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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday accused the United States of seeking to destroy a food aid program that the government of the crisis-stricken OPEC nation says feeds some 6 million families. Washington is preparing sanctions and criminal charges against Venezuelan officials and others suspected of using the food program to launder money for the Maduro government, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The measures against the program, known in Venezuela by its Spanish acronym CLAP, are expected to be enacted within the next 90 days, according to the sources, who asked not to be identified.
Shares of Tesla, suffering one of the worst stretches in company history, rebounded Thursday after CEO Elon Musk told employees that orders are up.
Trump signed a memorandum requiring the sponsors of legal immigrants to reimburse the government for any safety net programs they benefit from.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.-China trade deal, while at the same time calling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous." Washington last week effectively banned U.S. firms from doing business with Huawei, the world's largest telecoms network gear maker, citing national security concerns. "You look at what they've done from a security standpoint, from a military standpoint, it's very dangerous," Trump said in remarks at the White House.
John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views.
4-year-old Madison Jade thinks princesses don't need a prince to rescue them because they can rescue themselves.
STARKE, Fla. (AP) - At 17, Lisa Noland was fighting for her life. A killer on a rampage that would leave 10 women dead abducted her outside a church and raped her. The day before, she'd written a suicide note, planning to end her life after years of sexual abuse by her grandmother's boyfriend
The Trump administration unveiled its latest package Thursday to help farmers hurt by the trade war with China, including $14.5 billion in market facilitation payments directly to producers and $1.4 billion in government purchases to be distributed through school lunch programs and local food banks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release from prison.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of serious harm by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the names of confidential sources for American armed forces.
Shares of Xiamen, China-based Luckin Coffee soared as much as 53% to $25.96 on May 17, their first day of trading in the U.S. Of this year's initial public offerings that raised at least $500 million, Luckin's 13% decline from its offering price of $17 per share makes the coffee retailer the second-worst performing stock, behind only Lyft Inc., which is down 20% since its offering price of $72 in late-March. Hedgeye analyst Howard Penney is among the market watchers fooled by the Luckin.
The United States has received numerous reports that appear consistent with chemical exposure after an attack by Syrian government forces in northwest Syria, but it has made no definitive conclusion as to whether they used chemical weapons, the State Department said on Thursday. "We do have numerous
A Chicago judge ordered that Smollett's case file be unsealed Thursday, making the records available to the public."State's Attorney Foxx is pleased to be able to provide the public with even greater transparency in this matter than was previously possible because of the sealing order," the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said in a statement to TheWrap. "A review of the documents is currently underway and the State's Attorney's Office will release the documents related to this case through a FOIA production by June 3, 2019."The charges against Smollett included an accusation that the "Empire" actor staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself and arranged for two brothers to...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday confirmed that the Pentagon was considering sending additional U.S. troops to the Middle East as one of the ways to bolster protection for American forces there, amid tensions with Iran. "What we're looking at is: Are there things that we can do to enhance force protection in the Middle East?" Shanahan said. "It may involve sending additional troops." But Shanahan, in remarks to reporters outside the Pentagon, dismissed reports suggesting specific numbers of troops were being considered at this point. ...
The 17-year-old suspect told reporters that he was "defending his friend." He's charged with second-degree assault.
A report by two trade groups showed U.S. beer-industry jobs dropped 40,000 since 2016 as metal tariffs boosted aluminum-can costs, leading to a drop in investment. The biennial study by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association said direct, indirect and induced jobs fell to 2.19 million
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will not surrender to U.S. pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, stepping up the war of words between the Islamic Republic and the United States. Earlier in the day, Iran's top military chief said the
A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers led by Representative John Joyce (R., Pa.) sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf Thursday urging him to dispatch the commonwealth's National Guard units to help address the overwhelming influx of asylum seekers arriving at the southern border.Joyce and his fellow Republican lawmakers were moved to write the letter after hearing Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan testify Wednesday about the extent of the crisis at the border and the need for increased manpower to address it."Our country is currently facing a security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border. In April, more than 109,000 undocumented immigrants crossed the border....
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell from near an 11-1/2-year high in April as prices rebounded and manufacturing activity hit its lowest level in almost a decade in May, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic growth was underway. Labor market strength should support the economy, which is cooling as last year's massive stimulus from the Trump administration's tax cuts and spending increases fades. The mixed reports followed data last week showing a decline in retail sales and industrial production in April, which prompted economists to cut second-quarter growth estimates.
Stephen Calk, who was chairman and CEO of Federal Savings Bank though is now on a leave of absence, was charged by federal prosecutors in New York with one count of financial institution bribery, which carries a maximum prison term of 30 years. Calk's name repeatedly came up during Manafort's 2018 financial fraud trial in Virginia, with prosecutors saying he approved $16 million in loans for Manafort in exchange for help securing a senior federal post under Trump.
The Federal Aviation Administration is meeting with international air regulators from around the world on Thursday to determine what is needed to return the grounded Boeing Co 737 MAX to return it to service. The agency will summarize the status of three major ongoing reviews of the 737 MAX and give
Self-help guru Tony Robbins is facing new allegations of sexual misconduct in a new report published Wednesday by BuzzFeed News.
Lee Gelernt is deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union's national Immigrants' Rights Project. As the lead attorney on efforts to reunite migrant families separated by the Trump administration and in blocking the first version of the Muslim travel ban, he's a familiar face in court. Mr. Gelernt is based at the ACLU's office in New York.
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Sanders, one of the two dozen Democrats running for the Democratic presidential nomination, held a virtual town hall, taking questions from McDonald's workers in Dallas who protested the company's annual shareholders' meeting. "You guys are being exploited," Sanders, speaking from Washington, told the workers. McDonald's is under fire from activist groups for failing to protect workers from sexual harassment and violence.
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson told Rep. Ilhan Omar in a tweet that he cares "about all people, even those she doesn't recognize as having a right to life."
NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on trade tensions between the United States and China (all times local):
There are discounts of nearly 50% on mulch, furniture, and more.
Stephen Calk was appointed to a post as economic adviser to Donald Trump's campaign in summer 2016, days after his bank approved a $9.5 million loan, federal prosecutors in New York said. Months later, after Trump was elected president, Calk was recommended for a position in the Trump administration while loans worth more than $6 million were awaiting approval at Calk's bank, they said. A former U.S. Army helicopter pilot, Calk, 54, faces a single count of financial institution bribery in an indictment unsealed Thursday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned after one lawmaker called for the censure of another over comments that included calling the president's son "evidently retarded."
Musk's email, widely posted on social media and authenticated for Reuters by a source familiar with the matter, also said the company had on average produced 900 Model 3 cars per day this week, bringing it closer to a target of 7,000 per week. Demand for the Model 3 sedan and Tesla's other cars
With coordinators expecting more than a million youths to join protests in at least 110 countries, students inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg are demanding politicians and business leaders act quickly to curb greenhouse gas emissions. "We seem to have this amazing capability of forgetting horrible things and going on with our daily lives, but adults need to start acting," said Helena Marschall, 16, who is coordinating a strike in the German financial capital Frankfurt. "If we don't act now we will soon reach crucial tipping points of our climate system, meaning after that there's no way out anymore," Marschall said, taking a break from lobbying Deutsche Bank...
Master communicator and battle-hardened political scrapper, Narendra Modi fought his way off the streets to become one of India's most popular and polarising prime ministers. There is no middle ground between admirers and adversaries of the 68-year-old, who is on target to become the first leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win two five-year terms. After helping his father run a railway station tea stall in the small Gujarat town of Vadnagar, Modi ran away as a teenager to devote his life to politics.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats , U.S. officials said.
Could the 500-plus-hp Blackwing V-8 make its way under the hood of Cadillac's newest sports sedan?
BERLIN (AP) - Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat.
After Netflix Price Hike, T-Mobile Customers Will Have to Pay More or Downgrade
China said the United States needs to correct its "wrong actions" for trade talks to continue after it blacklisted Huawei, a blow that has rippled through global supply chains and battered tech shares as investors fear a technology cold war. Japanese conglomerate Panasonic Corp joined the growing list of global companies which have said they are disengaging from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second-largest seller of smartphones and the largest telecom-gear maker, saying it had stopped shipments of some components. Its move came a day after British chip designer ARM said it had halted relations with Huawei to comply with the U.S. supply blockade, potentially crippling the...
The head of the United Nations organisation for Palestinian refugees on Thursday rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for stalled peace efforts. UNRWA's commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl rebuffed the criticism from US envoy Jason Greenblatt during a visit to the Gaza Strip. "I unreservedly reject the accompanying narrative that suggests that somehow UNRWA is to blame for the continuation of the refugee-hood of Palestine refugees, of their growing numbers and their growing needs," he said in response to a question about Greenblatt's comments.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said he believed the decision needed to be reviewed. "Unexplainable and unconscionable," Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. Pompeo said Lindh "still is threatening the United states of America, still committed to the very jihad that he engaged in that killed a great American and a great CIA officer.
The wrist-worn gadget is described as a health and wellness product in internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg. Designed to work with a smartphone app, the device has microphones paired with software that can discern the wearer's emotional state from the sound of his or her voice, according to the
Some people are less likely than others to reach their retirement goals.
Loup Ventures co-founder Gene Munster wrote in a note that Tesla will probably miss its 2019 delivery target range as sales shrink in China amid a trade war between the two countries. The analyst cut his estimate for Tesla's full-year global car sales by about 10% to 310,000 vehicles, versus the minimum
A Ministry of Commerce spokesperson does not single out any U.S. action, but it's been a tense couple of weeks for the trade war.
China said on Thursday it had lodged solemn representations with the United States after it escalated a trade war between the two countries by placing Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on a blacklist for U.S. suppliers. No further trade talks between top Chinese and U.S. negotiators
S&P 500 futures pointed to a big drop at the New York open after China's flagship People's Daily published two commentaries assailing American moves to curb Chinese companies. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was dragged lower by automakers after an EU official said the U.S. was unlikely to start trade talks