Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is announcing steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum to address what he says is an “assault on our country.” Trump says a 25 percent tax will apply to steel imports, and 10 percent will be added to aluminum brought into the U.S. Trump says the excess of imported steel and aluminum is a “travesty” and hurts American workers and industry.

LONDON (AP) — British police now say a total of roughly 21 people have sought treatment after a nerve agent was used to attack and ex-Russian spy and his daughter. Wiltshire acting police chief Kier Pritchard told Sky News on Thursday that “a number” of those people got blood tests, support and hospital advice. He says only three people remain hospitalized.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s attorney general says it could be tough to defend a bill lawmakers passed banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Jim Hood says he expects “an immediate and expensive legal challenge” to the bill, which has now passed both Republican-controlled chambers of the legislature. The Democratic attorney general notes that measures in other states banning abortions after 20 weeks have been struck down. His comments Thursday came shortly after the House approved the measure.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967. It’s the kind of race they need to win for any hope of retaking the House in the 2018 midterms. But that means navigating a potentially bruising intraparty battle of the Democrats’ own making. The party’s runoff in Houston underscores the lingering 2016 presidential primary rift between progressives and the establishment.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish inventor accused of murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his private submarine has given a Copenhagen court an account of how she died in an accident. Peter Madsen described Thursday how he couldn’t open the submarine’s hatches to reach Wall amid a pressure problem inside the submarine during a trip the pair took in August. He said he found Wall “lifeless” when he finally managed to open the hatches.

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