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Shoreline residents brace for more problems as Lake Erie waters rise

PORT CLINTON (AP) — Floodwaters spilling over western Lake Erie’s shoreline have swamped streets, shut down ferries and left behind dangerous debris during the past month. Now residents are bracing for more problems. All the Great Lakes have been rising for several years and now are seeing an increase from winter’s melting snow and recent [...]

By | 2019-05-15T15:21:33+00:00 Thursday, May 16, 2019|

Is sea rise wrecking coastal home values? The answer: Maybe

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone’s guess. Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming are harming coastal property values. But other climate scientists note shortcomings [...]

By | 2019-05-15T15:20:32+00:00 Thursday, May 16, 2019|

Democrats in 2020 face challenge in Wisconsin: The booming economy

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Business was good at the merchandise table as Republicans meeting at a suburban Milwaukee bowling alley picked out their Trump 2020 “Keep America Great” hats, now available in pink, blue and camouflage in addition to the trademark red. Bruce Kudick, a proud Donald Trump supporter with a little extra money [...]

By | 2019-05-15T15:19:37+00:00 Thursday, May 16, 2019|

Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements as losers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he’s showing no signs of backing off now, even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. The president went after China on [...]

By | 2019-05-15T15:18:12+00:00 Thursday, May 16, 2019|

Republican Party recruiting women, political outsiders to run for House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and minorities in many cases — to help them recapture the House six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control of the most diverse majority in history. Among the recruits are a Republican woman in the Oklahoma [...]

By | 2019-05-15T07:56:16+00:00 Wednesday, May 15, 2019|

Trade row deepens as China ups tariffs on $60 billion in American goods

BEIJING (AP) — Deepening its trade battle with the U.S. and sending financial markets spinning, China announced tariff hikes Monday on $60 billion of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest penalties on Chinese products. Punitive charges of 5 percent to 25 percent on thousands of American products including batteries, spinach and coffee [...]

By | 2019-05-15T07:54:10+00:00 Wednesday, May 15, 2019|

Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. A set of tiered public plans will cover standard services and are expected to be up to 10 percent cheaper than comparable private insurance, thanks in part to savings from a [...]

By | 2019-05-15T07:53:19+00:00 Wednesday, May 15, 2019|