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Rosenstein Defends FBI After Trump Attacks

vor 5 Stunden 13 Minuten
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the Justice Department and FBI after President Trump again suggested law enforcement’s use of an informant to probe Russian election interference amounted to “spying” on his campaign.
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North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit, Calls Pence 'Political Dummy'

vor 5 Stunden 37 Minuten
A senior North Korean official renewed a threat to call off a Kim-Trump summit and warned that Pyongyang could “make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined.”
Kategorien: Business

NASA Chief Lays Out Policy Priorities, Commits to Climate-Change Research

vor 7 Stunden 54 Minuten
NASA chief James Bridenstine unequivocally told a Senate panel that human activity is the primary cause of climate change, reversing his earlier skepticism, and sketched out a five-year, $52-billion lunar-exploration program.
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Iran's Supreme Leader Fires Back at U.S. Demands

vor 8 Stunden 35 Minuten
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei scoffed at American demands that his country curb its military ambitions and issued his own set of demands to Europe to remain in the nuclear deal.
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IRS Warns States on Their Workarounds to Tax Overhaul

vor 8 Stunden 46 Minuten
The Trump administration will soon issue regulations addressing state legislation aimed at softening the loss of some deductions for state and local taxes under the federal tax overhaul.
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FBI Says No Misconduct in Inflated Number of Encrypted Phones

vor 9 Stunden 23 Minuten
The FBI sought to defend itself from mounting accusations it had irresponsibly relied on inflated statistics about the number of encrypted phones investigators were unable to access last year, saying there was no evidence the error was due to impropriety.
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Fed Minutes Signal June Rate Increase

vor 9 Stunden 24 Minuten
Federal Reserve officials at their meeting earlier this month signaled they were likely to raise rates at their June meeting, and they debated how to characterize an evolving policy strategy that soon would no longer try to stimulate economic growth.
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Trump Suggests Withholding Aid to Curb Illegal Immigration

vor 9 Stunden 44 Minuten
President Donald Trump said he wanted to cut aid for the home countries of illegal immigrants to the U.S. based on the number of their citizens who crossed the border.
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New York City's Subway, Bus Overhaul Will Take 15 Years, Cost $43 Billion

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 23:56
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority estimates it will cost $43 billion and take about 15 years to turn around New York City’s struggling subway and bus systems. The cost and duration of the upgrades were removed from the MTA-presented plan at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s request.
Kategorien: Business

Trump Weighs New Tariffs on Imported Vehicles

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 22:43
The Trump administration is considering a plan that would impose new tariffs on imported vehicles on national-security grounds, according to industry officials briefed on broad outlines of the plan.
Kategorien: Business

Jared Kushner Gains Permanent Security Clearance

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 22:41
The White House granted a permanent security clearance to senior adviser Jared Kushner this week, three months after interim clearance for the president’s son-in-law was downgraded.
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Uber Shuts Down Arizona Self-Driving Vehicle Operations

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 22:38
Uber is closing down its self-driving vehicle program in Arizona about two months after one of its robot cars struck and killed a pedestrian there.
Kategorien: Business

House Panel Presses U.S. Sports Officials on Handling of Sexual-Abuse Cases

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 21:54
Members of a U.S. House panel on Wednesday pressed U.S. sports officials to explain how sexual abuse has gone on so long in Olympic sports and what the U.S. Olympic Committee and individual sports are doing to prevent it from happening again.
Kategorien: Business

Federal Prosecutors Start Sex-Crimes Investigation Into Harvey Weinstein

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 20:55
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have started a criminal probe into sex-abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein, according to people familiar with the matter, marking an escalation of law-enforcement scrutiny of the former Hollywood producer.
Kategorien: Business

Senators Reach Deal on Sexual-Harassment Legislation

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 20:51
Senators reached an agreement on bipartisan legislation to overhaul the Capitol’s sexual-harassment policies, including prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds to pay settlements.
Kategorien: Business

Judge Rules Trump May Not Block Critics on Twitter

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 20:36
President Donald Trump may not block critics from reading his Twitter feed, a federal judge ruled, finding that doing so violates their right to free speech.
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NFL Adopts New Anthem Policy to Quell Player Protests

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 20:31
The NFL made sweeping changes to its national anthem policy Wednesday in a bid to quell a controversy that has rattled the league for two years and drew the ire of President Donald Trump.
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U.S. Immigration Courts, Long Crowded, Are Now Overwhelmed

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 18:42
The number of pending immigration cases has increased by 25% since President Trump took office, pushing the court backlog to nearly 700,000. There is wide support for hiring more judges.
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U.S. Retracts Invitation to China to Participate in Military Exercise

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 18:02
The Pentagon has rescinded an invitation to China to participate in international military exercises in the Pacific Ocean, sending a signal of disapproval to Beijing for its refusal to back off on militarizing islands in the South China Sea.
Kategorien: Business

Nafta Talks Stalled on U.S. Auto Demands

Mi, 05/23/2018 - 16:49
Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement have reached a stalemate, with Mexico and the U.S. accusing one another of intransigence and inconsistency after missing a key deadline.
Kategorien: Business