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Florida governor, Cabinet begin trade mission in Israel

May. 25, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is on his way to Israel with a delegation of close to 100 people. DeSantis is leaving Saturday for a trade mission which will also include a ceremonial meeting with the independently elected Cabinet. Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

May. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo:...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...

Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China

May. 24, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with the U.S. is dwarfed by China's $379 billion surplus, and the...

Japan's charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump

May. 24, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. Offering high honors, golf and the chance to present...

US stocks rebound, but S&P 500 ends with 3rd weekly loss

May. 24, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market's steep losses from a day earlier. The upbeat finish to a turbulent week still left the market with its third straight weekly loss. Stocks swung between gains and losses all week as investors weighed the prospect of a prolonged trade...

South Dakota farmers struggle during poor planting season

May. 24, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

GARRETSON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota farmers are having a particularly poor planting season, with cold, wet weather adding to the struggles caused by low crop prices and President Donald Trump's tariffs. Jim Solheim told the Argus Leader that the federal government's immigration policies are hurting the...

Colombian breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers

May. 24, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

CUNDINAMARCA, Colombia (AP) — In a small farmhouse surrounded by cloud forest, Iván Lozano inspects dozens of glass containers that hold some of the world's most coveted frogs. The conservationist has been fighting the illegal trade in rare tropical frogs for years, risking his life and his checkbook...

China ramps up war of rhetoric in trade standoff with US

May. 24, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Stepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies. There was no word from either side on progress toward...