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New York City's Congestion Pricing Plan a First for US

New York City's Congestion Pricing Plan a First for US

New York will become the first U.S. city to impose congestion pricing, seen as a key weapon against global warming, following lawmakers' approval on Monday of a state budget to fund the plan.Drivers
Kamala Harris Eyes Reform as Candidate, Was Cautious as Prosecutor

Kamala Harris Eyes Reform as Candidate, Was Cautious as Prosecutor

When Kamala Harris made her much-heralded arrival in Washington as California's first black U.S. senator, she made a curious early decision. Within months of her swearing-in, she sponsored a bill
AP Report: Trump Considers Adding 'Immigration Czar'

AP Report: Trump Considers Adding 'Immigration Czar'

As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a "border'' or "immigration czar'' to coordinate immigration policies across various federal
Trump's Threat to Close Border Stirs Fears of Economic Harm

Trump's Threat to Close Border Stirs Fears of Economic Harm

President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the southern border raised fears Monday of dire economic consequences in the U.S. and an upheaval of daily life in a stretch of the country that relies on
Disaster Aid Bill Stalls in US Congress over Puerto Rico

Disaster Aid Bill Stalls in US Congress over Puerto Rico

A major disaster relief bill stalled on Monday in the U.S. Congress amid a political debate over aid for Puerto Rico, with President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans resisting Democrats'
Avenatti Proclaims Innocence in 'David versus Goliaths' Court Fight

Avenatti Proclaims Innocence in 'David versus Goliaths' Court Fight

Attorney Michael Avenatti made a brief appearance in federal court in California on Monday, proclaiming his innocence on the courthouse steps as he was jeered by onlookers.Avenatti, best known for

Whistleblower: Trump White House reversed security clearance denials

Some 25 White House officials including top advisors of President Donald Trump were given security clearances despite staff recommendations against it, a whistleblower has told Congress.
US Welcomes China's Expanded Clampdown on Fentanyl

US Welcomes China's Expanded Clampdown on Fentanyl

Washington welcomed China's move on Monday to expand the range of all fentanyl-related substances it defines as controlled narcotics, after criticism from President Donald Trump for allowing the
Trump: Vote on Healthcare Can Wait Until After 2020 Election

Trump: Vote on Healthcare Can Wait Until After 2020 Election

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was willing to wait until after the 2020 presidential election to get Congress to vote on a new healthcare plan, giving Republicans time to develop a
NATO Marks 70th Anniversary in Washington Amid Transatlantic Tensions

NATO Marks 70th Anniversary in Washington Amid Transatlantic Tensions

NATO foreign ministers are gathering in Washington, D.C. this week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. President Donald Trump has been critical of the
NATO Marking 70th Anniversary in Washington Amid Transatlantic Tensions

NATO Marking 70th Anniversary in Washington Amid Transatlantic Tensions

NATO foreign ministers are gathering in Washington, D.C. this week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. President Donald Trump has been critical of the
US House Committee Considers Subpoenas Over Census Citizenship Question

US House Committee Considers Subpoenas Over Census Citizenship Question

A U.S. House of Representatives committee is set to consider Tuesday whether to issue subpoenas to Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross seeking documents related to the
Donald Trump, Mao Zedong Headline New Hong Kong Opera

Donald Trump, Mao Zedong Headline New Hong Kong Opera

Cantonese opera is an art form best known for elaborate make up, costumes and tales of long-dead heroes. But for four days this April, a Hong Kong theatre will take on a larger than life character
2020 by the Numbers: Democrats Posting Big Campaign Stats

2020 by the Numbers: Democrats Posting Big Campaign Stats

How many ways can you measure the first quarter of the year? For Democratic presidential candidates, it's 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions.The Iowa caucus is still 10 months
World Trade Forecasts Slashed Again Amid US-China Standoff

World Trade Forecasts Slashed Again Amid US-China Standoff

The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for trade growth this year by more than a percentage point, to 2.6 percent, due to an economic slowdown and amid a trade conflict between the United
While Washington Fiddles, Many States Facing Up to Threats of Climate Change

While Washington Fiddles, Many States Facing Up to Threats of Climate Change

When Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced their Green New Deal resolution, Markey said it would be "the greatest blue-collar job creation program in a

The Holy Grail of Homologation: A 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7

I’ve saved my best homologation special story for last. I like to think of it as the final stretch, and if you take perspective into a more strategist approach, you’ll find that saving the
Trump Suggests Deferring Republican Health Plan Push to After 2020

Trump Suggests Deferring Republican Health Plan Push to After 2020

President Donald Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on

Laptops To Stay in Bags as TSA Brings New Technology To Airports

Air passengers at a growing number of U.S. airports will no longer need to remove electronics, liquids, and other items from their carry-on luggage at security checkpoints as the Transportation
Historic Election: 1 of 2 Black Women Will Be Chicago Mayor

Historic Election: 1 of 2 Black Women Will Be Chicago Mayor

A former federal prosecutor who has never held elected office was vying for Chicago mayor on Tuesday against a powerful official whose political career spans decades, providing voters a clear contrast