US defends tough trade stance at global finance meeting

 WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is resisting pressure to back off President Donald Trump’s tough America First trade policy at a meeting of global finance leaders worried about the threat of a damaging trade war. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin charged that “unfair global trade practices impede stronger U.S. and global growth, acting as […]

Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As President Donald Trump declared that “America First does not mean America alone” at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his own, trying to convince skeptical allies that the oft-repeated phrase is more than just lip service. Yet a year into Trump’s […]

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 […]

Trump lets the UN know the US is in charge, Kerry charges Trump speech was too harsh

NEW YORK (AP) —Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump’s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump’s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, “You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of […]

Sheriff Henderson Thanks Officers Judging SkillsUSA Competition

Conroe, January 21 – Sheriff Rand Henderson thanked and commended the Sheriff’s Department officers who judged the SkillsUSA law enforcement competition at Spring High School on Saturday, January 21, 2017. SkillsUSA is a partnership between students, teachers, and industry to ensure that the United States has a skilled workforce by providing educational programs, events and […]