Why Trump's latest steps heighten risk of a global trade war

China US Trade Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ronald Reagan once likened trade wars to the pie fights in old Hollywood comedies. One pie in the face leads to another. And then another. Pretty soon, Reagan said in a 1986 radio address, “everything and everybody just gets messier and messier. The difference here is...


'This just needs to stop': Hundreds of thousands decry guns

Student Gun Protests-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era....


Protests across US draw hundreds of thousands in support of gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protests across US draw hundreds of thousands in support of gun control.


Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?

Facebook Public Trust

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s a scandal of privacy, politics and an essential ingredient of business success — public trust. Facebook is confronting a costly, embarrassing public relations debacle after revelations that Cambridge Analytica may have misused data from some 50 million users to try to influence...


AP FACT CHECK: Trump on trade, Islamic State, vets, Clinton

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t always bringing genuine statistics to the fight as he goes after China on trade. Trump stretched credulity on a variety of subjects over the past week, trade among them. He mangled comments from 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton, inflated...


China tells US it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

China US Trade

BEIJING (AP) — China’s newly appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion in Chinese imports. Vice Premier Liu He told Mnuchin in a...


'Speed up or die' is the new reality for US apparel retailers

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. In the spring of 2009, Kohl’s Corp. executives gathered six apparel vendors into a hotel near Los Angeles and threw down the gauntlet. Their request: Make 12,000 apparel items in six weeks or less from two samples. For context, similar-sized orders at the time generally took...


Trump's impulses put White House credibility on the line

White House Credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — What’s the White House’s word worth? Days of conflicting and misleading statements from President Donald Trump and his top aides have fueled new questions about the White House’s credibility, sowing mistrust and instability within the West Wing and leaving some congressional...


Jazz-Spurs, Box

UTAH (120) Ingles 4-9 3-4 13, Favors 8-10 5-7 22, Gobert 4-6 5-6 13, Rubio 5-10 7-7 20, Mitchell 14-36 3-5 35, Crowder 4-9 0-0 8, O’Neale 1-2 0-0 2, Jerebko 1-4 0-0 3, Exum 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 43-88 23-29 120. SAN ANTONIO (124) Green 2-4 0-0 5, Anderson 2-5 0-0 5, Aldridge 19-28 6-8 45, Murray 2-7 0-...


Aldridge has career-high 45 points, Spurs beat Jazz in OT

Jazz Spurs Basketball

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs outlasted Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz. Aldridge had a career-high 45 points, helping San Antonio overcome Mitchell’s 35-point performance in the Spurs’ 124-120 overtime victory over Utah on Friday night. “(Aldridge) was...

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