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Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Amid Talks Toward a Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Amid Talks Toward a Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas veered between escalation and cease-fire Thursday after 24 hours of rocket exchanges and airstrikes that threatened to drag the Gaza Strip into war.
Sessions, Nielsen Ordered to Face Judge If Deportation Not Reversed

Sessions, Nielsen Ordered to Face Judge If Deportation Not Reversed

A federal judge ordered U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to personally appear before him if the government fails to return a mother and her
How to Lose $3 Billion of Bitcoin in India

How to Lose $3 Billion of Bitcoin in India

Accusations of tax evasion and police corruption, a kidnapper who was kidnapped, a fugitive politician, and billions in bitcoin lost. This is crypto-trading Gujarat-style.
Former Judge Finishes Review of Documents Seized From Michael Cohen

Former Judge Finishes Review of Documents Seized From Michael Cohen

A retired judge has completed her review of materials seized by the FBI from Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney and fixer to President Donald Trump.
Trump Pushes Medicare Doctors to Rein In Costs or Face Penalties

Trump Pushes Medicare Doctors to Rein In Costs or Face Penalties

The Trump administration is beefing up an Obama-era program aimed at cutting costs and improving the quality of treatment in the $670 billion Medicare system.
Microsoft Threatens to Pull Gab Services Over Anti-Semitic Posts

Microsoft Threatens to Pull Gab Services Over Anti-Semitic Posts

Microsoft Corp. threatened to suspend web-hosting services it provides to Gab.ai after getting complaints about anti-Semitic posts on the social-media site, a new twist in the technology industry’s
‘Sue Me,’ Sinclair Tells Justice Official as Tribune Deal Tanks

‘Sue Me,’ Sinclair Tells Justice Official as Tribune Deal Tanks

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. lost its $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media Co. after goading the Trump administration’s top antitrust official with the tart phrase: "Sue me."
AMLO Changes Course on Mexican Security After Record Bloodshed

AMLO Changes Course on Mexican Security After Record Bloodshed

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, elected president of Mexico last month by a landslide, plans to use that mandate to chart a new course to addressing the nationwide surge in violent crime over the past
Energy Policy Dysfunction Lingers as Turnbull Plan Blocked

Energy Policy Dysfunction Lingers as Turnbull Plan Blocked

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is facing a crucial test for his bid to fix Australia’s muddled energy policies, which have saddled the nation with sketchy power supplies and spiraling prices.
Kansas Governor's Race Turns Nasty as Kobach's Lead Dwindles

Kansas Governor's Race Turns Nasty as Kobach's Lead Dwindles

Topeka, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer demanded Thursday that Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who holds a minuscule lead over him in the Republican primary, stop giving advice to the state's
The SEC Is Intensifying Its Probe of Tesla

The SEC Is Intensifying Its Probe of Tesla

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is intensifying its scrutiny of Tesla Inc.’s public statements in the wake of Elon Musk’s provocative tweet Tuesday about taking the electric-car company
U.S. Starts Picking Power-Plant Winners for Emergency Aid

U.S. Starts Picking Power-Plant Winners for Emergency Aid

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is helping the Trump administration identify “critical” coal and nuclear power plants, a key step in the White House’s controversial plan to keep those
Trump's Trade War Is Bumping Up Costs for Seattle's NHL Arena

Trump's Trade War Is Bumping Up Costs for Seattle's NHL Arena

Add this to the list of reasons why professional sports stadiums often cost more than expected: President Donald Trump’s global trade war.
Cuomo Attacks Trump Plan for Capital Gains Tax Cut

Cuomo Attacks Trump Plan for Capital Gains Tax Cut

New York state will stop basing its capital gains tax on federal government regulations if President Donald Trump follows through on his proposed unilateral change in how the levy is determined,
Canada Sees Return to Nafta Talks as U.S.-Mexico Near Auto Deal

Canada Sees Return to Nafta Talks as U.S.-Mexico Near Auto Deal

Canada could soon be returning to the Nafta talks as the U.S. and Mexico approach agreement on a deal over cars, according to one of Canada’s top diplomats.
Putin Aide Proposes $7.5 Billion Tax Hike for Mining, Chemicals Sectors

Putin Aide Proposes $7.5 Billion Tax Hike for Mining, Chemicals Sectors

The top economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed raising taxes on mining companies, including MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC and Alrosa PJSC, among the largest producers of nickel and
Zimbabwe Politician Out on Bail After His Return From Zambia

Zimbabwe Politician Out on Bail After His Return From Zambia

Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti, thwarted in a bid to seek asylum in Zambia, was charged with public violence in a court in his home country and released on bail.
Melania Trump’s Parents Are Sworn In as U.S. Citizens

Melania Trump’s Parents Are Sworn In as U.S. Citizens

New York (AP) -- First lady Melania Trump's parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.
2 Teens Got About 4,000 Votes in Kansas Primary

2 Teens Got About 4,000 Votes in Kansas Primary

Wichita, Kan. (AP) -- Two 17-year-old candidates in the GOP race for Kansas governor received a total of more than 3,700 votes in Tuesday's election, which might have made a difference in a race for
Mexico’s Guajardo Says ‘a Lot’ of Work Done Through Night on Nafta

Mexico’s Guajardo Says ‘a Lot’ of Work Done Through Night on Nafta

U.S. and Mexican negotiators met in Washington again on Thursday to narrow their differences over auto rules of origin and other issues to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, said
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