Senate lawmakers: Deal reached on long-delayed disaster relief package

Senate lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly voted in support of a $19.1 billion disaster aid package after months-long delays that stalled critical federal funding in aid for farmers and parts of the country still recovering from a brutal onslaught of natural disasters over the last two years. Interested in Hurricanes? Add Hurricanes as an interest to…

‘We have no time to lose’: UN names Ebola chief to tackle 2nd largest...

United Nations officials on Thursday named an emergency Ebola response coordinator to help bolster efforts to contain the growing outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people in 10 months. Interested in Ebola? Add Ebola as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Ebola…

Trump administration announces $16 billion in aid to farmers impacted by trade war

The Trump administration unveiled a $16 billion aid package for farmers hurt by the ongoing trade war with China, the second such deal intended to help limit the losses from Chinese tariffs on American goods. The assistance is designed to offset the estimated impact to American farmers from Chinese tariffs on American goods levied in…

NOAA forecasts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

Conditions in the sea and atmosphere are most likely to produce a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, according to a new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Interested in Hurricanes? Add Hurricanes as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricanes news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The…

Indicted banking exec allegedly wanted top role in Trump administration

Chicago-based financier Stephen Calk was indicted in New York on Thursday for his alleged role in a loan scheme with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, federal prosecutors announced. Prosecutors charged Calk, a banking executive, with a single count of financial institution bribery after investigators found he allegedly extended a $16 million loan to Manafort…

Stocks open sharply lower on trade fears

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): Interested in Stock Market? Add Stock Market as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Stock Market news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 9:35 a.m. Stocks are falling at the open on Wall Street as investors worry about an apparent stalemate…

India’s ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by midafternoon showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 299 out of 542 seats…

Feds expected to charge Avenatti in dealings with Stormy Daniels: Sources

Federal prosecutors in New York charged Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, including allegedly forging the signature of his former client Stormy Daniels and diverting nearly $300,000 owed to her for a book advance into his own account, according to court records filed on Wednesday. Interested in Michael Avenatti? Add Michael Avenatti as an…

Trump responds angrily to Pelosi claim he’s ‘engaged in a cover-up’

President Donald Trump responded angrily on Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim earlier in the day that he's 'engaged in a cover-up." Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "I don't do cover-ups," Trump…

US warns Assad against using chemical weapons as fighting escalates in Syria

As new fighting in Syria's last opposition-held province intensifies, the U.S. is increasingly warning the regime of Bashar al Assad and his backer Russia against escalating the conflict, especially by deploying chemical weapons. Despite the warnings, the top U.S. envoy expressed some optimism for finding a path forward, in particular with Russian support after Secretary…
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