Sen. Paul smacks at budget deal again, this time via tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul is blasting away again at what he considers a bloated budget bill. This time, he's doing it on Twitter.

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 4:48 pm

China says it may hike tariffs on US pork, other goods

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced a list of U.S. goods including pork and aluminum pipe it says may be hit by higher tariffs in response to President Donald Trump's higher import duties on steel and aluminum.

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 4:33 pm

House OKs $1.3 trillion budget bill, but Senate stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was poised to pass a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that would end the budget battles for now, but not without risking another shutdown as conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White House.

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 pm

Mueller examining Cambridge Analytica, Trump campaign ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more than 50 million Facebook users to sway elections.

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 2:07 pm

Stocks dive on trade war fears after China sanctions

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest economies would escalate.

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 1:02 pm