China Says Retaliation Ready if US Tariffs Go Ahead

BEIJING — China is ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with a tariff hike on Chinese goods and is confident it can maintain "steady and healthy" economic growth, a government spokesman said Thursday. "China will have to take necessa...
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Kim Kardashian Meeting With Trump on Prison Reform

WASHINGTON — Reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed President Donald Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender earlier this year, returned to the White House on Wednesday for a m...
Photo of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh at a federal appeals court

What You Need to Know About Kavanaugh Hearings

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): Kavanaugh Has Not Taken a Position 3:50 p.m. — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he has not taken a position on the constitutionality of inves...
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White House Faces Brain Drain at Perilous Moment

WASHINGTON — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are private...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at headquarters in Ramallah

US Ends Palestinian Refugee Agency Funding

WASHINGTON — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects ...
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California Net Neutrality Bill Clears Key Hurdle

SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly voted Wednesday to enshrine net neutrality in state law, delivering a major victory to advocates looking to require an equal playing field on the internet. "The Trump administration destroyed the internet as we know it."...