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US government files appeals notice after 2020 census ruling

Jan. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department began its appeal Thursday of a New York judge's ruling stopping the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for the first time since 1950. Garrett Coyle, a Justice Department attorney based in Washington, filed the one-page notice of...

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

Jan. 17, 2019 6:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions. The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan. 30-31 event was the first sign of a next step by the two...

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

Jan. 15, 2019 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants. In a 277-page...

White House names scaled-back delegation for Swiss forum

Jan. 15, 2019 9:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has named the members of a scaled-back delegation that will represent the Trump administration next week at an annual economic conference in Switzerland. President Donald Trump had planned to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, but canceled his trip because of the...

Elderly couple die in luxury Manhattan high-rise blaze

Jan. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An elderly Manhattan couple died in a blaze that engulfed their luxury high-rise apartment before dawn Saturday and sent flames roaring out the windows. Investigators are looking into the possibility that cigarette smoking in bed may have caused the fire at the famed River House co-op on...

Trump cancels trip to Switzerland over government shutdown

Jan. 10, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's canceling his trip later this month to a global forum in Switzerland because of the partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day. The president was scheduled to leave Jan. 21 to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, an annual event...

Global stocks track Wall Street; trade talks caution remains

Jan. 8, 2019 7:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets tracked Wall Street higher Tuesday but investors remained alert for any developments in China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent to 10,832 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares advanced 1.1 percent to 6,895...

Expert: Census citizenship question would hurt Latino count

Jan. 7, 2019 5:23 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration's decision to include the question for the first...

States sue Trump Administration over ocean sound blasts

Dec. 20, 2018 5:46 PM EST

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — A group of East Coast states is attempting to prevent oil and natural gas drilling off their coasts by suing to knock out the first step in the exploration process. Nine states filed a lawsuit Thursday aimed at reversing federal approval for underwater seismic testing that involves...

President Trump to attend economic forum in Switzerland

Dec. 18, 2018 2:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be attending the World Economic Forum next month in Davos, Switzerland. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday that Trump will be at the event, which will take place next month. The annual Davos event courts high-profile...