Politics May 14

Senate votes to advance trade bill

In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama's trade agenda back on course on Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of legislation allowing the administration to negotiate global deals that Congress could support…

The United States has declared a major disaster in American Samoa following a deadly tsunami Tuesday that reportedly killed more than 99 people when it struck the island U.S. territory and the independent nation of Samoa.