Trump pushes ‘America first’ during tough trade talk in Asia
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing….
Moore’s Senate race brings back memories of late GOP fumbles
ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) — Tentative as it may be, Alabama Democrats' chances of ending their 26-year exile in the Senate took a step forward this week….
Some GOP political operatives fear Moore could lose race
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — His party suddenly and bitingly divided, Alabama Republican Roy Moore emphatically rejected increasing pressure to abandon his Senate bid as fears grew among GOP leaders that a once-safe Senate seat was in jeopardy just a month before a special election….
A political shock throws Lebanon’s economy back into crisis
BEIRUT (AP) — Just when things were starting to look up for Lebanon's economy, a new political crisis threatens to send it crashing down again….
Trump opposition inspires Dem focus on statehouse wins
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would "drain the swamp" in Washington. Progressives are hoping to make good on that vow, leveraging anti-Trump feeling to limit corporate influence in statehouses across the country….
Major differences in House, Senate tax proposals
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are creating headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP satisfied. And then there's the ambitious timetable they've set of finishing in time to get legislation to President Donald Trump by Christmas….
Asia-Pacific forum sticks to free-trade gospel despite Trump
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump's "America First" approach….
Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Marine Corps drill instructor has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars after being convicted of tormenting and abusing young recruits, especially Muslim-Americans, including one who later killed himself….
Smashing Pumpkins’ Corgan reboots Nat’l Wrestling Alliance
Billy Corgan has a plan to resurrect an old favorite, a project tinged with nostalgia, yet firmly with an eye on sparking a new generation of fans….
‘How do I spend the rest of my life without my daughter?’
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — For more than four months, Ronggao Zhang has walked to his missing daughter's apartment almost every day. At first, he stood outside, hoping she would show up one afternoon. But even after he was told she'd been kidnapped and was presumed dead, he's continued his routine….