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Trump Nominee Retreat Foreshadows Kavanaugh Document Fight

Trump Nominee Retreat Foreshadows Kavanaugh Document Fight

President Donald Trump’s drive to move federal courts in a conservative direction hit a rare setback Thursday, when a Republican senator’s revolt over an appeals court nominee’s controversial college
May to Reaffirm Brexit Vow in Belfast Talk: No Hard Irish Border

May to Reaffirm Brexit Vow in Belfast Talk: No Hard Irish Border

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will reaffirm her pledge to keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland open following Brexit, saying the notion of a hard border is “almost inconceivable.”
Trump’s Fed Bashing Could Backfire by Stiffening Rate-Hike Resolve

Trump’s Fed Bashing Could Backfire by Stiffening Rate-Hike Resolve

President Donald Trump’s extraordinary broadside against the Federal Reserve on Thursday may end up getting him exactly what he doesn’t want: higher interest rates.

Foul Odor Reported From FEMA Trailers Holding Post-Maria Dead

Residents and visitors to one San Juan neighborhood recently noticed an alarming new smell coming from a parking lot near Puerto Rico’s forensic sciences department, raising concerns that it could be
Trump Invites Putin to Washington After Senate Rebuke on McFaul

Trump Invites Putin to Washington After Senate Rebuke on McFaul

The Republican-led Senate signaled unease with President Donald Trump’s shifting policies toward Russia after his meeting with Vladimir Putin as the White House announced the U.S. president is seeking
Here’s the Evidence Mueller Will Show to Paul Manafort Jurors

Here’s the Evidence Mueller Will Show to Paul Manafort Jurors

On the eve of Paul Manafort’s tax and bank fraud trial, U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller says he has pictures.
Here’s What’s at Stake for Trump in the Midterms

Here’s What’s at Stake for Trump in the Midterms

When the same party controls both the U.S. presidency and Congress, ambitious legislation can happen. Look at the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, passed under Democrats in 2010, or the bill
Modi Suddenly Looks Vulnerable in 2019 Heading Into Trust Vote

Modi Suddenly Looks Vulnerable in 2019 Heading Into Trust Vote

The era of India’s coalition politics is back, and that could spell trouble for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Duterte Has Grand Ambitions to Share Manila's Wealth

Duterte Has Grand Ambitions to Share Manila's Wealth

Seeking to close the gap on the entrenched wealth inequality in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing a controversial constitutional change to adopt a U.S.-style federal structure.
Vietnam to Deport American After Public Disorder Conviction

Vietnam to Deport American After Public Disorder Conviction

U.S. citizen William Nguyen will be deported after being convicted in Vietnam of causing public disorder during protests in Ho Chi Minh City.
Coats Says ‘I Don’t Know’ What Happened in Trump-Putin Meeting

Coats Says ‘I Don’t Know’ What Happened in Trump-Putin Meeting

Donald Trump’s top spy chief said “I don’t know what happened” during a one-on-one meeting between the president and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, then appeared surprised to hear the Russian leader was
Mattis Condemns Russian Actions Yet Urges Waivers for Arms Sales

Mattis Condemns Russian Actions Yet Urges Waivers for Arms Sales

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Russia should pay a price for its “destabilizing behavior,” but added that any punishment shouldn’t apply sanctions to allies who buy Russian military equipment.
Trump Invited Putin to Washington for Fall Summit, Sanders Says

Trump Invited Putin to Washington for Fall Summit, Sanders Says

President Donald Trump invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Washington for a summit in the fall.
McConnell Withdraws Trump Judicial Pick Minutes Before Vote

McConnell Withdraws Trump Judicial Pick Minutes Before Vote

Washington (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump's appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support
New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

A U.S. judge threw out New York’s lawsuit seeking to hold five of the world’s biggest oil companies financially responsible for contributing to climate change.
Sen. Warren Says Trump 'Sucking Up' to Putin

Sen. Warren Says Trump 'Sucking Up' to Putin

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, discusses her views on President Donald Trump's policies with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. Soldiers With HIV Say Trump’s New Policy Will Force Them Out

U.S. Soldiers With HIV Say Trump’s New Policy Will Force Them Out

A U.S. soldier asked a federal judge to bar the Trump administration from firing HIV-positive service members from the military under a new “Deploy or Get Out!” policy intended to improve readiness.
Microsoft Says It Stopped Cyberattacks on Three 2018 Candidates

Microsoft Says It Stopped Cyberattacks on Three 2018 Candidates

Microsoft Corp. said it identified and stopped attempts to launch cyberattacks on three 2018 congressional candidates using a phony version of its website.
Rep. Reed Says Trump Wants to Level the Playing Field With Car Tariffs

Rep. Reed Says Trump Wants to Level the Playing Field With Car Tariffs

Rep. Tom Reed, a New York Republican, discusses the Trump administration's car tariffs with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Russia Tries to Dispel Doubts About New Weapons Arsenal

Russia Tries to Dispel Doubts About New Weapons Arsenal

Russia is trying to dispel doubts that Vladimir Putin was bluffing when he bragged about a new generation of weapons that he said will render U.S. missile defenses “ineffective.”