WASHINGTON - Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans, deciding to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.
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North Korea war cries stifle stocks, euro still groggy
World stocks and the euro fell for a fourth day on Tuesday, as investors that had piled into both all year took a step back as the list of global uncertainties began to lengthen again.
BHP, world's largest miner, says 2017 is 'tipping point' for electric cars
This year looks set to be the "tipping point" for electric cars, Arnoud Balhuizen, chief commercial officer at global miner BHP said on Tuesday, with the impact for raw materials producers to be felt first in the metals market, and only later in oil.
Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity
Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, and it called for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.
Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors
Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.
Mattis seeks deeper ties with India amid China assertiveness
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday to deepen military ties including the potential sales of U.S. jet fighters and surveillance drones that experts say are aimed at helping it rein in China's influence in the region.
Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case
Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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A Republican tax-cut plan due to be unveiled on Wednesday is expected to call for a new rate for "pass-through" businesses of about 25 percent, which would bring huge tax savings to millions of U.S. business owners, a lobbyist familiar with the negotiations said.