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China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war Friday, July 12th, 2019

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP): China’s trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. And there’s no letup in sight: Tensions between the world’s two biggest economies continue to simmer even though President Donald..

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Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

By ALI SWENSON, NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted “USA! USA!” and..

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US women’s team boldly embraces off-the-field activist role Monday, July 8th, 2019

By DAVID CRARY, NEW YORK (AP) — Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in..

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Justice Department shaking up legal team on census case

By MIKE BALSAMO, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday comes days after the department vowed to continue..

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Southern California jolted by biggest quake in 20 years Saturday, July 6th, 2019

By JOHN ANTCZAK, LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest Southern California quake in nearly 20 years jolted an area stretching from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico as it cracked buildings, set fires, wrecked roads but only caused minor injuries. Seismologists warned that large aftershocks were..

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Latest Southern California quake causes damage, injuries Friday, July 5th, 2019

By JOHN ANTCZAK and BRADY McCOMBS, LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quake with a magnitude as large as 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries, authorities and residents said. The quake — preceded by Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor in the..

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Washington’s Fourth of July to come with a twist of Trump Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEVIN FREKING, WASHINGTON (AP) — A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the “show of a lifetime” for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July. The tanks are in place for the display..

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Trump, producer-president, makes July 4th his own show

WASHINGTON DC, (AFP): Tanks in the heart of Washington, fighter jets screaming overhead, and a speech from the Lincoln Memorial: President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" as he prepares to turn the Fourth of July into a personal primetime extravaganza. The commander in chief and..

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Border Patrol Chief: sexist Facebook posts ‘inappropriate’ Monday, July 1st, 2019

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and COLLEEN LONG, CLINT, Texas (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol on Monday slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young..

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Fiery Democratic debate: Race, age, health care and Trump Thursday, June 27th, 2019

By JUANA SUMMERS and STEVE PEOPLES, MIAMI (AP) — Democratic divisions over race, age and ideology surged into public view in Thursday night’s presidential debate, a prime-time clash punctuated by a heated exchange between former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris. It..

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US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain Monday, June 24th, 2019

By ANNE M. PETERSON, REIMS, France (AP) — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women’s World Cup. The U.S. looked disorganized at times facing Spain’s aggressive and physical style before pulling out a 2-1 victory Monday night. It could have been just what the Americans..

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Authorities say 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii Friday, June 21st, 2019

By CALEB JONES, HONOLULU (AP) — Nine people on board a twin engine aircraft died Friday night in a crash on Oahu’s North Shore, officials said. There were no survivors in the crash of the King Air plane near a small airport, Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara..

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The Exploitation Time Bomb Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Since reducing inequality became an official goal of the international community, income disparities have widened. This trend, typically blamed on trade liberalization..