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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)

US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities

Jul. 9, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party, including a member of the ruling Politburo, for alleged human rights abuses targeting ethnic and religious minorities that China has detained in the western part of the country. The...


Jul. 9, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

1. “The Room Where It Happened” by John Bolton (Simon & Schuster) 2. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press) 3. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World) 4. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 5....


Jul. 9, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

HARD COVER FICTION 1. “28 Summers” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 2. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 3. “Sex and Vanity” by Kevin Kwan (Doubleday) 4. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. “The Summer House” by...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 8, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them? New York Times July 1 Much of the focus on China in recent months has been over the coronavirus that originated there late last year. But that has hardly slowed...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international students to leave the country or transfer to another college if their schools only offer online classes this fall: The Trump administration has used the novel coronavirus...

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, is greeted by his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Biegun is in Seoul to hold talks with South Korean officials about allied cooperation on issues including North Korea. (Kim Hong-ji/Pool Photo via AP)

US envoy issues rare public criticism of N. Korean official

Jul. 8, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. official on North Korea accused a senior North Korean nuclear negotiator on Wednesday of being “locked in an old way of thinking,” days after the negotiator said Pyongyang won't resume talks with Washington because of its “hostile”...

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Mary Trump's book offers scathing portrayal of president

Jul. 7, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger to the public, according to a copy obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Mary L. Trump, a psychologist,...


Jul. 7, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 07/05/20 - Paid Books Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan - 9780385546287 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand - 9780316420051 - (Little, Brown and Company) 3. Legacy by Helen Hardt - 9781642632231...

Audible best-sellers for week ending July 3rd

Jul. 7, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. The Real Sherlock: An Audible Original by Lucinda Hawksley, narrated by Lucinda Hawksley (Audible Studios) 2. The Space Race: An Audible Original by Colin Brake, Patrick Chapman, Richard Hollingham, Richard Kurti, Sue Nelson, Helen Quigley and Andrew Mark Sewell, narrated by Kate Mulgrew (Audible...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington. Trump began June with his Bible-clutching photo op outside the church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators, and the month never got less jarring or divisive. Now, some Republicans are expressing concern about the month's impact on their party's ability to hold the Senate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

GOP worries Trump's divisive June imperils Senate control

Jul. 7, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's June began with his Bible-clutching photo op outside a church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators. It never got less jarring or divisive. By month's end, he was downplaying a coronavirus pandemic upsurge that was forcing...