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U.S. must prepare for more Russian meddling: Nielsen

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:02pm
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday said the United States needed to be prepared for an attempt by Russia to interfere in elections in all 50 U.S. states this year, adding that there was no question Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential contest.

Firmer U.S. dollar boosts corporate interest in currency hedging

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:55pm
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jessica DiNapoli and Caroline Valetkevitch

U.S. weekly jobless claims hit more than 48-and-a-half-year low

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:27am
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to a more than 48-1/2-year low last week as the labor market strengthens further, but trade tensions are casting a shadow over the economy's outlook.

Senate leader asks for proposals to block future Russian meddling

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 9:57am
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said he had called on two key Senate panels to recommend additional action aimed at preventing future election meddling by Russia as well as hold hearings on Russia sanctions law.

Putin accuses U.S. forces of trying to ruin Trump summit outcome

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 9:54am
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the United States of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but said the two leaders had begun to improve U.S.-Russia ties anyway.

Japan exports to U.S. fall, business mood sours amid fears of trade war

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 4:35am
Japan's exports to the United States fell for the first time in 17 months and Japanese business sentiment soured amid worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade policies.

Dollar gains, metals wane as China grabs for monetary easing

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 4:33am
The dollar stayed strong but metal markets buckled badly on Thursday, as signs that China was resorting to credit-fueled stimulus again and trade jitters helped drive its currency to a one-year low.

China says U.S. blaming Xi for blocking trade deal is 'bogus'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 4:02am
China said on Thursday comments made by a senior White House official blaming Chinese President Xi Jinping for blocking progress on a deal to avert a trade war were "shocking" and "bogus" accusations.

Forcing China on trade with illegal action will not work: EU's Malmstrom

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 4:01am
The United States and the European Union should work together to reform the World Trade Organization and illegal action will not work to solve issues in international trade, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Thursday

White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin summit

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:01am
The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain a political outcry and confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States.

Turkish court keeps U.S. pastor in jail; Trump calls on Erdogan to act

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 9:00pm
A Turkish court decided on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail, dashing hopes that he could be released during his trial on terrorism and spying charges, a case that has deepened a rift with NATO ally Washington.

Trump urges Turkey's Erdogan to free jailed U.S. pastor

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 8:55pm
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to "do something" to free American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been jailed in Turkey on terrorism and spying charges.

California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballot

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:50pm
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.

FCC votes to refer Sinclair Tribune merger to administrative judge

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:48pm
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Wednesday it had voted unanimously to refer Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc's $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co to an administrative law judge, a blow to the firms' chances of winning approval.

In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside world

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:03pm
Marvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college. But for the past three years, a tablet computer has kept their relationship alive.

Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:58pm
During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande.

Trump says he accepts DNI Coats' view that Russia meddling continues

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:55pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said in a television interview on Wednesday he accepted Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' assessment that Russia continues to be a threat to U.S. elections.

New York governor opens door to criminal case against Trump Foundation

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:44pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday opened the door to a possible criminal case against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, but the state attorney general's office said it had not determined that a criminal referral was warranted.

White House struggles to contain fallout from Trump-Putin summit

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:40pm
The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain the furor over President Donald Trump's heavily criticized summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States.

Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:39pm
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.