China vows to fight US ‘at any cost’ as trade spat worsens
WASHINGTON (AP) — China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. "at any cost" after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies….
A year after Mar-a-Lago summit, US-China ties are tested
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump first tried to disarm Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago with smooth talk and hospitality. A year later, he's resorted to hardball and found that Xi is willing to throw it back….
Guard’s last border deployments offer clues to the future
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. National Guard faces a vastly different environment than it did on its last two deployments to the border with Mexico, with far fewer illegal crossings and more Central Americans than Mexicans coming….
Did Trump know about payment to Stormy Daniels? He says no
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — In his first public comments about Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump said he didn't know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney had made to the porn actress who alleges she had an affair with him….
Ex-S. Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted of an array of corruption charges and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster….
Trump, Kim summit may boost recovery of US Korea War remains
TOKYO (AP) — More than six decades after the troops died for their country, the repatriation of the remains of thousands of U.S. military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War may finally get a boost now that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold the first-ever summit between their countries….
Palestinians streaming toward Gaza border protest camps
KHUZAA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians streamed on Friday to tent camps along the Gaza-Israel border ahead of what the territory's Hamas rulers hope will be the second mass protest in a week….
Teenagers in love found slain at bottom of old mine shaft
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — They were teenagers in love, bonding after overcoming personal struggles and dreaming of a family and future together. When they vanished days after Christmas, friends and family combed Utah's west desert for months in search of answers….
‘Tired of being told no,’ Trump freezes out chief of staff
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump made a congratulatory phone call to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, White House chief of staff John Kelly wasn't on the line….
Jobs report for March: Another blowout month for hiring?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Did March provide another month of blowout hiring? Was pay growth healthy?…