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Analysts: Trump tariff threats unlikely to yield trade deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing more doubtful that any deal that might benefit American workers and companies is in sight. Instead, many analysts say they expect the Trump administration to impose more ...

Hillary Clinton is cheered at star-studded Central Park fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton was cheered Saturday in Central Park when she took the stage as part of a star-studded summer festival of conversation, music and food. The former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York told a crowd at the OZY ...

Trump finds it ‘inconceivable’ lawyer would tape a client

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it “inconceivable” that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential ...

Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking ...

McIlroy faces uphill climb in final round

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer CARNOUSTIE, Scotland— Rory McIlroy pledged to “go down swinging” in his bid to win a major for the first time in four years. He might have to swing for the fences after the way he finished Saturday at the British Open. On a day of low scoring, McIlroy ...

Spieth puts on a Saturday charge, Woods lurks four back

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer CARNOUSTIE, Scotland— Jordan Spieth has a share of the lead in the British Open and a big edge in experience. Still only 24, he already has won three majors and his name is the last one etched on the base of the silver claret jug. One name in the mix ...

For Tiger, Sunday is the real test

By TIM DAHBERG AP Sports Columnist CARNOUSTIE, Scotland— They crowded 15 deep against the metal railings down the left side of the 18th fairway, beers put aside and phones pulled out for the moment at hand. All day long they had heard the cheers rolling across the links of Carnoustie and, ...

NASCAR looking for ways to improve

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer LOUDON, N.H.— NASCAR has been reluctant to make more than modest tweaks to its schedule. That hasn’t stopped its drivers this summer from wondering about possibilities in hopes of luring more fans: — a Cup race on Eldora dirt. — more races at ...

AFC NORTH TRAINING CAMP CAPSULES

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-4) OPEN CAMP: July 26, Latrobe, Pennsylvania LAST YEAR: Steelers won second straight AFC North title and third in four years as “Killer Bs” trio of QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown and RB Le’Veon Bell received plenty of help from rookie WR JuJu ...

Ted Williams’ Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press ALBQUERQUE, N.M.— Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees ...