NEW YORK - Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Friday, paring the previous session's rise as traders noted that a tropical storm was behind this week's unexpected slump in U.S. crude inventories.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday reiterated that President Barack Obama would veto a bill that would allow the families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages. The House of Representatives was expected to vote on the bill on Friday. The Senate passed it unanimously in May.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid by Michigan to reinstate its Republican-backed ban on straight-ticket voting for the Nov. 8 general election.
MONTREAL - Global airport traffic grew at its fastest rate last year since 2010, rising 6.4 percent to 7.2 billion passengers, according to data published on Friday by an international trade association representing airports.
NEW YORK - American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months and will miss next year's world championships for his part in a scandal involving the U.S. athlete and three other swimmers at the Rio Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House on Monday to talk about legislative priorities for this month, a White House official said.
Sept 9 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to have the Confederate battle emblem in the Mississippi state flag declared an unconstitutional vestige of slavery.