With Democratic support, Senate eyes rollback of Dodd-Frank banking law
Ten years after a financial crisis rocked the nation's economy, the Senate is poised to pass legislation that would roll back some of the safeguards Congress put into place to prevent a relapse.
North Korea Says Willing to Halt Nuclear Tests, Talk with US
South Korean officials confirmed Kim Jong-un's willingness to give up nuclear weapons if the North's security is guaranteed.
Arizona Teachers Seeing Red, Gearing Up for West Virginia-Style Action
Schools are still closed all across West Virginia during a teacher strike while educators negotiate for better pay and benefits. Oklahoma might be the next state where teachers stage walkouts.
China’s Xi Readies Sweeping Government Overhaul to Empower Party
Chinese President Xi Jinping is preparing to extend a sweeping government overhaul that would give the Communist Party greater control over everything from financial services to manufacturing to entertainment in the world’s second-largest economy, two people familiar with the matter said.
US Admiral: Guantanamo Could Welcome 24 New Inmates
President Donald Trump in January signed an executive order reversing his predecessor Barack Obama's ultimately fruitless 2009 directive to shut down the U.S. prison center.
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clash
Sri Lanka declared a nationwide state of emergency for 10 days on Tuesday to stop the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said, after clashes erupted between majority Buddhists and members of the minority Muslim community.
Fights erupt, 12 arrested ahead of white nationalist's speech in Michigan
At least a dozen people were arrested on Monday after supporters of Richard Spencer clashed with protesters outside a Michigan college campus where the white nationalist was scheduled to speak.
Trump Believes Cohn Will Leave If Tariffs Instituted, Sources Say
President Donald Trump has told advisers that he believes economic adviser Gary Cohn will leave his White House job if Trump decides to go forward with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, people familiar with the matter say.
Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Ready to Scrap Mugabe Policies, Officials Say
Zimbabwe’s ruling party plans to bolster its campaign for this year’s general elections by jettisoning former President Robert Mugabe’s “look east” policy toward China and Russia and adopt some of the opposition’s key initiatives, according to three senior party officials.
Arizona State's Ban On Israel Boycotters Tests DOJ’s Free Speech Commitment
A lawsuit against one of America’s largest public universities could pose a major test for the Justice Department’s commitment to campus free speech.