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Cynthia Nixon Will Challenge New York Gov. Cuomo in Democratic Primary


Actress Cynthia Nixon announced she will challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, presenting a threat from the left to his bid for a third term.

White House Names Liddell as a Deputy Chief of Staff


The White House said President Trump has elevated Chris Liddell, who now serves in a White House office aimed at streamlining the federal government, to deputy chief of staff for policy coordination.

VW Plans $340 Million Expansion at Tennessee Plant

Volkswagen will spend $340 million to manufacture a new sport-utility vehicle at a Tennessee assembly plant, according to a person familiar with the plan.

Steve Wynn's Attorney Reported Alleged Sexual Misconduct Victim to FBI

A lawyer for Steve Wynn said he recently reported a woman to the FBI after she threatened to go public about the casino mogul’s alleged sexual misconduct against her, which had prompted a 2006 settlement, court records indicate.

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Saudi Crown Prince Will Seek to Solidify Anti-Iran Stance With Trump

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Washington, D.C., bringing the foreign policy that has shaped Saudi Arabia’s more muscular stance in the Mideast to counter Iran.


Austin Police Seek 'Serial Bomber' After Fourth Explosion This Month


Police said they were searching for a “serial bomber” after the fourth explosion to occur in the Texas capital since early March ripped through a residential neighborhood, seriously injuring two men.


Congress Braces for Battle Over Massive Spending Bill


Congress will enter its last major fiscal battle before November’s midterm elections this week, as lawmakers prepare to debate a mammoth spending bill that offers them the last chance to settle dozens of long-running policy fights.


U.S. Investigates Failing Air Bags in Hyundai, Kia Cars

U.S. safety regulators are investigating Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors cars with air bags that failed to deploy, a problem linked to four deaths and six injuries.

What Slump? Some Manhattan Retailers Look to Own Buildings Instead of Renting Them


Small businesses largely steered clear of real-estate investments during the heady days of soaring rents and prices for Manhattan retail properties. Now that prices are coming down, some are exploring the possibility of owning their own…


Trump's Opioid Battle Plan Includes Seeking More Death-Penalty Prosecutions


President Donald Trump will call for new steps to combat the opioid epidemic, including asking the Justice Department to seek more death-penalty cases against drug traffickers under current law.

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates on Board for Legal Marijuana


Across the country, Democrats are promoting legal marijuana as a painless way to raise money while avoiding tax increases. In Illinois, gubernatorial primary candidates are so invested in the issue they have been attacking one another for…

North Korea to Meet for Talks With U.S., South Korean Delegations in Helsinki

North Korea will hold talks in Finland with a U.S. delegation and former South Korean government officials, Seoul’s foreign ministry said, ahead of denuclearization discussions between Seoul and Pyongyang next month and the first U.S.…

Democrats Regain Double-Digit Lead Over GOP in Poll; Trump Job Approval Rises

Democrats have regained a double-digit advantage over Republicans on which party voters want to control Congress after the 2018 midterm elections, while at the same time President Donald Trump’s job approval has improved, a new Wall Street…

Trade Associations to Petition Trump Administration to Halt China-Tariff Plans

Forty-five groups representing a wide swath of the U.S. economy are asking the president to work with other nations to press Beijing to end restrictions on foreign firms instead of imposing tariffs on China.


Text Messages May Shed Light on Judge's Recusal in Flynn Case


A federal judge may have recused himself from overseeing the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn because a personal friend was connected to the matter, newly disclosed messages exchanged between two FBI officials suggest.

Fed's Thinking on Rate Increases May Come Into Focus

The Federal Reserve in December expected a gradual path of rate rises would allow the economy to keep expanding without overheating; since then, the burst of fiscal stimulus, together with steady growth and very low unemployment could lead…

Trump Steps Up Attacks on Mueller Investigation

The president showed a more confrontational tone toward special counsel Robert Mueller, prompting urgent warnings from senators not to undermine the probe into possible Russian election interference.


Largest Public-Housing System in the U.S. Is Crumbling


New York City’s sprawling public housing needs an estimated $25 billion of repairs, up from $6 billion in 2005. Yet federal funding hasn’t kept pace.


Florida Bridge Collapse Moves Into Investigation Phase


Miami officials say they have recovered the bodies of all the dead in the collapse of a Florida International University bridge and were moving onto investigating what went wrong.

Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies After Fall


A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling during a show in Tampa.

Sunday, Mar 18

Confirmation Battles Await Trump Nominees


GOP Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday he would try to filibuster President Trump’s choices of secretary of state and CIA director, hinting at a coming confirmation fight given Republicans’ narrow majority.

McCabe Kept Notes About Trump, Passed Them to Mueller


U.S. Tariffs to Be in Spotlight at G-20 Summit

Global finance ministers meeting this week in Buenos Aires were planning to focus on topics like the workforce in an age of automation and how to boost infrastructure investment. Instead, their attention has turned to U.S. tariffs on steel…

Oil Hedge Fund BBL Looks to Launch $1 Billion Macro Fund

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Saturday, Mar 17

Sessions Fires McCabe, Who Was Set to Retire Sunday

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Senate Likely to Pass Bill Limiting Websites' Immunity in Sex-Trafficking Cases

U.S. lawmakers are pushing ahead with changes to the internet immunity law, despite efforts by some tech companies and their allies to soften or slow down the effort.

Donald Trump and John Kelly Reach Truce

President Donald Trump and John Kelly have settled on a truce, at least temporarily, to keep the chief of staff in place as the White House grapples with the turbulence of several senior departures and the prospect of further changes to…

Friday, Mar 16

Trump Plans to Oust National Security Adviser McMaster

Washington girded for further change in President Donald Trump’s administration, as national security adviser H.R. McMaster’s position appeared increasingly precarious and a series of staff departures prompted a U.S. senator to publicly…

Pedestrian Bridge Collapses in Miami, Killing at Least Six

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U.S. Sanctions Russia for Interference in Elections

The Trump administration issued for the first time sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and for cyberattacks, targeting the Kremlin’s intelligence agencies and individuals indicted by special counsel…

Trump Organization Tied to Deal to Keep Stormy Daniels Quiet

An assistant general counsel at the president’s flagship holding company intervened in arbitration proceeding in California to enforce a nondisclosure deal with former adult-film actress Stormy Daniels who claimed she had an affair with Mr…

Thursday, Mar 15

Judge in Cosby Case to Allow Five More Accusers to Testify


A judge ruled that five additional women can testify at Bill Cosby’s upcoming trial in Pennsylvania on charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004, marking the first time in the #MeToo era that a celebrity will face multiple accusers in…

Toys 'R' Us Tells Workers It Will Likely Close All U.S. Stores


Parties Seek Lessons in Pennsylvania as Democrat Declares Victory

Democrat Conor Lamb claimed victory with a razor-thin lead in Pennsylvania’s special election for a U.S. House seat, as members of both parties tried to draw strategic lessons from the political upset.

Why CEOs Have Such a Hard Time Moving Into Government

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national economic adviser Gary Cohn are just the latest corporate chieftains to stumble in the transition from the autonomous confines of the corner suite to the political pressure cooker in…

Wednesday, Mar 14

Democrat Clings to Razor-Thin Lead in Pennsylvania House Race


Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a razor-thin lead in Pennsylvania’s special election for a U.S. House seat, as absentee ballots were tallied. Republican Rick Saccone said he wouldn’t concede until election officials finished the count.

Tillerson Is Out as Secretary of State; Trump Taps Pompeo

President Trump fired Rex Tillerson as secretary of state on Tuesday, removing his top diplomat amid persistent disagreements on foreign policy and naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him.

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Accused Florida School Shooter


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Elderly in U.S. Are Projected to Outnumber Children for First Time


Americans over 65 years old will outnumber children in the U.S. by 2035, a first in the nation’s history, according to updated Census Bureau projections.