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Brother of Sinaloa Cartel leader testifies against 'El Chapo'

25 min 8 sec ago
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was a top leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel along with drug lord Ismael Zambada for years and personally invested in massive cocaine shipments to the United States, Zambada's brother told jurors on Wednesday.

Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence: police

30 min 5 sec ago
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, a police spokesman said.

A matter of volume: threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple

38 min 39 sec ago
A raft of profit warnings from Apple Inc suppliers this week has fueled investor concerns that iPhone sales, in terms of volume, have hit a wall that could spell trouble for the company's plans to make services its main pillar of growth.

'Progress is being made' against California's deadliest wildfire

41 min 9 sec ago
Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather conditions on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history as National Guard troops were called in to help search for victims.

California Republican concedes, Utah representative sues

52 min 20 sec ago
A Republican U.S. representative of Utah who is trailing her Democratic challenger filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to halt vote counting while a four-term California Republican congressman conceded, more than a week after the U.S. midterm elections.

Trump aide Ricardel forced out after showdown with first lady

57 min 20 sec ago
Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, was forced out of her job on Wednesday after President Donald Trump's wife, Melania, said Ricardel did not deserve the honor of working for her husband.

As Congress taps leaders, House's McCarthy fends off rival

58 min 50 sec ago
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday chose Kevin McCarthy as their party's leader for the new Congress that will convene in January, denying the top post to conservative Jim Jordan.

After cabinet backing, May girds for Brexit battle in UK parliament

1 hour 10 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement.

Factbox: What draft Brexit deal says of Irish border and contested 'backstop'

1 hour 10 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft Brexit deal with the European Union, more than 500 pages of legal text that was long held up by disagreements between the two sides on the Irish border.

U.S. Senate's Flake takes a stand on protecting Mueller probe

1 hour 12 min ago
A lone Republican lawmaker on Wednesday vowed to block judicial nominations in the U.S. Senate until Republican leader Mitch McConnell agrees to hold a vote on a measure to protect a probe into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

Exclusive: China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands - U.S. government sources

1 hour 12 min ago
China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms, three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday, a move that could trigger negotiations to bring an end to a withering trade war between the world's top economies.

Justice Department calls Trump appointment of Whitaker lawful

1 hour 19 min ago
The Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace the ousted Jeff Sessions, rejecting the views of critics that the move ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution and federal law.

Irish PM welcomes Brexit deal as one of his better days in politics

1 hour 32 min ago
Ireland achieved all its key priorities in Britain's withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, adding that its approval by the British government marked one of the better days in his career.

DUP leader makes UK PM May aware of concerns in a 'frank' meeting

1 hour 33 min ago
The leader of the small Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government said it made her aware of its concerns around the draft agreement on withdrawal from the European Union in a "frank meeting" on Wednesday.

Trump endorses U.S. House prison reform bill

1 hour 35 min ago
President Donald Trump endorsed a bipartisan U.S. House bill on Wednesday intended to reform the federal prison system and help inmates prepare for life after their release, but the legislation faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

'Not enough room': migrant flows strain Mexican border shelters

1 hour 44 min ago
The arrival in the Mexican border city of Tijuana of the first few hundred travelers from migrant caravans is stretching to the limit shelters already overflowing with other people, and sparking signs of friction among the population.

Manafort business partner Gates still assisting with Mueller probe: filing

2 hours 6 min ago
Rick Gates, a former business partner of President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with several ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

2 hours 19 min ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was "absolutely legal" and justified, and that it was improving military readiness.

UK PM May's deal will appall many, DUP lawmaker says

2 hours 20 min ago
The Brexit deal struck by British Prime Minister Theresa May will be appalling to many people who will judge it when it comes to a vote in parliament, a lawmaker from the Northern Irish party that supports May's government said on Wednesday.

EU's Barnier hails 'decisive step' toward Brexit

2 hours 30 min ago
The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the British government's agreement on Wednesday to a draft treaty was a "decisive step" toward ensuring Britain's orderly withdrawal from the bloc.