Federal judge halts new Trump travel ban

Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality.

Tesla seeks $1.15 bn to help fuel Model 3 launch

Tesla on Wednesday announced plans to raise $1.15 billion in new funding to help fuel production of a mass market-targeted Model 3 electric car set for release this year.Tesla said that it planned to offer $250 million in common stock and $750 million ...

GoPro cuts more jobs in quest for profitability

Mini-camera maker GoPro announced plans Wednesday to trim another 270 jobs in a quest to become profitable.GoPro, which soared to popularity with cameras used for social media and extreme sports photography, said the new round of cuts is part of an int...

Unproven stem cell therapy causes three women to go blind

An unproven stem cell therapy that involves extracting a patient's fat tissue and injecting it into the eyes has caused three US women to go blind, a report said Wednesday.The women, aged between 72 and 88, were treated in Florida in 2015 for a progre...

Hawaii judge freezes Trump’s revamped travel ban: court

A federal judge in Hawaii halted President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Wednesday, hours before it was due to take effect, court documents showed.US District Judge Derrick Watson ruled that the state of Hawaii had established a strong likelihood t...

US women’s hockey threaten world boycott as Olympics loom

Members of the reigning world champion US women's ice hockey team on Wednesday said they will not play in the World Championships in a dispute over support from USA Hockey.Just 11 months before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Ameri...

Trump’s ex-wife to publish memoir on raising kids

Donald Trump's first ex-wife Ivana is writing a memoir about bringing up the US president's eldest three children, slated for release in September, her publishers announced Wednesday."Raising Trump" will be a "non-partisan, non-political book about mot...

Asia-Pacific seeks to save TPP trade deal without US

Asia-Pacific ministers said Wednesday they would seek to move forward on a trade agreement resembling the Trans-Pacific Partnership after President Donald Trump killed the deal by withdrawing the United States.After two days of high-level meetings in C...

Struggling Alitalia unveils cost-cutting plan

Struggling Italian airline Alitalia on Wednesday announced a new strategic cost-cutting plan, as it seeks to head off turbulence and return to profitability by the end of 2019.The airline aims to cut costs by 1.0 billion euros ($1.07 billion) and incre...

Trump puts brakes on vehicle emission targets

President Donald Trump moved to freeze future vehicle emission targets Wednesday, during a trip to the faded US automotive hub in Michigan.Insisting higher environmental standards hurt trade, Trump announced that targets for 2022-2025 will be put on ho...

Kuznetsova cruises into Indian Wells tennis semi-finals

Eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova steamed into the semi-finals of the Indian Wells WTA tournament on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Kuznetsova needed just 63 minutes to power past her 19th-seeded countryw...

Monaco dump Man City out of Champions League

Tiemoue Bakayoko's superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday's 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals.Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in England, first-half strikes f...