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Senator Graham hopes Trump will slow U.S. Syria withdrawal

17 hours 32 min ago
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Donald Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed.

Shutdown sojourn: Free museums, music for furloughed U.S. workers

17 hours 39 min ago
It may not put a meal on the table for furloughed federal employees, but some U.S. museums and symphonies are supplying food for the mind in free admission for workers affected by the longest partial federal government shutdown in U.S. history.

Lack of school nurses puts Los Angeles students at risk, striking teachers say

17 hours 42 min ago
Los Angeles teacher Natali Escobedo says she will never forget the image of a diabetic fourth-grader “wilting” at her school because there was no nurse on hand to administer his insulin.

Customs union rollback would unlock Brexit talks: EU's Hogan

17 hours 58 min ago
Britain could remove most obstacles blocking a Brexit deal if it rolls back on a promise of leaving the European Union's customs union, the bloc's Agriculture Commissioner said.

Irish commitment to Brexit backstop 'absolute': foreign minister

17 hours 59 min ago
Ireland's commitment to the entire Brexit divorce deal struck with the British government but rejected by its parliament is "absolute", including the contentious border "backstop", foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Saturday.

Senator Graham says U.S.-Saudi cannot move on until prince 'dealt with'

19 hours 30 min ago
Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "dealt with", without being more specific.

Mexican pipeline blast during fuel raid kills at least 21

19 hours 42 min ago
At least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said.

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

19 hours 45 min ago
A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.

Mexico vows fuel theft crackdown after deadly pipeline blast

19 hours 58 min ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to step up efforts to stamp out fuel theft on Saturday after an explosion at a pipeline killed at least 21 people and injured dozens more.

Serena consoles Ukrainian teen after sailing into last 16

20 hours 58 min ago
Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Dayana Yastremska then consoled the Ukrainian teenager after leaving her in tears.

U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie

21 hours 23 min ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news coverage for the past 24 hours.

Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to nearly seven years in black teen's death

22 hours 1 min ago
White former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years in prison for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014 in a landmark case that highlighted racial tensions in America's third-biggest city.

Striking Los Angeles teachers rally near City Hall as talks resume

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 9:03pm
Tens of thousands of striking Los Angeles teachers were joined by parents and students in a rally near City Hall on Friday, as contract talks mediated by the mayor resumed behind closed doors after a marathon negotiating session the day before.

Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to seven years in black teen's death

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:16pm
White former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years in prison for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014 in a landmark case that highlighted racial tensions in America's third-biggest city.

Mueller's office disputes Buzzfeed story on Michael Cohen

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:09pm
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office issued a statement late on Friday taking issue with a report in Buzzfeed that President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump told him to lie to Congress.

Lawmakers plan to investigate whether Trump told lawyer to lie

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:06pm
Investigators in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives said on Friday they plan to examine whether President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress, prompted by a report by BuzzFeed News.

Trump, North Korea's Kim to hold second summit in late February

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:52pm
U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.

In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:21pm
Two years after filling the streets of U.S. cities to protest the start of Donald Trump's presidency, women will march again this weekend to try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections.

Hundreds of Central American migrants enter Mexico with few checks

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:35pm
Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining around 1,000 other people from Central America who crossed a day earlier and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.

Exclusive: U.S. demands regular review of China trade reform

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:24pm
The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China's progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal - and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations.

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