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U.S. Senator Wants Law To Protect People Who Save Pets From Hot Cars

The law will ensure pet rescuers can't be sued for damages they inflicted on the vehicle. |
Trump Says He Could Let China Trade Deal Deadline Slip, But 'Not Inclined To'

Trump Says He Could Let China Trade Deal Deadline Slip, But 'Not Inclined To'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he could let the March 1 deadline for a trade agreement with China "slide for a little while," but that he would prefer not to and expects to meet with
National Debt Hits New Milestone, Topping $22 Trillion

National Debt Hits New Milestone, Topping $22 Trillion

The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time.The Treasury Department's daily statement showed Tuesday that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01

Trump not 'thrilled' by deal to end shutdown but may back it

President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's
Republican Leader Says US Senate Will Vote on Green New Deal

Republican Leader Says US Senate Will Vote on Green New Deal

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a Green New Deal introduced by Democrats that aims to slash U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to negligible
Pentagon Outlines its First Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Pentagon Outlines its First Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. The Pentagon outlined its
Poll: Americans ‘Alarmed' by Climate Change Double in Just 5 Years

Poll: Americans ‘Alarmed' by Climate Change Double in Just 5 Years

The proportion of Americans found to be "alarmed" by climate change has doubled in just five years, the pollsters behind a nationwide survey revealed on Tuesday.Twenty-nine percent of respondents to
Los Angeles Immigrant Fraud Unit Nabs Con Artists

Los Angeles Immigrant Fraud Unit Nabs Con Artists

Operating with virtual impunity in Los Angeles for years, con artists have long targeted immigrants desperate for expert legal advice, defrauding some of their life savings and only hastening
Fed Chairman: Prosperity Not Felt in All Areas

Fed Chairman: Prosperity Not Felt in All Areas

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell traveled Tuesday to a historically black university in the Mississippi Delta to deliver a message that the nation's prosperity has not been felt in many such
Heading South: Warming to Change How US Cities Feel in 2080

Heading South: Warming to Change How US Cities Feel in 2080

The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution
US Senate Proposal Would Block Saudi Path to Atomic Weapon in Nuclear Deal

US Senate Proposal Would Block Saudi Path to Atomic Weapon in Nuclear Deal

U.S. senators from both parties introduced a resolution on Tuesday requiring that any deal to share U.S. nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia block the kingdom from making a nuclear weapon.Under
US Senate Backs Major Public Lands, Conservation Bill

US Senate Backs Major Public Lands, Conservation Bill

The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates four new
Supporters Renew Push for Nationwide Paid Family Leave in US

Supporters Renew Push for Nationwide Paid Family Leave in US

Democrats pushed on Tuesday for a nationwide paid family leave system in the United States, the only developed nation that does not guarantee pay to workers taking time off to care for children or
Parkland Anniversary Highlights Democratic Shift on Guns

Parkland Anniversary Highlights Democratic Shift on Guns

In the final weeks before the 2008 election, Barack Obama's campaign sent mailers to Florida voters reassuring them that he supported the Second Amendment. In the opening days of the 2020 Democratic
Acting US Defense Secretary Visits Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

Acting US Defense Secretary Visits Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

Less than two months after being named acting U.S. defense secretary, Pat Shanahan made his first overseas trip this week, focusing on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. VOA Pentagon correspondent
Venezuela Crisis Pits US Against Russia

Venezuela Crisis Pits US Against Russia

Kremlin officials and Russian state media portray Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as the country's legitimate leader, even though the United States and a host of other countries have declared him
US Lawmakers Give Mixed Reviews to Ambitious Green New Deal Proposal

US Lawmakers Give Mixed Reviews to Ambitious Green New Deal Proposal

The climate is not only changing globally, it's changing in Washington. With Democrats in control of the House of Representatives, climate change is on the agenda again. Some Democrats are proposing
How Communist Vietnam Will Gain as Host of US-North Korea Summit

How Communist Vietnam Will Gain as Host of US-North Korea Summit

When Singapore played host in June to the first summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, businesspeople in the city-state made money from summit-themed
Crowded Democratic Presidential Field Vies to Take on Trump

Crowded Democratic Presidential Field Vies to Take on Trump

Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are the latest Democrats to formally join the 2020 race for the White House. So far, nine Democrats have either officially
US, Poland Launch Mideast Conference Despite Uncertain Aims

US, Poland Launch Mideast Conference Despite Uncertain Aims

The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. Initially it was