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North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism

China's Xi to meet Trump for the first time next week

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump set the tone for a tense first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week by tweeting on Thursday that the United States could no longer tolerate massive trade deficits and job losses.<p>The White House said Trump would host Xi next …

Flynn seeks 'assurances against unfair prosecution' from Russia-Trump investigators

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is seeking “assurances against unfair prosecution” in order to provide interviews to congressional panels investigating possible collusion between Trump aides and Moscow, his lawyer said in a written statement.<p>The statement came after a report in The …

I-85 fire: Section of Atlanta highway collapses

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> An elevated section of northbound Interstate 85, a major north-south artery for the Southeast, collapsed Thursday evening in Atlanta after a massive fire, officials said.<p>Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the collapse is not related to terrorism.<p>"We've spoken to the special agent in …

Austria threatens EU funding cuts over Hungary's hard line on refugees

Chancellor to raise issue of contributions to Hungary and Poland at summit this week<p>Austria has warned that net contributors to the EU budget will refuse to continue paying unless beneficiaries in central Europe take their quota of refugees.<p>Austria’s chancellor, Christian Kern, said he would raise …

Texas committee passes bill to curb transgender bathroom access

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A bill that would restrict access to public bathrooms by transgender people was approved by a Texas Senate committee on Wednesday after hundreds of people lined up for a nearly 21-hour session on that legislation, which critics said promotes discrimination.<p>The bill would …

Poland: stance against Warsaw on EU's Tusk would defy tradition

WARSAW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland’s euroskeptic government urged other EU states on Wednesday not to reappoint Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, as chairman of the European Council, saying it would further damage the fragile unity of the bloc.<p>European Council President Donald Tusk …

Tim Kaine's son arrested after allegedly disrupting pro-Trump rally

<b>(CNN) —</b> Linwood Michael Kaine, the son of Virginia senator and former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, was one of five protesters arrested after allegedly disrupting a pro-Donald Trump rally inside the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday, according to St. Paul Police spokesman Steve …

GOP leaders turn up the pressure on reluctant Republicans to support Obamacare replacement

Republican leaders worked frantically Wednesday to salvage their healthcare overhaul, warning naysayers in the party to join or risk being blamed for breaking the GOP's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.<p>House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) insisted that President Trump was on their side and he …

Obama is reportedly 'furious' over Trump's unsubstantiated wiretapping allegations

People close to Obama told The Wall Street Journal in a story published Tuesday night that Obama was "livid" about Trump's unfounded accusations, which came in a series of tweets early Saturday morning.<p>Obama said before he left office that he would not respond to every controversial thing Trump …

New Palestinian Envoy to U.S. Welcomes Trump's Desire for an 'Ultimate' Peace Deal

The new chief Palestinian envoy to the United States says authorities in the West Bank stand ready to be the “ultimate partners” in a peace deal …

UN rights chief 'dismayed' at Trump efforts to 'intimidate'

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday he is "dismayed" by U.S. President Donald Trump's attempts to "intimidate or undermine" …

Poachers kill rare giant tusker elephant in Kenya

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of Africa's rare giant tusker elephants has been killed by poachers in southern Kenya.<p>Conservations discovered the body of Satao II, one of the country's largest, most iconic elephants during a routine flyover of Tsavo National Park.<p>Satao II likely died when he was shot by a poisoned …

Germany warns Turkey over Nazi jibes amid referendum row

<b>Comparisons with Nazi Germany are "lines that should not be crossed", the German foreign minister has warned his Turkish counterpart as they met to try to defuse a bitter row.</b><p>But Sigmar Gabriel also emphasised his wish to return to "friendly relations".<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused …

Marine Le Pen would quit the presidency if French people voted against leaving the EU

The leader of the far-right Front National said that if she were elected president of France, her first move would be to start negotiations with the countries of the European Union.<p>"These negotiations are aimed at regaining our economic freedom... If the negotiations do not work, I will say to the …

Israel considers bill forcing mosques to lower volume

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament has passed an initial reading of a bill that would make mosques lower the volume of their call to prayer, amid …

Human error to blame for Statue of Liberty power outage

NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty has her juice back after an evening-long partial power outage.<p>The incident Tuesday night sparked speculation on …

U.S. ship changed course toward Iranians on Saturday: Iran commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship changed course toward Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, a guard commander was quoted as saying on Wednesday while issuing a warning.<p>File photo: U.S. sailors in a rigid-hull inflatable boat approach the Military Sealift …

iPad Pro 2 and iPhone 8 Release Updates: Curved Displays, Water-Resistant Build and More

Share Email Comments<p>It has been an exciting year for Apple enthusiasts as they have been waiting for the release of not just one but two products. …

Windows 10 Latest Update: Everything We Know So Far

Share Email Comments<p>Microsoft has been working extremely hard on the next upcoming update to its current flagship operating system, the Windows 10, …