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In a surprise move, Nancy Pelosi pushes Donald Trump to delay speech

In a surprise move, Nancy Pelosi pushes Donald Trump to delay speech

With the partial US government shutdown dragging on, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address.

  • by Makini Brice and James Oliphant

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US probing Huawei for alleged trade secret theft: US media
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Techno-nationalism

US probing Huawei for alleged trade secret theft: US media

US federal prosecutors are probing Huawei Technologies for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US businesses, says US media.

Trump has met Putin five times, but what was said is a mystery even to his own staff
Russia probe

Trump has met Putin five times, but what was said is a mystery even to his own staff

Unusually secretive way Trump has handled these meetings has left his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators.

  • by Peter Baker
Daylight seen between GOP and White House on Russia sanctions
Russia probe

Daylight seen between GOP and White House on Russia sanctions

Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions in place.

New York senator uses spot on late-night talk show to hint at 2020 run
US Election

New York senator uses spot on late-night talk show to hint at 2020 run

Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand listed a series of issues she'd tackle as president, including better health care for families, stronger public schools and more accessible job training.

US truck driver in crash that killed Australian gets $US1000 fine
Tragedy

US truck driver in crash that killed Australian gets $US1000 fine

New York rubbish truck driver, who drank beer before the bicycle crash that killed Australian tourist Madison Lyden, has left court with $US1000 in fines.

  • by Peter Mitchell
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Silicon Valley landlord rents $US1500 studio to 2 cats
Say What?

Silicon Valley landlord rents $US1500 studio to 2 cats

Two cats are living large at a $US1500-a-month ($2083) studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.

US Treasury secretary urges senators to ease Russia sanctions
US Congress

US Treasury secretary urges senators to ease Russia sanctions

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is urging Republican senators to support the Trump administration's decision to ease sanctions on Russian companies.

House GOP leaders move to strip congressman of committee assignments
Racism

House GOP leaders move to strip congressman of committee assignments

Republicans voted unanimously to keep veteran lawmaker off of House committees, after he questioned whether the term "white supremacist" was offensive.

  • by Mike DeBonis
'Knew she was the girl he was going to take': Suspect targeted girl after seeing her board school bus
Crime

'Knew she was the girl he was going to take': Suspect targeted girl after seeing her board school bus

A US man accused of abducting Jayme Closs, killing her parents and holding her captive for months allegedly made up his mind to take her when he spotted her at a bus stop.

Trump declares there is 'no substitute' for a wall, shutdown drags on
Trump's White House

Trump declares there is 'no substitute' for a wall, shutdown drags on

A raft of new polls show most Americans oppose a border wall and blame Trump and his Republican colleagues, rather than Democrats, for the government shutdown.

  • by Matthew Knott