New York (AFP) - A US federal judge on Thursday overturned a four-game suspension imposed on New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady by the National Football League for his alleged role in the "Deflate-gate" controversy.
Embattled Guatemalan President Otto Perez resigned Thursday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest to face corruption charges, upending the political landscape three days ahead of general elections. Congress voted unanimously Tuesday to strip the 64-year-old retired general's presidential immunity, a first in the Central American country's history. The new vice president, Alejandro Maldonado, is now due to assume power until Perez's successor is sworn in on January 14.
The US trade deficit narrowed in July as exports increased and imports fell sharply, led by a decline in consumer goods, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The trade gap in goods and services was $41.9 billion in July, down from an upwardly revised $45.2 billion in June. "Much better core numbers, but not yet clear if trade will boost Q3 GDP growth," said Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics.