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U.S. Attorney General Barr says Trump adviser Roger Stone’s sentence fair

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday the prosecution of Roger Stone, President Donald Trump's longtime friend and adviser, was appropriate...

Trump niece describes ‘malignantly dysfunctional family’ in new book

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON - In a new book, a niece of President Donald Trump applies her training in psychology to conclude that the president...

Explainer: Why is the new U.S. policy for international students causing backlash from colleges?

By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON - The administration of President Donald Trump issued new rules this week that could force tens of thousands of international students...

U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday recognized about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land and overturned a tribe...

New York attorney general recommends reducing mayor’s power over police

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Letitia James recommended that New York City's mayor give up sole control over the city...

Explainer: How the U.S. seeks to protect children’s privacy online

WASHINGTON - TikTok is under investigation for allegedly violating a settlement reached with U.S. authorities last year that resolved charges the popular app broke...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s arraignment for luring underage girls scheduled for next week

By Mark Hosenball Ghislaine Maxwell, the former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, will be arraigned on July 14 on charges of luring underage girls so that...

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U.S. Supreme Court to weigh FTC authority to seek ill-gotten gains

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can continue to require scam artists and firms...

Tesla appears poised to electrify S&P 500

By Noel Randewich and Chuck Mikolajczak Wall Street's most controversial stock may be about to go mainstream. Tesla Inc appears on the verge of joining the...

Rio de Janeiro mayor says ‘will reopen beaches when there is a COVID-19 vaccine’

By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO - The famous beaches in Brazil's tourist hot spot of Rio de Janeiro will only reopen officially for...

Pandemic pushes U.S. insurers to avoid already strained senior care market

By Suzanne Barlyn The coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for senior-care centers in the United States to find or afford standard liability insurance,...

In echo of Mao era, China’s schools in book-cleansing drive

By Huizhong Wu BEIJING - As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books...