The United States trades a relatively skimpy amount with Turkey, and U.S. banks likewise don’t have much exposure there. And in Turkey's case, there appears to be little immediate downside for the U.S. to doing so. “It would be very difficult to change course, because Turkey is so integrated into the Western system,” Aliriza says. Those earnings are on the rise as trade negotiations with allies linger on and [Trump] moves to hike tariff rates on countries like Turkey." Economic growth will slow to 2.4 percent in 2019 and to 1.7 percent in 2020, staying at about that level over the next decade, the CBO projected."

August 14, 2018 12:37 UTC

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman during an interview on the "Today" show on NBC on Monday. (Zach Pagano/AP)President Trump on Tuesday referred to Omarosa Manigault Newman as “that dog” as the former senior White House adviser continued a publicity tour to promote her new book depicting Trump as a racist. In a morning tweet, Trump praised his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, for firing Manigault Newman last year. The former reality television star was the highest-ranking black employee in the White House. Conway said that she has never heard Trump use a racial slur and that Manigault Newman never relayed concerns to her about hearing one.

August 14, 2018 12:21 UTC

ROME — A major highway bridge along the northern Italian coast collapsed during a torrential rainstorm Tuesday, sending concrete and vehicles plunging more than 150 feet and killing at least 20 people, according to the regional governor. The Morandi Bridge spans a three-quarter-mile section of the coastal city and carries highway traffic between Italy and France. Traffic was likely heavy as vacationers headed out in advance of a major Italian holiday. The highway bridge was erected in the 1960s, the company said. A large section of the Morandi viaduct upon which the A10 motorway runs collapsed in Genoa, Italy, on Aug. 14.

August 14, 2018 12:10 UTC

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey would boycott U.S.-made electronic products, escalating a feud with the Trump administration that has contributed to the rapid decline of the Turkish currency. “We are going to apply a boycott on America's electronic products,” Erdogan said Tuesday during a televised speech, adding that there were alternatives, produced by South Korean or Turkish companies. He did not say when the boycott would start or how it would be enforced. Turkey’s dispute with the Trump administration over the fate of Brunson has poured fuel on the crisis. On Tuesday, Brunson’s Turkish lawyer petitioned the court to release the American from house arrest, after a previous appeal was denied.

August 14, 2018 10:43 UTC

Cheval Bethesda has 71 condominium units. (Benjamin C Tankersley/For The Washington Post)The tallest condominium in Bethesda, Md., is a 17-story glass-and-steel edifice in the middle of a downtown commercial center that is beloved by locals. From the rooftop terrace of Cheval Bethesda, at Fairmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road, the view is pretty awesome, practically a 360-degree sweep that takes in parts of suburban Maryland, the District and Northern Virginia. (Benjamin C Tankersley/For The Washington Post)Building amenities: An on-site property manager handles residents’ questions and organizes roof-top events for communal enjoyment. The Bethesda Trolley Trail, between Bethesda and North Bethesda, is a four-mile hardtop walking and biking trail.

August 14, 2018 10:36 UTC

But most of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s newly released memoir, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” is painfully boring. But interspersed with the dull narrative, lifted only by the salacious accusations, are searching observations about life, love, justice, pain and redemption. “I visited an orphanage in West Africa and had a life-changing experience.” Of course Manigault Newman is a voluntourist. “He was suspicious of Obama’s otherness, which is an actual term in the study of ‘whiteness.’” Yes, yes it is. Dementia.” Manigault Newman believes Trump’s fondness for Diet Coke was destroying his cognitive functioning.

August 14, 2018 10:21 UTC

For the past two years in the rural school district, the student, a transgender girl, had been using a staff restroom. Rose, the transgender girl’s mother, told KXII the messages were “scary.”“These are adults making threats to a child. LGBTQ advocacy groups, including the Oklahoma City chapter of PFLAG, have rallied around the transgender girl, condemning the attacks against her. “This is unacceptable.”The group also wrote in a letter to Achille school district officials that it was “heartbroken, angered, and dismayed” by the Facebook posts. He stressed that the school district aims to be accepting of “all populations,” but said he would be open to additional training regarding the LGBTQ community.

August 14, 2018 08:47 UTC

A man crashed his car into security barriers outside Britain’s Houses of Parliament during Tuesday morning’s rush hour, injuring three people in what police are calling a terrorist incident. London Ambulance Service said its staff treated three people at the scene, two of whom ended up at a hospital. “Another terrorist attack in London,” he wrote. In that attack, Masood leaped from his smashed car with a knife and began slashing at police and passersby. Photographs taken at the scene show armed police surrounding a silver sedan, with automatic weapons pointed inside the car.

August 14, 2018 08:47 UTC

(AP)The West Virginia House of Delegates voted on Monday to impeach the state’s entire Supreme Court, a remarkable move occasioned by reports of extravagant spending by the court’s five members, one of whom resigned in July. The court, officially the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, comprises five justices elected to 12-year terms. “It has become clear that our Supreme Court has breached the public trust and lost the confidence of our citizens. Elections to the state Supreme Court became formally nonpartisan in 2015, but each justice remains tied to a given party. Loughry was elected as a Republican, and Walker, who is a Republican, was elected in a nonpartisan race in 2016.

August 14, 2018 05:52 UTC

Hogan, who has governed as a moderate and repeatedly distanced himself from Republicans in Washington, leads Jealous 52 percent to 36 percent with 11 percent of likely voters undecided. And three-fourths of the undecided voters in the race are registered Democrats, suggesting that Jealous could still gain significant ground. The Gonzales poll confirms that Trump is deeply unpopular in Maryland — 58 percent disapprove of the job he’s doing — but suggests an anti-Trump wave would not necessarily lead to a Jealous victory. The statement said the Jealous campaign had conducted internal polling that showed a more competitive race. While Hogan is leading the contest overall, Jealous has stronger support among Democrats and African Americans and among voters in the Washington metro region.

August 14, 2018 04:01 UTC

A former congressional candidate in Georgia has been charged with murder after her former campaign manager was found dead in an apartment, according to local reports. The victim, Curtis Cain, 41, was Collins’s campaign manager, WSB-TV reported. He was found dead Aug. 7 at his apartment in Aiken, S.C., which he shared with Collins, according to the State newspaper. According to WSB-TV, sheriff’s deputies found Cain dead from what appeared to be a gunshot wound after he didn’t show up for work. Collins had submitted her candidacy in January 2017, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.

August 14, 2018 01:40 UTC

Granted, members of the loosely organized Antifa movement define “fascism” vaguely — to include not just Nazis and neo-Nazis, but also white supremacists, white nationalists and the broader population of racists. Sunday’s event had been advertised as a sequel to the massive, deadly “Unite the Right” rallies in Charlottesville last year. A few blocks away, several dozen masked Antifa members marched up 13th Street in the early afternoon. At the same event, NPR reporter Tim Mak watched Antifa protesters lob fireworks and bottles at the police separating them from the white supremacists. On Sunday, a reporter for the local ABC Station WTVD shared video of Antifa members shoving objects into his cameraman’s lens — then cutting his microphone cord.

August 14, 2018 01:10 UTC

President Trump’s bitter fight with a former top White House aide has highlighted his aggressive and unconventional use of nondisclosure agreements to prevent current and former government employees from revealing secrets or disparaging him or his family. Trump shot back in a tweet on Monday that “Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement” — the first apparent acknowledgment by Trump that he has used such documents as president. Dozens of White House aides have signed NDAs in exchange for working for Trump, who has long relied on such agreements in his business career, according to current and former administration employees. Manigault Newman told “PBS NewsHour” she signed previous NDAs for the Trump Organization and for the 2016 campaign but never signed one in the White House. Dozens of senior aides signed the documents, but some were assuaged before signing by McGahn, who said they were unenforceable.

August 14, 2018 00:45 UTC

Just last week they suggested Mr. Trump would take questions about collusion but not obstruction of justice. Mr. Mueller is trying to determine what happened. Mr. Trump later dictated a false statement about the purpose of the meeting. If Mr. Trump has done nothing wrong and intends to tell the truth, he should welcome Mr. Mueller’s questioning and do everything possible to hasten the special counsel’s final report. Yet , Mr. Giuliani raised the possibility of the Trump side instead preparing its own report to counter whatever Mr. Mueller releases.

August 14, 2018 00:00 UTC

Neal is friends with the mother of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old killed during Kessler’s first “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville last year. Kessler, who thanked D.C. police and other law enforcement agencies for protecting his right to free speech, said it went so smoothly, he’d like to return. Despite assurances from the transit agency that they would not get a “private car,” reporters noted that Kessler’s group was in a rear Metro car with police escorts. Passengers were urged to board other cars, though reporters were able to get on the car with Kessler and his group. Anu Rangappa, Bowser’s spokeswoman, said Bowser decided to come back to D.C. after consulting with law enforcement and religious leaders ahead of the white supremacist rally.

August 13, 2018 22:48 UTC