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Airports Worry About Screener Absences If the Shutdown Continues

Airports Worry About Screener Absences If the Shutdown Continues

With screeners already calling in sick in larger-than-normal numbers, U.S. airports are girding for disruptions next week if the partial government shutdown continues and Transportation Security
Jeh Johnson on Using Emergency Powers

Jeh Johnson on Using Emergency Powers

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on the border wall: "If we misuse an authority and stretch it beyond its intended interpretation, Congress can take it away from you for when you
California v. Trump: Trial Over Census Citizenship Question Gets Started

California v. Trump: Trial Over Census Citizenship Question Gets Started

California’s challenge of a citizenship question the Trump administration is adding to the 2020 census started in San Francisco, following a similar trial in New York.
IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds During Shutdown, Easing Pressure for a Deal

IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds During Shutdown, Easing Pressure for a Deal

The Internal Revenue Service will issue refunds to taxpayers even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the filing season, a decision that may reduce political pressure on Congress and
Theresa May Weighs Move to Restrict No-Deal Brexit Threat

Theresa May Weighs Move to Restrict No-Deal Brexit Threat

Prime Minister Theresa May will make a call Tuesday that could water down her threat to crash Britain out of the European Union without a deal, according to a person familiar with her thinking.
Ex-DHS Secretary Warns Trump Against an Emergency Declaration

Ex-DHS Secretary Warns Trump Against an Emergency Declaration

Jeh Johnson, who was Homeland Security secretary under Barack Obama, said President Donald Trump doesn’t have the authority to declare an emergency at the southern border to force funding of his
China a Top Risk in 2019, Says Asia Society's Rudd

China a Top Risk in 2019, Says Asia Society's Rudd

Kevin Rudd, Asia Society president and former Australia prime minister, discusses the risks facing the global economy in 2019. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Faulty Elevators on $13 Billion Warship Draw Key Senator's Ire

Faulty Elevators on $13 Billion Warship Draw Key Senator's Ire

The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee is demanding monthly status reports from the Navy on the first in a new class of aircraft carriers until the elevators needed to bring weapons up to its
Israel's Netanyahu Demands to Confront His Accusers Publicly

Israel's Netanyahu Demands to Confront His Accusers Publicly

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday demanded that he be allowed to confront former close aides who have turned state’s witness in several corruption cases against him, even inviting
Tennessee Governor Grants Clemency to Woman Sentenced to Life at Age 16

Tennessee Governor Grants Clemency to Woman Sentenced to Life at Age 16

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman who says she was a 16 -year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee's governor and will be released from
Jim Yong Kim Stepping Down Early as World Bank President at End of Month

Jim Yong Kim Stepping Down Early as World Bank President at End of Month

Jim Yong Kim abruptly resigned as president of the World Bank more than three years ahead of schedule, potentially sparking an international tussle over who replaces him as the Trump administration
Trump Says He’ll Deliver Prime-Time Address Tuesday on Border ‘Crisis’

Trump Says He’ll Deliver Prime-Time Address Tuesday on Border ‘Crisis’

President Donald Trump plans to deliver a prime-time televised address on Tuesday before he travels to the U.S.-Mexico border later in the week as he battles Democrats over his proposed border wall.
Germany Wobbles on Russian Gas Pipeline as Trump Pressure Starts to Bite

Germany Wobbles on Russian Gas Pipeline as Trump Pressure Starts to Bite

Support in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition for a major new Russian gas pipeline is slipping as frustration with the Kremlin’s brinkmanship grows and pressure from U.S. President Donald
Seattle City Council Members Visit New York to Warn About Amazon HQ2

Seattle City Council Members Visit New York to Warn About Amazon HQ2

Two politicians from Amazon.com Inc.’s hometown traveled across the country to New York to deliver a cautionary message about the company’s expansion in the city.
Bolton Outlines Slowdown of Syria Withdrawal, But Trump Insists Plan Hasn’t Changed

Bolton Outlines Slowdown of Syria Withdrawal, But Trump Insists Plan Hasn’t Changed

President Donald Trump insisted that his plan to withdraw U.S. military forces from Syria hadn’t changed, after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a pullout that could result in
Top Oil Lobbyist Warns of Rising Political Risk in Norway

Top Oil Lobbyist Warns of Rising Political Risk in Norway

Norway’s oil industry is in full recovery mode, but the country’s top petroleum lobbyist is worried about growing opposition ahead.
Carlos Ghosn vs. Japan's Legal System

Carlos Ghosn vs. Japan's Legal System

For months, Carlos Ghosn, the deposed chairman of Nissan Motor Co., has been caught up in the peculiarities of Japan’s criminal justice system. A suspect can be held for questioning for up to 20 days
Gabon Government Says It Quashed Coup by Army Mutineers

Gabon Government Says It Quashed Coup by Army Mutineers

Gabonese authorities said they put down an attempted coup by a group of mutineering soldiers who’d seized control of the national broadcaster and vowed to “save a democracy in danger.”
PG&E Dives as Utility Giant Plays Dangerous Game With State

PG&E Dives as Utility Giant Plays Dangerous Game With State

In weighing a bankruptcy filing, PG&E Corp. officials -- whether intentionally or not -- are putting the pressure on California legislators to bail them out. It’s a dangerous game, though, as
Shutdown Threatens $200 Million a Day in Federal Contracts

Shutdown Threatens $200 Million a Day in Federal Contracts

If recent history is any guide, federal contractors could be out more than $200 million a day in lost or delayed revenue from the partial government shutdown, based on data compiled by Bloomberg.