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ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 11:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is revoking the visas of some Saudi officials implicated in the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo announced the step at a State Department news conference Tuesday. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing

WASHINGTON | As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency or rescind aid from the countries whose people are journeying north. Top immigration officials and close Trump advisers are still evaluating … Continue reading WASHINGTON | As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

WASHINGTON | US to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

WASHINGTON  — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is revoking the visas of some Saudi officials implicated in the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo announced the step at a State Department news conference Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence said earlier that Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, “will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court: Ross can’t be questioned in census suit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed the questioning of Ross to proceed in lawsuits … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court: Ross can’t be questioned in census suit

WASHINGTON | Trump administration unveils health options for small firms

WASHINGTON — Officials say the Trump administration is rolling out new options for small employers to use tax-free accounts for providing health coverage to workers. The idea is to expand so-called “health reimbursement arrangements” to allow employees to buy their own individual coverage. Employers can also pair the accounts with workplace health insurance, allowing workers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration unveils health options for small firms

WASHINGTON  | Attack in Afghanistan is a reminder of formidable task

WASHINGTON  — A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war. The commander, Army Gen. Scott Miller, escaped unharmed from Thursday’s attack. Elections for the lower house of … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Attack in Afghanistan is a reminder of formidable task

GENEVA | Return to sender: Postal union warns of fallout if US leaves

GENEVA— No international letters, no international packages: A top official with a 192-country postal union says that’s what Americans can expect if the Trump administration goes through with plans to pull of an international postal treaty over concerns about China. Pascal Clivaz, deputy director-general of the Switzerland-based Universal Postal Union, says the agency reached out … Continue reading GENEVA | Return to sender: Postal union warns of fallout if US leaves

SAN FRANCISCO | Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration’s decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice wants the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling