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  • WASHINGTON— The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary. The Senate has approved by 55-43 a resolution that would void the regulations, if the House agrees and Obama signs on. Thad Cochran, R- Miss. The law took safety oversight of catfish and other ray-finned fish away from the Food and Drug...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, May 12- Donald Trump's rise to de-facto Republican nominee for president poses an unusually high level of uncertainty for investors and businesses, potentially weighing on the economy and the Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates this year. But the possibility of the firebrand New York real estate mogul occupying the...

  • President Barack Obama is considering whether to lift a three-decade-old arms embargo on Vietnam, U.S. officials say, as he weighs calls to forge closer military ties with Hanoi against concerns over its poor human rights record. The debate within the U.S. administration is coming to a head amid preparations for Obama's trip to Vietnam this month to bolster...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday backtracked on his remarks about raising taxes on wealthy Americans, saying the rich might simply get a smaller tax cut than he originally proposed. Trump walked away from his comment on Sunday that taxes on the wealthy would "go up" once his broad tax policy proposals, which include tax...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum. About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the United States...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum. About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the United States...

  • *Trump to address critical issues, campaign says. WASHINGTON, April 27- Donald Trump will set aside his bad-boy antics on Wednesday and, with the help of a teleprompter to keep him on message, outline what his foreign policies would be if he is elected U.S. president in November, campaign aides say. "I'm probably the last on the trigger," Trump told ABC's "Good Morning...

  • *Deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria sixfold to 300. HANOVER, Germany, April 25- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington's cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces...

  • *Deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to 300. HANOVER, Germany, April 25- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington's cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces...

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The Pentagon will need to buy up to 18 more Russian-built RD-180 engines to power rockets carrying U.S. military satellites into space over the next six years or so, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said in an interview on Friday. Congress banned use of the Russian RD-180 rocket engines for military use after 2019, following Russia's...

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton needs to do one thing to win over Sanders' supporters and win against Trump in November, writes Anita Jain.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Thursday urged Defense Secretary Ash Carter to investigate what he called troubling remarks by a former senior United Launch Alliance executive about his company's dealings with the Pentagon. "This committee treats with the utmost seriousness any implication that the...

  • HEATH, Ohio, March 14- Microphone in hand, Republican John Kasich promised the crowd inside a high-tech Ohio factory Saturday that he'll never be beholden to Washington insiders if he wins the White House in November. But as he zigzags across the state before Ohio's GOP primary on Tuesday- emboldened by polls showing him edging ahead of rival Donald Trump- Kasich...

  • China can project 'substantial offensive power': US

    US intelligence chief James Clapper says China will be able to project power from artificial islands within months.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The U.S. Air Force on Monday named Pratt& Whitney as the engine maker for the new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range strike bomber, and defended the plane's "cost plus incentive fee" contract that has been challenged by U.S. lawmakers. U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James revealed the names of the engine maker, a unit of United Technologies Corp...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The U.S. Air Force on Monday said it would take "money and time" to cancel and restructure a development contract chosen for Northrop Grumman Corp's work on the new B-21 bomber. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said the service was working to address questions raised by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain about the Northrop...

  • Donald Trump

    Nobody knows what Donald Trump stands for, says Tony Fratto, Bush 43 deputy press secretary. Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison also raises red flags.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Quickly ending U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines could add up to $5 billion to the cost of upcoming satellite launches, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Thursday at a contentious Senate hearing where lawmakers raised several hot-button issues. James said Air Force efforts to develop a U.S. rocket engine for powering heavy...

  • Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

    As Hillary and Bernie battle it out in the Democratic primaries, this just may be her "ace in the hole" for securing the nomination.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James, unveiling the first image of a new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range bomber on Friday, said it would be designated the B-21. The Air Force, under pressure from lawmakers and retired Air Force officers, has promised to release more information about the new plane in March. The Air Force says that only the...