National

Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 25, the 176th day of 2018. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1868, Congress passed an Omnibus Act allowing for the readmission of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to the Union....


Government

Supreme Court declines to hear 'Making a Murderer' case

Supreme Court Making a Murderer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder whose story was documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” As is typical, the justices did not explain their decision declining to take the case. The justices’...


Government

Manafort appeals jailing, civil case against Mueller

Trump Russia Probe Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges. Attorneys for Paul Manafort filed court papers Monday saying they want a federal appeals court to review the order by U.S. District Judge...


Government

The Latest: Trump says he was 'very happy' to sign order

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 2:41 p.m. President Donald Trump is continuing to rail against U.S. immigration policies days after signing an executive order reversing his administration’s insistence on separating migrant children from their parents at...


Business

Steel pipe company CEOs push for waivers from Trump's tariff

Trump Steel Tariffs

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One’s from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another’s from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling...


Business

Harley, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas

Harley Davidson Tariffs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas. The European Union on Friday began rolling out tariffs on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice....


Business

Stocks sink on reports US may limit tech exports, investment

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are on track for their biggest loss in more than two months Monday as reports that the Trump administration may limit technology exports and foreign investment are hurting tech companies. Indexes in Europe and Asia also fell. Tariffs by the U.S. on tens of billions of...


Business

US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

New Home Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains. The Commerce Department said Monday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, up from 646,000 in April. The South reported...


Business

Supreme Court rules for American Express in credit card case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards. Under their contracts, merchants who accept American Express generally can’t encourage customers to use other credit cards. That’s even though Visa and...


National Business

Mnuchin dismisses reports of tech restrictions on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is dismissing as “fake news” media reports that the Trump administration is readying restrictions this week on Chinese investment in American technology companies and high-tech exports to China. Mnuchin said on Twitter Monday that reports by the...


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