Government

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Trump-2

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald...

Government

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

Immigration Family Separation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman. The request for temporary shelter — amid a growing political battle over detained migrants —...


Government

Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

Health Mystery Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25. The new “medically confirmed” worker is one of two who were recently evacuated from Cuba after...


Government

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously. It is imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump’s running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never...


Government

A need to verify NKorea nuclear pledges

United States-North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president’s latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President...


Government

Administration official tells AP: About 500 children reunited with families after

WASHINGTON (AP) — Administration official tells AP: About 500 children reunited with families after separation at border since May.


Business

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American...


National Business

Fed finds biggest US banks strong enough to survive shock

Fed Bank Stress Tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says that all of the 35 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to survive an economic shock and keep on lending. Banks’ hypothetical losses from credit cards increased in the latest “stress tests,” however. The first round of the central bank’s annual stress...


Business

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Supreme Court Sales Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online...


Government

Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America’s longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump’s apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing...


Government

NK pledges to destroy missile test engine site

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president’s latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President...


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