US sanctions Chinese computer makers in widening tech fight

China’s government has criticized the Biden administration’s curbs on access to U.S. technology for its supercomputer developers and said sanctions “only strengthen China’s determination” to invent its own By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer April 9, 2021, 8:36 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China’s government on […]

GOP lawmakers slam EPA chief over firing of science advisers

Two House Republicans are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency provide records related to an action by the agency’s leader removing dozens of scientists and other experts from two key advisory boards By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press April 7, 2021, 10:15 PM • 4 min read WASHINGTON — Two House Republicans are demanding that the […]

Trump adviser Peter Navarro pressured officials to reward untested companies connected to the White House with lucrative COVID-19 contracts, House inquiry says

Peter Navarro, Trump’s former trade adviser, is accused of rewarding companies with White House links. Trump officials steered contracts to companies without “adequate diligence,” a House inquiry says. On one occasion, Navarro pushed for a brand-new start-up to secure a $354 million contract. A senior adviser to former President Donald Trump pushed agency officials to […]

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls Trump ‘an utter failure’ after the former president said that the Capitol rioters posed ‘zero threat’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger blasted Trump for downplaying the threat of the Capitol insurrectionists. Trump called into Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show and lodged complaints about the election. Kinzinger said that Trump’s on-air statements were “quite honestly sick and disgusting.” GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of the most prominent Republican critics of former President […]

The Trump Organization controlled employees by giving them houses and paying for their kids’ tuition instead of giving raises, the ex-wife of a key employee says

The Trump Org used financial arrangements to control employees, a Trump investigation witness said. It paid for apartments and tuition instead of normal salary raises, Jennifer Weisselberg said. The Manhattan DA’s office hired investigators who have experience studying mob finances. The former wife of a key Trump Organization employee scrutinized by prosecutors said the company […]