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Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade

Aug. 24, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China's announcement Friday that it was...

2 dead as storm triggers landslides, hits south China coast

Aug. 24, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A powerful tropical storm swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving at least one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning, officials said. A 17-year-old died and two children were injured in another landslide in the northern Philippines on...

The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

Aug. 24, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:05 p.m. French authorities have detained 68 people taking part in a tense protest near the G-7 summit. The regional administration says those detained are accused of throwing projectiles, concealing their faces or...

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

Aug. 24, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit...

The Latest: Trump dining with G-7 leaders in France

Aug. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is dining with world leaders attending the annual Group of Seven summit in France. The opening event of the meeting of the world's richest democracies is being held at the Biarritz lighthouse...

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

Aug. 24, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating his trade fight with China, President Donald Trump has raised retaliatory tariffs and ordered American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed his appointed head of the U.S. central bank, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, for the state...

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

Aug. 24, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball...

The Latest: Hong Kong protest winds down after clashes

Aug. 24, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A large group of protesters has largely dispersed in Hong Kong after engaging in clashes with police for the first time in nearly two weeks. Riot officers used tear gas and nonlethal rounds Saturday after protesters took over a...

Down and out Down Under, US seem vulnerable for World Cup

Aug. 24, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

The U.S. men's basketball team had never lost to Australia. It had gone nearly 13 years without losing a game with an NBA-stocked roster. It was in the midst of the longest winning streak in team history. Until Saturday. The Americans went Down Under, and went down. Australia beat the U.S. 98-94 before a crowd of...

The 'chosen one'? Trump says never mind

Aug. 24, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "chosen one" says never mind. President Donald Trump raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he glanced heavenward and referred to himself as "the chosen one" to take on China. He took the comment back Friday. When a reporter asked Trump what he had meant by referring to himself...