Trump faceoff with China exposes GOP weakness in rural US

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gary Bailey is certain China is trying to rattle Donald Trump voters with its threat to slap tariffs on soybeans and other agriculture staples grown in rural America. The wheat farmer in eastern Washington, a state that exports $4 billion a year in farm products, is also certain of the result.

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  • Written by By NICK GERANIOS, STEVE PEOPLES and STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press

Marines killed in California crash include new dad, Iraq vet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Marines killed when their helicopter crashed on a training mission in the Southern California desert were identified Thursday as men in their 20s and 30s from the South and Midwest, including one who served in Iraq and another who recently became a father.

  • Written by By AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press