After U.S. exit, Asian nations try to save TPP trade dealWELLINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord. The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a pillar of former U.S. President Barack Obama's policy to pivot to Asia.
Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusion
UN Syria envoy says Astana talks 'not far from final declaration'
The UN envoy for Syria said Tuesday that a final declaration was close to being achieved at indirect talks between Syrian rebels and Damascus in the Kazakh capital Astana. "We are not far from a final declaration," Staffan de Mistura said.
Trump's pick for health secretary faces new Senate hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past stock trades.
Wealthy Romanian businessman jailed for bribing judges dies
Roadside bomb kills at least 4 soldiers in Somalia town: officials
At least four soldiers were killed and five wounded on Tuesday when a roadside bomb that Islamist insurgents said they planted exploded outside a military camp in a town near Mogadishu, officials said. The blast in Afgoye, about 30 km (18 miles) southwest of the capital, took place a day after the al Shabaab group carried out a raid in the same town that was repulsed by government troops, Major Osman Abdulle, a police officer, told Reuters. Al Shabaab, which has been waging an insurgency across Somalia, claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Alaska strip club owner gets probation in waste dumping caseANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from a floating strip club he was operating has been spared serving prison time.
Emoluments, executive orders _ a Trump glossaryWASHINGTON (AP) ? It's the first full work week for the Trump administration, and the talk is all about emoluments, executive orders, a border tax, TPP and much more.
Partner of artist colony leader sorry about deadly blaze
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? The longtime partner of the founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death in a fire last month says she's sorry about what happened but is angry about what she called "pretty terrible" treatment by the media and ex-neighbors.
Roddick came up short at majors, but proud of longevity
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Andy Roddick won the U.S. Open, reached the final of Wimbledon three times and was a fixture in the top 10 for much of his career. Still, he didn't think his induction in the International Tennis Hall of Fame was a sure thing.