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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 03:11 AM PDT

Trump's Election Boosted Israeli Settlement Construction

Trump's Election Boosted Israeli Settlement Construction

Israel's government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. Both supporters and...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 01:25 PM PDT

Stocks Rise as US Targets More Tariff Hikes on Chinese Goods

Stocks Rise as US Targets More Tariff Hikes on Chinese Goods

U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to "fight to the finish" in an escalating trade battle that is fueling fears about damage to global...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:53 PM PDT

North Korea Demands Return of Cargo Ship Seized by US

North Korea Demands Return of Cargo Ship Seized by US

North Korea on Tuesday called the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal exports a "robbery" and demanded that the vessel be returned immediately. The North's official Korean Central...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 07:35 PM PDT

It's Not Just China: Trump Trade War Rages on Several Fronts

It's Not Just China: Trump Trade War Rages on Several Fronts

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is not the only conflict with a major trading partner raging ahead of his reelection bid. Trump, who campaigned in 2016 on cracking down on what he calls unfair...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 07:12 PM PDT

Trump Targets Pell Grant Money for NASA's Budget Boost

Trump Targets Pell Grant Money for NASA's Budget Boost

The Trump administration is hoping to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA. Under a budget amendment sent Monday evening to Congress,...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:20 PM PDT

AG Barr Opens 2nd Investigation of Russia Probe: Source

AG Barr Opens 2nd Investigation of Russia Probe: Source

Attorney General William Barr is stepping up the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, naming a U.S. attorney to oversee the investigation and working with intelligence chiefs to see how surveilla...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 01:41 PM PDT

House GOP Seeks Women, Fresh Faces for 2020 Challengers

House GOP Seeks Women, Fresh Faces for 2020 Challengers

Top Republicans are searching district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and political newcomers in many cases — to help them recapture the House, six months after a political tidal wave swept...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 02:49 PM PDT

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Surgery for Broken Hip

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Surgery for Broken Hip

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to go turkey hunting, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said. Carter was treated in Americus,...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 12:39 PM PDT

Julián Castro Makes Universal Pre-K Focus of Education Plan

Julián Castro Makes Universal Pre-K Focus of Education Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday unveiled an education plan that joins other 2020 candidates in calling for tuition-free higher education, universal prekindergarten and raising...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:57 AM PDT

Tequila to TV Cameras: US Goods Hit by China's New Tariffs

Tequila to TV Cameras: US Goods Hit by China's New Tariffs

China upped the ante Monday in the ongoing tit-for-tat trade war between the world’s top economies. Beijing said it will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods on June 1 in retaliation for President Donald...

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