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Biden is seeking higher tariffs on Chinese steel as he courts union voters

By CHRIS MEGERIAN and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden is calling for a tripling of tariffs on steel from China to protect American producers from a flood of cheap imports, an announcement he planned to roll out Wednesday in an address to steelworkers ...

Biden returns to his Scranton, Pennsylvania, roots to pitch his tax plan

By CHRIS MEGERIAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden returns to his childhood hometown of Scranton on Tuesday to open three straight days of campaigning in Pennsylvania, capitalizing on the opportunity to work the battleground state while Donald Trump spends the week in ...

Federal appeals court overturns West Virginia transgender sports ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a West Virginia transgender sports ban, finding that the law violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools. The ruling Tuesday from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

A top Federal Reserve official opens door to keeping rates high for longer

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chair Philip Jefferson suggested Tuesday that the central bank's key rate may have to remain at its peak for a while to bring down persistently elevated inflation. In a speech, Jefferson said he expects ...