HOUSTON (AP) — A large blaze at a warehouse complex in Houston on Thursday caused explosions, forced the evacuation of hundreds of students from a nearby elementary school and led to the contamination of nearby creeks with pollutants.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign, the difficulty immediately underscored Thursday by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who said he was not ready to support him.
The White House announced measures to crack down on the use of shell companies inside the United States that can be used for tax evasion and money laundering. The White House said it would close loopholes that allow foreigners to open anonymous US-incorporated companies, and advance legislation requiring banks, brokers and other financial institutions to know and keep records on who actually owns accounts. The move comes amid a rising tide of government support around the world for fighting tax evasion and other financial crimes that is enabled by the lack of transparency in the banking system.