For Americans, Trump's tariffs on imports could be costly

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN, Associated Press; JOE McDONALD, Associated Press

Magic pipe: Carnival's Princess pays $40M fine for sea waste

MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship's use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Sheriff: hostages freed, bank robbery suspect in custody

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After a bank robber put a gun to the back of one hostage's head, SWAT team members resolved at the first chance they had Thursday to storm a north Florida credit union where nearly a dozen people were being held captive, authorities say.