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China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truce

China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truce

BEIJING — China on Friday suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth.
Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg's debate debut

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg's debate debut

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment.
China's leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fight

China's leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fight

BEIJING — China's leadership sounded a cautious note Friday about the country's progress in halting the spread of the new virus that has now killed more than 2,200 people, after several days of upbeat messages.
Flash flood kills 6 students on Indonesian school trip

Flash flood kills 6 students on Indonesian school trip

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — A flash flood hit hundreds of students and teachers who were hiking along a river on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least six of the students, officials said. Five others were reported missing.
TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job hunting

TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job hunting

CHICAGO — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment. Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald Trump, former Illinois Gov.
Struggling Victoria's Secret sold as women demand comfort

Struggling Victoria's Secret sold as women demand comfort

NEW YORK — Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels in their lacy bras and oversized angel wings, has a new owner.
1 trillion euros: EU leaders get into big fight over budget

1 trillion euros: EU leaders get into big fight over budget

BRUSSELS — European leaders argued into the early hours of Friday about how to spend and share some 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) over the next seven years.

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black.
A diminished Victoria's Secret sold as women look elsewhere

A diminished Victoria's Secret sold as women look elsewhere

NEW YORK — Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their body types.
Irony prevails at Benetton, transparent femininity at Prada

Irony prevails at Benetton, transparent femininity at Prada

MILAN — The frills are on at Milan Fashion Week, where “pretty” is womenswear watchword of the next cold weather season.