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Exclusive: China offer unlikely to spur major trade breakthrough - senior U.S. official

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:45pm
China's written response to U.S. demands for trade reforms is unlikely to trigger a breakthrough at talks between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping later this month, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday.

Pelosi vows to become U.S. House speaker despite opposition

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:42pm
Democrat Nancy Pelosi vowed on Thursday to retake the speakership of the U.S. House of Representatives even as a string of critics within her party have said they will oppose her bid.

Automaker groups warn U.S. tariffs will undermine new NAFTA deal

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:30pm
U.S. automakers and parts suppliers on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs and threatened car tariffs would undermine the benefits of the new deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, causing widespread job losses.

California regulator says agency does not want PG&E to go bankrupt: Bloomberg

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:18pm
A California Public Utilities Commission official told investors on a conference call that the agency does not want PG&E Corp to go into bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

'I'm going to see this through': UK PM May vows to fight for Brexit deal

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:01pm
Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her draft divorce deal with the European Union on Thursday after the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers put her strategy and her job in peril.

Tory deal with DUP over unless UK PM May replaced: Daily Telegraph

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:01pm
The British Conservative Party's deal with Northern Ireland's DUP on Brexit is over unless Prime Minister Theresa May is replaced with a new leader, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Florida to recount ballots by hand in tight U.S. Senate race

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:32pm
Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in a closely fought U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Scott.

Facebook plans independent body for content-removal appeals

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:25pm
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday the world's largest social media service would create an independent body to review user appeals of content takedowns, saying his company should not by itself be making "so many important decisions about free expression and safety."

Florida U.S. Senate race triggers hand recount

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:17pm
Florida's hotly contested contest for the U.S. Senate appeared headed on Thursday toward a hand recount with the results still too close to call, the state elections website indicated.

U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:52pm
The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty for five suspects in the murder.

U.S. regulators ease banking rules in light of California fires

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:20pm
Banks that operate in fire-blasted regions of California will not be punished if they ease loan terms or miss some federal reporting requirements, federal banking regulators said on Thursday.

'Get out!' Some Mexico border residents reject migrant arrivals

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:20pm
Demonized by U.S. President Donald Trump and exhausted after a harrowing journey, migrants from Central America in a caravan now face a new threat: open hostility from some Mexicans.

FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:15pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.

California taps war-zone DNA specialists after wildfire

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:09pm
Paradise looked like a war zone when authorities decided to turn to a team of combat-trained DNA specialists to quickly identify human remains believed to be in the charred ruins left after a wildfire incinerated the northern California town.

Fed plans review of how it pursues inflation, employment goals

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:04pm
The Federal Reserve, under pressure from a critical White House even while it largely hits its inflation and employment targets, will conduct an extensive review next year of how it guides the U.S. economy as it seeks to become more open and accountable.

Canada welcomes U.S. sanctions on Saudis, weighs similar action

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:41pm
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday welcomed U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and said Canada was weighing similar action.

British PM May battles to save Brexit deal as ministers quit

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:16am
Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc's orbit for years.

After 2,000 miles they crossed the U.S. border; then tragedy struck

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:14am
The 911 emergency call came in to the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson station around midnight.

Exclusive: At U.N. climate talks, Trump team plans sideshow on coal

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:09am
The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual U.N. climate talks next month, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming activists during last year's talks, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

Saudi public prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:04am
Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in a case that has strained the kingdom's ties with key Western allies, his office said on Thursday.

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