AP FACT CHECK: Where are Trump's 'tougher' steps on Russia?


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s been “much tougher” on Russia than his predecessor — but his evidence remains scant at best. During the 2016 campaign, President Barack Obama called out Russia for political interference when much less was known about it and followed up after the...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,179.01 Low: 24,884.19 Close: 24,964.75 Change: —254.63 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2716.26 —15.96 NYSE Index: 12,763.33 —111.04 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7234.31 —5.16 NYSE Amer Composite: 2509.73 —22.28 Russell 2000 Index: 1529.99 —13.56 Wilshire 5000...


3M is said to settle Minnesota lawsuit for up to $1 billion

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. 3M Co. has settled a lawsuit with Minnesota’s Attorney General Lori Swanson for between $500 million and $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The state had sought $5 billion for natural resources damage and human health problems it said were linked to a...


Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

Earns Walmart

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company’s...


A passenger says she complained about period pains and was forced off her flight

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 24-year-old woman in the United Kingdom said she and her boyfriend were removed from an Emirates flight bound for Dubai after an attendant overheard her complaining about menstrual cramps. Beth Evans and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Joshua Moran, said a flight...


US stocks fall with Treasuries, dollar climbs

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks halted a six-day rally as disappointing results from Walmart weighed on major indexes as the dollar pushed higher. Treasuries fell amid a heavy slate of U.S. debt issuance, with short-end auctions drawing some of the highest yields in almost a decade. The S&P 500...


False story claims Trump forged physical checkup results

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump did not forge the results of his physical, despite the claims of a story that suggested a misspelled name of the White House doctor indicated the doctor never signed off on the report. The Washingtonpress piece based its claim on a White House report that...


The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. An attorney for a prominent law firm is pleading guilty to lying to federal authorities about his interactions with a former Trump campaign associate. Alex van der Zwaan is entering the plea in federal court in Washington...


Man accused of filming suicide found mentally competent

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man accused of encouraging a high school friend to hang herself and filming the act has been found mentally competent to stand trial. The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reports the judge’s decision came Tuesday in the case of 18-year-old Tyerell Przybycien (pro-BISH-ian)....


Slowing online sales send Walmart's stock tumbling nearly 10 percent

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For months now, Wall Street has rewarded Walmart for engineering the kind of e-commerce turnaround that has eluded so many traditional retailers. But when the merchandising giant reported Tuesday that online growth had slowed during the critical holiday season,...

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