POLITICO Playbook: 14 legislative days until the government shuts down
Republicans will almost certainly need Democratic votes to get a government-funding bill across the finish line. And there are a healthy number of Democrats who don’t want President Donald Trump to have any money for his border wall. | Alex Wong/Getty Images IT MIGHT PUT YOUR MIND at ease that August recess is around the…
Dow futures are set to rise more than 100 points following strong earnings from Google parent Alphabet
Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, April 13, 2018. A large number of businesses are expected to issue their latest financial updates on Tuesday. 3M, Biogen, Eli Lilly, Lockheed Martin, LVMH, Verizon, Harley-Davidson, Kimberly-Clark, JetBlue, AT&T…
‘Start Here’: Manafort trial and Assange: What you need to know to start your day
It's Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Here are some of the stories we're talking about on ABC News' new daily podcast, "Start Here." 1. Trump considers stripping security clearances of former intel chiefs It's been more than a week since President Donald Trump stood alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and praised him while chiding his own…
A hydroelectric dam in southeastern Laos has collapsed, according to an Associated Press report citing state media. Several people are confirmed dead, and hundreds are missing. The official Lao news agency KPL reported on Tuesday that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, sweeping away homes and leaving more than…
At least 50 are dead after twin forest fires have ripped through seaside Greece. More than 150 have been hospitalized with injuries, and the Spanish government has sent two amphibious planes to help battle the blazes, according to the Associated Press. As fires raged on either side of Athens, cars and farms and forests were…