September 6, 2017 / 4:20 AM / 10 months ago

PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Sept 6

Sept 6 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Boeing Co on Tuesday raised objections about United Technologies Corp's proposed takeover of Rockwell Collins Inc, threatening to drop some contracts with the suppliers if the merger undermines competition in the aerospace supply chain.

- President Donald Trump pressed harder on potential military options in North Korea, offering billions of dollars in new American military equipment to allies in Asia and saying South Korea should use bigger conventional payloads on its missiles as deterrence.

- Fabio Porfirio Lobo, son of former Honduran president Porfirio Lobo, was sentenced to 24 years in prison Tuesday for conspiring to import cocaine into the U.S.

- On Tuesday, Hurricane Irma grew to become one of the most powerful storms ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, raising severe threats to islands in the Caribbean while prompting evacuations in Florida and disrupting air and sea travel.

- Trump on Tuesday urged lawmakers to formulate broad immigration legislation by March as he would effectively end a program that protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.

- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday laid out a path for the White House to declare that Iran isn't complying with the 2015 nuclear deal.

- Senate GOP leaders signaled Tuesday they will tie an increase in the nation's borrowing limit to an aid package for victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, a move that could boost the debt-limit legislation's chances of passage ahead of a deadline this month.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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