Some communities have seized a chance to amend long-entrenched policies that make the U.S. the world’s incarceration capital. The changes could free some suspects who die before getting their day in court.
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U.S. rejection throws WTO leadership race into confusion
The World Trade Organization's bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global trade watchdog's next director-general.
Trump administration opens pristine Alaska forest to logging
The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a plan to open vast portions of the nation's largest national forest, the Tongass in Alaska, to logging.
Record U.S. third-quarter growth assured as goods trade deficit falls, inventories rise
The United States' trade deficit in goods narrowed sharply in September and inventories at retailers surged, sealing expectations for record economic growth in the third quarter after the worst performance in at least 73 years.
Co-defendant in case against Giuliani associates to enter new plea
A change-of-plea hearing has been scheduled for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with a former associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who faces campaign finance charges.
Turkey hits at 'Crusades' against Islam in cartoons row with France
Turkey's president said on Wednesday that Western countries mocking Islam wanted to "relaunch the Crusades", heightening a confrontation with France over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have stirred anger in Muslim-majority countries.
LVMH, Tiffany agree on lower price in takeover deal, sources say
U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co has agreed with LVMH to slightly lower the price of its acquisition by the French luxury goods group, in a move that could end a legal dispute between the two, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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