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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top trade negotiator has accused China of "reneging" on commitments it made in earlier talks. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says that, in response, the Trump administration will increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods beginning Friday. It's a sharp escalation in a yearlong trade dispute. At the same time, a Chinese trade delegation is expected to arrive in Washington to resume negotiations on Thursday. That's a day later than originally planned.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. Mnuchin tells Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal in a Monday letter that the committee's request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose." The move, which was expected, is sure to set in motion a legal battle over Trump's tax returns.

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The chief of Yangon's Insein Prison says two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking the country's Officials Secrets Act have been released. Zaw Zaw said Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed after President Win Myint issued a blanket pardon for 6,520 prisoners. Myanmar's Supreme Court on April 23 rejected the final appeal of the two against their seven-year prison terms.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is poised to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt, the first step in what could be a lengthy, acrimonious court battle between House Democrats and President Donald Trump's administration. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress after the Justice Department declined to provide lawmakers with a full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and the 2016 election.

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police chief says one of his officers driving home spotted the suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a Biloxi police officer, leading to the 19-year-old's arrest 40 miles north of the crime scene. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller says the officer was driving home through Wiggins when he saw a man who looked like Darian Tawan Atkinson. Miller says he's not sure how Atkinson got to Wiggins, but says he expects at least one other person will be arrested on charges of aiding Atkinson.

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