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Trump to tax $16B Chinese imports

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will go ahead with imposing 25 percent tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports. Customs officials will be­gin collecting the border tax Aug. 23, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said. The list is ...

Gates: Foreign income disguised as loans

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort’s longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax bill. Rick Gates, the government’s star witness, recounted how he and Manafort used more ...

Elections test president’s clout

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Battleground Ohio was deciding the year’s final special election on Tuesday, a congressional faceoff that tested anew President Donald Trump’s political clout — and the appeal of his signature tax cuts. The Republican president’s shadow also loomed over primary ...

Iran weighs response on sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone’s mind remained: What happens now? From deciphering Pres­i­dent Donald Trump’s tweets on Iran — including one demanding ...

Unidentified boy’s remains found

AMALIA, N.M. — Investigators found the remains of an unidentified young boy after raiding a compound in New Mexico where they suspect a father had taken his severely disabled son after saying he wanted to perform an exorcism on the child and abducting him in Georgia, authorities said ...

Police: Father planned to die with slain children

DALLAS — A Houston man accused of killing his two children told authorities his 8-year-old son said “daddy, I’m sorry” before having his throat cut, according to court documents obtained Tuesday. Jean Pierre Ndossoka is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of his ...

Nation

District of Columbia Broadway stars protest outside WH WASHINGTON — Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals have led a sing-along protest against President Donald Trump outside the White House. O’Donnell spoke to protesters, some clutching signs ...

World

Japan Strong quake strikes off eastern coast TOKYO — A strong, shallow earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan early today, officials said. There was no immediate tsunami warning and no reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude ...

Violence in Chicago turns political

CHICAGO (AP) — At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. Police on Monday ...

Trump ups sanctions pressure on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international accord limiting ...

Manafort deputy testifies

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The longtime deputy to Paul Manafort began testifying Monday in the financial fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, producing a hugely anticipated courtroom showdown between two business associates who once worked closely together and played important roles in ...

Nation briefs

MISSOURI Girl, 15, charged with killing parents KANSAS CITY — A 15-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, girl who was charged Monday with killing her parents searched for “Scary movies where kids kill parents” before the shootings in April, according to court documents. Daejona Holmes ...

World briefs

MEXICO Storm strengthens to Hurricane John MEXICO CITY — One of two storms off Mexico’s Pacific coast strengthened into a hurricane Monday afternoon, while forecasters said the other was no longer expected to gain hurricane strength and neither posed an immediate threat to ...

Rite aid cuts forecast; buyout vote looming

Rite Aid is chopping its annual earnings forecast three days before its shareholders vote on whether to approve the sale of the company. Shares of the nation’s third-largest drugstore chain tumbled 10 percent Monday after the company said generic drug pricing isn’t shaping up how it ...

PepsiCo’s CEO stepping down

PURCHASE, N.Y. — With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women. Nooyi, who was born in India, is a rarity on Wall Street as a woman and a minority leading a Fortune 500 company. She oversaw ...

Ticker

Kennametal fourth-quarter profit beats expectations Kennametal Inc. (KMT) on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $68.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Pittsburgh-based company said it had profit of 83 cents. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were 87 cents per ...

‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae

LOS ANGELES — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92. Rae died at her Los Angeles ...

Historic Calif. blaze challenges firefighters

Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days. The blaze, centered near the community of Upper ...

Drone attack thwarted

CARACAS, Venezuela — Authorities detained six people suspected of using explosives-laden drones in a failed bid to assassinate Ven­ezue­lan President Nicolas Ma­duro, officials said Sunday, in what one witness de­scribed as a terrifying attack that shook her apartment building. The ...

Trump says meeting purpose was Clinton intel

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Presi­dent Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel’s investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political ...