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After Critical Book, Trump Calls Omarosa a ‘Lowlife’

After Critical Book, Trump Calls Omarosa a ‘Lowlife’

Bridgewater, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: "Lowlife."
Erdogan Warns Trump That Alliance Is at Risk as Tensions Climb

Erdogan Warns Trump That Alliance Is at Risk as Tensions Climb

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the U.S. that its decades-long alliance with the country is at risk after rising political tensions between the two nations erupted and helped stoke a
China May Be Holding 1 Million Uighurs in Camps, UN Experts Say

China May Be Holding 1 Million Uighurs in Camps, UN Experts Say

China may be holding as many as one million members of its Muslim Uighur minority in “re-education” camps in its western region of Xinjiang, according to United Nations human rights experts.
Former Yankees Pitcher Admits Picking Up 20 Kilos of Cocaine

Former Yankees Pitcher Admits Picking Up 20 Kilos of Cocaine

Former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleaded guilty to possessing 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute, federal prosecutors said.
Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing to Start September 4

Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing to Start September 4

Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing will start Sept. 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday, as documents showed he once argued that President Bill Clinton shouldn’t be
How a Chauffeur Could Bring Down Argentina’s Political Elite

How a Chauffeur Could Bring Down Argentina’s Political Elite

A chauffeur’s notes could send dozens of Argentina’s political and business elites to prison. On Aug. 1, Argentine newspaper La Nacion published an investigation that detailed alleged bribes from
Accused Russian Hacker's Lawyers Say He May Be Mentally Ill

Accused Russian Hacker's Lawyers Say He May Be Mentally Ill

Attorneys for a Russian national accused of hacking U.S. technology companies want a psychiatric evaluation of Yevgeniy Nikulin to determine whether he’s mentally fit to face trial in January.
The Lottery Winner Running for Congress in California

The Lottery Winner Running for Congress in California

Gil Cisneros, congressional candidate in California's 39th district, discusses his run for office. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
American Workers Just Got a Pay Cut in Economy Trump Calls Great

American Workers Just Got a Pay Cut in Economy Trump Calls Great

President Donald Trump has presided over an accelerating economy and the lowest unemployment in years, but American workers still aren’t seeing it in their wallets.
Trump Embraces Market Pain With Little Concern of Contagion

Trump Embraces Market Pain With Little Concern of Contagion

President Donald Trump is embracing financial-market pain to get what he wants around the world, showing again the penchant for turmoil that is his trademark in U.S. politics.
North Korea's Pause Keeps Kim From Perfecting ICBMs, U.S. Says

North Korea's Pause Keeps Kim From Perfecting ICBMs, U.S. Says

Kim Jong Un’s pause in testing appears to have prevented North Korea from perfecting its intercontinental ballistic missiles, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Ex-Aide to Roger Stone Held in Contempt for Refusing to Testify

Ex-Aide to Roger Stone Held in Contempt for Refusing to Testify

A former aide to Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, has been found in contempt of court by a federal judge for refusing to testify before a grand jury hearing evidence in the
Boehner Says He’d Do Trade Differently Than Trump

Boehner Says He’d Do Trade Differently Than Trump

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner says his party has an uphill climb in its goal to hold the majority.
In Book, Omarosa Says Trump Is a Bigot, Behaved 'Like a Dog'

In Book, Omarosa Says Trump Is a Bigot, Behaved 'Like a Dog'

Bridgewater, N.J. (AP) -- Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using racial slurs and that she saw him behaving "like
Erdogan Buying Time and Won't Avoid Crisis, Peterson Inst.'s Kirkegaard Says

Erdogan Buying Time and Won't Avoid Crisis, Peterson Inst.'s Kirkegaard Says

Jacob Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics senior fellow, discusses collapse of the Turkish lira with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Chile Debates Legalizing Euthanasia

Chile Debates Legalizing Euthanasia

Chile is fast ditching its reputation as South America’s most conservative and Catholic country, with lawmakers now discussing whether to make it the second nation in the region to legalize
Israeli Troops Killed Palestinian Medic at Gaza Protest, Official Says

Israeli Troops Killed Palestinian Medic at Gaza Protest, Official Says

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian paramedic who was tending to casualties at an anti-Israel protest in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a Gaza Health Ministry official said.
The Latest on Kansas’s GOP Gubernatorial Primary

The Latest on Kansas’s GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Topeka, Kan. (AP) -- The Latest on the unsettled Republican primary race between Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach (all times local):
D.C. Police and Protesters Brace for White Nationalist Rally

D.C. Police and Protesters Brace for White Nationalist Rally

Washington (AP) -- Government and police officials in the nation's capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend's planned white nationalist rally without violence.
Zimbabwe’s Opposition Files Court Papers Challenging Vote Result

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Files Court Papers Challenging Vote Result

Zimbabwe’s main opposition alliance filed court papers challenging the results of last week’s presidential election.