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White House says Trump's only regret in China trade war is not 'raising the tariffs higher,' as allies press restraint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 5:28am

White House says Trump's only regret in China trade war is not 'raising the tariffs higher,' as allies press restraint.

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 4:33am

Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans Sunday to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports.

Desperate Zimbabweans use cell phone transfers to get cash

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 3:05am

After protests brought Zimbabwe's capital to a standstill earlier this month, Harare has returned to its normal bustle and Tedius Marara is back to his daily business: selling cash at a busy market.

German central bank chief warns against excessive pessimism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 3:02am

The head of Germany's central bank is warning against taking an overly pessimistic view of the economy, days after the bank cautioned that Europe's biggest economy could enter a recession in the current quarter.

The Latest: Johnson says Brexit deal outlook uncertain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 1:24am

The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local):

G-7 cracks emerge on Iran as Trump contests French role

Sylvie Corbet, Lori Hinnant and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 1:18am

The first fissures emerged among G-7 leaders on Sunday over how to deal with Iran, as U.S. President Donald Trump denied he had signed on to an agreement on giving France a leading role as a go-between with the world's major democracies.

The Latest: White House says Trump regret misinterpreted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:42am

The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit. (all times local):

White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs higher

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:29am

President Donald Trump's only regret in hiking tariffs on China is that he didn't raise them higher, his press secretary said Sunday after the president had earlier signaled some remorse for an escalating trade war with China.

Chinese casino hub Macao's elite choose new leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:19pm

An elite pro-Beijing panel on Sunday chose a new leader for the Chinese casino gambling hub Macao.

Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom

Sharon Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:04pm

As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt?

Yellowstone chief says park doesn't need reservation system

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 7:55pm

Yellowstone National Park's top administrator says visitors aren't harming the park's natural resources and he sees no need to require reservations to limit crowds.

Crowds fill Argentine streets to back conservative president

Leonardo By Valle and Natacha Pisarkeno, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:04pm

Tens of thousands of Argentines jammed streets in the capital and other cities Saturday to show support for conservative President Mauricio Macri, who is facing a tough fight heading into general elections in October in a country beset with economic struggles.

Britain's leader says trade deal with US won't be easy

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 4:47pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Saturday that getting a trade deal with the United State won't be "plain sailing" because of barriers to the United Kingdom's goods in American markets.

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 12:42pm

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.

New plan cuts more than $1B off New York rail tunnel cost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:47am

New York and New Jersey submitted a new plan for a rail tunnel project under the Hudson River that cuts nearly $1.5 billion off the previous cost estimate, as officials seek to break a funding impasse with the federal government that has stalled progress in recent years.

Police: Man fatally shot by officer in DUI processing area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:19am

Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say an officer fatally shot a man during an altercation in a DUI processing area.

New Mexico high school to build 'tiny houses'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:43am

A western New Mexico high school is making plans to become a tiny house factory to build affordable housing in a city near the Navajo Nation.

Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:32am

Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:19am

Montana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled.