• On the Money: Fed’s rate cuts strike savers’ pocketbooks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just when bank customers were finally getting something reasonable for their hard-earned savings, the party is coming to an end.

  • Stocks soar after US delays plans for some China tariffs

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists.

  • Son can’t use name shared with dad to market competing firm

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina personal injury lawyer known for his ads has won an order keeping his son from using their shared name to market a competing law firm.

  • AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment

    For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press.

  • Farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest US

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.

  • Pew survey: 60% in US hold dim view of China amid trade war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising tensions over trade have dimmed Americans’ opinions of China.

  • US delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street.

  • China’s Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat

    BEIJING (AP) — Facing another U.S. tariff hike, Chinese President Xi Jinping is getting tougher with Washington instead of backing down.

  • Portland, Oregon, braces for far-right rally, counterprotest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America’s culture wars seep into this progressive haven.

  • Trump admin weakens enforcement of Endangered Species Act

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions .