Republicans rebuked President Trump after his threat to shut down the government over funding for a border wall rattled markets and cast a shadow over congressional efforts to raise the debt ceiling and pass spending bills.
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Asia stocks brush off Wall St. slide after Trump's comments, dollar recovers
Asian stocks and the dollar edged up on Thursday, shaking off the risk aversion that gripped financial markets overnight after President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the U.S. government and end the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Charlottesville shrouds divisive Confederate statues in black cloth
To applause from spectators, workers in Charlottesville, Virginia, covered two statues of Confederate generals with black tarpaulins on Wednesday in honor of the woman who was killed during a rally by white nationalists in the liberal-leaning college town.
As Syria war tightens, U.S. and Russia military hotlines humming
Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria.
Amazon deal for Whole Foods wins U.S. regulatory, shareholder approvals
Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday cleared two of the biggest hurdles it needed to close its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc , with approvals from a U.S. regulator and the grocery chain's shareholders.
Winning numbers drawn for $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot
Winning numbers were drawn on Wednesday night for a U.S. Powerball jackpot of an estimated $700 million, one of the largest in the lottery's history.
Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with its new Galaxy Note 8 "phablet," hoping features like dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will extinguish memories of the device's fire-prone predecessor.
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The United States could impose additional penalties on four unidentified countries that do not cooperate with requests to return their citizens, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesman said Wednesday.