US delays decision on tariffs for EU, prolonging uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will take another 30 days to decide whether to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, extending a period of uncertainty for businesses in those regions.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and KEN THOMAS , AP Writers

US starts processing asylum seekers slammed by Trump


TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — U.S. border inspectors allowed some of the Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing, ending a brief impasse over lack of space. But the migrants who crossed Mexico in a caravan may face a long legal path.


  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

'Occupied' Sao Paulo high rise collapses amid fire, 1 dead

SAO PAULO (AP) — A high-rise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets.

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  • Written by By SARAH DILORENZO and PETER PRENGAMAN , Associated Press

2 Koreas dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea's president asked the United Nations to observe the North's planned closing of its nuclear test site.


  • Written by By HYUNG-JIN KIM , Associated Press

Thousands in Puerto Rico protest austerity measures


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Puerto Ricans are marching to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts as anger grows across the U.S. territory over looming austerity measures.