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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Alibaba takes control of logistics business, pledges $15 billion to expand network
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group has taken control of logistics unit Cainiao and pledged to spend 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) over five years to build out a global logistics network, underscoring aggressive expansion plans overseas.
Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement
A Palestinian man with security clearance to work at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank opened fire at a checkpoint on Tuesday, killing two Israeli security guards and a paramilitary policeman.
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.
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, calling 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 Indian role in Afghanistan, vows to fight militant shelters
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday, vowing to jointly stamp out militant sanctuaries and seeking India's greater involvement in helping to stabilize Afghanistan.
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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.