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U.S. proposes denying work permits to asylum seekers who enter illegally

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:59pm
The Trump administration proposed a regulation on Wednesday that would bar most asylum seekers from applying for a work permit if they entered the United States illegally.

Dolphins, Lions planning to attend Kaepernick's NFL audition

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:54pm
The Miami Dolphins and other clubs will attend Colin Kaepernick's audition at a special workout hosted by the National Football League (NFL) on Saturday, opening the possibility that the former quarterback could return to the game three years after his protests against racial injustice roiled the sport.

Immigration hawk promoted to U.S. homeland security acting deputy

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:45pm
The Trump administration named immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli to the No. 2 position at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, the same day it installed an acting secretary who became the agency's fifth leader in three years.

Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign in first day

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:39pm
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testifying on Wednesday in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically.

Love him or hate him, voters say impeachment hearings will not change their views on Trump

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:38pm
As the first televised hearing of the impeachment probe unfolded on Wednesday on the screen in his home in Flint, Michigan, Quincy Murphy said there was no chance the proceedings would alter his view that President Donald Trump is unfit to hold the office.

Three key takeaways from the Trump impeachment hearing

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:30pm
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testifying in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president on Wednesday more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine for investigations of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son that would benefit him politically.

Consequential, but dull: Trump impeachment hearings begin without a bang

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:30pm
Democratic lawmakers tried their hand at reality television with mixed results on Wednesday as they presented arguments to the American public for the impeachment of a former star of the genre, Donald Trump.

Black-clad man dies in Hong Kong; unclear if death related to protests - police

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:16pm
A man dressed in black and aged in his 30s has died in Hong Kong, police said. It was not clear if his death was related to ongoing protests in the Chinese-ruled city.

Disney lifts Dow, S&P 500 to records while trade tensions cast shadow

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 6:48pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 posted record closing highs on Wednesday helped by a big jump in Walt Disney shares, but the Nasdaq fell as stocks were kept in check by fresh uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations.

New Bolivian leader seeks quick vote, foes plan disruptions

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:56am
Bolivia's new interim president pledged on Wednesday to hold a new election as soon as possible and condemned "revenge" acts by disgruntled supporters of fallen leader Evo Morales who resigned after protests over a disputed vote.

Touting membership cards, Trump steps up anti-impeachment Facebook ads

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:55am
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is ramping up a Facebook ad blitz against efforts to impeach him, buying more ads on the topic in recent weeks than all the Democratic White House candidates combined.

'Future of the presidency' at stake as Trump impeachment hearings kick off

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:55am
Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers presented dueling narratives on Wednesday as a U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency entered a crucial new phase with the first public hearing.

Rising healthcare costs power U.S. consumer inflation

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:50am
U.S. consumer prices jumped by the most in seven months in October, which together with abating fears of a recession, support the Federal Reserve's signal for no further interest rate cuts in the near term.

U.S. consumer prices increase more than expected in October

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:50am
U.S. consumer prices rebounded more than expected in October and underlying inflation picked up, which together with abating trade tensions and fears of a recession, support the Federal Reserve's signal for no further interest rate cuts in the near term.

Climate change blamed as floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:43am
Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

Protesters blockade universities, stockpile makeshift weapons as chaos grips Hong Kong

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:40am
Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

Alibaba launches $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing to fund expansion

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:38am
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group launched the share sale for its Hong Kong listing on Wednesday, braving unrest in the global financial hub to try to raise up to $13.4 billion to fund its expansion plans.

'Low-rent Ukrainian sequel:' Quotes and reaction to Trump impeachment hearing

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:37am
Wednesday marked a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency, as a Democratic-led impeachment probe in the U.S. Congress went public with televised hearings into allegations about Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Test administrator pleads guilty, parent faces sentencing over U.S. college scam

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:21am
A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty to participating in a vast college admissions cheating and fraud scheme on Wednesday, the same day a wealthy parent is set to face sentencing for his role in the scandal.

Bolsonaro and Xi cheer strong and growing Brazil-China relations

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:08am
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday praised strong bilateral relations between their countries and signaled a desire to expand two-way trade in a brief public ceremony in Brasilia.