Senior Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill in ties

BC-AS–China-North Korea,1st Ld-Writethru Nov 16, 2017 11:07PM (GMT 05:07) – 661 words By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN ,  Associated Press Eds: Adds background, analyst quotes, details, byline. To be updated with envoy’s departure. With AP photos. With AP Photos. BEIJING (AP) — China was preparing to dispatch its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years on […]

House Republicans await audience with Trump on tax overhaul

BC-APFN-US–Congress-Taxes,2nd Ld-Writethru Nov 16, 2017 7:16AM (GMT 13:16) – 1020 words By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates summary, adds audio. Trump remarks expected aboput 11:30 a.m. EST. With AP Photos. AP Video. WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with President Donald Trump urging […]

Trump returns to GOP panic. Will he try to push Moore out?

BC-US–Trump-Moore,3rd Ld-Writethru Nov 15, 2017 7:12AM (GMT 13:12) – 733 words By ZEKE MILLER ,  Associated Press Eds: Minor editing, 8th paragraph. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent five days in Asia largely keeping the Alabama Senate scandal at bay. He won’t be so lucky on U.S. soil. The president returned […]

Chairman Brady: House won’t agree to nix property tax deduction

BC-US–Congress-Taxes,1st Ld-Writethru Nov 13, 2017 2:54AM (GMT 08:54) – 552 words By KEVIN FREKING ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with more details, background. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee is expressing confidence that chamber won’t go along with the Senate’s proposal to eliminate the deduction for property taxes, […]

Trump embraces Duterte as Asia trip winds down

BC-US–Trump,4th Ld-Writethru Nov 13, 2017 6:30AM (GMT 12:30) – 808 words By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN ,  Associated Press Eds: Minor edits, trims. With AP Photos. MANILA, Philippines (AP) — His lengthy Asia trip down to its final days, President Donald Trump opted Monday to publicly prioritize strategic interests over human rights, declining to […]

Trump pushes ‘America first’ during tough trade talk in Asia

BC-APFN-AS–Trump,7th Ld-Writethru Nov 10, 2017 7:56PM (GMT 01:56) – 658 words By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with trade ministers from Pacific Rim countries saying deal reached on trade pact without US. Updates summary. With AP Photos. AP Video. DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a summit […]

Melania Trump visits pandas at Beijing zoo

BC-AS–Trump-The Latest,6th Ld-Writethru Nov 09, 2017 10:43PM (GMT 04:43) – 655 words Eds: APNewsNow. Adds new photo. AP Video. With AP Photos. BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump has checked out the pandas at the Beijing zoo, before being serenaded in English and Chinese by elementary school children. Mrs. Trump watched with students […]

Trump says Chinese welcome was ‘magnificent’

AP-AS-Trump-The-Latest Nov 08, 2017 10:05PM (GMT 04:05) – 1555 words Eds: Updates with fresh Trump item. Updates photos. With AP Photos. BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump says a military parade China arranged in his honor was magnificent and “the world was watching.”Trump says people from “all parts of the world” have already called him […]

Trump warns North Korea: Do not ‘try us’

BC-AS–Trump,13th Ld-Writethru Nov 08, 2017 12:21AM (GMT 06:21) – 1024 words By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN ,  Associated Press Eds: Adds video, audio. Updates photos. With AP Photos. AP Video. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korea Wednesday, telling the rogue nation: “Do not underestimate us. […]

Trump says US will arm Japan to knock down Korea missiles

BC-AS-Trump,3rd Ld-Writethru Nov 06, 2017 7:09AM (GMT 13:09) – 918 words By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates summary, raises reference to arming Japan. With AP Photos. AP Video. TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday refused to rule out eventual military action against North Korea and declared that the […]