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Puerto Rico Morgue Moved Cadavers at 4 a.m. Amid Rising Scrutiny

Puerto Rico Morgue Moved Cadavers at 4 a.m. Amid Rising Scrutiny

Workers from Puerto Rico’s beleaguered forensic sciences department moved two corpses from stop-gap refrigerator trailers in the early hours of Tuesday, after there were complaints about a foul odor
`Contentious' Duterte, Philippines' Inflation Worry for Moody's

`Contentious' Duterte, Philippines' Inflation Worry for Moody's

The Philippines kept its investment-grade rating at Moody’s Investors Service, but not without a caution about threats posed by elevated inflation and political risks, including a potential shift to a
Pharmaceutical Companies Seek Stability in Trump Drug Cost Fight

Pharmaceutical Companies Seek Stability in Trump Drug Cost Fight

Several major pharmaceutical companies lowered their spending on lobbyists in the second quarter of 2018, a time of uncertainty as President Donald Trump’s administration continued its campaign to
Facebook Sets Lobbying Record Amid Cambridge Analytica Fallout

Facebook Sets Lobbying Record Amid Cambridge Analytica Fallout

Facebook Inc. set a company record for lobbying spending in the second quarter, the period during which Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress and the social media giant

Judge Overseeing Family Reunifications Is `Impressed' by Progress

The Trump administration says it’s on the verge of reuniting almost all of the “eligible” families separated in recent months at the country’s southern border as part of the government’s ‘zero
Trump Says `Perhaps Illegal' for Lawyer Cohen to Have Taped Him

Trump Says `Perhaps Illegal' for Lawyer Cohen to Have Taped Him

President Donald Trump lashed out following reports that his former personal lawyer had secretly recorded a phone conversation in which they discussed hush payments to a onetime Playboy model who said
G-20 Draft Cites Growing Trade Tension, Diplomatically

G-20 Draft Cites Growing Trade Tension, Diplomatically

Delegates at the Group of 20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank chiefs on Friday afternoon began the delicate task of addressing growing trade tensions without upsetting U.S. President
Pompeo Seeks to Shore Up UN Support for North Korean Sanctions

Pompeo Seeks to Shore Up UN Support for North Korean Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo sought to shore up support among UN Security Council members for a North Korean sanctions regime that’s showing signs of weakening, as hopes for a quick
Democratic Consultants to Get Dragged Into Paul Manafort Trial

Democratic Consultants to Get Dragged Into Paul Manafort Trial

Several prominent Democrats who once worked with Paul Manafort have been dragged into court filings ahead of his fraud trial, most prominently Tad Devine, the 63-year-old political consultant who ran
All the Ways Trump Can (And Can't) Influence Powell's Fed Policy

All the Ways Trump Can (And Can't) Influence Powell's Fed Policy

President Donald Trump isn’t happy that the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates. There’s not much he can do about it.
Puerto Rico Governor Threatens to Withhold Testimony After Twitter Jab

Puerto Rico Governor Threatens to Withhold Testimony After Twitter Jab

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello threatened to withhold testimony from a U.S. House committee later this month if lawmakers don’t apologize for a snide remark on Twitter.
Israel Launches Air Attacks in Gaza After Soldier Is Killed

Israel Launches Air Attacks in Gaza After Soldier Is Killed

Israel’s air force carried out strikes Friday evening against Hamas targets throughout the Gaza Strip after Palestinian snipers shot and killed an Israeli soldier at the border, amid warnings that the
India's Modi Defeats No-Confidence Vote as Widely Expected

India's Modi Defeats No-Confidence Vote as Widely Expected

Prime Minister Narendra Modi defeated a no-confidence vote in India’s parliament after a day of raucous debate in which opposition parties assailed the ruling party’s record.
Meet the Congressional Candidate Looking to Oust Rep. Walters

Meet the Congressional Candidate Looking to Oust Rep. Walters

Katie Porter, a candidate for California's 45th Congressional district, discusses her candidacy and the key issues impacting her district and the Democratic Party. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets:
Republicans Pick Charlotte to Host 2020 Convention

Republicans Pick Charlotte to Host 2020 Convention

Charlotte, N.C. (AP) -- As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs
Trump Shreds Economic Playbook With Strong Dollar, Fed Jabs

Trump Shreds Economic Playbook With Strong Dollar, Fed Jabs

President Donald Trump is showing that no economic-policy tradition is sacred in his pursuit of faster growth and lower trade deficits.
Michael Cohen Taped Trump Talking About Paying Ex-Playboy Model: Report

Michael Cohen Taped Trump Talking About Paying Ex-Playboy Model: Report

New York (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar
Trump Rejects Putin Offer on Vote in Disputed Ukraine Region

Trump Rejects Putin Offer on Vote in Disputed Ukraine Region

President Donald Trump rejected Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s offer to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine with a referendum in the disputed region, the White House said Friday.
Congress to Leave Trump’s Deal With China’s ZTE Untouched

Congress to Leave Trump’s Deal With China’s ZTE Untouched

U.S. lawmakers will allow President Donald Trump’s deal with China’s ZTE Corp. to remain in place, agreeing to a key Chinese demand in the broader trade dispute between the two largest economies,
Trump Pegs Soy Downturn on ‘Bad’ Trade When Weather’s to Blame

Trump Pegs Soy Downturn on ‘Bad’ Trade When Weather’s to Blame

Prices have slumped since hitting a record in 2012 as weather turned favorable, boosting production and global stockpiles
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