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The Latest: Trump taunts SC Rep. Sanford in GOP meeting

Jun. 19, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. President Donald Trump worked in a verbal jab at Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, as he spoke to House Republicans Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate Mark on a great race," Trump...

3 more killed as Nicaragua's political unrest hits 2 months

Jun. 19, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Three people were shot dead in the city of Masaya as security forces and allied groups tried to regain control of the area, a human rights group reported Tuesday, the two-month anniversary of political unrest that has shaken Nicaragua. Alvaro Leiva, director of the Nicaraguan...

Republican New Mexico candidate faces reimbursement delays

Jun. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Board of Finance has rejected an emergency request for funds to reimburse the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Congressman Steve Pearce for legal fees in a dispute over campaign finance rules. Secretary of State's Office spokesman Joey Keefe said Tuesday that...

The Latest: EU says it's committed to Human Rights Council

Jun. 19, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT): 6:35 p.m. The European Union says the Trump administration's decision to pull the United States out of the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council "risks undermining the role of the U.S. as a...

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

Jun. 19, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley, Trump's...

Sens. McCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw migration nominee

Jun. 19, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage over...

Trump's tariffs: What they are and how they would work

Jun. 19, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — So is this what a trade war looks like? The Trump administration and China's leadership have threatened to impose tariffs on $50 billion of each other's goods. Trump has proposed imposing duties on $400 billion more if China doesn't further open its markets to U.S. companies and reduce...

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Jun. 19, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth. The collateral damage could be widespread. If the...

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

Jun. 19, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the crucial Yemeni city of Hodeida as thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition battled Iranian-allied Shiite rebels for control of the Red Sea port — the main passageway for food and aid supplies in...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on fresh worries over trade

Jun. 19, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The Dow Jones industrial average is closing with its sixth straight loss Tuesday as worries about a U.S.-China trade dispute hit stock indexes around the globe. The Dow is down 287 points, or 1.1 percent, to...