Top News Credit Suisse finalizes $5.3 billion mortgage deal with U.S. 2017-01-18T18:05:50.000000Z NEW YORK (Reuters) - Credit Suisse formally agreed to pay $5.3 billion to settle with U.S. authorities over claims it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. Ex-president George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital after breathing problems 2017-01-18T17:29:38.000000Z (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been in a Houston hospital since Saturday after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman said on Wednesday. JPMorgan agrees to $55 million settle of mortgage discrimination complaint: source 2017-01-18T17:25:54.000000Z NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $55 million to settle a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against minority borrowers by allowing mortgage brokers to charge them more for home loans, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Trump's U.N. pick echoes his criticism, breaks from him on Russia 2017-01-18T17:21:22.000000Z WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's pick for U.N. ambassador echoed his condemnation of the world body and pledged to push for reforms at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but broke from the president-elect on some foreign policy issues, including Russia. Istanbul nightclub attacker says was directed by Islamic State: report 2017-01-18T15:39:00.000000Z ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Uzbek gunman who killed 39 people in Istanbul's Reina nightclub on New Year's Day told police he had changed his target at the last minute to avoid heavy security and acted on direct orders from Islamic State in Syria, a newspaper said on Wednesday. World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row 2017-01-18T15:34:36.000000Z OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks 2017-01-18T14:27:19.000000Z WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in U.S. history. Trump's protectionist policies top risk to U.S. economy in 2017: Reuters poll 2017-01-18T13:53:13.000000Z (Reuters) - The top risk to U.S. growth would come if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump keeps his protectionist promises, according to a Reuters poll that shows economists have not joined in the market exuberance since the shock November vote. China urges U.S. to bar Taiwan delegation from Trump inauguration 2017-01-18T11:14:15.000000Z BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - The United States should not allow a delegation from Taiwan to attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, raising a new bone of contention in Beijing's relations with the incoming government. Business euphoria over Trump gives way to caution, confusion 2017-01-18T11:06:34.000000Z WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade.