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Washington – US Begins Preparations To Impose Tariffs On Remaining $300B In Chinese Imports That Don’t Already Face Import Taxes

May 10, 2019 at 07:15 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the U.S. trade representative to start the process of raising tariffs on all remaining imports from China, the USTR said in a statement. The statement by USTR Robert Lighthizer said the value of products subject to new round of tariffs is approximately $300 billion. It said details on the process for a public notice and comment period...

New York – Airlines, Travel Industry Warn Of Excessive U.S. Entry Wait Times

May 10, 2019 at 07:00 PM
New York - Groups representing major U.S. airlines, airports and travel industry companies on Friday urged U.S. Senate leaders to back additional funding for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers as the Trump administration said on Friday it was shifting additional officers to the southwestern border. Airlines for America, representing American Airlines Group Inc, United Airlines, Southwest...

Washington – U.S. House Could Slap $25,000 Per Day Contempt Fines On Trump Advisers

May 10, 2019 at 06:37 PM
Washington - A senior Democratic lawmaker has suggested fines of $25,000 a day for contempt on U.S. officials who stonewall congressional investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration. Expanding on an idea floated days ago by Democrats as a way of putting some teeth into various inquiries of Trump, his turbulent presidency, his family and his business interests...

Washington – Eyeing Iran, U.S. Sending More Patriot Missiles To Middle East

May 10, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - The Pentagon says the U.S. will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East region to counter threats from Iran. The department provided no details, but a defense official says the move comes after intelligence showed that the Iranians have loaded military equipment and missiles onto small boats. The official was not authorized to discuss the information publicly so...

Washington – AP Explains: New China Tariffs Likely To Hit US Consumers

May 10, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Washington - With the Trump administration more than doubling tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports, will Americans soon see higher prices on store shelves? Yes, but it may take a few weeks. U.S. import taxes on $200 billion of Chinese goods jumped to 25% on Friday, from 10%, as President Trump followed through on his threat to hike duties after he accused Chinese negotiators of...

Brooklyn, NY – NYPD Commits To Step Up Efforts To Deter Copycat Antisemitic Crimes

May 10, 2019 at 05:07 PM
Brooklyn, NY - In a span of three days, two Jewish residents of Williamsburg have been physically assaulted in unprovoked incidents because of their appearance as Chasidic Jews. Anti-Semitic attacks in the Williamsburg Jewish community are growing in frequency and boldness. In response, the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn held an emergency meeting today with NYPD...

Washington – Trump Says US, China Held ‘constructive’ Talks

May 10, 2019 at 04:45 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says the United States and China "held candid and constructive conversations" on trade after negotiators completed two days of talks Friday without reaching a deal. Trump tweets that "the relationship between President Xi and myself remains a very strong one, and conversations into the future will continue." Trump says that in the meantime, the United...

Washington – Anti-Zionist Imam Delivers Opening Prayers In The US House Of Representatives

May 10, 2019 at 04:15 PM
Washington - An imam who has wished for the end of Zionism, called for a third Intifada and likened Israel to Nazi-era Germany delivered the opening prayer for a session of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Omar Suleiman, the founder and president of the Dallas-based Yaqeen Institute, an organization that describes itself as a resource about Islam, referred to recent attacks on...

Honolulu – Airline Gives Superjumbo Tours After 2nd Hawaii Test Flight

May 10, 2019 at 03:23 PM
Honolulu - All Nippon Airways gave VIP tours of the world's largest wide-body airplane following the arrival of a second successful test flight in Hawaii, officials said. The Japanese airline landed its A380 "Flying Honu" at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Wednesday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday. Democratic Gov. David Ige and others toured the...

Baltimore – Hero Students Highlight Shift In School Shooting Guidance

May 10, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Baltimore - The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around the country, they also reflect guidance to students, at least in some situations, to do what they can to disrupt shootings. A majority of school districts have now embraced such an approach, with experts saying educators need to give...

New York – Giuliani Urges Ukraine To Investigate Democrats

May 10, 2019 at 02:25 PM
New York - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer says he is urging Ukraine to open investigations that could benefit Trump politically in the United States. Rudy Giuliani used Twitter on Friday to explain his rationale for traveling to Kiev to push for two investigations. One is the origin of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The other...

London – U.S. Warns Merchant Ships Of Possible Iranian Attacks In Middle East

May 10, 2019 at 02:00 PM
London - U.S. commercial ships including oil tankers sailing through key Middle East waterways could be targeted by Iran in one of the threats to U.S. interests posed by Tehran, the U.S. Maritime Administration said in an advisory. The U.S. military said this week that a number of B-52 bombers would be part of additional forces being sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump...

Washington – Congressman Struggles To Forgive His Shooter 2 Years Later

May 10, 2019 at 01:35 PM
Washington - Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House Republican leader, said Friday he still struggles to forgive the man who wounded him and four others two years ago in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice . In a briefing with reporters about the week's events in Washington, the Louisiana lawmaker detoured unprompted to his battle to absolve his attacker. Scalise said it came up last...

New York – Trade Turbulence Shows Market Vulnerability As Stocks Get Pricier

May 10, 2019 at 01:00 PM
New York - Stock valuations have climbed to levels reached just before Wall Street's late 2018 plunge, leaving the market at risk of shocks such as the sell-off this week as global trade tensions mounted. But stocks may have more support than last year, due largely to lower bond yields and a more dovish outlook on interest rates from the Federal Reserve. Under the traditional...

New York – Uber Tumbles 9% In Rocky Stock Market Debut

May 10, 2019 at 12:34 PM
New York - Uber Technologies Inc's shares fell nearly 9% in their debut on Friday, marking a rocky start to one of the most high-profile U.S. initial public offerings since Facebook Inc's seven years ago. The stock's opening at $42 undermined Uber's strategy to price its oversubscribed IPO conservatively at $45 per share to avoid a repeat of rival Lyft Inc's stock market struggles following a...

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