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    DENVER (AP) --The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission held former Gov. John Hickenlooper in contempt Thursday for defying orders to appear at a hearing on a Republican complaint that private plane trips he took while governor violated the state's...

  • Judge: Tennessee Must Allow Vote By Mail For All Amid Virus

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --Tennessee must give all of its 4.1 million registered voters the option to cast ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Thursday.

  • California Curfews Lifting Amid Peaceful Protests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) --California cities and counties cautiously lifted curfews after days of sporadic mayhem were replaced by peaceful protests and pledges by lawmakers to fight inequality.

  • Detained US Navy Veteran Freed by Iran as Part of Deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) --A U.S. Navy veteran whose family said his only crime was falling in love left Iran on Thursday after nearly two years of detention, winning his freedom as part of a deal that spared an American-Iranian physician from any additional...

  • Huge Blow Expected in May Jobs Report

    America's workers likely suffered another devastating blow in May, with millions more jobs lost to the viral pandemic and an unemployment rate near or even above 20% for the first time since the Great Depression.

  • Google: State-backed Hackers Targeted Trump, Biden Campaigns

    Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful.

  • World Shares, Wall St Futures Advance

    Shares surged Friday in early European trading and Wall Street futures were higher after a broad advance in Asia as investors await U.S. jobs data for May.

  • DTN Oil

    West Texas Intermediate futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange traded on either side of unchanged for most of Thursday's session.

  • US Stocks Close Mixed Thursday

    Wall Street paused on Thursday, and the S&P 500 fell for the first time in five days as stocks that had held steadiest through this year's feverish swings gave back some of their gains.

  • US Stocks Mixed in Early Trade

    Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as the market takes a pause following its longest winning streak in nearly four months.

  • DTN Oil

    Oil futures and Brent crude turned lower Thursday morning, with Saudi Arabia and Russia calling off a policy meeting scheduled for Thursday when producers were expected to agree to an extension of their accord cutting 9.7 million bpd in output beyond...

  • Pandemic Hits Poorest Hardest As India, Pakistan Cases Jump

    (AP) -- The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a “people’s vaccine” to protect everyone against the coronavirus.

  • Ousted State Watchdog Confirms Investigations Into Pompeo

    WASHINGTON (AP) --Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday told members of three congressional committees that before he was abruptly fired, he was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s use of government...

  • Democrats Prepare Police Reform Bills After Floyd's Death

    Congressional Democrats, powered by the Congressional Black Caucus, are preparing a sweeping package of police reforms as pressure builds on the federal government to respond to the death of George Floyd and others in law enforcement interactions.

  • Biden To Focus On Economic Plans, Inequality In Weeks Ahead

    WASHINGTON (AP) --Joe Biden is pledging to unveil a series of proposals in coming weeks aimed at reversing the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and addressing inequalities that have contributed to protests sweeping the country.

  • Obama Steps Out As Nation Confronts Confluence Of Crises

    WASHINGTON (AP) --Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election.

  • Prosecutors: 3 Men Plotted To Terrorize Vegas Protests

    LAS VEGAS (AP) --Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence...

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal Drenching Mexico's Gulf Coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) --Tropical Storm Cristobal is creeping along just inland over Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche, threatening to cause flooding the next few days before a predicted turn northward toward the U.S.

  • Pentagon-Trump Clash Breaks Open Over Military And Protests

    President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S...

  • Syria's Assad Seeks To Control Economy, Goes After Cousin

    BEIRUT (AP) --On a summer day last year, presidential guards drove out of the charity organization founded by Syria’s wealthiest businessman and a close cousin of President Bashar Assad, carting away boxes of documents and computers.

  • UN Moves Toward Ending UN-AU Peacekeeping In Sudan's Darfur

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) --The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to move ahead toward ending the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s vast western Darfur region and replacing it with a civilian mission focusing on the...

What DTN Is Watching

At 7:30 a.m. CDT Friday, the U.S. Labor Department will announce what is expected to be a large loss of non-farm payrolls in May, along with May’s U.S. unemployment rate. Traders will continue to monitor the latest weather forecasts and any trade news, especially if it concerns China.


Moderate to locally heavy rain will cover much of the western Midwest Friday. Severe storm damage and local flooding are possible. Light rain will move across the Delta. Plains areas will be dry with extreme heat stressing crops and livestock in the Southern Plains.