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Bolton's appointment comes at sensitive time for China ties

BEIJING (AP) — Foreign policy hard-liner John Bolton's appointment as U.S. national security adviser comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations with Beijing following President Donald Trump's approval of harsh new tariffs on China and a law enc

Chron, 23 min. ago

Trump orders huge tariffs on China, raises trade war worries

Now Playing: President Donald Trump has taken the first step in imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports. The order is aimed at punishing Beijing for stealing American technology and pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. (

Chron, today, 01:54

Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering a White House

Chron, today, 01:03

Trump's plan to remove McMaster wasn't true — until it was

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't true, it wasn't true — until it was. Thursday's announcement that National Security Adviser H.R McMaster will be the latest top aide to leave the White House spotlights President Donald Trump's mercurial decision-making when i

Chron, today, 00:58

Trump replacing McMaster with Bolton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump tweets that McMaster has done "an outstanding job & will always remain my...

Chron, yesterday, 18:50

Investigators combing through confessed bomber’s ‘target list’

AUSTIN — Confessed serial bomber Mark Anthony Conditt had a “target list” of additional addresses he wanted to strike, and authorities said Thursday they are hoping that list can help determine a motive for his deadly three-week spree of explosions. “The

Chron, yesterday, 17:17

Porn actress' lawyer demands Trump business retain documents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for a porn actress who said she had sex with President Donald Trump is asking the Trump Organization to preserve records relating to the $130,000 she was paid as part of a nondisclosure agreement. Michael Avenatti, who represe

Chron, yesterday, 13:59

The Latest: Trump says he'd like to testify in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he "would like to" testify before the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia...

Chron, yesterday, 13:38

Trump to 'pause' looming metal tariffs for some countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea are among the nations that will get an initial exemption from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration. That's the word from the U.S. trade represe

Chron, yesterday, 12:35

Controller's audit raises questions about Houston economic development program

Houston runs a key economic development program without formal procedures or sufficient oversight, and in some cases cannot prove that the companies involved met the terms of their agreements before being reimbursed with tax dollars, according to an audi

Chron, yesterday, 11:57

John Dowd, lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe, leaves team

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the Russia investigation has left the legal team. Attorney John Dowd is confirming his decision in an email to The Associated Press. Dowd says he "loves the president" and wishes him...

Chron, yesterday, 11:57

Trump: 'Crazy' Biden would go down crying if he assaulted me

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at Joe Biden for wanting to "beat the hell out of him," saying the former vice president "would go down fast and hard, crying all the way." The Republican president tweeted...

Chron, yesterday, 06:50

Trump targets China as US businesses await backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. The administration is expected Th

Chron, yesterday, 00:53

White House issues threat over leaked Trump briefing papers

Now Playing: President Donald Trump said he had "a very good call" with Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election and discuss a possible meeting. Trump also blamed the bombings in Austin, Texas on a "very...

Chron, yesterday, 00:22

Austin residents relieved, but still searching for answers

AUSTIN — Chas Moore was too anxious to sleep Tuesday night. After a seemingly endless string of alarming news about bombs found in FedEx facilities in Austin and San Antonio, followed by a bomb scare later that night at a Goodwill here, he was too wound

Chron, Wednesday, 21:29

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