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Mon. 9:12 a.m.: China-US trade uncertainty weighs on global stocks

LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell today as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on ...

Mon. 9:08 a.m.: What’s coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe ...

Mon. 9:04 a.m.: AP-NORC poll: Many say high school diploma enough to succeed

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The findings alarm some experts ...

Fri. 9:49 a.m.: Uncertainty over US-China trade keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war kept global markets in check today. Though the two sides have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods, the full extent of the rollback wasn't clear. A Chinese ...

Fri. 9:28 a.m.: Hong Kong student’s death fuels more anger against police

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters died today in a rare fatality after five months of unrest, fueling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese ...

Fri. 9:23 a.m.: Bloomberg opens door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped to defeat President Donald Trump. Bloomberg, who initially ruled out a 2020 run, ...

Fri. 9:14 a.m.: Ivanka Trump: Whistleblower’s motives more important than ID

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Ivanka Trump today echoed her father's view that the House impeachment investigation is an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. But, in an interview with The Associated Press, she parted ways with President Donald Trump by calling the identity of the impeachment ...

Fri. 9:11 a.m.: Iraq’s spiritual leader calls for road map out of impasse

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most senior Shiite spiritual leader called today for a road map out of the impasse, saying the country's political class has a "unique opportunity" to meet the demands of protesters who have taken to the streets for weeks, demanding change — only to have their rallies ...

GM sells Lordstown plant to electric truck startup

LORDSTOWN -- General Motors has sold its massive assembly plant in Lordstown to electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Co. In a statement posted to GM's website, the automaker says it is committed to future investment and job growth in Ohio and believes Lordstown Motors' plan to build the ...

Thu. 9:33 a.m.: Immigration opens ideological fault lines for 2020 Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is adding his support to a call by some of his fellow presidential hopefuls for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, a proposal that's further exposing deep ideological divides in the Democratic primary and may prove politically treacherous for the party ...