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AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that’s been gathering dust for some months. On those occasions and more, his purpose was to illustrate “tremendous success” on his Asia trip, an extended...


Government

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

Trump Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has claimed his Asia travels produced “tremendous success.” But Associated Press Fact Checks find little has changed. For example, he’s cited an agreement with China on how to deal with North Korea. China says no such agreement took place. Trump also cites...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has claimed his Asia travels produced “tremendous success.” But Associated Press Fact Checks find little has changed. For example, he’s cited an agreement with China on how to deal with North Korea. China says no such agreement took place. Trump also cites...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has claimed his Asia travels produced “tremendous success.” But Associated Press Fact Checks find little has changed. For example, he’s cited an agreement with China on how to deal with North Korea. China says no such agreement took place. Trump also cites...


State

Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

Tax Plan State Deduction

ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn’t...


Business

Women breach world of big oil

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Ryu Bokyoung is confident she can do anything a man does in the sprawling Ulsan refinery in South Korea, be it scaling 100-meter steel towers or working through the night when repairing the plant. The challenges that come with being a woman in the traditionally male-dominated...


Business

Star Wars Meets fruit farms as lasers deter thieving birds

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. In the historic battle of birds versus farmers, there’s a new hi-tech scarecrow in town. Bird Control Group, a Netherlands-based firm, is selling a laser in the U.S. that imitates predators to scare off birds. The Agrilaser Autonomic, as it’s called, is installed near crops and...


Business

How a shirt covered in swastikas ends up in a department store

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The shirt looked, at first glance, quite simple, even humdrum-a short-sleeved, black button-down, from the streetwear label Airwalk, priced at $12.99, and patterned with tiny, white polka dots. Except they weren’t dots. They were swastikas, roughly 14,000 of them in all. How...


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