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  • Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade

    BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China’s announcement Friday that it was raising tariffs on […]
  • Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating his trade fight with China, President Donald Trump has raised retaliatory tariffs and ordered American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed his appointed head of the U.S. central bank, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, for the state of the domestic economy and wondered who was a […]
  • US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic tumor

    The Supreme Court announced Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was treated for malignant tumor, but no further treatment is needed at this time.
  • Trump revives suggestion he’d end birthright citizenship

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was looking “very seriously” at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil. Trump spoke to reporters as he departed the White House for a speech in Louisville, Kentucky. He said birthright citizenship was “frankly ridiculous.” “We’re looking at it […]
  • Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the president’s latest effort to curb immigration at the Mexican border. A court fight is almost certain to follow, challenging the attempt to hold migrant families until asylum cases are decided. A current […]
  • Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls “loopholes” doesn’t clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for Kentucky, the president said he considers gun […]
  • Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that […]
  • Officer fatally shoots suspect in Nevada casino heist standoff

    Police say an officer shot and killed a casino robbery suspect who got out of a vehicle following a seven-hour standoff in the Colorado River resort town of Laughlin.
  • 74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. The economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, in a report released Monday, mostly didn’t […]
  • Trump likens buying Greenland to ‘a large real estate deal’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark has been discussed within his administration because of the strategic benefits for the U.S. and suggested that the semi-autonomous territory is a financial burden to Denmark. Surprise and confusion greeted a Wall Street Journal report last Thursday that Trump has […]

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