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Bankrupt Puerto Rico Buys Governor a $245,000 SUV. Anger Ensues

Bankrupt Puerto Rico Buys Governor a $245,000 SUV. Anger Ensues

Even as Puerto Rico’s residents were bracing for painful austerity measures, the bankrupt commonwealth spent $245,000 on a bulletproof Chevrolet Suburban to shuttle around Governor Ricardo Rossello.
Sky Hearing on Same Day as Fox Vote Complicates Comcast Bid

Sky Hearing on Same Day as Fox Vote Complicates Comcast Bid

Friday, July 27, is shaping up to be a big day in the battle between Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co. for control of most of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire -- on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ferrari Wants Its Ferraris Back From New York's ‘Taxi King’

Ferrari Wants Its Ferraris Back From New York's ‘Taxi King’

The man once known as New York’s "Taxi King" may have to start hailing cabs now that Ferrari is suing to repossess his rides.
Republicans Move to Kill Carbon Tax Before It Gains Any Momentum

Republicans Move to Kill Carbon Tax Before It Gains Any Momentum

A new, Republican-led effort to tax carbon dioxide emissions isn’t likely to make it to a vote in the House of Representatives anytime soon -- but opponents aren’t taking any chances.
Trump’s Remarks on Russian Meddling ‘Demoralizing,’ GOP Chairman Says

Trump’s Remarks on Russian Meddling ‘Demoralizing,’ GOP Chairman Says

President Donald Trump’s statements seeming to question whether Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election were “demoralizing” to American intelligence agencies and the damage may not be undone by his
Trump Pays Respects to Secret Service Agent Who Died on Scotland Trip

Trump Pays Respects to Secret Service Agent Who Died on Scotland Trip

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday to pay their respects to the family of a Secret Service agent who died after suffering a stroke while on
Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia isn’t currently targeting the U.S., diverging from a public statement his own intelligence director made two days earlier.
Trump Says U.S. May Have Separate Trade Deal With Mexico

Trump Says U.S. May Have Separate Trade Deal With Mexico

President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal with Mexico over Canada and that he’s building a good rapport with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Italy's Barbieri Hopeful of `Upside Surprise' in 2Q GDP Data

Italy's Barbieri Hopeful of `Upside Surprise' in 2Q GDP Data

Italy’s economy may have avoided a slowdown in the second quarter thanks to a strong performance from the labor market and industry, according to the finance ministry’s top economist.
Cuomo Leads Nixon by 36 Points in New York Gubernatorial Poll

Cuomo Leads Nixon by 36 Points in New York Gubernatorial Poll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a commanding 36 percentage point lead over progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon in the state’s Democratic primary for governor, a new poll says, in a race that has
Accused Russian Agent Is Ordered to Be Held in U.S. Jail

Accused Russian Agent Is Ordered to Be Held in U.S. Jail

A Russian national and gun-rights advocate was ordered jailed in the U.S. until her trial on charges she conspired to establish a back channel between Russians and American politicians, after
Airbus Condemns U.K.’s ‘Unraveling’ Brexit Plan, Echoing Rolls

Airbus Condemns U.K.’s ‘Unraveling’ Brexit Plan, Echoing Rolls

Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders bashed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s “unraveling” Brexit plan, following on similar criticism leveled Tuesday by his counterpart at engine-maker
Trade War Spills Into Uranium as U.S. Weighs Import Tariffs

Trade War Spills Into Uranium as U.S. Weighs Import Tariffs

The Trump administration began an investigation into whether uranium imports threaten national security, a move that may lead to tariffs on the nuclear power plant fuel.
Boris Johnson Attacks May’s ‘Dithering’ Over Brexit

Boris Johnson Attacks May’s ‘Dithering’ Over Brexit

Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, attacked Prime Minister Theresa May’s “dithering” over Brexit negotiation, dismissing her plan as “enforced vassalage” as the U.K. remains under some
Trump: Montenegro’s ‘Aggressive People’ Could Start World War III

Trump: Montenegro’s ‘Aggressive People’ Could Start World War III

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump is taking another jab at NATO, questioning whether the alliance's mutual defense pact might conceivably let tiny Montenegro's "very aggressive people" start
Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet, Keeps Key Roles Intact in Summer Reset

Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet, Keeps Key Roles Intact in Summer Reset

Justin Trudeau is resetting after a rocky year dented his chances of re-election.
Turkey Keeps U.S. Pastor Jailed, Straining Ties With Washington

Turkey Keeps U.S. Pastor Jailed, Straining Ties With Washington

A Turkish court refused to release an American pastor from prison, fanning tensions with Washington and sending the lira sliding on fears of U.S. retaliation.
China Fires Back After Kudlow Accuses Xi of Stalling Trade Talks

China Fires Back After Kudlow Accuses Xi of Stalling Trade Talks

China accused American officials of making false accusations as it fired back against a claim Xi Jinping is blocking talks with the U.S. over the trade war between both nations.
BAE's $1.3 Billion Contract for Howitzer Delayed by U.S. Army

BAE's $1.3 Billion Contract for Howitzer Delayed by U.S. Army

The U.S. Army is delaying approval of full-scale production of BAE Systems Plc’s new self-propelled howitzer, citing the need to improve quality before proceeding with additional contracts options
Trump Says Russia to Help on North Korea, Offers No Details

Trump Says Russia to Help on North Korea, Offers No Details

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia has agreed to help the U.S. deal with North Korea. But he didn’t provide details as he sought to stem political damage following his forced retreat