World & Policy


  • Smart Kidnapper Released From Prison

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime.

  • Canadian Crabs Threaten Coastal Ecosys

    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) -- Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.

  • EU Looks to Egypt on Migrant Challenge

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) -- Austria urged its European Union partners Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge.

  • NC Tobacco Farmers Hurt by Florence

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- As North Carolina's farmers evaluate their crop losses after Hurricane Florence, it looks like damage to tobacco fields and barns could be the most costly.

  • Plant Disease Threatens $250M Rose Biz

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business.

  • Floods Prevent Environmental Studies

    (AP) -- Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters.

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider -- Thursday

What DTN Is Watching


Weather continues to be an interesting factor for those trying to harvest corn or soybeans this week. Thursday's activities start with USDA's weekly report of export sales, a new U.S. Drought Monitor, and U.S. jobless claims at 7:30 a.m. CDT. Later follows reports on U.S. existing home sales, leading economic indicators, and natural gas inventories.


Moderate to heavy rain is in store for the Northern Plains and northern Midwest Thursday, causing harvest disruption. Other crop areas will be dry. A round of moisture in the Southwest will move into the Southern Plains later Thursday. Temperatures will have a wide contrast between cool north and very warm to hot central and south.

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