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Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:44pm

Turkey announced Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.

Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

Chad Day, Matthew Barakat and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:31pm

Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.

Onetime teen mom, now a teacher, wins US House primary

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:09pm

A onetime teen mother who became a celebrated teacher defeated a veteran politician Tuesday in the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who didn't seek re-election amid criticism of her mishandling of a sexual harassment case in her office.

Turkey increases tariffs on series of US imports in ongoing feud with the United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:00pm

Turkey increases tariffs on series of US imports in ongoing feud with the United States.

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:43pm

Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

In upset, Stefanowski wins GOP nod for Connecticut governor

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:41pm

Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November.

China files WTO challenge to US solar tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:39pm

China's government says it has filed a challenge to a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels in the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling trade dispute with President Donald Trump.

Asian shares mostly lower despite easing fears over Turkey

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:27pm

Shares were mostly lower in Asia early Wednesday despite a rally overnight on Wall Street as investors' jitters over the Turkish currency crisis eased.

Wisconsin state Sen. Vukmir to take on US Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:17pm

Leah Vukmir, a Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker, defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Trump Tower operators sued over water release into river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:52pm

Illinois' attorney general is suing the operators of Trump International Hotel and Tower for removing water from and releasing water into the Chicago River in violation of federal environmental laws.

Small-business owner Matthew Corey wins the Republican nomination for Connecticut U.S. Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:44pm

Small-business owner Matthew Corey wins the Republican nomination for Connecticut U.S. Senate.

The Latest: Vehicle tow chain sparked small California fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:35pm

The Latest on wildfires burning across the U.S. West (all times local):

California could reshape pot rules as legal market struggles

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:35pm

The nation's largest legal marijuana market is struggling.

New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:48pm

Sports betting is off and running in New Jersey, with three casinos and two racetracks taking in $40.6 million in wagers in July, the first full month it was legal.

Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:39pm

A potential new operator of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation says it would run the plant at less than half its capacity to ensure it's economical.

The Latest: 6th Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:27pm

The Latest on New Jersey's expanding sports betting market (all times local):

Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:09pm

Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private one week after CEO Elon Musk said he was considering it.

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

Catherine Lucey and Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:07pm

President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans.

Warren Buffett's firm adds to Apple, Teva investments

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:07pm

Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments.

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:14pm

Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.