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    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seeking to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of their close alliance ahead of planned talks with North Korea, the Trump administration has signaled it is open to considering exempting Japan from new steel and aluminum tariffs that Abe opposes.

  • Trump to host Japan’s Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • The Latest: LBJ family calls Barbara Bush ‘true patriot’

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

  • Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

    HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.

  • The Latest: White House says NKorea talks at highest level

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump hosting Japan’s Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago (all times local):

  • Prosecutors in Cosby retrial build to conclusion of case

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday got a sense of Bill Cosby’s view of consent from graphic deposition testimony in which the comedian described reaching an area “somewhere between permission and rejection” during what he claims was a prior sexual encounter with his chief accuser.

  • AP: Iowa elections official did not disclose side business

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate did not disclose his role in a new corporation that has recently spent around $2 million to open a storage rental business and purchase a strip mall, a review by The Associated Press shows.

  • The Latest: Greitens slams claims against him as ‘false’

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

  • Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for its nearly 175,000 workers.