New York governor opens door to criminal case against Trump Foundation
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:44:12 -0400
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday opened the door to a possible criminal case against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, but the state attorney general's office said it had not determined that a criminal referral was warranted.

White House struggles to contain fallout from Trump-Putin summit
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:40:03 -0400
The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain the furor over President Donald Trump's heavily criticized summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States.

Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:39:42 -0400
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed pending trial
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:14:13 -0400
A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.

U.S. tariffs may raise cost of insurance, parts, drive up auto thefts
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:08:22 -0400
A threat by the U.S. government to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported auto parts could hit consumers in unexpected ways: higher repair costs, insurance premiums and even the theft of more cars for their parts, the industry said.

AmEx rewards program costs cloud strong quarterly results
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:53:11 -0400
American Express Co reported a steep rise in quarterly expenses as the credit card issuer spent more to fund its rewards program, overshadowing its profit beat and sending its shares down 3.5 percent in extended trading.

States sue U.S. over policy tying funds to immigration compliance
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:49:37 -0400
New York and five other states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from making cooperation with federal immigration authorities a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement.

Fed report shows tariff concerns rising among business contacts
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:46:35 -0400
Manufacturers in every one of the Federal Reserve's 12 districts worried about the impact of tariffs, a Federal Reserve report said on Wednesday, even as the U.S. economy continued to expand at a moderate to modest pace.

Factbox: Tariffs remain top worry in Federal Reserve's 'Beige Book' business survey
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:45:49 -0400
Tariffs featured heavily in the Federal Reserve's latest "Beige Book," a summary of the state of U.S. business across the central bank's 12 regional districts, with respondents describing the trade spat as creating effects such as "panic buying" and a "rush to purchase metals."

World stocks climb to month peak, U.S. dollar hits three-week high
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:44:44 -0400
Stocks on major world markets climbed to a one-month high on Wednesday after a raft of strong corporate earnings, while the U.S. dollar hit a three-week high against major currencies.

Europe hits Google with record $5 billion antitrust fine, appeal ahead
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:35:30 -0400
European antitrust regulators fined Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal.

Nearly half of Americans link defense of NATO to allies' spending: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:06:33 -0400
Nearly half of Americans believe that the United States should not be required to defend NATO allies from attack if they do not spend more on defense, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Europe.

Trump says EU officials want to negotiate trade deal in Washington visit
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:40:06 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that European leaders were coming to Washington next week to try to hammer out a deal focused largely on car tariffs, while his top economic adviser accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of holding up a U.S.-China trade deal.

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina jailed
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:34:11 -0400
A U.S. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.

White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting U.S.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:25:57 -0400
The White House denied that U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia was no longer targeting the United States, saying his answer "no" was about taking questions not about potential interference in U.S. elections.

Amazon.com's stock market value hits $900 billion, threatens Apple
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:22:44 -0400
Amazon.com's stock market value reached $900 billion on Wednesday for the first time, marking a major milestone in its 21-year trajectory as a publicly listed company and threatening to dislodge Apple as Wall Street's most valuable jewel.

Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story: Reuters journalist
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:21:44 -0400
A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centered on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining.

'It was magical': Thai boys relive their discovery in cave ordeal
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:54:32 -0400
"Fight on, don't despair": the 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave complex described on Wednesday how they survived on nothing but dripping water, and even tried to dig their way out.

Thailand's cave boys leave hospital for first public appearance
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:54:13 -0400
The 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave left a hospital in the northern province of Chiang Rai on Wednesday for a news conference to be broadcast on national television, a Reuters witness said.

Turkish court keeps U.S. pastor in jail, Washington says deeply concerned
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:53:14 -0400
A Turkish court decided on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail, dashing hopes that he could be released during his trial on terrorism and spying charges, a case that has deepened a rift with NATO ally Washington.