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Mexico vows fuel theft crackdown after deadly pipeline blast

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 2:52am
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

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 1:52am
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

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 1:27am
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

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:49am
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.

White House adviser Kudlow says making progress on China trade talks

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:24pm
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday that the United States and China were making progress on trade negotiations but reaching a deal would take time.

House Speaker Pelosi accuses Trump of endangering U.S. troops, lawmakers

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:21pm
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused President Donald Trump of putting American troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicizing a planned congressional trip to the war-torn country, as tensions between the leaders spiked on the 28th day of a partial government shutdown.

Trump says will make 'major' announcement Saturday on shutdown

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:57pm
President Donald Trump said on Friday he will make a "major" announcement on Saturday at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) on "the humanitarian crisis on our southern border" and the partial government shutdown, now in its 28th day.

Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:38pm
U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, helping Wall Street's major indexes advance for the fourth consecutive week, as increased hopes the United States and China would resolve their trade dispute lifted shares across sectors.

Supreme Court silent on 'Dreamers' appeal, other big cases

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:32pm
It is looking increasingly likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Trump administration appeals involving the "Dreamers" immigrants, transgender troops and gay rights during its current term, meaning rulings in these major cases may not come until next year.

Trump tells anti-abortion marchers he will support them

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:25pm
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in a prerecorded video to thousands of anti-abortion activists in Washington on Friday for the 46th March for Life, vowing to veto any legislation that "weakens the protection of human life."

U.S.-born Iranian TV anchor's arrest confirmed by U.S. court

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:18pm
An American-born Iranian television anchor has been arrested as a material witness in an undisclosed U.S. federal investigation, according to a federal court order granted on Friday.

Stocks rally on trade hopes, dollar has first weekly gain of 2019

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:02pm
World stock indexes jumped on Friday, with Wall Street posting a fourth straight week of gains, and the dollar had its first positive week since mid-December as optimism increased that an end is in sight to the U.S.-China trade conflict.