U.S. won’t regain Aaa-rating after any default: Moody’s

"An upgrade back to Aaa would be unlikely while the institution of the debt ceiling, and the political environment that gave rise to the missed payment, remained in place," the rating agency's analysts wrote in a report published on Tuesday.

U.S. won’t regain Aaa-rating after any default: Moody’s

“An upgrade back to Aaa would be unlikely while the institution of the debt ceiling, and the political environment that gave rise to the missed payment, remained in place,” the rating agency’s analysts wrote in a report published on Tuesday.

Irma strengthens to a Category 5 hurricane: NHC

Irma on Tuesday intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.

Irma strengthens to a Category 5 hurricane: NHC

Irma on Tuesday intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.

Trump poised to rescind Dreamer program, pressure Congress to fix

President Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected to rescind a program shielding from deportation some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children, throwing their fate to Congress, which would have six months to find a fix.

Trump poised to rescind Dreamer program, pressure Congress to fix

President Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected to rescind a program shielding from deportation some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children, throwing their fate to Congress, which would have six months to find a fix.

Texas governor says Harvey damage could climb to $180 billion

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fueling a debate over how to pay for the disaster.

Texas governor says Harvey damage could climb to $180 billion

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fueling a debate over how to pay for the disaster.

George Clooney Would Like Anybody to be the Next President “Right Away Please”

Asked whether he would like to be the next U.S. President, Clooney joked, "That sounds like fun!" and Damon cut in: "Can I just say I would like anybody to be the next President of the United States, right away please."

George Clooney Would Like Anybody to be the Next President “Right Away Please”

Asked whether he would like to be the next U.S. President, Clooney joked, “That sounds like fun!” and Damon cut in: “Can I just say I would like anybody to be the next President of the United States, right away please.”

As Texans return to flood-hit homes, many say ‘Our house is history’

As flood waters recede from Hurricane Harvey, thousands are set to return to their homes on Sunday to survey damage from unprecedented flooding that devastated densely populated areas of Texas, as worries mount about health risks.

As Texans return to flood-hit homes, many say ‘Our house is history’

As flood waters recede from Hurricane Harvey, thousands are set to return to their homes on Sunday to survey damage from unprecedented flooding that devastated densely populated areas of Texas, as worries mount about health risks.

North Korea says conducts hydrogen bomb test, Trump calls it a ‘rogue nation’

North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime's stand-off with the United States and its allies.

North Korea says conducts hydrogen bomb test, Trump calls it a ‘rogue nation’

North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime’s stand-off with the United States and its allies.

Labor activists target Midwest politicians opposing wage increases

U.S. activists plan protests in up to 400 cities across the United States on Monday's Labor Day holiday to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour, and are targeting politicians in Midwestern battleground states who have blocked such salary increases.

Labor activists target Midwest politicians opposing wage increases

U.S. activists plan protests in up to 400 cities across the United States on Monday’s Labor Day holiday to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour, and are targeting politicians in Midwestern battleground states who have blocked such salary increases.

How stricter building rules, rejected by Trump, helped #Harvey-hit communities

Before leaving office, President Barack Obama sought to toughen those national rules, to bring them more in line with those in communities like Seabrook. President Donald Trump, however, revoked Obama's executive order last month.

How stricter building rules, rejected by Trump, helped #Harvey-hit communities

Before leaving office, President Barack Obama sought to toughen those national rules, to bring them more in line with those in communities like Seabrook. President Donald Trump, however, revoked Obama’s executive order last month.

House speaker urges Trump not to scrap ‘Dreamers’ immigration policy

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan urged President Donald Trump on Friday not to rescind an Obama-era program that protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children, joining business leaders and others opposing the move.

House speaker urges Trump not to scrap ‘Dreamers’ immigration policy

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan urged President Donald Trump on Friday not to rescind an Obama-era program that protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children, joining business leaders and others opposing the move.

Rescuers search Harvey-soaked Texas, new evacuations in Houston

Rescuers searched flooded sections of southeastern Texas for people trapped by Hurricane Harvey's deluge on Friday, and Houston's mayor warned residents of the city's west that their neighborhoods may remain underwater for two weeks.

Rescuers search Harvey-soaked Texas, new evacuations in Houston

Rescuers searched flooded sections of southeastern Texas for people trapped by Hurricane Harvey’s deluge on Friday, and Houston’s mayor warned residents of the city’s west that their neighborhoods may remain underwater for two weeks.

Trump’s tougher immigration policy extends to workers post-Harvey

The Trump administration, in line with its tough immigration policy, is keeping red tape in place that could make it harder for immigrants in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to find jobs with contractors, a decision critics say is likely to slow the Gulf Coast's recovery.

Trump’s tougher immigration policy extends to workers post-Harvey

The Trump administration, in line with its tough immigration policy, is keeping red tape in place that could make it harder for immigrants in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to find jobs with contractors, a decision critics say is likely to slow the Gulf Coast’s recovery.

Treasury watchdog reviews Mnuchin’s eclipse trip

A federal watchdog is reviewing the circumstances surrounding a controversial flight taken by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife to Kentucky, where he spoke to business leaders and viewed the solar eclipse, according to The Washington Post.

Treasury watchdog reviews Mnuchin’s eclipse trip

A federal watchdog is reviewing the circumstances surrounding a controversial flight taken by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife to Kentucky, where he spoke to business leaders and viewed the solar eclipse, according to The Washington Post.

Trump expected to rescind Obama Dreamer policy: senior official

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to rescind an Obama-era policy that protects nearly 600,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, but plans to let them stay until their work permits expire, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

Trump expected to rescind Obama Dreamer policy: senior official

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to rescind an Obama-era policy that protects nearly 600,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, but plans to let them stay until their work permits expire, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

How Trump’s immigration crackdown could slow flood-hit Houston’s efforts to rebuild

In the coming weeks, as Houston turns its attention to rebuilding areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, people like Jay De Leon are likely to play an outsized role – if they stay around. De Leon, 47, owns a small construction business in Houston, and he and his 10 employees do exactly the kind of demolition and refurbishing the city will need.  But like a large number of construction workers in Texas, De Leon and most of his workers live in the United States illegally, and that could make things complicated.

How Trump’s immigration crackdown could slow flood-hit Houston’s efforts to rebuild

In the coming weeks, as Houston turns its attention to rebuilding areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, people like Jay De Leon are likely to play an outsized role – if they stay around. De Leon, 47, owns a small construction business in Houston, and he and his 10 employees do exactly the kind of demolition and refurbishing the city will need.  But like a large number of construction workers in Texas, De Leon and most of his workers live in the United States illegally, and that could make things complicated.

Texas board votes to scrub Confederate general’s name from school

A San Antonio school board has voted to change the name of its Robert E. Lee High School, citing the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the impetus for no longer wanting to honor the Confederate general.

Texas board votes to scrub Confederate general’s name from school

A San Antonio school board has voted to change the name of its Robert E. Lee High School, citing the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the impetus for no longer wanting to honor the Confederate general.

Trump to tout tax reform in Missouri, won’t offer specifics

U.S. President Donald Trump will turn his signature populist rhetoric toward tax reform on Wednesday in a speech expected to tout tax cuts as a way to help workers and the middle class in an economy "rigged" against them, senior White House officials said.

Trump to tout tax reform in Missouri, won’t offer specifics

U.S. President Donald Trump will turn his signature populist rhetoric toward tax reform on Wednesday in a speech expected to tout tax cuts as a way to help workers and the middle class in an economy “rigged” against them, senior White House officials said.

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