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Trump will not terminate NAFTA, but 'renegotiate' with Canada and Mexico

President Donald Trump, called he North American Free Trade Agreement "the worst trade deal in history," agreed Wednesday not to terminate the treaty.

Administration talks tough on North Korea, but senators hear nothing new

While U.S. senators learned nothing new in a "sobering briefing" on North Korea, a Trump administration official said military preparations are underway.

Senators learn nothing new in 'sobering' North Korea briefing

U.S. senators received a "sobering briefing" on North Korea on Wednesday but learned nothing new in a rare visit by the full Senate to the White House.

Report: Satellite image shows North Korea road mobile launcher

A civilian satellite has for the first time captured an image of what appears to be a North Korean road mobile launcher.

New DHS office helps victims of illegal immigrant crime

In the Trump Administration's latest immigration crackdown, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled a new program Wednesday to help "unique" victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.

Trump proposes 'biggest tax cut' ever for businesses, individuals

President Donald Trump is proposing the "biggest" tax cut ever, including fewer income tax brackets and lower rates, administration officials said Wednesday.

Trump sets sights on education with new executive order

President Trump signed another order Wednesday -- this time to determine whether the federal government is too involved in the American educational system.

Hilton commits to hiring 20K more American vets, families by 2020

Worldwide hotel chain Hilton on Wednesday announced plans to hire 20,000 additional U.S. military veterans and their family members within the next four years.

Ancient tablet unearthed at historic Roman excavation site in Israel

Archaeologists made a significant find on Israel's coast recently -- a mother-of-pearl tablet scientists believe was part of a box that held an ancient scroll.

Historical tablet unearthed in Israel at site of ancient Roman temple

Archaeologists made a significant find on Israel's coast recently -- a mother-of-pearl tablet scientists believe was part of a box that held an ancient scroll.

FCC chief wants to roll back net neutrality rule

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants the agency to begin rolling back the net neutrality rule of oversight of Internet providers.

Bernie Sanders, 21 Democrats aim for $15 minimum wage

Nearly two dozen Senate Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders, backed a bill Wednesday to more than double the federal minimum wage within the next seven years.

Ann Coulter cancels Berkeley speech after sponsors back out

Commentator Ann Coulter said she canceled plans for a speech at the University of California, Berkeley, because conservative groups no longer will sponsor her.

Taiwan to begin production of jet trainer aircraft

Taiwan has begun to manufacture next-generation trainer jets.

Lockheed flies long-range endurance test flights of Fury unmanned aircraft

Lockheed Martin is flying long-range endurance missions with its Fury unmanned aerial system as it prepares for low-rate production of the vehicle.

Trump proposes 'biggest tax cut' ever for businesses, individuals

President Donald Trump is proposing the "biggest" tax cut ever, including fewer income tax brackets and rates, administration officials said Wednesday.

Japan cancels joint exercise with USS Carl Vinson fighter jets

A Japanese fighter jet was scheduled to train with carrier-capable aircraft on the USS Carl Vinson, but the exercise was canceled due to bad weather.

Brazilian indigenous groups shoot arrows at police during clashes

Brazilian indigenous groups in Brasilia protested and briefly clashed with police in opposition to a proposal they say would deteriorate their land rights.

Norway contracts with Patria for NH90 for helicopter maintenance

Patria Helicopters Norway has received a Norwegian military contract for maintenance services.

Trump criticizes Obama's 'abusive practice' of monument law, orders review

President Donald Trump ordered the Interior Department to review national monument designations by three predecessors, taking aim at Barack Obama's protections.

U.S. Air Force test-launches antiballistic missile from California

A missile was test-launched off the California coast Wednesday in what the U.S. Air Force called a show of nuclear deterrent capability.

Pope Francis calls for powerful to 'act humbly' or face ruin

In a Ted Talk, Pope Francis said those with power will be ruined if they do not "act humbly" as part of his worldwide call for a "revolution" of tenderness.

Turkish police detain more than 1,000 suspected followers of cleric Gulen

Turkey's interior minister announced that over 1,000 people suspected of links to a Turkish cleric were detained Wednesday by police and intelligence officials.

Saab taps Poland's Nauta Shiprepair for Swedish vessel construction

A special purpose Signal Intelligence ship for the Swedish navy is to be built by Poland's Nauta Shiprepair Yard, based in Gdynia, Poland.

France offers evidence Syria was behind nerve gas attack

The French government has proof indicating the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing the nerve gas Sarin on a civilian population, it said Wednesday.

China adds to naval force with domestic aircraft carrier

Analysts in China warned Beijing should be careful not to start a rivalry at sea.

Proposed 'El Chapo Act' would pay for border wall with drug money

Ted Cruz has introduced the "El Chapo Act," a bill that would use the estimated $14 billion in assets owned by drug lord Joaquin Guzmán to build a border wall.

Supply issues building up to push crude oil lower early Wednesday

Oil prices drifted further into negative territory in early Wednesday trading on supply-side concerns as questions circulate on OPEC-led production efforts.

One dies in crash of twin-engine plane in Texas

One person died in the crash of a twin-engine plane near Huntsville, Texas, the state Department of Public Safety announced.

China demands South Korea remove THAAD defense system

China demanded Seoul remove the U.S. missile defense system THAAD on Wednesday.

10 weapons arrests made in 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks

Anti-terrorism police in Belgium and France arrested 10 people suspected of supplying weapons for the 2015 attack on the at a Paris supermarket.

U.S. Navy's USS Mahan has close encounter with Iranian ship

U.S. officials said an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ship came within about 3,000 feet of the USS Mahan destroyer in the Persian Gulf.

Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS

Venezuela's foreign minister said she would withdraw Venezuela from the OAS if the bloc holds a meeting on the South American country's crisis without approval.

Fast-track drilling for Cuba envisioned

The necessary components for an accelerated drilling program for oil prospects in Cuba may already be in place, Australian energy company Melbana said.

Giant rabbit on track to become world's largest dies on United flight

A giant rabbit, on track to become the largest of its kind, was found dead in the cargo hold of a United Airlines flight after it landed in Chicago.

Republicans to revive Obamacare repeal with amendment

Republicans finished amending the American Health Care Act as part of a new effort to replace Obamacare with more support of Freedom Caucus members.

Retired Gen. Randolph 'Tex' Alles to lead Secret Service

President Donald Trump selected retired Marine Corps Gen. Randolph "Tex" Alles as director of the Secret Service, the White House announced.

Fitbit investigating woman's report of exploding fitness tracker

Fitbit said Tuesday it is investigating a report by a Wisconsin woman who said she sustained second-degree burns when the fitness tracker exploded on her wrist.

Alberta takes ground-up approach to economic resilience

Nearly a year after wildfires idled parts of its oil industry, Alberta's provincial government said it was taking a ground-up approach to disaster recovery.

Milwaukee prosecutors question inmate's death by dehydration

An inmate in Milwaukee County Jail went seven days without water before dying of dehydration, prosecutors said at an inquest into the man's death.

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

On April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, German-made planes destroyed the Basque town of Guernica, Spain.

Fitbit investigating women's claim of exploding fitness tracker

Fitbit said Tuesday it is investigating claims by a Wisconsin woman who said she suffered second-degree burns when the band exploded on her wrist.

Inquest raises questions into inmate's death by dehydration

An inmate in Milwaukee County Jail went seven days without water before dying of dehydration, prosecutors said at an inquest into the man's death.

Mexico scores trade win in tuna dispute with U.S.

Mexico scored a trade victory over the United States on Tuesday when the World Trade Organization ruled in its favor in a tuna dispute.

U.S. military moves THAAD system to South Korea site overnight

The U.S. military moved equipment for a missile defense system to its designated site in central South Korea.

Stampeding wild boars kill 3 Islamic State militants in Iraq

A stampede of wild boars mauled to death three Islamic State militants waiting in ambush Sunday in Iraq, Kurdish fighters said Tuesday.

Trump to review national monuments designated by Clinton, Bush, Obama

President Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday to review two decades worth of national monument designations by his three predecessors.

Trump signs order aimed at growing U.S. agriculture industry

President Trump on Tuesday took action to grow the domestic agriculture industry during a meeting at the White House with more than a dozen U.S. farmers.

Uber will introduce flying taxi service by 2020, official says

Uber plans to turn a flight of fantasy into reality, announcing Tuesday it will offer a flying taxi service in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai by 2020.

Federal judge blocks Trump's attempt to cut funding to 'sanctuary cities'

President Trump's efforts are once again being denied in federal court, this time an order to punish "sanctuary cities" by cutting billions in federal funding.