In rare bipartisan display, Democrats back Trump on China trade probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three top Democratic senators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, on Wednesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stand up to China as he prepares to launch an inquiry into Beijing’s intellectual property and trade practices in…

Trump and senators seek to slash legal immigration

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – After a crackdown on illegal immigration that has sharply reduced the number of unauthorized border crossings from Mexico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now turning his attention to reducing the number of legal immigrants in the…

Exclusive: N.Y. regulator subpoenas Wells Fargo over unwanted auto insurance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s banking and insurance regulator has issued subpoenas to two Wells Fargo & Co units after the bank admitted to charging several hundred thousand borrowers for auto insurance they did not ask for or…

U.S. Senate Republicans unveil new healthcare bill amid deep divisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republican leaders, aiming to salvage efforts backed by President Donald Trump to dismantle the Obamacare law, on Thursday unveiled revised healthcare legislation that lets insurers sell bare-bones policies and retains key taxes on the wealthy. Source:…

Struck by liver cancer, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a prominent dissident since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, died on Thursday after being denied permission to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer. Source: Top News

Britain takes step toward Brexit with repeal bill

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain published legislation on Thursday to sever political, financial and legal ties with the European Union, an important step toward Brexit but one which the opposition said it would challenge. Source: Top News

Donald Trump Jr. hires lawyer for Russia probes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump Jr. has hired a lawyer to represent him in Russia-related investigations, his office and the lawyer said on Monday, as Republicans voiced concern about a meeting between the U.S. president’s son and a Russian….

Trump prods Congress to pass stalled healthcare overhaul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday prodded the Republican-led U.S. Congress to pass major healthcare legislation but huge obstacles remained, with a senior lawmaker saying the Senate was unlikely to take up the stalled bill until next week….

New York commuters take disruptive track repairs in stride

NEW YORK (Reuters) – They were warned to expect hell, but many commuters to New York City on the first day of disruptive repairs at the nation’s busiest rail hub on Monday said their rides were no worse than usual…

U.S. isolated on climate at summit of world leaders

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Leaders from the world’s leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation. Source: Top News