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Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 7:40pm
A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial.

Bernie Sanders seeks U.S. presidency again in 2020

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 7:37pm
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont progressive whose 2016 White House campaign garnered fervent grassroots support and pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, said on Tuesday he would again seek the party's presidential nomination in 2020.

Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan: Democratic report

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 7:24pm
Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a close friend of President Donald Trump to advance a multi-billion-dollar plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East, Democratic lawmakers alleged in a report released Tuesday.

Asia stocks up slightly, eyes on U.S.-China talks, Fed minutes

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 7:13pm
Asian stocks gained a tad on Wednesday after U.S-China trade talks resumed while investors awaited minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve for clues on policymakers' thinking on interest rates and its balance sheet reduction policy.

May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit movement

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 7:08pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday, hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal.

Ford to close oldest Brazil plant, exit South America truck biz

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:55pm
Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it will close its oldest factory in Brazil and exit its heavy commercial truck business in South America, a move that could cost more than 2,700 jobs as part of a restructuring meant to end losses around the world.

Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:40pm
President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Trump signs directive in step to create U.S. Space Force

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:57pm
Republican U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive to start the lengthy process of creating a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space, the U.S. Space Force.

Exclusive: Fed's Williams says new economic outlook necessary for rate hikes

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:57pm
New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday said he was comfortable with the level U.S. interest rates are at now and that he sees no need to raise them again unless economic growth or inflation shifts to an unexpectedly higher gear.

Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:57pm
Roger Stone, a former political adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered on Tuesday to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that chastised and appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial.

Bernie Sanders faces new challenges in crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:55pm
Bernie Sanders is back for another White House run, but this one promises to be far different than the improbable 2016 presidential campaign that made the Vermont senator a political force.

Justice Thomas assails landmark U.S. libel ruling that protects media

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:21pm
Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark 1964 ruling that made it harder for public figures to sue for defamation, a precedent that has served as powerful protection for the news media.

Walmart holiday-quarter sales jump, says consumers still spending

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:10pm
Walmart Inc posted its strongest holiday quarter in at least a decade on Tuesday, boosted by higher grocery and e-commerce sales, and said it saw no signs of weakness in U.S. consumer spending despite recent signs of a slowdown.

Wall Street rises modestly on Walmart bump

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:36pm
U.S. stocks gained ground on Tuesday as upbeat results from Walmart boosted investor sentiment and high-level U.S.-China trade talks resumed in Washington.

Trump 'in no rush' on North Korea denuclearization as envoy heads to finalize summit plans

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:33pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program, but has no pressing time schedule for this, as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week.

Venezuela shuts border with Caribbean islands ahead of aid efforts

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:24pm
Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighboring Curacao despite the protests of President Nicolas Maduro.

Brazil to send aid to Venezuela together with U.S.: spokesman

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:24pm
Brazil will deliver humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border by Feb. 23 together with the United States at the request of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó, presidential spokesman General Otavio Rego Barros said on Tuesday.

Pakistani PM warns India against attack, urges talks on Kashmir blast

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:01pm
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday Pakistan would retaliate if India attacked in response to a bombing in the disputed Kashmir region, which India blamed on Pakistan.

Gold hits 10-month peak on growth worries; dollar dips

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:19pm
Gold prices rose to a 10-month high on Tuesday as concerns over a global economic slowdown spurred a safe-haven bid and were also supported by a weaker U.S. dollar, which fell on optimism for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks.

Trump says March 1 deadline for China trade talks not 'magical' date

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 2:52pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations, saying March 1 was not a "magical" date.