US plans trade probe over China's demands for tech transfers

BEIJING (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing plans to punish China for forcing U.S. and foreign companies to share their technology in return for access to the vast Chinese market, a personal familiar with U.S. discussions said Wednesday.

  • Written by By GILLIAN WONG , Associated Press

15 states appeal EPA delay of stricter air-quality standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 15 states filed a legal challenge on Tuesday over the Trump administration's delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants.


  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Black police concerned by Trump quips on handling suspects


ATLANTA (AP) — The Trump administration's tough talk on crime and the treatment of suspects has left black police officers worried that efforts to repair the fraught relationship between police and minority communities could be derailed.

  • Written by By LISA MARIE PANE and KATE BRUMBACK , Associated Press

Prosecutor: St. Louis officer 'executed' suspect

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white former St. Louis police officer charged with killing a black man "executed" him after a car chase, then planted a gun in the slain drug suspect's vehicle as an excuse for opening fire, a prosecutor told a court Tuesday.

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  • Written by By JIM SALTER , Associated Press