Economists warn that a prolonged trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies is elevating risks to the global economy by disrupting supply chains, curtailing investment and curbing business confidence.
Completion of a phase one deal could slide into next year, trade experts and people close to the White House have told Reuters, with Beijing asking for more extensive tariff rollbacks and Washington countering with increased demands of its own.
“We want to work for a ‘phase one’ agreement on the basis of mutual respect and equality,” Xi told representatives of an international forum, according to a pool report.
A New Jersey food company has recalled more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad after seven people were hospitalized with E. coli, the US Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.
Missa Bay, LLC, of Swedesboro, issued the recall of 75,233 pounds of the bagged salad products sold at Walmart, Target and Aldi — fearing the romaine lettuce may be contaminated with the bacteria after an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith made a surprise donation of $500,000 to the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists during a speech Thursday night in which he did not mention Donald Trump by name, but alluded to him on multiple occasions. “Intimidation and vilification of the press is now a global phenomenon,” Smith said. “We don’t have to look far for evidence of that.” The speech at the International Press Freedom Awards dinner was the first public appearance for Smith since he abruptly left the channel last month. “We know that journalists are sometimes wary of being perceived as activists for some cause,” he said. “But press freedom is not the preserve of one political group or one political party. It’s a value embedded in our very foundational documents. Journalists need to join hands to defend it.” Smith was a founding staffer of Fox News, where he worked for the last 23 years.
A hemp-drying facility in Jeannette is back open on a temporary basis after ventilation was added, Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported.
Two airmen were killed Thursday in an accident involving two jets at an Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma, military officials said. Vance Air Force Base said in a statement that two T-38 Talons, each with two people aboard, were taking part in a training mission when the mishap occurred shortly after 9 a.m.The military hasn’t released the conditions of the others involved or the names of the deceased. “All we can disclose is that there are two fatalities as a result of the crash,” said Airman Zoe Perkins with the base’s public
- President Donald Trump on Thursday approved a measure that would temporarily stave off the threat of a government shutdown.
- But the spending bill expires on December 20.
- The White House and Congress have struggled to negotiate a bitter dispute over border security, preventing longer-term legislation to fund the government.
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Capping a three-year investigation, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three different scandals.
A Utah woman has been charged with lewdness in her own home after her stepchildren walked into the room and saw her bare chest.
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah argued this week that the statute under which Tilli Buchanan, 27, was charged is unconstitutional, and they have asked a judge to drop the charges against her and change the state law.
Buchanan and her husband had been installing drywall in the garage and had taken off their shirts that were itchy from the fibers, she told The Salt Lake Tribune.
When her stepchildren, aged 9, 10 and 13, walked in, she “explained she considers herself a feminist and wanted to make a point that everybody should be fine with walking around their house or elsewhere with skin showing,” her lawyers wrote in court documents, The Associated Press reports.
The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of the 2000 block of Pioneer Avenue.
The condition of the person hurt has not been released.
The incident happened around 6 a.m. at an external checkpoint, the Secret Service said. The driver, whose identity has not been made public, tried to tail an official vehicle through the gate.
The Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers stopped the vehicle and immediately took the driver into custody, the agency said. D.C. Police and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team also responded.
SOMERSET BOROUGH, Pa. (WTAJ) — Two people have been charged after making illegal drug deliveries in Somerset Borough November 15.
Police say they were called to assist the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations in the investigation of a car that was traveling into Somerset Borough to make an illegal drug delivery.
According to police, officers saw the vehicle stopped at the Laundry Arena on Plank Road and they obtained surveillance, which showed a drug delivery.
A K9 officer from the City of Johnstown was called in for a full search and found drug paraphernalia, cash, and 6.3 grams of methamphetamine, police say.
The vehicle’s driver, Stephen Andrew Walter, 50, of Stoystown, and the passenger, Paige Elizabeth Beal, 23, of Meyersdale, are being charged with Prohibited Acts Controlled Substance/Possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Beal was placed in the Somserset County Jail on a $50,000 secured bond and Walter was placed in the Somerset County Jail on a $75,000 secured bond.
PITTSBURGH – A 17-year-old girl who was wanted in connection with a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill neighborhood that led to a man’s death was arrested Tuesday in Homewood, police said.
According to investigators, Shayla Johnson was involved in the July 2 shooting of 24-year-old Julian Carpenter, who died Nov. 4.
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Johnson lured Carpenter to an apartment building on Rhine Street, police said. Carpenter was then robbed and shot.Johnson was previously charged with criminal conspiracy, but she is now also charged with homicide, police said.Onaje Dickinson pulled the trigger, according to police. He died two weeks later after an officer-involved shooting in Penn Hills.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for the first time since 2009 is headed to the state House of Representatives, passed in the Senate against a deadline to stall Gov. Tom Wolf’s regulatory package to substantially expand overtime pay eligibility.
The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill Wednesday, 42-7, to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage in four steps to $9.50 in 2022.
Pennsylvania’s current minimum wage is the federal minimum of $7.25, which lags each of its neighbors and most other states.
PITTSBURGH, PA – We all know that unfortunate feeling. It’s Thanksgiving morning, relatives are coming over and you’ve spent days preparing and making lists for your family feast, only to realize you forgot to buy the cranberry sauce or the whipped cream to top the pie. Plenty of grocery stores will be open across the Pittsburgh area for your last-minute shopping needs.
Here are the hours for grocery stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, along with a list of those that won’t.
- Giant Eagle: Closes at 4 p.m.
- Market District: Closes at 4 p.m.
- GetGo: Normal hours (gas-only locations will close at 4 p.m.).
- Shop’n Save: Hours vary by location. Check with your local store for closing time.
- Whole Foods, Wexford: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Whole Foods, Upper St. Clair: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Whole Foods, East Liberty: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fresh Thyme: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Rite Aid: Most stores are open 24 hours.
- Target: All stores are open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Walmart: Open normal hours for grocery shoppers on Thanksgiving, but check with stores for variation. Black Friday deals start at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, online and 6 p.m. Thanksgiving in store.
Closed Thanksgiving Day:
- Sam’s Club
- Trader Joe’s
An Illinois teen has been arrested for a hate crime for allegedly placing a racist ad on Craigslist that included a photo of an African American classmate.
The teen, who is a student at Naperville High School, appeared in court on Wednesday morning on two counts of felony hate crime and one count of disorderly conduct, police said in a news release.
10 Democratic candidates set to face off in 5th debate l ABC News
The candidates will take the stage in Atlanta after the latest Iowa caucus poll showed Pete Buttigieg as a front-runner with Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden tied for second place.
The fifth Democratic primary debate convenes 10 candidates on stage Wednesday night in Georgia, a state trending more purple due in part to shifting demographics, as the splintered field struggles to confront the party’s mounting concerns over defeating President Donald Trump and more Democrats both formally and potentially join the fold.
As I’ve noted before, the Democrats on this committee spent three years accusing President Trump of being a Russian agent. In March 2018, after a year-long investigation, Committee Republicans issued a 240-page report describing in detail how the Russians meddled in the 2016 elections and making specific recommendations to improve our election security.Denouncing the report as a whitewash and accusing Republicans of “subverting” the investigation, the Democrats issued their own report focusing on their now-debunked conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to hack the elections.Notably, the Democrats vowed to present a further “comprehensive report” after they finished their investigation into Trump’s treasonous collusion with Russia. For some completely inexplicable reason, after the implosion of their Russia hoax, the Democrats failed to issue that comprehensive report.This episode shows how the Democrats have exploited the Intelligence Committee for political purposes for three years, culminating in these impeaching hearings. In their mania to attack the President, no conspiracy theory is too outlandish for the Democrats.Time and again, they floated the possibility of some far-fetched malfeasance by Trump, declared the dire need to investigate it, and then suddenly dropped the issue and moved on to their next asinine theory.
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At Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands in Farmington, Jennifer Noah, the marketing manager with Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, said they plan on opening the slopes on Dec. 20.
“The early drop in temperatures allowed us to fire up the snowmaking system on Nov. 8, the earliest start of snowmaking in recent memory,” said Katie Buchan, communications manager with Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Hidden Valley Resort in Hidden Valley and Laurel Mountain in Ligonier.
According to the Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley website, 4 inches of natural snow has fallen in the mountains. Laurel Mountain has reported 7 inches of natural snow.
Pennsylvania’s natural gas production growth led the United States in 2018 — and helped set a national record.