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Trump wants to bypass U.S. coronavirus aid talks with executive order… Can he?

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON - With congressional Democrats and White House negotiators so far unable to agree on a deal to salve the heavy economic...

Trump issues orders for U.S. ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-sharing app...

Are you a gambler? Global betting markets seem to favor Biden over Trump, but odds narrow in their U.S. presidential race

By Divya Chowdhury and Aaron Saldanha Betting markets favor Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over Republican President Donald Trump in November's U.S. election, though the...

U.S. Democrats press Postal Service after reports of delayed mail

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON - The top two Democrats in Congress on Thursday called on the new U.S. Postal Service head to reverse changes that...

Trump says rival Biden opposes God and guns

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican President Donald Trump asserted on Thursday that his Democratic opponent in November's election, Joe Biden, is "against God,"...

New York prosecutors subpoenaed Deutsche Bank in Trump probe

WASHINGTON - The Manhattan district attorney's office, which has been seeking President Donald Trump's tax records, subpoenaed his longtime lender Deutsche Bank last year,...

U.S. Sen. Harris, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez offer environmental justice bill

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday introduced legislation to beef up federal accountability for pollution in...

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Harris’ Indian heritage could boost Biden with Asian-American voters

By Joseph Ax Joe Biden's presidential campaign plans to step up engagement with Asian-American voters this fall and is betting running mate Kamala Harris' experience...

Special report: A collapsing economy and a family feud pile pressure on Syria’s Assad

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Maha El Dahan, Tom Perry and Michael Georgy BEIRUT/AMMAN/DUBAI - In May, Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf, a cousin and long-time ally of...

Spice is right as Indonesian startups eye value in vanilla

By Fransiska Nangoy and Bernadette Christina JAKARTA - Indonesian Sofa Arbiyanto had a manufacturing job in South Korea two years ago when he learned about...

How a Texas shale supplier’s founders made fortunes as the firm failed

By Liz Hampton On July 7, the board of directors at Texas fracking sand supplier Hi-Crush granted nearly $3 million in bonuses to four top...

Twitter to expand censorship rules against misinformation on mail-in ballots & early voting

By Kanishka Singh Twitter said late on Wednesday it plans to expand its rules censoring misinformation regarding mail-in ballots and early voting in the U.S....