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US Senate Rejects Resolutions Backing Intelligence on Russian Meddling

US Senate Rejects Resolutions Backing Intelligence on Russian Meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin sparked a third day of debate Thursday on Capitol Hill but very little action.Lawmakers from both sides of the
VOA Interview: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

VOA Interview: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Days ahead of the first-ever ministerial talks hosted by the State Department to advance religious freedom around the world, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with VOA State Department
Trump 'Not Thrilled' With Fed's Decision to Hike Interest Rates

Trump 'Not Thrilled' With Fed's Decision to Hike Interest Rates

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was not pleased about the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to increase interest rates."I'm not thrilled," Trump said in a CNBC interview that aired
Commerce Secretary: 'Too Early' to Say if US Will Impose Auto Tariffs

Commerce Secretary: 'Too Early' to Say if US Will Impose Auto Tariffs

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday it was "too early" to say if the United States would impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts, a suggestion that has been met with
Pompeo to VOA: US Won't Allow Russian Questioning of Former US Ambassador

Pompeo to VOA: US Won't Allow Russian Questioning of Former US Ambassador

The U.S. has no intention of allowing Russia to question Michael McFaul, Washington's former ambassador to Moscow and a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo to VOA: China on Wrong Side of Religious Freedom

Pompeo to VOA: China on Wrong Side of Religious Freedom

Days ahead of the first-ever ministerial talks hosted by the State Department to advance religious freedom around the world, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with VOA State Department
US Weekly Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Point Since Late '69

US Weekly Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Point Since Late '69

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped last week to its lowest point in more than 48 years as the labor market strengthens further, but trade tensions are casting a shadow
The first McLaren Senna shipped to the U.S. Is drop dead gorgeous

The first McLaren Senna shipped to the U.S. Is drop dead gorgeous

Unveiled more than six months ago, the radical McLaren Senna is finally meeting its first customers. The British firm just shipped its first U.S.-spec example, which landed with Michael Fux, an
Turmoil Slows Rebuilding of Puerto Rico's Power Grid

Turmoil Slows Rebuilding of Puerto Rico's Power Grid

Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the
Trump Appeals Court Nominee Yanked Over Racially Insensitive Writings

Trump Appeals Court Nominee Yanked Over Racially Insensitive Writings

U.S. Senate Republican leaders on Thursday pulled the plug on one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees over racially insensitive articles he wrote as a college student, marking the first time
US Seen Receiving Frosty Reception at G-20 Meeting

US Seen Receiving Frosty Reception at G-20 Meeting

The financial leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meet in Buenos Aires this weekend for the first time since long-simmering trade tensions burst into the open when China and the United States
Watchdog: EPA Must Bolster Oversight After Flint Water Crisis

Watchdog: EPA Must Bolster Oversight After Flint Water Crisis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan.The EPA's Office of Inspector General said in a
Trump Administration Wants to Scrap Some Species Protection

Trump Administration Wants to Scrap Some Species Protection

The Trump administration wants to scrap automatic federal protection for threatened plants and animals, a move that would anger environmentalists but please industry.A proposal unveiled Thursday would
Armed Forces DJ Cronauer of ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ Fame Dies at 79

Armed Forces DJ Cronauer of ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ Fame Dies at 79

Adrian Cronauer, the U.S. military radio disc jockey immortalized by Robin Williams in the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died at 79.Cronauer was a U.S. Air Force sergeant who became famous in
VOA's Interview With Mike Pompeo

VOA's Interview With Mike Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will not send any Americans to Russia for questioning on allegations of money laundering. Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to let
Intelligence Chief: N. Korea Not Likely to Denuclearize in a Year

Intelligence Chief: N. Korea Not Likely to Denuclearize in a Year

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday it was technically possible for North Korea to eliminate its nuclear weapons program within a year, but added that it was not likely to
Cyberattacks on 2018 US Political Campaigns Already Underway

Cyberattacks on 2018 US Political Campaigns Already Underway

Hackers targeted the campaigns of at least three candidates running for Congress in the upcoming 2018 U.S. elections, but the attacks were detected and thwarted, a Microsoft executive said

Weird New Fruits Could Hit Aisles Soon Thanks To Gene Editing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Smooth or hairy, pungent or tasteless, deep-hued or bright: new versions of old fruits could be hitting the produce aisles as plant experts
Rosenstein Defends Charging Foreign Agents US Can’t Arrest

Rosenstein Defends Charging Foreign Agents US Can’t Arrest

The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom.Speaking
At Least 11 Dead in Missouri Tourist Boat Accident

At Least 11 Dead in Missouri Tourist Boat Accident

At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, the local sheriff said.Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said five people