Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries Monday, June 17th, 2019

By PAUL WISEMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing. These companies warn that the additional tariffs would drive up prices for consumers,..

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4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch Sunday, June 16th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, NEW YORK (AP) — It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed..

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Trump’s first term: hits and misses Saturday, June 15th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): "Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Is that true? Here are some of the key policy hits and misses -- comparing his accomplishments to his promises -- from a tumultuous first term. - HITS - Economy: The economy..

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Shooting inside California Costco kills 1, injures 3

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Southern California Costco during an argument Friday night, killing a man, wounding two other people and sparking a stampede of terrified shoppers before he was taken into custody, police said. Police swarmed the Costco after shots were..

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US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president Friday, June 14th, 2019

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior. Rear..

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Sarah Sanders leaving White House job; governor run ahead? Thursday, June 13th, 2019

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration’s credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump..

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Defense in trial of China scholar’s brutal death: He did it Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

By MICHAEL TARM, PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — As a federal prosecutor on Wednesday shared with jurors grisly details of how authorities claim a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China, then beat her to death with a baseball bat, defense attorneys intent on..

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Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0 Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

By ANNE M. PETERSON, REIMS, France (AP) — Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women’s World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game. Goals matter in the group stage. And statements matter in soccer’s..

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Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper; pilot killed Monday, June 10th, 2019

By JIM MUSTIAN, NEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter crashed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, though it appeared to be an accident. The crash near Times Square and Trump Tower shook the 750-foot (229-meter) AXA..

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With Mexico deal done, US urges China to resume trade talks Saturday, June 8th, 2019

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. Trump called off plans to impose a 5% tax on Mexican exports,..

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Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs Friday, June 7th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN, MATTHEW LEE and LUIS ALONSO LUGO, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country “has agreed to take strong measures” to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. “I am..

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Virginia Beach shooting victims were veteran city employees Saturday, June 1st, 2019

By BEN FINLEY, VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The 12 people who were fatally shot in a Virginia Beach government building were remembered Saturday during a somber news conference and prayer vigil as officials sought to put the focus on those who died and not the gunman. Police Chief James Cervera..

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11 people killed in Virginia Beach shooting; suspect dead Friday, May 31st, 2019

By BEN FINLEY, VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 11 people before police shot and killed him, authorities said. Six other people were wounded in the shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof..

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Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

By ANGIE WANG, JOHN MINCHILLO and KANTELE FRANKO, BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries in..

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Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest Monday, May 27th, 2019

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during..

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