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Shoppers sit on a bench with a decorated with U.S. flag browsing their smartphones outside a fashion boutique selling U.S. brand clothing at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. China raised tariffs Monday on thousands of U.S. goods in an escalation of its fight with President Donald Trump over technology policy and accused Washington of bullying Beijing and damaging the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 24, 2018 - 5:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other's goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth. U.S. regulators went ahead with a planned...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Fan Bingbing poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Chinese media said on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, tax authorities ordered X-Men star Fan to pay taxes and fines worth hundreds of millions of yuan but would spare her from criminal prosecution. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 23, 2018 - 9:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague...
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Marvin Singleton and Michele Larrimore motor past the Pine Grove Baptist Church on the way to check out Larrimore's home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C. The flooding from the Little Pee Dee River is cresting on Saturday, but many residents are concerned that the floodwaters will increase damage to their community. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence. Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year Oct. 1, and members of Congress will try to act on the disaster...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, U.S. Congressional candidate Tom Malinowski speaks during a rally against President Donald Trump at Clarence Dillon Public Library, not far from Trump National Golf Club, where Trump is staying this weekend, in Bedminster, N.J. One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall. Malinowski said taxes are the top issue voters raise on the campaign trail. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:11 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul. The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that...
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September 19, 2018 - 6:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has ruled that Luxembourg did not give the U.S. fast food giant McDonald's a special sweet tax deal and that the non-taxation of some of its profits did not amount to illegal state aid. The EU Commission ended a probe that started in 2015 by saying on Wednesday...
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From left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., questions Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about his time in the White House, as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., center and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., right, listen during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 18, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, photo, a driver looks out from his trishaw decorated with an American flag and Chinese flags in Beijing. Chinese news reports have quoted a former finance minister as saying Beijing can disrupt American companies' operations by imposing "export controls" if it needs more leverage in its mounting tariff dispute with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 17, 2018 - 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. The tariffs will start at 10...
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Oceanfront homes sit over rough surf from tropical storm Florence in Nags Head NC., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 15, 2018 - 10:55 pm
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Florence are producing flash flooding and major river flooding in the southeastern part of North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center says excessive amounts of rain are...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 13, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. The House is set to vote Thursday on a $147 billion package to...
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