• U.S. lawmakers seek to impose more sanctions on 'menace' Russia
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    U.S. lawmakers seek to impose more sanctions on 'menace' Russia

    U.S. lawmakers pushed for more aggressive steps to counteract the Russian "menace" on Tuesday, despite Trump administration officials insisting current sanctions were having an effect and vowing to impose more economic pain if Moscow does not change its behaviour. President Donald Trump has

  • Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, pleads guilty in New York court
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    Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, pleads guilty in New York court

    Michael Cohen leaves a courthouse in New York, New York, on 26 April 2018. Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday said Trump directed him to make payments that violated campaign finance laws, in an effort to keep quiet two women who alleged sexual affairs with the billionaire

  • The Latest: Manafort found guilty on 8 counts
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    The Latest: Manafort found guilty on 8 counts

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty of five counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of failing to file a report of a foreign bank account in 2012 and two charges of bank fraud. Paul Manafort stood grim and stone-faced as a court clerk read eight guilty counts

  • The Latest: Post Malone tweets thanks after jet lands safely
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    The Latest: Post Malone tweets thanks after jet lands safely

    Rapper Post Malone is thanking fans for their prayers now that his private jet that blew two tires taking off from a small New Jersey airport has landed safely in New York. The jet was headed to London Luton Airport in Luton, England, from Teterboro Airport when the pilot realized after takeoff early

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    Associated Press

    How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, briefly sending the S&P 500 index to an all-time high. The benchmark index eked out a slight gain, finishing a little below the high mark it set in January. The gain, which carried the Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks to an all-time high, came as the market

  • Rapper Post Malone's jet lands safely after 2 tires blow
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    Rapper Post Malone's jet lands safely after 2 tires blow

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on

  • Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen, in guilty plea, says made payments at candidate's direction
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    Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen, in guilty plea, says made payments at candidate's direction

    U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges, saying he made payments to influence the 2016 election at the direction of a candidate for federal office. Cohen, 51, appearing in federal court in Manhattan

  • Trump's EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule
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    Trump's EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal would require states to submit plans for improving efficiency of coal-fired power plants. The federal government will set carbon emission guidelines, but states will have the leeway to set less-stringent standards, taking into account a facility'

  • Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms
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    Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

    Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.

  • After bailout Odyssey, Greece ready to be 'normal' again
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    After bailout Odyssey, Greece ready to be 'normal' again

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's eight-year bailout ordeal will forever be bookended by two of the country's iconic islands.

  • S&P 500 touches all-time high as earnings drive stock gains
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    S&P 500 touches all-time high as earnings drive stock gains

    The S&P 500 index briefly traded at an all-time high Tuesday just as the U.S. stock market's bull run came closer to becoming the longest on record.

  • US firms to Trump: Don't raise tariffs on more Chinese goods
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    US firms to Trump: Don't raise tariffs on more Chinese goods

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee.

  • Small firms thrive as customers seek more unique clothing
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    Small firms thrive as customers seek more unique clothing

    LONDON (AP) — Claudio Belotti knows he cut the denim that became the jeans Meghan Markle wore on one of her first outings as the fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry.

  • Debate over longest bull market centers on rounding
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    Debate over longest bull market centers on rounding

    NEW YORK (AP) — It could become the longest bull market ever ... perhaps with an asterisk.

  • Born out of the financial crisis, bull market nears record
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    Born out of the financial crisis, bull market nears record

    NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market in U.S. stocks is about to become the longest in history.

  • Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled
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    Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled

    BEIJING (AP) — Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren't needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters on the final day of a visit to Beijing on Tuesday.

  • Muslims at haj converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil
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    Muslims at haj converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

    More than 2 million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Tuesday, the riskiest stage of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia where hundreds died in a crush three years ago. Under close supervision from Saudi authorities, the faithful carried umbrellas

  • Trump aide Manafort found guilty on eight of 18 charges
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    Trump aide Manafort found guilty on eight of 18 charges

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday on eight charges of tax and bank fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts, after a jury said it could not reach consensus on the other 10 charges against him. The jury, after almost four days of deliberations, found

  • Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts of fraud
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    Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts of fraud

    Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty on tax fraud charges in Virginia federal court, in a resounding victory for special counsel Robert Mueller and his team in the first trial arising from their investigation. Manafort, 69, was convicted on five counts of tax fraud

  • Author of Trump-Russia dossier wins libel case in US court
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    Author of Trump-Russia dossier wins libel case in US court

    Christopher Steele still faces another libel claim over the dossier. The former MI6 officer Christopher Steele has won a legal battle in the United States against three Russian oligarchs who sued him over allegations made in his dossier about the Trump campaign and its links with Moscow. The oligarchs

  • Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty on eight counts
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    Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty on eight counts

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday of eight of the 18 charges he faced in a case of bank and tax fraud.

  • Italian company says new bridge can be built in 8 months
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    Italian company says new bridge can be built in 8 months

    MILAN (AP) — The board of the private company that controls the bridge that collapsed in Genoa approved on Tuesday an initial 500 million euros ($576 million) in funding to help victims and finance a new steel bridge that it says can be ready in about eight months.

  • Serbia takes delivery of 2 Russian fighter jets
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    Serbia takes delivery of 2 Russian fighter jets

    Serbia's air force on Tuesday took the delivery of two Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow's influence in the region. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended the ceremony at a military airport close to the

  • Israel bans Juul e-cigarettes over nicotine concentration
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    Israel bans Juul e-cigarettes over nicotine concentration

    Israel on Tuesday outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Silicon Valley start-up Juul Labs, citing public health concerns given their nicotine content. A statement by Israel's Health Ministry said the Juul device was banned because it contains nicotine at a concentration higher than

  • Venezuelan streets quiet after currency devaluation
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    Venezuelan streets quiet after currency devaluation

    CARACAS/VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday, as a currency devaluation and package of economic measures by socialist President Nicolas Maduro went into effect, and the opposition asked storekeepers to shut up shop in protest. The central bank reported