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New Jersey Lawmakers Press for Fixes to Commuter-Rail Fiasco

New Jersey Lawmakers Press for Fixes to Commuter-Rail Fiasco

State lawmakers told New Jersey Transit leaders to stop saying it will take years to turn around the nation’s second-biggest commuter-rail operator and immediately enact solutions to poor service.
White House Called FCC to Talk About Sinclair’s Tribune Deal

White House Called FCC to Talk About Sinclair’s Tribune Deal

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said White House counsel Don McGahn called him as the agency moved to scuttle Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed merger with Tribune
Mnuchin Says Turkey Faces More Sanctions If Pastor Not Released

Mnuchin Says Turkey Faces More Sanctions If Pastor Not Released

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said additional U.S. sanctions are ready if Turkey refuses to release an American pastor whom the Trump administration says is illegally detained.
Trump Says He Wants Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

Trump Says He Wants Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants the U.S. government to sue pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioids as part of his efforts to halt an epidemic of drug addiction.
Uganda Charges Pop Star Lawmaker With Weapons Possession

Uganda Charges Pop Star Lawmaker With Weapons Possession

A Ugandan military court charged a musician-turned-politician who’s one of President Yoweri Museveni’s leading critics with possession of weapons and ammunition, his attorney said.
White House Unveils Plans to Fight Wildfires With More Logging

White House Unveils Plans to Fight Wildfires With More Logging

The Trump administration announced a new policy to fight wildfires, doubling down on its assertion that the best response is better forest management rather than focusing on climate change.
Melania Trump to Address Cyberbullying Summit in Maryland

Melania Trump to Address Cyberbullying Summit in Maryland

Washington (AP) -- Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week.
China Purges 40 Officials in Widening Vaccine Fallout

China Purges 40 Officials in Widening Vaccine Fallout

China’s powerful Politburo announced disciplinary action Thursday against more than 40 officials, state media said, in the latest fallout over a vaccine scandal that has undermined trust in the ruling
Trump Changes Tune on Dollar After Talking Down the Currency

Trump Changes Tune on Dollar After Talking Down the Currency

President Donald Trump looks to have changed his tune on the U.S. dollar -- at least for now.
Turkish Finance Minister Rules Out Capital Controls as Policy Option

Turkish Finance Minister Rules Out Capital Controls as Policy Option

Turkey won’t impose capital controls to support the battered lira, Finance and Treasury Minister Berat Albayrak told 6,000 investors in a global conference call held to bolster confidence in the
Sweden's Government Bumps Up Growth Forecasts as Election Nears

Sweden's Government Bumps Up Growth Forecasts as Election Nears

With the general election just three weeks away, Sweden’s Social Democratic government on Thursday kicked off its traditional planning meeting by raising the economic growth forecast.
Wave of Afghan Attacks Signals Taliban Seeks Upper Hand in Talks

Wave of Afghan Attacks Signals Taliban Seeks Upper Hand in Talks

The Taliban has reasserted itself with a wave of attacks across Afghanistan that have killed hundreds in the past week, complicating plans for a possible cease-fire and providing deadly leverage
Vajpayee, Who Turned India Into Nuclear-Armed Nation, Dead at 93

Vajpayee, Who Turned India Into Nuclear-Armed Nation, Dead at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former prime minister who transformed India into a nuclear-armed nation and ignited a weapons race in South Asia, died Thursday.
Brennan Scorns Trump for ‘Hogwash’ in Denying Russian Collusion

Brennan Scorns Trump for ‘Hogwash’ in Denying Russian Collusion

Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said President Donald Trump’s claims that no one in his campaign colluded with Russians during the 2016 election are "hogwash" and decried the
The Latest on Brennan’s Revoked Security Clearance

The Latest on Brennan’s Revoked Security Clearance

Washington (AP) -- The Latest on former CIA Director John Brennan (all times local):
Italy to Limit Review of Atlantia's Genoa Bridge Concession

Italy to Limit Review of Atlantia's Genoa Bridge Concession

The Italian government could start the process of withdrawing Autostrade per l’Italia’s highway license as soon as Thursday, though the review will be limited to the area where the fatal Genoa bridge
Trump Picks a Horse in Europe's Election Race

Trump Picks a Horse in Europe's Election Race

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Duterte May Hand Reins to Only Son of Philippine Dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Duterte May Hand Reins to Only Son of Philippine Dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could resign to make way for the son of ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos if a legal challenge to the 2016 vice presidential election is upheld.
Markets Should Stop Panicking Over Brexit, Duncan Smith Says

Markets Should Stop Panicking Over Brexit, Duncan Smith Says

Iain Duncan Smith, a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party and a leading Brexiteer, urged investors to calm down as he accused financial markets of overreacting to negative
Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Fixing Your Car More Expensive

Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Fixing Your Car More Expensive

Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. may shift its China supplier network to factories in Taiwan. Multi Parts has stopped hiring new employees. AutoZone Inc. and O’Reilly Automotive Inc. plan to raise prices.