WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration Tuesday banned bump stocks, the firearm attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and were used during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The regulation gives gun owners until late March to turn in or destroy the devices. After that, it will be illegal to possess them under the same federal laws that prohibit machine guns.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon's new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed a one-page memorandum Tuesday authorizing the Defense Department to create the new command. Speaking at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Vice President Mike Pence said, "a new era of American national security in space begins today."
LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:30 p.m. British Defense Secretary says around 3,500 troops will be on standby in support of the government to help deal with any disruptions in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 500 points, its second straight drop of that size and its fourth big decline this month. Longtime market favorites like Microsoft and Amazon took heavy losses Monday. Health care companies also fell sharply. A measure of small-company stocks fell into a bear market, a decline of 20 percent below their recent peak.
GENEVA (AP) - China and the United States clashed again over their respective trade policies Monday at a time the two countries are trying to iron out their differences so further U.S. tariffs are not imposed on Chinese goods. Dennis Shea, the U.S. ambassador to the WTO, said criticism from China about the U.S.'s "unilateralist and protectionist" approach to trade was unwarranted.
LONDON (AP) - Supporters of British Prime Minister Theresa May dampened suggestions Sunday that the government is planning a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union, arguing that another Brexit vote would exacerbate divisions in the U.K., not heal them.
BERLIN (AP) - The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants. The Bild newspaper reported Sunday on a preliminary report it obtained showing about 166,000 asylum applications will have been filed by year's end, including 30,000 babies born to migrants in Germany. That's down from 198,317 in 2017 and well below the government's target of a yearly maximum of no more than 180,000 to 220,000.