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  • Pompeo: Russia Loves to Stick It to US

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America."

  • Syrian Army, Hezbollah Launch Attack

    BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the years-long presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries.

  • German Pres. OKs Gay Marriage Law

    BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, paving the way for it to take effect this fall.

  • US Seeks Syria Solution

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- The U.S. is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and won't insist on Syrian President Bashar Assad's immediate ouster, President Donald Trump's homeland and counterterrorism adviser said Thursday.

  • OJ Simpson Granted Parole

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months, having persuaded a Nevada parole board the bungled hotel-room heist he pulled nearly 10 years ago was a monumental error in...

  • Earthquake Kills 2 on Greek Island

    KOS, Greece (AP) -- A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos early Friday, killing two and striking panic that reached the shores of nearby Turkey.

  • SKorea Urges North to Accept Talks

    South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continued to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border.

  • Macron Meets With Brexit Negotiator

    PARIS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator with both men looking for more clarity from Britain over its departure from the bloc.

  • Insurgent Attack Kills 4 Afghan Police

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An official says an insurgent attack in western Ghor province has killed four police officers and wounded another seven police.

  • Apollo 11 Bag Sells for $1.8M

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle.

  • Sessions to Talk Sanctuary Cities

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bringing the federal fight over so-called sanctuary cities to Philadelphia.

  • Global Stocks Mixed Friday

    Global shares were mixed Friday as trading was becalmed by a lull in market-moving news. France's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX were little changed in early trading, while Britain's FTSE added 0.2 percent. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2 percent.

  • Samuel H. Clovis Jr. is the senior White House adviser to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and is already being challenged about his possible nomination as Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics. (DTN graphic by Nick Scalise)

    Clovis Could Face Pressure

    President Donald Trump late Wednesday announced his intention to nominate Ted McKinney as Agriculture undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs and Samuel H. Clovis Jr. as Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and...

  • Stocks Hit the Snooze Button Thursday

    U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central Bank didn't announce any changes to its stimulus policies.

  • Oil Futures Reverse Off Highs

    New York Mercantile Exchange spot-month oil futures settled lower after reversing off multi-week highs amid profit-taking and nagging worries about supply overhang.

  • Stocks Continue to Waver in Afternoon

    U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in early afternoon trading Thursday as some weak earnings put a dent in industrial and basic materials companies.

  • Stocks Waver in Early Trading

    U.S stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Thursday. Energy and health care companies are gaining, but basic materials companies are lower.

  • Oil Futures Extend Gains

    New York Mercantile Exchange spot-month oil futures opened higher on Thursday morning, rallying for the third straight day to multi-week highs on positive Energy Information Administration data that showed significant stock draws for petroleum...

  • Trump Rages at Sessions in Interview

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.

  • Kelly: Feds Will Help Secure Elections

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday that states should not be wary of asking for the federal government's help to strengthen election systems in light of Russian meddling in last year's election.

  • Over Half With HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

    LONDON (AP) -- For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.

  • GOP vs GOP in Health Care Collapse

    NEW YORK (AP) -- GOP infighting intensified Wednesday as conservative leaders vowed to punish "traitorous" Republicans for abandoning promises on health care and activists lined up to run against the party's own congressmen across the...

  • India Ready for Talks With China

    NEW DELHI (AP) -- India said Thursday it was ready to hold talks with China with both sides pulling back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains.

  • Bank of Japan Keeps Stimulus Intact

    TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's central bank opted Thursday to keep its lavish monetary stimulus intact while downgrading its outlook for inflation.

What DTN Is Watching

Markets

With another weather-market weekend approaching it would not be surprising to see grains rally, unless weather forecasts have added better chances of rain for much of the U.S. Midwest. Otherwise, the grain complex could spend the day positioning ahead of what is expected to be an explosive Sunday evening opening.

Weather

Moderate to heavy rain and flash flooding is in store for portions of the northern Midwest Friday, and thunderstorms with light to moderate rain will form in portions of the western Midwest. Other primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions will be dry. South of the rain area, exhausting and intense heat will again stress crops and livestock.