Fight Over Sorghum Offers a Taste of a Trade Retaliation

For Kansas farmer Dan Atkisson, tensions over trade surfaced weeks before President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

On Feb. 4, Mr. Atkisson woke up to news Beijing had launched an investigation into alleged American dumping of—and subsidies on—sorghum, a grain known as “milo” in western Kansas. Mr. Atkisson, 32 years old, grows one variety of sorghum to feed his cattle but devotes most of his fields to “grain sorghum,” which in large part is exported to China.

Beijing’s probe, which some in Kansas fear could end in painful tariffs on American sorghum, came shortly after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on solar cells and washing machines in January.

Some saw China’s move as retaliation against those tariffs...

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Kevin Durant, Warriors Beat Cavaliers in Game 3; LeBron James Triple-Doubles

Kevin Durant willed the Golden State Warriors to a 110-102 Game 3 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night to push the defending champions within one win of a repeat.

Durant, who played hero in Game 3 a year ago, made his bid for a second straight Finals MVP with a playoff-career-high 43 points (15-of-23 shooting), including a pull-up dagger from virtually the same spot on the left wing that he sank the Cavs from a year ago. Those efforts were especially welcome since Stephen Curry was in a funk all evening and logged 11 points on 3-of-16 shooting, including 1-of-10 from three.

LeBron James (33 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) registered his 10th career Finals triple-double, and although he received welcome support from Kevin Love (20 points, 13 reboun...

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TN Governor Candidate Diane Black Talks Exclusively With Local 24’s Brad Broders

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Republican Gubernatorial candidate Diane Black defended recent ideas which drew plenty of critics in recent days. She spoke exclusively to Local 24’s Brad Broders.

Black recently said pornography is a factor in school shootings, and proposed legislation in Congress where citizens could donate money for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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Black talked the economy and visited business leaders during her Memphis stop Friday morning, in a statewide race where her thoughts on national events are getting a whole lot of national attention in recent weeks.

“We like where we are in the race,” said Black.

Black isn’t taking any pocket of Tennessee for granted, as she listens and works for votes ahead of the gubernatorial primary th...

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Ivan Duque Wins First Round of Colombian Presidential Election

BOGOTÁ, Colombia— Ivan Duque, a 41-year-old protégé of former right-wing President Álvaro Uribe, won the most votes in Sunday’s presidential election by pledging to bring order and improve a sluggish economy while strongly opposing neighboring Venezuela’s authoritarian government.

With 98% of all votes counted, Colombians had given Mr. Duque 39.1% of the vote among a field of five main candidates who offered starkly different proposals for modernizing a country that, until recently, was locked in a half-century-long guerrilla conflict.

That fell short of the more than 50% he needed to win outright. Now, Mr...

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Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make Too Many Returns

Even Inc. AMZN -0.26% has its limits.

The e-commerce giant bans shoppers from the site for infractions such as returning too many items, sometimes without telling them what they did wrong.

Amazon has cultivated an image as a customer-friendly company in part by making it easy for shoppers to send back items they don’t want. The site’s lax return policies have conditioned consumers to expect the same treatment from other retailers, adding to pressure on brick-and-mortar chains. But shoppers are finding out there are some customers Amazon has determined aren’t worth keeping.

Nir Nissim received an email in March notifying him that his account had been closed because he violated the company’s conditions of use agreement...

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Railway systems could be hackers’ next big target — and derailing trains wouldn’t be that hard

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Last year’s WannaCry cyber attack hit 200,000 victims from over 150 countries.The ransomware showed cyber attacks don’t merely stay in the virtual world but can have real, and potentially devastating consequences in the physical world.Experts say attacks could easily target critical infrastructure, even take over trains in a railway system.It’s more important than ever to protect the physical, not just virtual, parts of railway systems.

In early May of last year, the world was rocked by the WannaCry cyber attack, which affected more than 200,000 victims and spread to over 150 countries. Computers had essentially been taken hostage by ransomware, and users were asked to pay up in the form of bitcoin.

Law enforcement agencies, health services, telecommunication networks, u...

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Fashion draws attention at Iroquois Steeplechase

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Pastel blazers, floral dresses and wide-brimmed hats dominated the fashion scene at the annual Iroquois Steeplechase horse race in Nashville.

But it’s those who took a departure from the preppy ensembles who got all the attention.

That’s what happened to Carolyn Smith Bryant, a New York City transplant who now lives in Leiper’s Fork.

Just a few feet away from the grassy track, where horses cleared hurdles on the 3-mile track, attendees lightly tapped her on the shoulder and asked, “Can I take a picture with you?”

Despite the heat — temperatures hovered around the mid-90s Saturday afternoon at the 77th annual Iroquois Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park — Bryant wore a floor-length orange dress made of a light material...

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Frantic 911 Calls Followed Georgia Plane Crash

Moments after a military cargo plane crashed into a Georgia highway, rattled motorists began dialing 911 to report the large aircraft plunged nose-first into the blacktop before erupting into flames and thick smoke. (May 7) AP

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Southwest Passengers Describe Window Crack

Passengers aboard a Southwest Airlines jet that made an emergency landing on April 17, were given a scare when the plane’s window cracked a second time Wednesday, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Cleveland. (May 2) AP

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Planning a wedding? This app is like an Airbnb for wedding venues

One of the most complicated things about planning a wedding just got a little easier. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more. Buzz60

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