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Rick Gates Is Seen as ‘Despicable,’ But His Testimony May Doom Paul Manafort

Rick Gates Is Seen as ‘Despicable,’ But His Testimony May Doom Paul Manafort

Rick Gates might have come across as a reprehensible star witness at Paul Manafort’s fraud trial, but his testimony still may help Special Counsel Robert Mueller get a conviction.
Immigration Raids in Nebraska, Minnesota Target Businesses

Immigration Raids in Nebraska, Minnesota Target Businesses

Omaha, Neb. (AP) -- A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who are
U.S. Imposes Sanctions Over U.K. Nerve-Agent Attack

U.S. Imposes Sanctions Over U.K. Nerve-Agent Attack

The U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia Wednesday, saying it’s made a final determination that Vladimir Putin’s government was responsible for the March 4 nerve-agent attack on former double agent
Russia Blasts New U.S. Sanctions Plan as Ruble Slides

Russia Blasts New U.S. Sanctions Plan as Ruble Slides

Russia threatened to retaliate for a new round of sanctions announced by the U.S., as the ruble and local shares fell amid the spiraling tensions between the Cold War rivals.
Immigration Judges Cry Foul on Sessions Role in Deportation

Immigration Judges Cry Foul on Sessions Role in Deportation

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ personal involvement in speeding up the deportation of an individual immigrant drew a sharp rebuke from the union representing immigration judges.
NJ Transit Says It's Examining Fixes for Awful Train Commute

NJ Transit Says It's Examining Fixes for Awful Train Commute

New Jersey Transit, which is coping with canceled trains, jam-packed commutes and faulty air conditioning amid a heat wave, is examining how to improve service, said state transportation chief Diane
Trump's Lawyers Send Mueller Counteroffer for Interview Terms

Trump's Lawyers Send Mueller Counteroffer for Interview Terms

Donald Trump’s lawyers sent a written response on Wednesday to Special Counsel Robert Mueller with their latest counter-proposal for the terms of a possible interview with the president as the two

Trump Organization Seeks Arbitration in Driver's Pay Complaint

U.S. President Donald Trump’s company asked a federal judge to force a pay dispute with his former driver into arbitration and dismiss his lawsuit.
Corroboration Is Extensive in Manafort Trial, Former Prosecutor Says

Corroboration Is Extensive in Manafort Trial, Former Prosecutor Says

Seth Waxman, a former federal prosecutor, discusses the Paul Manafort trial with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Democrats Feel Great Heading Into Midterms, Former HUD Sec. Says

Democrats Feel Great Heading Into Midterms, Former HUD Sec. Says

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro discusses the future of the Democratic Party with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. and Mexico Target Nafta Cars Deal by End of Week

U.S. and Mexico Target Nafta Cars Deal by End of Week

U.S. and Mexican negotiators are working to reach a Nafta cars deal this week that would allow Canada to rejoin talks and move toward resolving the toughest issues that affect all three nations,
Chile's Michelle Bachelet to Be New UN Human Rights Chief

Chile's Michelle Bachelet to Be New UN Human Rights Chief

United Nations (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres selected Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday to be the next U.N. human rights chief, a high profile and often
Insider Trading Charges Make N.Y. House Race More Competitive

Insider Trading Charges Make N.Y. House Race More Competitive

The indictment of Republican Representative Chris Collins doesn’t give Democrats an automatic shot at flipping his upstate New York district but it likely will force the GOP to invest more to try to
Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Woman Elected to Congress

Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Woman Elected to Congress

Detroit (AP) -- Rashida Tlaib's opposition to President Donald Trump began while he was still candidate Trump and before she decided to run for Congress.
IRS Targets Loopholes for $415 Billion Business Owner Tax Break

IRS Targets Loopholes for $415 Billion Business Owner Tax Break

The Internal Revenue Service provided some long-awaited answers for business owners hoping to dodge the limits on a juicy new tax break.
Turkey Holds Out on Releasing American Pastor in Talks

Turkey Holds Out on Releasing American Pastor in Talks

A Turkish delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal will meet with U.S. Treasury Department officials in Washington Wednesday following bilateral talks at the State Department, according to
Manafort Dodged Taxes on $16.5 Million Jury Told: Trial Update

Manafort Dodged Taxes on $16.5 Million Jury Told: Trial Update

Rick Gates, the star witness in Paul Manafort’s fraud trial, concluded his testimony Wednesday with high drama. After only eight minutes with defense attorney Kevin Downing, a prosecutor asked
Zimbabwean Opposition Official Biti Deported From Zambia

Zimbabwean Opposition Official Biti Deported From Zambia

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A Zambian lawyer says senior Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti has been deported to Zimbabwe, where he likely faces arrest after his asylum bid was rejected.
Tight Race in Kansas Spotlights Power Struggle Inside the GOP

Tight Race in Kansas Spotlights Power Struggle Inside the GOP

A closely fought Republican race for the Kansas gubernatorial nomination shines a light on the power struggle inside the GOP, with President Donald Trump at the center of it.
Republican Law Limiting Labor Powers Defeated in Missouri

Republican Law Limiting Labor Powers Defeated in Missouri

Jefferson City, Mo. (AP) -- The steady march of new "right-to-work" laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union
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