MNUCHIN TO MEET TRADE PART­NERS FOR FIRST TIME

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U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has vowed to get tough on trade part­ners like China, Mex­ico and Ger­many. Now his Trea­sury chief, Steven Mnuchin, will get his first op­por­tu­nity to con­front them all in one room.

The meet­ing of the 20 most pow­er­ful economies’ fi­nance min­is­ters in Ger­many this week is likely to be dom­i­nated by talk about whether to com­mit to free trade.

Sec­ond child dies in fire linked to ex­plod­ing hov­er­board. Author­i­ties said

a sec­ond child has died from a fire in Penn­syl­va­nia that fire of­fi­cials blamed on an ex­plod­ing hov­er­board. The deaths — if defini­tively linked to the two-wheeled, bat­tery-pow­ered scooter — would be the first in the U.S. caused by a hov­er­board fire.

Dal­las scram­bles to fix 911 de­lays in wake of 2 deaths. Dal­las of­fi­cials are

work­ing with T-Mo­bile en­gi­neers to de­ter­mine what’s prompt­ing a flood of ghost calls that has forced hun­dreds of 911 calls to be placed on hold and may have slowed the emer­gency re­sponse to two peo­ple who died.

The prob­lem be­gan in Oc­to­ber and of­fi­cials thought it had been re­solved in Jan­uary, but at one point last week the city had 360 calls on hold.

Mayor Mike Rawl­ings said he apol­o­gized to the mother of a 6-month-old child who died dur­ing the week­end after fall­ing from a bed. The child’s baby sit­ter tried call­ing 911 three times but kept be­ing placed on hold.

White House picks Boe­ing ex­ec­u­tive as Pen­tagon’s No. 2. Pres­i­dent

Don­ald Trump in­tends to nom­i­nate a Boe­ing ex­ec­u­tive to serve as deputy sec­re­tary of de­fense. The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion has strug­gled to fill top Pen­tagon po­si­tions, with two of its four pre­vi­ous se­lec­tions hav­ing with­drawn. On Thurs­day it an­nounced se­lec­tions for six se­nior po­si­tions.

Exxon blasts New York AG over e-mail ac­cu­sa­tions. Exxon Mo­bil is

com­plain­ing about the way New York’s at­tor­ney gen­eral dis­closed that for­mer CEO and cur­rent Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son used an alias e-mail ac­count, say­ing it dam­aged the com­pany by gen­er­at­ing “sen­sa­tional cov­er­age in the press.”

Exxon said in a court fil­ing Thurs­day there was noth­ing wrong with Tiller­son hav­ing two e-mail ac­counts, and that ques­tions about turn­ing over records should have been re­solved with the com­pany be­fore go­ing pub­lic.

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Sch­nei­der­man said the alias ac­count un­der the name Wayne Tracker — Wayne is Tiller­son’s mid­dle name — was used to dis­cuss cli­mate change and other is­sues.

Canada in­tro­duces rules for drone users. Canada

is bring­ing in strict mea­sures and fines for recre­ational users of drones.

Drones must fly un­der 295 feet, stay 245 feet from build­ings, ve­hi­cles and peo­ple and stay 5.6 miles from air­ports.

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