JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: U.S. businesses slowed their hiring in August amid global economic weakness and the tariff war with China. The Labor Department reports employers added a net of 130,000 jobs, fewer than expected. That total included 25,000 temporary workers hired for the 2020 U.S. census.… Continue Reading News Wrap: U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected in August

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Federal court records shed more light on President Trump’s knowledge of hush money payments before the 2016 election. The money went to silence two women who claimed they had had sex with Mr. Trump. The documents showed that he spoke repeatedly with Michael… Continue Reading News Wrap: Trump says U.S. ship shot down encroaching Iranian drone

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: In day’s other news: Before President Trump spoke today, China called for the U.S. to meet it halfway on a trade deal. A Foreign Ministry spokesman in Beijing said the tariff war is hurting both countries. He said the U.S. should follow China’s example in approaching trade talks.… Continue Reading News Wrap: China urges U.S. to make a deal to end trade war

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: The European Union and a growing list of nations banned flights by Boeing’s 737 MAX, after an air disaster in Ethiopia. Sunday’s crash left all 157 people on board dead. In the U.S., Boeing defended the plane, and the Federal Aviation Administration maintained… Continue Reading News Wrap: Venezuelan government blames Guaido, U.S. for power blackout

AMNA NAWAZ: Israel is barring two Muslim U.S. congresswomen from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank. Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan are both critics of Israel’s policy towards Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed his earlier decision to allow the women to visit after… Continue Reading News Wrap: Defying U.S., Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker

JUDY WOODRUFF: And, in the day’s other news: As we mentioned, stocks did turn south after Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated that today’s rate cut might not herald a trend. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged over 333 points to close at 26864. The Nasdaq fell 98 points, and the… Continue Reading News Wrap: U.S.-China trade talks conclude with no visible progress