Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world's two biggest economies and likely squeezing U.S. companies that import everything from handbags to bicycle tires.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO , AP Business Writers

Trump fumes over NYT op-ed; top officials swiftly deny role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing back against explosive reports his own administration is conspiring against him, President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote a New York Times opinion piece claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart his most dangerous impulses.

  • Written by ZEKE MILLER, CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but wanted the cover of anonymity to avoid being fired.

  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Media Writer

India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future."

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  • Written by By ASHOK SHARMA , Associated Press

Kavanaugh's lips sealed on White House subpoenas, pardons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressured by Democrats with Donald Trump on their minds, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh rejected repeated requests at Wednesday's Senate confirmation hearing to reveal his views about a president pardoning himself or being forced to testify in a criminal case.

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  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press