Trump signs order punishing China on trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for what he said is the theft of American technology and Chinese pressure on U.S. companies to hand it over.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Leaders finalize US budget bill; voting could begin Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.

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  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press

Police release videos of fatal shooting of unarmed black man

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two officers yelled for a suspect to show his hands then shouted "gun, gun, gun" moments before fatally shooting the man who turned out to be unarmed, audio from body camera footage released by Sacramento police shows.

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  • Written by By DON THOMPSON and KATHLEEN RONAYNE , Associated Press

Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

  • Written by By BARBARA ORTUTAY, DANICA KIRKA and GREGORY KATZ , Associated Press

Police: Austin bomber's motive still unknown, despite video

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for weeks details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police said. But his motive remains a mystery.

  • Written by By JIM VERTUNO and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press