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Farm Groups Sound Alarm Over Trump’s China Trade War Escalation

Farm Groups Sound Alarm Over Trump’s China Trade War Escalation

Major American farm groups sounded an alarm Monday after China halted U.S. agriculture imports, signaling a key Republican political constituency is losing patience with President Donald Trump’s
California Plan Embraced by Ford, VW Had Been Rejected by EPA

California Plan Embraced by Ford, VW Had Been Rejected by EPA

A recent compromise between four major automakers and California’s clean-air regulator on fuel efficiency had already been rejected by the Trump administration months earlier as not “a productive
U.S. Plans Sweeping Measures Against Venezuela, Bolton Says

U.S. Plans Sweeping Measures Against Venezuela, Bolton Says

The U.S. government will announce new steps against the Venezuelan government as it ratchets up pressure on Nicolas Maduro to relinquish power, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said.
‘MAGA Bomber’ Gets 20 Years, Says He Read Trump on Self-Help

‘MAGA Bomber’ Gets 20 Years, Says He Read Trump on Self-Help

The Florida man who mailed pipe bombs to critics of President Donald Trump was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday, the day after back-to-back mass shootings sparked a fierce national debate
Walmart's Crypto Coin May Face Less Heat Than Libra, Cowen Says

Walmart's Crypto Coin May Face Less Heat Than Libra, Cowen Says

Walmart Inc.’s cryptocurrency effort should generate less political opposition than Facebook Inc.’s Libra and may especially appeal to Democrats looking for alternatives for people who do not usually
U.S. Senators Want Poland to Pay Victims of Nazi Property Thefts

U.S. Senators Want Poland to Pay Victims of Nazi Property Thefts

U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump’s administration to pressure Poland, a NATO ally, to resolve demands to compensate Holocaust victims for property confiscated by the Nazis during World War
Roger Stone Wants Back on Social Media

Roger Stone Wants Back on Social Media

Roger Stone wants back on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and every other social media platform from which he was banished last month by his future trial judge. He has turned to a U.S. appeals court for
California Presidential Tax Transparency Law Challenged in Suit

California Presidential Tax Transparency Law Challenged in Suit

California was sued in a bid to block a recent law requiring candidates participating in the state’s presidential primary to disclose their tax returns for the past five years.
NJ Transit Withholds Braking-Project Cost, Citing ‘Trade Secret’

NJ Transit Withholds Braking-Project Cost, Citing ‘Trade Secret’

New Jersey Transit is withholding the growing cost of one of its biggest-ever capital projects, an emergency rail-braking system ordered by Congress.
South Africa Has No Political Will, Biggest Business Lobby Says

South Africa Has No Political Will, Biggest Business Lobby Says

South Africa’s biggest business lobby criticized the government’s handling of the crisis at power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. and said it was unrealistic in its approach to the country’s growing
Mass Shootings Give Gun Bill Urging ‘Red Flags’ a Boost in Senate

Mass Shootings Give Gun Bill Urging ‘Red Flags’ a Boost in Senate

The weekend massacres in Texas and Ohio renewed momentum Monday for action to address gun violence, with a deal announced on bipartisan “red flag” legislation and President Donald Trump calling
Mexico Calls for Better U.S. Gun Control After El Paso Massacre

Mexico Calls for Better U.S. Gun Control After El Paso Massacre

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged the U.S. to review its gun control laws following Saturday’s shooting that killed 22 people, including eight Mexicans, in El Paso, Texas.
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Hospitalized in Singapore Since April

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Hospitalized in Singapore Since April

Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 38 years until being ousted by the army in late 2017, is under observation in the hospital in Singapore and has been there since April.
The Latest on Saturday’s Mass Shooting in El Paso

The Latest on Saturday’s Mass Shooting in El Paso

A hospital official says another victim of the weekend mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, has died.
Video-Game Makers Face Backlash After Latest Mass Shootings

Video-Game Makers Face Backlash After Latest Mass Shootings

Shares of the biggest video-game makers tumbled on Monday after President Donald Trump blamed the industry for contributing to a culture of violence in the U.S.
South African Banking Union Plans Largest Strike Since 1920

South African Banking Union Plans Largest Strike Since 1920

South Africa’s biggest financial union is threatening to disrupt the country’s banking industry by leading its 73,000 members on a strike next month, in what would be its largest industrial action in
The Latest on Sunday’s Mass Shooting in Dayton, Ohio

The Latest on Sunday’s Mass Shooting in Dayton, Ohio

Police Chief Richard Biehl says it's hard to believe that the gunman in the Dayton attack didn't recognize his sister when he opened fired and killed her and eight other people.
U.K. to Join U.S. in Coalition to Protect Ships in Persian Gulf

U.K. to Join U.S. in Coalition to Protect Ships in Persian Gulf

The U.K. said it’s “spearheading” an international mission to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf, which will see the Royal Navy work with the U.S. to ensure safe passage amid the ongoing
Trump Condemns White Supremacy After Facing Blame for Shootings

Trump Condemns White Supremacy After Facing Blame for Shootings

President Donald Trump delivered his most forceful condemnation of racism and white supremacy following shootings over the weekend that killed 31 people, after Democrats said his own racially divisive
Salvini Eyes Enhanced Powers as Italy Government Wins Key Vote

Salvini Eyes Enhanced Powers as Italy Government Wins Key Vote

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s de facto leader, gained new powers to curb immigration while tightening his grip on the government, as the populist coalition won a key vote in parliament.