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Trudeau won’t attend Washington summit, Mexican president says

MEXICO CITY - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend talks in Washington this week to mark the start of a new North...

Too soon to say if safe to hold Republican convention in Florida, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON - A top Trump administration health official said on Sunday it was not clear whether it will be safe to hold the Republican...

Rapper Kanye West announces U.S. presidential bid on Twitter

WASHINGTON - American rapper Kanye West, a vocal supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in...

Trump re-election bid picks up speed with NASCAR sponsorship

United States president Donald Trump's re-election bid will pick up speed this weekend with Trump 2020 the primary sponsor of Corey LaJoie's car for...

U.S. Senator to block military promotions until assurances on former White House aide

WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth said on Thursday that she would put a hold on the confirmation of over 1,000 military promotions...

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama order easing voting restrictions

By Trevor Hunnicutt The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower-court ruling that would have relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama state during the coronavirus...

Senator warns of political pressure on U.S. probe into hackers of green groups

By Christopher Bing and Raphael Satter WASHINGTON - A Democratic U.S. senator says he has written to Attorney General William Barr outlining his concerns about...

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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...