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Trump to visit the disaster that Hurricane Irma left behind

President Trump was set to travel to Florida on Thursday as death tolls continue to rise and hundreds of thousand of residents remain without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Trump was to arrive in Fort Myers, where he’s scheduled to meet with local officials and receive a briefing on relief...
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Administration officials hail China tariffs as 'historic'; critics fear trade war
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:15:00 +0100
President Trump ordered about $50 billion in tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports Thursday, as well as new restrictions on Chinese investments in the U.S., as his administration seeks to force Beijing to stop what officials describe as a years-long...
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CEO of Bratz dolls maker leads bid to salvage hundreds of U.S. Toys R Us stores slated for closure
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:10:00 +0100
California toy mogul Isaac Larian is leading an effort to save more than half of the 735 domestic Toys R Us Inc. stores that would close under the bankrupt retailer’s plan to liquidate. Larian is majority owner and chief executive of MGA Entertainment...
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Trump personal attorney John Dowd resigns amid shake-up in president's legal team
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:05:00 +0100
John Dowd resigned on Thursday as one of President Trump’s personal lawyers, the latest sign of a shake-up within the president’s legal team as the Russia investigation enters a crucial stage. Dowd had been handling sensitive negotiations with special...
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Dow skids 400 points on fears of China trade war in advance of Trump remarks
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:35:00 +0100
Stocks were sinking and bond prices were climbing Thursday as trade tensions between the U.S. and China rose. The Trump administration is expected to announce trade sanctions on China, while the government in Beijing said it would defend itself. Industrial...
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Trump attorney John Dowd resigns amid shake-up in president's legal team
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:30:00 +0100
John Dowd, a personal attorney to President Donald Trump, resigned his post Thursday amid a shakeup in the president's legal team as Trump has sought more firepower to deal with the special counsel's Russia investigation. The resignation came Thursday,...
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N.Y. Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers for draft picks
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:05:00 +0100
Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will be traded from the New York Giants to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple media reports. The Giants will receive a third-round (69th overall) and fourth-round (108th overall) draft pick...
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Let's count the intriguing story lines in basketball state finals, from Chino Hills to Windward
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:00:00 +0100
After five months of high school basketball, the 2017-18 season ends this weekend with the state championships Friday and Saturday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. There are plenty of intriguing story lines. Let’s start with the coach who stood up...
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South Korean court approves arrest warrant for former President Lee Myung-bak in corruption scandal
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30:00 +0100
A South Korean court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for yet another former president, Lee Myung-bak, on financial misconduct charges during and after his time in office. The ruling by the Seoul Central District Court allows prosecutors to detain...
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China vows to defend its interests if Trump imposes trade sanctions
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30:00 +0100
The Chinese government vowed Thursday to take "all necessary measures" to defend the country's interests if President Trump targets it after claiming the country is stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. "China will...
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Bratz dolls maker leads bid to salvage more than half of U.S. Toys R Us stores slated for closure
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:05:00 +0100
Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in a bid to save potentially more than half of the 735 Toys R Us stores that are to go dark in bankruptcy...
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch counts 1.8 trillion pieces of trash, mostly plastic
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0100
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is getting greater. Twice the size of Texas, the floating mass is up to 16 times larger than previously thought — carrying about 79,000 metric tons of plastic — according to scientists who performed an aerial survey....
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Four tips to navigating store liquidation sales
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0100
The liquidation of Toys R Us is adding to the clutter of “Store Closing” signs as department stores, mall chains and other retailers close poorly performing locations. But beware. Liquidation sales may sound like a deal-hunter's dream, but they don't...
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YouTube tightens restrictions on firearms videos
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:45:00 +0100
YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos. The video-serving network owned by Google said this week that it is banning videos that provide instructions on how to make a firearm, ammunition, high-capacity magazines and accessories such...
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Modified Pap tests can show early warning signs of other gynecological cancers
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0100
The Pap test has already reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by more than 60%. Now it may become a key step in the early detection of two other gynecological malignancies — ovarian and endometrial cancers — that have been notorious killers because...
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Democratic candidates try something new to cope with anti-Pelosi campaign attacks: Disavowing her
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0100
The morning after Democrat Conor Lamb’s electoral upset in a Pennsylvania House district that backed Donald Trump by 20 points, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shrugged off questions about whether she was worried that the candidate had campaigned...
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