have not paid their meal fees. The bill, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, says students shouldn’t…MORE

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