Reports: US plans trade action over China copyright piracy

Reports say the Trump administration may use a rarely invoked trade law to compel China to crack down on theft of copyrights, patents and other intellectual property. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported Wednesday that U.S. trade officials are discussing ways to...
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Wednesday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 59 49 .546 — New York 57 48 .543 ½ Tampa Bay 54 53 .505 4½ Baltimore 52 54 .491 6 Toronto 49 57 .462 9 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 57 48 .543 — Kansas City 55 50 .524 2 Minnesota 50 53...
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Golf: Foltz makes cut at Optimist tourney

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Van Buren’s Hunter Foltz carded a 78 on Tuesday and just made the cut for today’s final round of the boys 16-18 age division championship of the Optimist International Junior golf tournament being played at the PGA National Resort...

Lawsuit: Fox coordinated with White House on false story

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday lays out an explosive tale of Trump allies, the White House and Fox News Channel conspiring to push a false story about Democratic leaks and an unsolved killing in order to distract attention from the Russia...

Trump on tricky legal ground with 'Obamacare' threat

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of “Obamacare” could put the government in a legal bind. Law experts say he’d be...

Kanye West's touring company sues over concert insurance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday by representatives of Kanye West claims insurers have failed to pay nearly $10 million for West’s canceled Saint Pablo Tour last year. The suit filed by Very Good Touring against several Lloyd’s of London syndicates...

Cosby accuser won't face San Diego drug charges

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An ex-model who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault won’t face criminal charges from a drug arrest at a San Diego jail. Chloe Goins was arrested after she was found inside a parked car at the George F. Bailey Detention Center in Otay Mesa on July 23....

Kanye West's touring company sues Lloyd's of London

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday by representatives for Kanye West claims that insurers have failed to pay nearly $10 million for West’s canceled Saint Pablo Tour last year. The suit filed by Very Good Touring against several Lloyd’s of London...

Alliance, business community not supporting larger sales tax

The business community voiced support Tuesday for renewal of an existing Hancock County sales tax, but did not support a 0.25 percent increase or the 20-year length being considered by the Hancock County commissioners. During the second public hearing on the 0.75 percent sales...

Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman dies

AP Photo/RALPH RADFORD NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Brotman, who co-founded retailer Costco and was the board chairman, has died. Costco Wholesale Corp. said Brotman died early Tuesday. No other details were provided. “The thoughts of Costco’s board, management and...