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Trade deficit getting bigger – despite president’s promises

Trump’s “America First” stance has yet to make a dent in the merchandise trade deficit, which hit a monthly record in September. Amid signs the rising dollar is depressing U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Trump: Congress can choose USMCA or nothing

President Donald Trump says he will shortly be providing formal notice to Congress that he will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving lawmakers six months to approve the …


Lawyers say ex-Trump lawyer Cohen deserves no prison

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, say he should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss, and they …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

U.S., China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute

The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. stands apart as G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

The United States has been blocking progress at the Group of 20 summit on fixing world trade rules, fighting climate change and tackling migration, according to European officials involved in …


Mueller considers new charges for ex-Trump campaign chairman

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Trump barrels into G-20 summit after nixing Putin meeting

President Trump kicks off two days of diplomacy at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina on Friday after his abrupt decision to cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir …


Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships in dispute with Russia

The president of Ukraine is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could worsen …


Why Ford will keep plants humming and Trump happy

Ford and General Motors both need to overhaul their U.S. manufacturing base to cope with consumers’ drastic switch to SUVs from sedans. Only Ford is poised to make that adjustment …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump’s behalf …


Document: Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team believes a conservative author and conspiracy theorist tipped off Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone months before WikiLeaks released thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s …


Interior watchdog clears Zinke in investigation of Utah national monument

The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General has cleared Secretary Ryan Zinke in a probe of whether he redrew boundaries of a national monument in Utah to aid the financial …


Trump rejects key conclusion of U.S. government climate report

President Donald Trump has rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration, but economists said the warning of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Trump threatens GM over plant closures, layoffs

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was “very disappointed” that General Motors was closing plants in the United States and warned that the White House was “now looking at …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

New developments put Manafort back in Russia probe spotlight

The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Global trade is at stake as Trump and Xi come face to face

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in Buenos Aires later this week to confront perhaps the greatest threat to the weakening global economy – each other.


Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay

A prominent Saudi royal said Saturday that whether or not heads of state gathered in Argentina next week for the Group of 20 summit warmly engage with Crown Prince Mohammed …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Government climate report warns of worsening U.S. disasters

As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States. …


Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.


Impeach the president? House Democrats saying not so fast

Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump?


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Trump makes Thanksgiving calls to troops; says thankful for family and self

President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the …


Facing criticism, Trump says he’ll visit troops in war zone

President Donald Trump frequently credits himself with accomplishing more for the military and veterans than any other president in recent memory. But he has yet to embark on what has …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

Roberts raps Trump for ‘Obama judge’ comment

Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump’s migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.”


Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump used the power of his office Tuesday to save a pair of meaty turkeys from the holiday table.


Pentagon says troops at U.S. border to cost about $210 million

Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump provides written responses to Mueller questions

President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Trump says no new Saudi punishment for Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Congress to probe Ivanka Trump’s private email use in WH

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill will be scrutinizing Ivanka Trump’s personal email use in the White House in light of new revelations that she sent hundreds of messages about …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

U.S. judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration’s efforts …


Finland’s president rakes memory for source of Trump remark

Finland’s president isn’t sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country’s routine for managing its substantial forests.