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Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer's tape 'perhaps illegal'
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:48:43 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney Michael Cohen had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump.
Two victims leave hospital after Missouri tour boat tragedy
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 11:47:37 -0400
Two survivors have been discharged from a Missouri hospital after 17 people including nine members of one family drowned when a "duck boat" sank during a storm in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist tragedies for years, local media reported.
Lavrov tells Pompeo: free Russian woman accused in U.S. of espionage
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 11:12:31 -0400
Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released.
Israel-Hamas Gaza truce largely holds after flare-up
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:24:07 -0400
A truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, largely held on Saturday a day after one of the most fierce flare-ups along the volatile border in years.
Missouri boat accident kills 17, including nine from one family
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:56:20 -0400
Nine members of the same family were among 17 people killed when a "duck boat" sank during a storm on Thursday on a Missouri lake in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist tragedies in years.
Exclusive: U.S. open to lifting sanctions off aluminum giant Rusal - Mnuchin
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:38:20 -0400
The U.S. Treasury is open to removing Russian aluminum producer Rusal from a U.S. sanctions list, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday, adding the objective was "not to put Rusal out of business."
Amazon, Toyota, Alcoa and others working to counter Trump's tariff plans
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 03:44:18 -0400
Big companies in the United States from Inc to Toyota Motor Corp and Alcoa Corp are working to counter the effect of the Trump administration's trade policies and to head off new tariffs.
Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 21:38:52 -0400
A federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made "very promising" progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.
Missouri duck boat captain told passengers not to don life jackets: survivor
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:45:13 -0400
An Indiana woman who lost 9 members of her family, including her children and husband, when a "duck boat" capsized and sank in Missouri said on television that the captain of the vessel told passengers not to put on life jackets.
Exclusive: Treasury's Mnuchin watching Chinese yuan weakness for manipulation
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:44:39 -0400
The United States is monitoring the recent weakness in China's yuan currency and will review whether the currency has been manipulated, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Reuters on Friday.
Over sorghum salad, U.S. farmers and Chinese buyers chew on trade
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:35:02 -0400
Chinese importers of the livestock feed sorghum feasted on tabbouleh salad and chipotle tortillas made with the U.S. grain at a Texas barbecue this week, as farmers try to woo buyers in the middle of an escalating U.S.-China trade war.
Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:34:38 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay.
Lawyer Cohen taped Trump discussing Playboy model payment
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:52:13 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump's onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the 2016 election in which they discussed buying the rights to a story by a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, one of the president's lawyers said on Friday.
Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in Arkansas
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:11:37 -0400
The drownings of 17 people when a “duck boat” in which they were riding sank in a storm over a Missouri lake on Thursday was reminiscent of an accident involving the amphibious tourist vessel in 1999 in which 13 people died.
NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:45:15 -0400
NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the stellar atmosphere that gives rise to the solar wind.
Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:27:59 -0400
The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc , Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change.
Exclusive: Citing lack of progress, secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:16:27 -0400
The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.
Trump threatens tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:19:31 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets.
Trump and the U.S. dollar: Actions speak louder than words
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:39:10 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump may not be happy about the strength of the U.S. dollar, but the greenback's recent rally may partly be a product of his own making.
Republicans to hold 2020 convention in North Carolina
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:56:30 -0400
Republicans on Friday voted to hold their 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, making North Carolina the road to U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election.