Election company says manipulation in Venezuela vote turnout

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The number of Venezuelans who participated in the election for an all-powerful constituent assembly was tampered with — off by at least 1 million votes — in an official count, the head of a voting technology company asserted Wednesday, a finding certain to sow further discord over the super-body that has generated months of nationwide protests.

  • Written by By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and LEONORE SCHICK , Associated Press

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