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Fed's Powell Points to Rate Hikes, Uncertainty on Trade Tensions

Fed's Powell Points to Rate Hikes, Uncertainty on Trade Tensions

The Federal Reserve will likely need to keep raising U.S. interest rates to keep inflation under control, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said, adding that it was too soon to know if rising trade tensions
Trade War Fears Send US Stocks Down Again

Trade War Fears Send US Stocks Down Again

U.S. stocks plunged again Friday over increasing concerns about a trade war between the United States and China.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 572 points by the close, shedding 2.3 percent. The
Trump Dismisses Fears of Trade War With China as Threats Ramp Up

Trump Dismisses Fears of Trade War With China as Threats Ramp Up

U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration said Friday that the United States was not engaged in a trade war with China, even as Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $100
Trump Administration Mulls Stiffer Rules for Auto Imports

Trump Administration Mulls Stiffer Rules for Auto Imports

The Trump administration is considering ways to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards in order to protect U.S. carmakers, The Wall Street Journal reported
Arizona, Texas Sending National Guard to US-Mexico Border

Arizona, Texas Sending National Guard to US-Mexico Border

The U.S. states of Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they will send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border within the next week after President Donald Trump called for more troops
White House Praises McMaster on His Last Day

White House Praises McMaster on His Last Day

The White House praised Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as a "terrific person'' on his last day as national security adviser.Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders paid tribute to McMaster, who is
Scandal-hit U.S. Republican Congressman Farenthold Steps Down

Scandal-hit U.S. Republican Congressman Farenthold Steps Down

Republican U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas, accused by a female former aide of sexual harassment, abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday after admitting to allowing an unprofessional
Justice Department Considers Joining Harvard Affirmative Action Case

Justice Department Considers Joining Harvard Affirmative Action Case

The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it might formally enter a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants as the agency probes its admissions policies
Muslim-American Advocates Hail New York Police Surveillance Settlement

Muslim-American Advocates Hail New York Police Surveillance Settlement

Muslim-American advocacy organizations are hailing a legal settlement with New York City police over the department’s surveillance of the community, saying the agreement sends a message that simply
Rain Shuts Yosemite, Threatens Problems at Tallest US Dam

Rain Shuts Yosemite, Threatens Problems at Tallest US Dam

A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of
Former US Senator Daniel Akaka Dies at 93

Former US Senator Daniel Akaka Dies at 93

Former U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress, has died at age 93.A spokesman for Akaka said the former senator died in Honolulu Friday after having been hospitalized
South Carolina Congressman Draws Gun at Meeting with Voters

South Carolina Congressman Draws Gun at Meeting with Voters

A South Carolina congressman pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals.Republican U.S. Rep.
Feds Seizing Backpage.com, Its Affiliates

Feds Seizing Backpage.com, Its Affiliates

Federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing Backpage.com and its affiliated websites.A notice that appeared Friday afternoon at Backpage.com says the websites are being seized as
Trump, UAE Leader Push for Unity in Gulf Amid Standoff

Trump, UAE Leader Push for Unity in Gulf Amid Standoff

U.S. President Donald Trump and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates agreed Friday to push for unity among Gulf nations, the White House said, amid a bitter
US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

The White House has announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, saying it is standing up to ongoing "malign activity" by the Russian government against Western democracies in
Immigration Raid Takes 97 Into Custody at Tennessee Plant

Immigration Raid Takes 97 Into Custody at Tennessee Plant

A federal immigration raid that took 97 people into custody at a Tennessee meat processing plant may be the biggest employment crackdown under President Donald Trump’s administration, civil rights
Canadian Police: 14 Dead, 14 Injured in Semi-Hockey Bus Collision

Canadian Police: 14 Dead, 14 Injured in Semi-Hockey Bus Collision

A bus carrying a group of Canadian junior hockey players collided Friday with a semi-trailer on a rural highway in Saskatchewan, killing 14 people, Canadian media reported citing police.Fourteen more
FBI Seizes Online Classified Website Backpage.com

FBI Seizes Online Classified Website Backpage.com

The free classifieds website, Backpage.com, was seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, according to an announcement on the Backpage.com website.The website offers a wide variety of
US Senators Call For Credible Elections in Zimbabwe

US Senators Call For Credible Elections in Zimbabwe

Visiting members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee say Zimbabwe's government must ensure free and fair elections if Washington is to lift sanctions.Jeff Flake and Chris Coons, both
Want a Performance Wagon Other than a AMG E 63 S or the Panamera Sport Turismo? Tell Audi You Want an RS Avant

Want a Performance Wagon Other than a AMG E 63 S or the Panamera Sport Turismo? Tell Audi You Want an RS Avant

The Audi RS Avant super wagons aren’t available in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean the status quo isn’t going to change. Audi is open to bringing its rip-roaring machines to the land of milk and