Government policy

In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, photo, shoppers pass by the Apple store logo at a shopping mall in Beijing. A U.S. delegation led by deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish arrived in the Chinese capital ahead of trade talks with China. China sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 07, 2019 - 8:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and American officials began talks Monday aimed at ending a bruising tradebattle between the world's two biggest economies, as Beijing complained over the sighting of a U.S. warship in what it said were Chinese waters. It was unclear if the ruckus over the warship might...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data lifted indexes on Wall Street. All eyes are on trade talks in Beijing, where American and Chinese officials are trying to resolve a trade dispute that has dampened the outlook of businesses and the global economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 07, 2019 - 5:39 am
LONDON (AP) — European markets retreated Monday as the focus turned to trade issues, with U.S. and Chinese officials discussing the tariffs dispute that has raised concerns about global growth. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.6 percent at 10,706 while the FTSE 100 index of...
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January 07, 2019 - 4:30 am
LONDON (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.K. fell in 2018 by their biggest rate since the global financial crisis a decade ago due to a weaker economy and a raft of regulatory changes, an industry lobby group said Monday. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the new car market was...
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U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert B. Kaplan arrives as part of a trade delegation at a hotel in Beijing, China, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. The U.S. delegation led by deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish arrived in the Chinese capital ahead of trade talks with China,(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 06, 2019 - 4:32 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship. Both sides have expressed an interest in settling their tariff fight over Beijing's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Texas state Rep. Poncho Nevarez, D-Eagle Pass, voices his view during a hearing in Brownsville, Texas. Lawmakers in Texas say a new legislative session will test whether Republicans' rocky 2018 will soften one of the most hard-right statehouses in the country. The Texas Legislature returns to work Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
January 06, 2019 - 12:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. More than a year...
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FILE- In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, right, and Gov. Jerry Brown talk with reporters after their meeting at the Capitol, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will be sworn in to office Jan. 7, 2019, concluding the 80-year-old Brown's four terms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 06, 2019 - 11:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Gov. Jerry Brown cedes power to Gavin Newsom, it will be the first time since 1887 that California has had consecutive Democratic governors. But California isn't getting a carbon copy in substance or style. Newsom becomes governor Monday, concluding the 80-year-old...
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January 06, 2019 - 4:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several African countries with some of the world's largest elephant populations will push this year for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent says more restrictions are the best way to curb the illegal killing of elephants for...
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Newman police officers carry the body of their slain colleague Cpl. Ronil "Ron" Singh during his funeral on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Modesto, Calif. According to authorities, prosecutors have charged Gustavo Perez Arriaga, who was in the United States illegally, with Singh's killing. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
January 05, 2019 - 3:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a "Fiji-born American hero" who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country. At a funeral held for Cpl. Ronil (row-neel) Singh, mourners remembered the 33-year-old as a hard-working...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his first news conference as president, which started at 7 a.m. local time in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador has published a financial disclosure form on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, that reveals relatively few possessions and the fact that his wife makes more than he does. (AP Photo/Christian Palma, File)
January 05, 2019 - 1:06 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country's commitment to manufacturing and trade despite recent U.S. threats to close the border entirely. Mexico...
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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses various issues during an interview with The Associated Press, in Sacramento, Calif. As the state's first Latino attorney general, Becerra is uniquely positioned to opposed the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. He says he’s forced to sue Trump to defend California’s people, values and resources. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 04, 2019 - 8:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Xavier Becerra became perhaps the nation's most influential attorney general when he was named California's top lawyer two years ago, and he has since used his post atop what some call the "Resistance State" to pummel President Donald Trump's administration with dozens of...
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