HANOI, Vietnam | Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his natural black into the color of the president of the United States. On a chair next to him, 9-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as a spitting image of a … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

TOKYO | Japan’s exports fall 8.4 pct in Jan, hit by China slowdown

TOKYO (AP) — Japan‘s exports have fallen 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier while imports also edged lower, suggesting a deepening impact from China’s economic slowdown. Customs data released Wednesday showed exports to all of Asia dropped 13 percent year-on-year, largely due to a 17 percent decline in shipments to China. Japan’s total … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s exports fall 8.4 pct in Jan, hit by China slowdown

BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly higher, extending Wall St advance

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market’s gains into a fourth week. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent despite news that Japan’s exports sank 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, far more than forecast. Hong Kong’s … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly higher, extending Wall St advance

GLOUCESTER, Va | Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided Tuesday over the prospect of ending the policy, provoking citations of scripture and the higher suicide rate among transgender teens. Concerns were also raised about the cost of a yearslong lawsuit. The Gloucester County … Continue reading GLOUCESTER, Va | Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban

PANAMA CITY | Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations ‘unfounded’

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Just weeks after becoming baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage. The former New York Yankees’ closer on Tuesday called the demands filed against him in the … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations ‘unfounded’

WASHINGTON | Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department’s chief operating officer and is in charge of implementing the department’s safety and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

CHICAGO | The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence. The … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

WASHINGTON | Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general. Rosen is currently the deputy transportation secretary and oversees the department’s day-to-day operations. He also served as general counsel and a senior policy adviser at the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2006 to 2009. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general