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US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt?

Sep. 18, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American companies and consumers. Beijing has said it will swiftly retaliate against...

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Sep. 18, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

Dick Tracey didn't have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset. Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium that looked so real he fell to his knees. "I needed to search with my hand for something solid around me," he said. He told himself, "I must...

Cat knocks out power to 7,500 in New Orleans

Sep. 17, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A cat got into a utility company substation and came into contact with electrical equipment, knocking out electricity to more than 7,500 New Orleans customers. Entergy New Orleans said on its website and in social media posts that it happened Monday morning. New Orleans news outlets said...

Another day at Tesla: Execs depart, Musk invites controversy

Sep. 8, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

Another executive departure, another controversy over the CEO's behavior, another stock drop. Another typical day at Tesla. Although the details change, the pattern stays the same. This time, the executive departure is David Morton, chief accounting officer at Tesla Inc., who called it quits after just a month on...

Anti-migrant mood boosts far-right party in Swedish election

Sep. 4, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

FLEN, Sweden (AP) — For Monica and Bengt Borg, a retired Swedish couple, Flen doesn't feel like Sweden anymore. As they sit on a bench on the town's main street, an Iraqi man nearby watches a Kurdish television program on his phone. Arabic pop music pulses from a girl's phone. A constant flow of Somalis,...

California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

Sep. 1, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Friday to allow power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires amid fears that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., would otherwise face financial ruin. The measure is part of a wide-ranging plan...

The Latest: California Legislature approve wildfires measure

Sep. 1, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California measure allowing utilities to pass along the cost of wildfire lawsuits to their customers (all times local): 11 p.m. The California Legislature has approved a measure allowing higher electricity bills to pay off lawsuits stemming from last year's deadly...

Colorado says it's cut methane leaks as Trump eases US rules

Aug. 31, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support. Energy companies have found and repaired about 73,000 methane leaks...

Word on more China tariffs sends Asian stocks lower

Aug. 31, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost nearly 0.2 percent to 22,830.03 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.3 percent...

Asian stock mostly rise on US, Mexico preliminary trade deal

Aug. 27, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.6 percent to 22,944.77 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.7...