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  • Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court’s action on travel ban The Supreme Court was President Trump's last hope for restoring his temporary travel ban on six majority-Muslim nations.(Photo: Jason Redmond, AFP/Getty) SEATTLE (AP) — On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That’s the peculiar route of President Donald Trump’s travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect. The high court said the president’s 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and ...
  • Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Mediterranean Sea on March 9, 2017. The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump’s most dramatic military order since becoming president. The Tomahawk missiles were fired from warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government on Tuesday dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 15 militants were also ...
  • Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered SC - 1 Court WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead. The justices ruled Monday in an unsigned opinion they would hold a full hearing ...
  • Inmate details 4 prison killings: ‘I did it for nothing’ 636 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills. Over the course of about a half-hour, four men accepted Simmons’ hospitality. None of them ...
  • Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters before the vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 7, 2017. Gorsuch is headed for confirmation on Friday after Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Republican senators are forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the party’s health care bill before debate even begins. The dissension is swelling after Congress’ nonpartisan budget referee said the high profile measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama’s law, which the ...
  • EU fines Google a record 2.42 billion euros Google Anti trust suit BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s competition watchdog slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said “Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison ...
  • Business: Global shares mixed, awaiting cues from central bankers wall 26 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares slipped in early European trading and were higher in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited remarks by the U.S. and European Central Bank chiefs. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX dropped 0.9 percent to 12,657.32 and the CAC 40 of France lost 1.1 percent to 5,240.43. The FTSE 100 of Britain lost ...
  • Trump’s Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies Mueller and Trump(PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)    —-    In the span of 72 hours, President Trump described the email hacking that roiled the 2016 campaign as a Democratic “hoax” and as clear aggression by Russia that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, failed to address. Other times, Mr. Trump has said the hacking might have been done by China. Or, as he ...
  • Breaking News – Supreme Court travel ban ruling: What it means The Supreme Court was President Trump's last hope for restoring his temporary travel ban on six majority-Muslim nations.(Photo: Jason Redmond, AFP/Getty)The Supreme Court delivered a mixed ruling on Monday that will allow President Trump to implement his travel ban against six Muslim majority nations — but only for visitors lacking ties to the United States. The court ruled that Trump may bar people from six majority Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — if they ...
  • Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during presentation ceremony of the Commander-in-Chief trophy to Air Force Academy football team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump, making a final push to fulfill a key campaign promise, insists Republicans are not “that far off” and ...
  • Authorities delayed investigating gay ‘demons’ case Church Issue-Abuse NC SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — For two years, Matthew Fenner said he pleaded with authorities to investigate his allegations that a group of fellow congregants at the Word of Faith Fellowship church had punched, slapped and choked him to expel his “homosexual demons.” An Associated Press investigation found that Rutherford County investigators and then-District Attorney Brad Greenway ...
  • Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire Afghan tanker MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the southern port city of ...
  • Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia CO Boat capised GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters and air force pilots in helicopters searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where El ...
  • Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court SC - 1 Court WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground. But something could overshadow rulings in those high-profile cases: If Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last public ...
  • Business: Global markets higher after Wall Street rebound wall 19 BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end last week higher on stronger oil and gas prices. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC-40 rose 0.8 percent to 5,309.52 and the FTSE 100 in London gained 0.6 percent to 7,467.23. Germany’s DAX advanced 0.6 percent to 12,806.92. On Friday, the DAX ...
  • Analysis: McConnell stakes it all on health care bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signals a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after he led the GOP majority to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority in order to advance Neil Gorsuch to a confirmation vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The shrewd Kentuckian has made himself practically the sole arbiter of the bill and will be largely responsible for the outcome, whether it’s a win, a loss, or a ...
  • Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills 11, wounds 20 PK Car Bomb QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack. The bombing came ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, which follows the holy ...
  • Turkey rejects Gulf Arab states’ demands over its Qatar base Mohammed Alloush, head of a Syrian opposition delegation, center, speaks to the media after the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Russia, Iran and Turkey _ sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions _ pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey on Friday rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country. The demand that Turkey pull out its forces was one of a steep list of ultimatums ...
  • Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes Comey and Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn’t have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking ...
  • McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum and uneasy voters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP. McConnell released the bill Thursday, drafted after ...
  • Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time Kay Aull, from left, holds a sign and chants with Beth Kohn, Paul Paz y Mino and Karen Shore outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet Tuesday as a panel of federal judges prepared to hear arguments from the administration and its opponents about two fundamentally divergent views of the executive branch and the court system. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries. The country is waiting for the court to make its decision public about the biggest legal controversy in the first five months of Trump’s presidency. The issue has been tied ...
  • Business: World shares mixed as investors assess oil, China clampdown People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Asian stock markets have risen after major Wall Street indexes ended last week at record highs and a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared to sooth tensions over trade and currency policies. Benchmarks in Japan, China, Australia and South Korea all advanced.( (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed on Friday as oil prices stabilized and investors assessed Beijing’s moves to tighten up on some Chinese companies as well as the latest survey on eurozone economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: European shares fell in early trading. France’s CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,266.34 and Germany’s DAX ...
  • Trump’s tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern Comey and Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump said he had a secret. He dangled it on Twitter. He parried reporters’ questions about it. He milked the moment, drawing out the drama for weeks. That big tease played out in 2011, when Trump promised to reveal what his private investigators had found in Hawaii about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. ...
  • Robert Mueller’s Investigation Raises 3 Big Legal Questions. Here’s What We Know Mueller and Trump(PhatzNewsRoom / Time)     —-    President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller have a complicated relationship. Mueller must carry out a largely independent investigation into Trump’s dealings with Russia and possibly whether he attempted to obstruct justice; Trump must weigh the political costs of how to respond to Mueller’s probe and what power he can, or should, ...
  • Flynn may have aided Russian company the US opposed FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump passes Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as he arrives via Air Force One at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday, Feb. 12, to publicly defend Flynn following reports that he engaged in conversations with a Russian diplomat about U.S. sanctions before Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)(PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)    —-    WASHINGTON — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have aided a Russian company the U.S. government opposed during a 2015 visit to Saudi Arabia in which he pushed to be part of an ambitious nuclear-power project, raising new questions about his previously undisclosed trip. Flynn reportedly made the trip — which ...

Shares of Innate Immunotherapeutics tanked 92 percent to less than 5 Australian cents on Tuesday. [...]
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More Americans will be left with zero to few insurers selling Obamacare health plans in 2018, CMS said. [...]
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Senate Republicans delayed the vote on their health-care bill, but economist Austan Goolsbee says he thinks it is doomed. [...]
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The Trump administration seeks to rescind an Obama-era rule from the Clean Water Act. [...]
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President Trump is considering trade actions against Beijing. [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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There has been speculation about whether Trump will retain Yellen as Fed chair when her term runs out early next year. [...]
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Senate Republicans will delay a vote on their Obamacare replacement bill until after July 4. [...]
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Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banks are "very much stronger" judging by how major institutions did in the recent stress tests. [...]
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Disabled children and their families stand to lose if Congress slashes government aid programs. [...]
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The NYFD says three people sustained injuries, none life-threatening. [...]
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The company's Watson team is embarking on a lobbying push to address what it sees as an incorrect, “dystopian” view of AI. [...]
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GOP senators say they would vote against advancing the Senate Republican plan to replace Obamacare. [...]
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Senators Bob Corker and Mark Warner are considering legislation that would break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to Bloomberg. [...]
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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has hired a prominent trial lawyer to help represent him in inquiries linked to Russia. [...]
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has at the last minute pulled out of a trip to Germany on Tuesday. [...]
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The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed. [...]
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White House spokesman Sean Spicer drew the ire of some reporters on Monday for banning cameras from daily press briefings. [...]
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The White House said the Syrian government appears to be preparing a chemical weapons attack and it warned of consequences. [...]
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Trump said he would like a trading relationship that is "fair and reciprocal." Last year the U.S. trade deficit with India neared $31 billion. [...]
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Multiple skeptical GOP senators appeared unimpressed by the Senate Obamacare replacement proposal on Monday night. [...]
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