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Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

Jun. 19, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose less than 0.1 percent to 22,287.42 and South Korea's Kospi...

Child scales 'un-climbable' pool ladder in video

Jun. 19, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family has captured a video of their toddler climbing what is supposed to be a gate stopping children from getting into a pool. Keith Wyman says his family was in their backyard on Monday when his 2-year-old son Cody began to climb the gate blocking the ladder to...

Trump's tariffs: What they are and how China is responding

Jun. 15, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump just imposed tariffs on hundreds of Chinese products — from X-ray tubes to incinerators. And Beijing is striking back by targeting U.S. soybeans, beef, seafood and other products. The punch-and-counterpunch announced Friday in Washington and Beijing moved the...

X-rays and soy on front lines of US-China trade spat

Jun. 15, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump is hiking the price of Chinese-made forklift trucks and X-ray machines for American buyers. They are part of a $50 billion list of Chinese exports targeted for a 25 percent tariff hike in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over...

US industrial production fell 0.1 percent in May

Jun. 15, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1 percent in May, primarily dragged by a drop in manufacturing caused by a major fire at a parts supplier for trucks. The Federal Reserve said Friday that the manufacturing component of industrial production fell 0.7 percent in May largely because of...

EPA lays out next steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines

Jun. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and...

Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

Jun. 9, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection...

Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

Jun. 8, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Power lines owned by San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. are to blame for a dozen wildfires in Northern California's wine country last fall, including two that killed 15 people combined, the state's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday. Investigators...

Lawsuit filed in woman's death in Texas hotel during Harvey

Jun. 4, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A woman whose body was found 11 days after she made a frantic cellphone call from a Houston hotel elevator as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rushed in exited the elevator in the basement only to struggle against a strong waist-high current strewn with debris, a lawsuit filed Monday says....

Judge: Fired officer must stand trial for killing black man

Jun. 1, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a Florida police officer must stand trial for the fatal shooting of a stranded black motorist, saying his retelling of what happened on the darkened highway off-ramp was "unreliable and not credible." Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer rejected...