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House intel panel chairman subpoenas Barr for Mueller probe documents

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 9:13pm
U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Wednesday he had subpoenaed Attorney General William Barr for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

Trump, family to see 'substantial portions' of House subpoenas to banks

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 9:12pm
A lawyer for Donald Trump said committees controlled by House Democrats have agreed to provide "substantial portions" of subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp for the president's financial records.

Berkshire takes $377 million charge tied to solar company that U.S. linked to fraud

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 9:07pm
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday said a $377 million charge it incurred recently was tied to a solar generation company that U.S. authorities have linked to fraud.

Under pressure from Trump, GM in talks to sell idled Ohio plant

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 9:06pm
Under pressure from President Donald Trump, General Motors Co said on Wednesday it was in talks to sell an idled northeast Ohio plant to a cash-strapped electric truck-building company.

Two students arrested in Colorado school shooting make first appearance

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 9:01pm
Two teenage students accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding eight others in a suburban Denver school made separate court appearances on Wednesday, a day after their arrest on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Run? Hide? Fight? Lockdown? Two U.S. school shootings highlight differing responses

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 9:01pm
In two U.S. school shootings within eight days, students have attempted to tackle the shooters, sometimes at the cost of their own lives, drawing praise for reducing the bloodshed by taking a step that experts agree should only be a last resort.

Trump says Beijing 'broke' trade talk deals, pledges to keep tariffs on Chinese goods

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 8:38pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China "broke the deal" it had reached in trade talks with the United States, and vowed not to back down on imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports unless Beijing "stops cheating our workers."

Timeline: Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 8:38pm
The U.S.-China trade war entered a critical phase this week. The following timeline details key moments in the souring trade relationship between the world's two largest economies.

Klobuchar pitches pragmatism as she seeks to carve identity in Democratic presidential field

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 8:23pm
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar pitched her "heartland" credentials and disputed that she was not liberal enough to win the Democratic nomination for president in a Wednesday town hall on the Fox News channel, a network that targets conservatives.

Uber drivers go on strike in London and U.S. ahead of IPO, early protests sparse

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 8:13pm
Uber drivers in London and major U.S. cities held a series of strikes on Wednesday to protest the disparity between gig-economy conditions and the sums that investors are likely to make in Friday's blockbuster stock market debut.

Trump says China 'broke the deal' in trade talks, will pay through tariffs

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 7:53pm
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China "broke the deal" in trade talks with Washington and would face stiff tariffs if no agreement is reached.

Wall St. falls as investors cautious on trade; Intel slides

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 7:52pm
The benchmark S&P 500 fell on Wednesday for the third day in a row as investors remained cautious about the latest developments on U.S.-China trade talks even after hopeful comments from the White House regarding an eventual agreement.

House Democrat to decide Thursday on going to court for Trump tax returns: Politico

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 7:22pm
U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said he expected to decide on Thursday whether to go to court to seek President Donald Trump's tax returns, Politico reported.

Monthly border apprehensions reach highest level since 2007

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 7:18pm
U.S. border officers apprehended nearly 99,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border in April, the highest figure since 2007, the government said on Wednesday, as Trump administration officials decried what they call a humanitarian and security crisis.

Huawei CFO to seek extradition stay citing Trump comments

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 6:57pm
Huawei's chief financial officer intends to seek a stay of extradition proceedings in part based on statements by President Donald Trump about the case, which her lawyers say disqualifies the United States from pursuing the matter in Canada.

Trump slaps new U.S. sanctions on Iran's metals industry

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 6:15pm
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the Islamic Republic's export revenues from its industrial metals sector, and vowed to keep squeezing Tehran unless it "fundamentally alters" its policies.

U.S. to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports: Federal Register

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:54am
The United States will raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent effective on Friday, according to a notice posted to the Federal Register on Wednesday.

White House asserts executive privilege to block full Russia report release

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:54am
The White House on Wednesday invoked the legal principle of executive privilege to block the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted Russia report as a U.S. House panel met to vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over the document.

Exclusive: China backtracked on almost all aspects of U.S. trade deal - sources

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:53am
The diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night, with systematic edits to a nearly 150-page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negotiations between the world's two largest economies, according to three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources briefed on the talks.

White House says China has indicated it wants to make trade deal

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:52am
The United States has received an indication from China that Beijing wants to make a trade deal, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Wednesday, after Washington announced it will raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.