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In China, ‘free trade’ means steal what you want

What can Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio and President Donald Trump agree on? Almost nothing, but they agree China is robbing America blind and has to be stopped. When the president slapped a punishing 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods starting July 6, his ...

Latino leaders question Census head over query

PHOENIX (AP) — Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau on Saturday over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, denouncing it as a purely political move. Members of the National Association of Latino Elected ...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque welcome in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that ...

Border chaos inflames GOP’s split with Latinos

When more than 1,000 Latino officials — a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic — gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual ...

Oklahoma veteran given $15K in lawn equipment after theft

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A veteran in Oklahoma whose life and business were disrupted when his lawn equipment was stolen no longer needs to face acres of grass using a push mower. The Tulsa World reports Cody Nichols on Friday received $15,000 worth of new lawn-mowing equipment through the ...

U.S. House candidate who beat Sanford hurt in wreck

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her ...

Don’t let puppy love blind you to expense of a dog

How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year , and as much as $14,500 over their pup’s lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that’s just for ...

Woman put in middle of affair among friends

DEAR ABBY: I have two friends I am equally close to, “Jane” and “Mary.” We live in the same neighborhood. They are both married, live across the street from each other and spend time together almost every day. Their children play together. I spend a lot of time with both families, and ...

Survey: Registries morph

NEW YORK (AP) — Wedding registries remain popular and the nature of gifting has morphed into a broader range of options, including cash registries, that are being embraced by friends and family, a new survey shows. The average wedding registry was valued at $4,853 last year, featuring 125 ...

Ohio man faces charges in buggy crash that killed teen, hurt two

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a teenage boy and injuring his father and younger brother, has been jailed and charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. The Columbus Dispatch reports the crash ...

Congress gets classified docs on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday ...

Man facing new trial in son’s death

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man will voluntarily return to Arizona to be re-tried on allegations he killed his son in 2004. Authorities say 51-year-old Jeffrey Martinson, of La Crosse, agreed Friday to waive extradition. He will be transported to Maricopa County in ...

Pantera co-founder, drummer Vinnie Paul dies at 54

Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera’s official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul’s cause of ...

Trump talks tough on immigration in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before West Coast supporters Saturday, saying “we have to be very strong” as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time ...

Searching for solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is “1,000 percent” behind their rival immigration bills, providing no clear path as party leaders searched for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And ...

Youngest kids held in ‘tender age’ shelters

Associated Press — Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers ...

U.S. pulling out of U.N. Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international ...

Kasich urges GOP to take advantage of his jobs record

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich urged fellow Republicans on Monday to use his administration’s economic success to cheer people up and win votes this fall. His advice came at a news conference with his budget director and the head of JobsOhio, the state’s privatized economic ...

Celebrities upset by border policy grow

NEW YORK (AP) — Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what’s happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration’s policy of separating ...

Search for suspects in rapper XXXTentacion slaying

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Deputies were searching for suspects Tuesday after troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was fatally shot in the driver’s seat of a luxury electric sports car. The 20-year-old rising star, who pronounced his stage name “Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN” and whose ...