U.S. foreign, defense chiefs to travel to Delhi for high-level talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to New Delhi in September for high-level talks that were twice postponed this year, the Indian foreign ministry announced on Friday.

Bulk of families separated at U.S.-Mexico border remain apart

With one week left on a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated by U.S. immigration officials, government lawyers reported on Thursday that 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been brought back together.It was unclear from the status report, filed as part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging parent-child separations at the border, exactly how many more reunifications were likely.

Trump’s consumer watchdog pick defends record in Senate hearing

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. consumer watchdog survived aggressive questioning by lawmakers on Thursday and looked on track to secure a confirmation vote that could come as soon as this month.

U.S. to alert public to foreign efforts to undermine American politics

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday a policy to alert the public about foreign cyber operations like Russia’s alleged hacking and disinformation campaign during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

U.S. lawmakers reach pact to strengthen oversight of foreign investment

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement that puts a measure to strengthen oversight of foreign investment from countries such as China into a must-pass defense policy bill, Representative Robert Pittenger’s office said on Thursday.

Top Senate Democrat says Trump shouldn’t meet with Putin again

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump should not meet privately with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin until Americans learn what happened at their first summit in Helsinki.

House committee wants Puerto Rico leadership to talk about PREPA

Dysfunction at Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric utility prompted a Congressional oversight committee on Thursday to invite the U.S. commonwealth’s governor to testify at a special hearing scheduled for next week.

Trump appeals court nominee yanked over racially insensitive writings

Senate Republican leaders on Thursday pulled the plug on one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees after lawmakers raised concerns about racially insensitive articles he wrote as a college student, marking the first time a Trump U.S. appeals court pick was not confirmed.