White House sends mixed signals on trade fight; markets dive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns after sexual harassment claims


WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned Friday, four months after announcing he wouldn't seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations.


  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Arizona, Texas send 400 troops to border after Trump's call


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER and NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press

Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year.