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  • Trump agrees to 2-week delay in China tariff increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States has agreed to a two-week delay in a planned increase in tariffs on some Chinese imports. Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday that the delay is “a gesture of good will.” He says Chinese Vice Premier Liu He requested the delay “due to the fact […]
  • Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy […]
  • AP Analysis: N. Carolina flashes warnings for Trump and Dems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina’s special election results are flashing 2020 warning signs for Republican President Donald Trump — and also for his Democratic foe, whoever that turns out to be. Even though Republicans won Tuesday’s race for a House seat, the narrow victory for Dan Bishop underscored the president’s problems with suburban voters who […]
  • VA may have to pay billions in vets’ emergency care bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government may be required to pay billions of dollars in emergency care claims to veterans after a federal court ruled this week that the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly denied reimbursements for such care received at non-VA facilities. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims said federal […]
  • Democratic debate: Top 2020 contenders finally on same stage

    HOUSTON (AP) — Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative. That stability is under threat on Thursday. […]
  • The DIY foreign policy president: Bolton ouster confirms it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has said he doesn’t mind if the U.S. is on its own in the world. Now, it seems he doesn’t mind running American foreign policy on his own as well. With the ouster of John Bolton as his national security adviser, the president has again pushed away an experienced hand […]
  • Trump denies ordering NOAA to rebuke forecasters over Dorian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied instructing an aide to urge a federal agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama. Trump responded to a New York Times report that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to have […]
  • Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of an effort to break the gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following a summer of more mass shootings . GOP Sen. Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrats Joe […]
  • Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement could remake the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which has been driven by sales […]
  • The Latest: Trump says Bolton didn’t get along with team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and former national security adviser John Bolton (all times local): 1 p.m. President Donald Trump says former national security adviser John Bolton was not aligned with his administration’s priorities. Speaking to reporters Wednesday in the Oval Office, Trump says Bolton wasn’t getting along with other members […]
  • Senators blast Trump judicial nominee for silence at hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties criticized a nominee for a federal appeals court for declining to answer questions Wednesday about his work in the Trump White House and Education Department. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, has been nominated by President Donald Trump for the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of […]
  • O’Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O’Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his presidential campaign, the former Texas congressman faced a far smaller, quieter gathering. An attempted “Beto! Beto!” chant fizzled, and when […]
  • Friendly fire: In trade fights, Trump targets US allies, too

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has risked turmoil in the financial markets and damage to the U.S. economy in waging his trade war with China, America’s top strategic rival. But Trump hasn’t exactly gone easy on America’s friends, either. From Europe to Japan, the president has stirred up under-the-radar trade disputes that potentially could […]
  • On 9/11, Trump consoles victims, has tough words for Taliban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Like his two most immediate predecessors, President Donald Trump marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in a speech at the Pentagon and, like them, still unable to end America’s longest war, in Afghanistan. Trump’s 9/11 speech on Wednesday came just five days after he called off U.S. talks with the […]
  • As 9/11 dawns, Trump blasts Fed members as ‘boneheads’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. is missing out economically because “Boneheads” at the Federal Reserve won’t lower interest rates at his insistence. The Fed is meeting next week and is expected to trim its benchmark rate by another quarter point after cutting the rate for the first time in a decade […]
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