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Weakened Nafta, WTO Would Pave Way for Conflict

8 hours 54 min ago
Trump administration attempts to neuter Nafta and the World Trade Organization are intended to sideline the referees from the world trade arena, but that would allow both the U.S. and rivals to be more aggressive, Greg Ip writes.

Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Alleges Past Abuses by U.S. Team Doctor

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:19
Olympic gold-medal gymnast McKayla Maroney said Wednesday that she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by the former U.S. national team doctor, including at the 2012 London Olympics.

Candidates for New Jersey Governor Square Off

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:57
After a fraught week of campaigning, the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor of New Jersey met again in a debate that underscored deep policy divisions between their two campaigns.

Cuomo's Infrastructure Credentials Are Tested

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:51
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has positioned himself as a champion of big infrastructure, but that reputation is being tested by delays and disruptions in the New York City subway system.

Rex Tillerson Says U.S. Is India's Best Partner for the Future

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:04
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to India next week to press his view that the U.S.—not China—represents the South Asia economic giant’s most reliable partner for the future.

Appeals Court Finds World War I Memorial Unconstitutional

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:36
A nearly century-old, 40-foot cross honoring World War I veterans in Bladensburg, Md., represents an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, a divided federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Police Capture Maryland Shooting Suspect That Left Three Dead

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:48
A daylong manhunt ended Wednesday evening when authorities captured the man suspected of shooting five co-workers, three fatally, at a Harford County, Md., business.

Connecticut Lawmakers Reach Preliminary Budget Deal

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:50
Democratic and Republican leaders in the state Legislature said Wednesday they reached a preliminary budget deal and intend to vote on it next week.

Sessions Defends Firing of Comey, Citing His Role in Clinton Probe

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:43
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday defended his role in the firing of James Comey, saying the significance of the former FBI Director’s errors hasn’t been fully understood.

McCain Backs Measure to Tighten Disclosure of Online Political Ads

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:30
A proposal to require social media companies to disclose information about political advertising on their platforms has drawn the support of a key Republican, Sen. John McCain.

Judge Resists Trump Administration's View of Emoluments Clause

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:06
A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday pushed back against the U.S. government’s attempts to narrowly define the Constitution’s built-in anticorruption provisions, during a hearing in a closely watched lawsuit targeting President Donald Trump’s business ties.

Delayed Nafta Talks to Seep Into Political Races Next Year

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:40
The decision to extend negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement into next spring will inject trade into the middle of political campaigns in the U.S. and Mexico next year, and may complicate efforts to sign and ratify a new version of the pact.

Trump Denies Making Insensitive Remarks to Soldier's Widow

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:26
President Donald Trump denied he made insensitive remarks in a phone call to the widow of a U.S. soldier and accused a Democratic congresswoman of making up the claim, which was supported by a member of the soldier’s family.

Why Streetwear Brand Supreme Is Worth $1 Billion and Abercrombie Isn't

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:02
Skateboard apparel retailer uses scarcity to fuel demand among young shoppers but a new private equity investment raises the question of whether the company can maintain its mystique.

Researchers Tied to Trump Dossier Decline to Testify in Russia Probe

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:29
Two partners at a research firm that compiled a dossier of unverified and unflattering allegations about President Donald Trump invoked their constitutional right not to give testimony before a congressional committee.

New York City Launches New Artist-in-Residency Programs

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:53
The city’s Department of Cultural Affairs is launching artist-in-residency programs at the Department of Correction, the Department of Probation and the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

Trump Shifts View, Signals Opposition to Health-Care Deal

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:47
President Donald Trump sent a strong signal that he opposes a bipartisan deal on health care after earlier expressing support, sowing confusion and raising questions about the bill’s chances of success.

Second Federal Judge Blocks Latest Trump Travel Ban

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:17
A federal judge in Maryland partially blocked the Trump administration from implementing its latest version of the travel ban, a day after a judge in Hawaii issued an order preventing the White House from imposing much of the ban.

Hurricanes Weighed on Housing Starts

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:22
U.S. housing starts decreased last month for the fifth time in six months, as builders felt the brunt of construction delays as well as labor and material shortages caused by hurricanes in Florida and Texas.

Clinton: U.S. Threats of War With North Korea 'Dangerous and Shortsighted'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:17
The former secretary of state criticized the Trump administration’s bellicose language toward Pyongyang and warned that the approach isn’t working on Kim Jong Un.

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