AP names Nancy Benac as White House news editor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Benac, a veteran Washington journalist who has covered the presidency and national political campaigns, has been named White House news editor at The Associated Press.

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  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Veteran Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky blacksmith's daughter who went on to chair one of Congress' most important committees, died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling in her home, her top aide said. She was 88.

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  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the attack of the bowling balls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspense hung over the public square for hours. Were Japanese regulatory authorities really dropping bowling balls on American cars as part of a dark plot to keep the autos out of the Japanese market?

  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press

Trump's possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering broad tariffs on imports from China and an announcement could come as soon as next week. Industry groups and some lawmakers are scrambling to prevent a new front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy.

  • Written by By LISA MASCARO and JOSH BOAK , Associated Press