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Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company.

FDA reconsiders added-sugar label for maple syrup, honey

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars.

US leaving U.N. Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

Giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

PARIS (AP) — Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a monthlong bust that exposed the international reach of traffickers, Interpol said Wednesday.

N.Y. fixing massive plumbing leak, 55 stories underground

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is in the midst of a plumbing repair job of monumental proportions.

House Republicans turn up heat in standoff with Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them.

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.

Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

Dialysis center to move in to former Ryan's on North Prospect

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CHAMPAIGN — A dialysis center is on track to replace a buffet near the North Prospect shopping district.

Trump, China trade escalating tariff threats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. trade representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a trade war.

In response, China has threatened what it called "comprehensive measures," raising the risk that it would target major American companies operating in China.