German prosecutors open homicide case after hacker attack on hospital leaves woman dead
News/Technology & Science: German prosecutors opened a homicide investigation on Friday into the case of a patient who died after a hospital in the western city of Duesseldorf was unable to admit her because its systems had been knocked out by a cyber attack.
Trump's family separations at border played out 'exactly how it was designed to': journalist Jacob Soboroff
Radio/The Current: Journalist Jacob Soboroff, who visited a facility housing children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, says the Trump administration wanted to stoke public outcry to shock Congress into making immigration laws more restrictive.
White House announces $11.6B for Puerto Rico for recovery from 2017's Hurricane Maria
News/World: The federal government will award an $11.6 billion US aid package to Puerto Rico, focused on the territory's energy and education systems, to help the island recover from the devastation brought by 2017's Hurricane Maria, the White House said on Friday.
Belarus candidate who fled to Lithuania urges continued pressure on Lukashenko
News/World: Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya demanded on Friday an international mission to document what she called "atrocities" during crackdowns on anti-government protests but said she was ready to talk to end weeks of violence.
Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source of leaked Democratic emails, court told
News/World: U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks founder provided the source for the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a London court was told on Friday.
Former model accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault in 1990s incident
News/World: U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign on Thursday denied a Guardian newspaper report in which a former model accused the New York real estate developer of sexually assaulting her at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in 1997.
World's largest fish are females
News/Technology & Science: Male and female whale sharks — filter-feeding marine behemoths — grow at different rates, with females doing so more slowly but getting much larger than the guys, according to research that offers deeper insight into the biology of Earth's largest fish.
Taiwan scrambles air force as multiple Chinese jets buzz island
News/World: Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as multiple Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an escalation of tensions the same day a senior U.S. official began meetings in Taipei.
Wetlands are burning: Worst fire season in a decade threatens Brazil's Pantanal
News/World: The world's largest tropical wetland is not supposed to burn. And yet, Brazil's Pantanal is on fire. Some 25,000 square kilometres have already been destroyed, and experts say it's going to get worse.
U.S. judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail, calling them 'politically motivated'
News/World: A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service" before the November election.
European Parliament votes to reject Belarus election, paving way for possible sanctions
News/World: Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko should no longer be recognized as president after November, when his term expires, the European Parliament said on Thursday, calling for European Union economic sanctions to be imposed on him.
Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize Academy of Country Music Awards
News/Entertainment: In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists.
Sally weakens to tropical depression, leaves massive floods on U.S. Gulf Coast
News/World: Former-hurricane Sally moved northeast on Thursday, where it was expected to bring more than 300 millimetres of rain to some areas, one day after it flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on the U.S. Gulf Coast.