Trump Trade War Just Raised Taxes On Consumers By Tens Of Billions of Dollars

Tariffs on thousands of Chinese products totaling more than $200 billion each year that Trump originally imposed at 10 percent last September jumped to 25 percent just after midnight, thanks to Trump ramping up his trade war in hopes of forcing concessions. “Tariffs are NOW being paid to the United States by China of 25% on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods & products. These massive payments go directly to the Treasury of the U.S.,” Trump wrote on Twitter, repeating the false claim he made to reporters Thursday about “all of the tariffs that China has been paying us for the last eight months ― billions and billions of dollars.” “No, no, no. No! Not so. False. Wrong. Nuh-uh,” said …

Stolen tortoise Tommy safely returned

Ms Machin had seen the boys from her window in Allesley Park and believed they were just looking at the tortoise, but she said “one went up the road with it.” “I was just so shocked and I knew I wouldn’t be able to run after them,” she said. Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Trump Spends Another Saturday Morning Rage Retweeting

Donald Trump hit the retweet button hard on Saturday morning. Themes included Robert Mueller’s Russia report, the economy, his trade war with China and his 2016 Democratic election rival Posts from ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Huckabee, the former Republican governor of Arkansas, all figured in the avalanche of retweets. Donald Trump Jr. And this one from former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is On May 1, he Then, last Saturday, he swarmed again to criticize social media companies RELATED CONTENT Anderson Cooper Nails What Trump's 'Your Favorite President' Boast Really Means Toobin Issues Chilling Warning About Trump’s Threat To Constitutional System Obama …

Colorado school shooting suspects will appear in court to hear list of charges against them

(CNN)The two teenage suspects in the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado charter school will appear in court Friday afternoon to hear the charges against them. Authorities initially described McKinney as female. But the suspect’s lawyer said in court that the 16-year-old goes by the first name Alec and uses the pronoun “he,” Colorado Judicial Department spokesman Rob McCallum said. Erickson’s hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. ET). It is unclear whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom as they were Wednesday. One student was killed while trying to take down one of the suspects and eight other students were wounded in Tuesday shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch. The tragedy Tuesday at the school …

AFL-CIO tweets then deletes meme with guillotine and reference to Delta CEO

New York (CNN Business)The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions, posted and then deleted a tweet Thursday night that featured a picture of a guillotine and a suggestive reference to Delta CEO Ed Bastian. Carolyn Bobb, a spokeswoman for the AFL-CIO, said the organization did not create the image, but rather found it on the internet and tweeted it. “We strive to keep our Twitter account actively engaging and real to advocate for working people,” she said. “We came across and shared this Internet meme. We realize it was in poor taste that doesn’t reflect the values of the AFL-CIO and it has been taken down.” The tweet was up for a couple of hours before being deleted. The meme …

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s surrogate has gone into labor

(CNN)A surrogate for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has gone into labor with the couple’s fourth child, their publicist said late Thursday night. Her other children are named North, Saint and Chicago. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

GP numbers in first sustained drop for 50 years

The pressures on GPs are being looked at by the BBC as part of a special day of coverage, including a Panorama investigation. Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, president of the Royal College of GPs, said: “General practice cannot be allowed to fail. It is an absolute cornerstone of the NHS.” NHS bosses maintain that steps are being taken to improve access, with more GPs being trained and extra support staff recruited to work alongside them. Where not to live if you need a GP Have waits for GP appointments got longer? NHS ‘no chance of training enough staff’ Scotland has more GPs than rest of the UK GP numbers on their way down Dr Carmel Boyham Irvine has worked at the …

The Latest: South African opposition leader votes in Soweto

The leader of South Africa’s main opposition party has cast his ballot in Dobsonville, a part of Soweto, Johannesburg’s largest black township. He was one of the first voters at the Dobsonville polling station. Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has vigorously campaigned against the corruption scandals that have tarnished the ruling African National Congress party. But black support for Maimane’s party is limited because it is widely perceived as being run by whites. The African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela that has been in power since 1994, is likely to win a majority in Wednesday’s poll but it will face a difficult challenge to do as well as five years ago. ___ 7 a.m. South Africans have started …