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Trump pushes trade deal in formerly blue Wisconsin

Jul. 12, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin on Friday, hoping that its economic impact will help him to retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort. Trump told workers at Derco Aerospace the United...

China says US should not allow visit by Taiwan's leader

Jul. 12, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday that the U.S. should not allow an ongoing visit by Taiwan's president to New York and that it would impose sanctions on American companies that sell arms to the self-governing island as part of an expected $2.2 billion deal. President Tsai Ing-wen is in New York on a...

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud'

Jul. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military's computing...

Correction: Trump Fundraiser Probe story

Jul. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 8 about a federal grand jury investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, The Associated Press erroneously reported when leaked emails showed an attorney for Broidy's security firm Circinus resigned after expressing alarm to company executives about corruption...

Aramco awards $18B in contracts to buoy offshore capacity

Jul. 9, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco has awarded $18 billion in contracts to expand oil and gas capacity at two of its fields. Aramco said in a statement on Tuesday it had awarded 34 contracts for engineering, procurement and construction at the Majran and Berri...

More alcohol seized in connection to resort for ultra-rich

Jul. 8, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials said Monday that they confiscated over 800 bottles and cans of alcohol in a raid just days after the Yellowstone Club signed a deal to settle charges of serving booze at unlicensed bars at the private ski resort for the ultra-rich. Officials believe the alcohol seized...

Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for Airbus

Jul. 8, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing's campaign to restore the reputation of its best-selling plane after two deadly crashes suffered a blow with a Saudi airline canceling an order worth up to $5.9 billion in favor of a European rival of the U.S. manufacturer. Flyadeal, the budget airline arm of Saudi...

Warren pitches executive orders on race and gender pay gap

Jul. 5, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren says that if elected president she would sign executive orders aimed at addressing the wage and employment leadership gap for women of color, punishing companies and contractors with historically poor records on diversity and equality by denying them contracts with the...

Cattleman Laurentino Cortizo sworn in as Panama's president

Jul. 1, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Cattleman Laurentino Cortizo was sworn in as Panama's president Monday, saying he will work during his five-year term to boost the economy and bring transparency in contracting for public works projects. The 66-year-old won an election two weeks ago that was the tightest in Panama's...

State park death: Delays, confusion meant no warning system

Jul. 1, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years of delays and confusion stymied plans at Cummins Falls State Park in Tennessee for a flood warning system, a safeguard that was never installed before rushing water killed a 2-year-old Kentucky boy last month. WPLN-FM's review of Department of Environment and Conservation...