Taiwan calls Chinese sanctions on US contractor over arms sale 'barbaric threat'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (July 14) condemned China's planned sanctions on Lockheed Martin for its participation in a recent U.S. arms...

Democrat Gideon wins primary, will face GOP Sen Collins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon beat two other Democrats on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a race that’s critical to the battle for con...

Trump trades arenas for Rose Garden in attack on Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump transformed an event that was supposed to highlight his China policy into an impromptu campaign rally on Tuesday, delivering an expansive and often meandering ...

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order on Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,...

Allianz: Asian waters account for most shipping losses even as global numbers hit record low

Safety & Shipping Review 2020: 14 large ships lost in Asian waters in 2019, accounting for more than 33% of losses worldwide Globally, 41 large ships lost in 2019, down by more than 20% year-on-ye...

AP sources: MLB players may have Kessler lead grievance

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players’ association has discussed hiring noted sports lawyer Jeffrey Kessler to litigate a contemplated grievance against clubs accusing Commissioner Rob Manfred and mana...

McConnell: GOP virus aid for schools, others out next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators next week and suggested it will include new fundin...

Mississippi Capitol outbreak: At least 41 with coronavirus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least 30 Mississippi legislators and 11 other people who work in the state Capitol are now known to have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the state's top public health...

No prosecution in Black man's 2018 custody death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against any of four sheriff's deputies in connection with the 2018 asphyxiation and beating death of a Black man during an arrest in 2018, a suburb...

Whether inmate mentally fit for execution could cause delay

CHICAGO (AP) — The man next on the list to be executed by the federal government after a nearly 20-year hiatus ended this week may have a better chance of avoiding lethal injection, legal experts say,...

Times editor resigns, saying she was harassed for her ideas

NEW YORK (AP) — Bari Weiss, an opinion editor at The New York Times, quit her job on Tuesday with a public resignation letter that alleged harassment and a hostile work environment created by people w...

Tennessee gov to do 'whatever it takes' in abortion fight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that he will do “whatever it takes in court” to defend one of the strictest abortion bans in the country currently blocked from being imple...

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___ White House-backed campaign pushes alternate career paths WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump has unveiled a White House-backed national ad camp...

Trump signs bill, executive order rebuking China

WASHINGTON (AP) — In another rebuke of China, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed legislation mandating sanctions for Chinese officials involved in Beijing's crackdown in Hong Kong and issued an ...

Parson: Trump 'focused' on situation with St. Louis couple

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying gu...