Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
China said Friday it will be resuming 25% duties on U.S. autos, and a further 5% on auto parts and components.Asia Marketsread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
Stocks in Asia fell Monday morning following an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war late last week.Asia Marketsread more
Carl Medlock used to work at Tesla. Now he's one of the few people in the U.S. that can fix the company's original Roadster electric vehicles.Technologyread more
Hours after President Trump said Sunday he had "second thoughts" about escalating the trade war with China, the White House sought to explain his remark because it was...Politicsread more
President Donald Trump said that he would have a major trade deal with U.K. after it leaves the European Union.Politicsread more
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. STOCKS HIT RECORD AFTER FED KEEPS STIMULUS IN PLACE
Wall Street cheers the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program.
(Read more: No Fed taper bringsback talk of currency war)
2. NAVY YARD GUNMAN GAVE NO CLEAR WARNING
During two hospital visits in the weeks before the rampage, Aaron Alexis complained of insomnia — but denied having any thoughts of harming himself or others, officials say.
3. FLASHPOINT IN ATTEMPT TO SCUTTLE OBAMACARE
A fight looms in Congress over conservatives' efforts to yank the funding from Obama's health care overhaul.
(Read more: Surprise! Sweet Obamacare deals for young adults)
4. WHERE AN ISLAMIST STRONGHOLD IS UNDER SIEGE
Egyptian security forces encircle a town near Cairo that was the scene last month of an attack by suspected Morsi supporters that left 15 police officers dead.
5. ASSAD ARGUES HIS CASE
The Syrian dictator insists in a TV interview that terrorists, not his regime, were to blame for last month's deadly chemical weapons attack.
6. HOW HIGHER EDUCATION HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED IN AFGHANISTAN
Since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, the number of college students in the country has soared 26-fold to almost 204,000 — as many as a fifth of them women.
7. MANUEL MUSCLES UP
The tropical storm that devastated Acapulco over the weekend strengthens into a hurricane and takes fresh aim at Mexico's northwestern coast.
8. WHY OBESE PEOPLE ARE LESS LIKELY TO SURVIVE CANCER
One reason may be that doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size.
9. AND THE WINNER IS...
The AP's Lynn Elber predicts "House of Cards" will earn the Emmy on Sunday for best drama. Fellow AP critic Frazier Moore says it'll be "Breaking Bad."
10. EX-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP DIES AT 70
Ken Norton was best known for defeating Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in a bout in 1973.