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    Asian stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on additional Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 2.3 percent to 2,953.54 points and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 2 percent to 29,685.28. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 retreated […]
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    Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.’s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the […]
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    In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.’s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no significant opposition, and the majority of incumbents on […]
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    Pakistan: Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief ‘significant’

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk described the killing of Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan as a “significant development in the fight against terrorism.” Mulk made the comment in a telephone conversation Friday night with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and thanked him for sharing information […]
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    Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company’s former second-in-command. Holmes, who was once considered a wunderkind of Silicon Valley, and her former Chief Operating […]
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    Trump raises hopes, says North Korea returning US remains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been more than a decade since North Korea turned over the remains of American troops missing from the Korean War. So, President Donald Trump’s suggestion Friday that Pyongyang has begun delivering remains to the U.S. raised the hopes of families who have sought closure for more than 60 years. Still, they’ve […]
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    NASA’s record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She’s spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She’s also the world’s most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 under her spacesuit […]
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    AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’ private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned. The AP confirmed that at least four former Cambridge Analytica […]
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    Why many Americans aren’t benefiting from robust US economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.” And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960’s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth is up. […]
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    US stocks and bond yields dip amid trade worries

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks closed out a whirlwind week with a modest loss Friday as markets gauged how much to fret about the Trump administration’s decision to step up the trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies. The White House announced tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China, and China’s almost-immediate […]