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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.