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San Francisco Waits for Mayor as Two Candidates are Deadlocked

San Franciscans have had more than their share of City Hall drama.
Brexit Showdown Pits U.K. Premier Against Her Top Ministers

Brexit Showdown Pits U.K. Premier Against Her Top Ministers

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a major cabinet rebellion over Brexit, in a conflict that could destabilize the whole government, according to people familiar with the matter.
Trump to Insist Kim Make First Move on Nuclear Timeline

Trump to Insist Kim Make First Move on Nuclear Timeline

The White House wants North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to commit to a timetable to surrender his country's nuclear arsenal when he meets with President Trump next week in Singapore. Bloomberg's Joe
Mystery CIA Officer Thrust Into Spotlight as Korea Summit Looms

Mystery CIA Officer Thrust Into Spotlight as Korea Summit Looms

The lightning diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea before next week’s historic summit has thrust a little-known CIA officer into an uncomfortably public role as a key intermediary in talks

Trump Plans July Trip to Brussels for NATO Summit, Officials Say

President Donald Trump will travel to Brussels to attend a NATO meeting scheduled for July 11-12, two White House officials said Wednesday.

Trump Pressures GOP Allies to Block Restrictions on Tariff Power

Senate Republicans are under intense White House pressure to quash a bipartisan attempt to curtail President Donald Trump’s authority to impose tariffs on national security grounds.
Rep. Walden Says Facebook Data Scandal Highlights Tech's Trust Issue

Rep. Walden Says Facebook Data Scandal Highlights Tech's Trust Issue

Rep. Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican, weighs in on the latest Facebook Inc. data scandal involving Chinese telecom and electronic companies. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg

U.S. Recalls Americans From China to Investigate Mystery Ailment

The U.S. State Department dispatched a medical team to China as reports emerged that diplomats there appeared to be suffering from a mystery ailment.
San Francisco Mayoral Race Still Too Close to Call

San Francisco Mayoral Race Still Too Close to Call

San Francisco's race for mayor remained too close to call Wednesday as the elections department reported it has about 90,000 more ballots to process.

Stormy Daniels Says Her Former Lawyer Colluded With Michael Cohen

Stephanie Clifford said her former lawyer colluded with President Donald Trump’s long-term attorney, Michael Cohen, in a bid to make her lie about her alleged tryst with Trump.
Groups to Protest Transgender Migrant's Death in U.S. Custody

Groups to Protest Transgender Migrant's Death in U.S. Custody

Immigrant and LGBT rights advocates plan to protest the death of a Central American transgender woman who traveled to the United States this spring in a highly publicized caravan of asylum seekers
Macron’s Frenetic Effort to Transform France Is Exhausting Lawmakers

Macron’s Frenetic Effort to Transform France Is Exhausting Lawmakers

In the land of the 35-hour workweek, President Emmanuel Macron’s frenetic efforts to “transform” France has left members of parliament exhausted.
For Abe, Japanese Abductees Are High on Agenda for Trump-Kim Talks

For Abe, Japanese Abductees Are High on Agenda for Trump-Kim Talks

Japan wants progress on the abductees to be given the same weight as demands over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs in Trump’s negotiations with Kim.

With Iran Deal Teetering, Europe Seeks Exemption From U.S. Sanctions

The European Union asked for exemptions from expected U.S. sanctions on Iran and the bloc’s lending arm balked at supporting Iranian projects.
New Jersey Is Trying to Ban Smoking on Public Beaches

New Jersey Is Trying to Ban Smoking on Public Beaches

Trenton, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey is trying — yet again — to ban most smoking on public beaches, but it still hasn't answered a question that has snubbed out past efforts: Who would enforce the ban?
Trump and Kim to Meet at 9 A.M. Singapore Time on June 12, White House Says

Trump and Kim to Meet at 9 A.M. Singapore Time on June 12, White House Says

The U.S. campaign to economically isolate North Korea will continue, the White House press secretary said Monday, even as preparations advance for President Donald Trump’s summit next week with Kim
Putin Teases That His Troll-Factory Ally Is Just Like Soros

Putin Teases That His Troll-Factory Ally Is Just Like Soros

Vladimir Putin has long denied meddling in Western elections, including U.S. allegations that one of his allies backed a “troll factory” targeting the presidential vote in 2016. But this week, the
Dozens of Senate Changes Won’t Slow Trudeau in Legalizing Weed

Dozens of Senate Changes Won’t Slow Trudeau in Legalizing Weed

A Senate vote this week on dozens of amendments to a bill legalizing recreational marijuana probably won’t substantially delay Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s push to open the market this
What Pardons Can (and Can’t) Do for Trump’s Defense

What Pardons Can (and Can’t) Do for Trump’s Defense

U.S. President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, May 14, 2018. Trump is traveling to Walter Reed National