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Rob Curley: Why America needs journalists – and the T-shirts to prove it

I like Facebook. Even with all of its problems. It’s where I keep up with my friends and the people I care the most about. The people I grew up …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

U.S. ambassador meets with American held for spying in Russia

U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman met in Moscow on Wednesday with a Michigan man who has been detained on espionage charges as the American government seeks answers about his …

Lawmakers ask 11 major airlines to justify ‘fee gouging’

The news that JetBlue and United Airlines have raised fees for checked bags and some flight cancellations has provoked two U.S. senators and a congressman who are calling for “relief …

Backchannel, ‘Dracula’ help free Utah man in Venezuela

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of …

American, Delta revive deal to handle stranded passengers

American Airlines and Delta are reviving a deal that lets them put passengers on each other’s planes when travelers are stranded by disruptions such as winter storms and computer outages.

No lawyer for detained American accused of fighting with IS

The U.S. government acknowledged Thursday that it has detained an American citizen accused of fighting with the Islamic State for more than two months without fulfilling his request to see …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 3:58 p.m.

U.S. citizen arrested in Zimbabwe, accused of insulting Mugabe

Zimbabwe police have arrested a United States citizen for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe on Twitter as a “sick man,” lawyers said Friday.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Airline stocks jump as American, United hike 3Q forecasts

Airline stocks surged Tuesday after United and American slightly sweetened their outlook for third-quarter revenue.

Rupp 1st American to win men’s Chicago Marathon since 2002

An American has won the men’s Chicago Marathon for the first time since 2002.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

South Sudan should probe death of U.S. reporter: rights group

An international human rights group said the killing of an American journalist in South Sudan violates international humanitarian law and should be investigated.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

U.S. man killed in South Sudan; army says ‘caught in fighting’

An American man has been killed in civil war-torn South Sudan, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday, while South Sudan’s army said he was caught up in fighting between rebels and …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

An in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles, has found the American workplace is grueling, stressful and …

UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

U.S. fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims

Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers.

Delta tops in on-time flights, Spirit worst for complaints

Delta Air Lines scored the best for on-time flights in the latest government rankings, and United and American weren’t far behind.

Canada calls for release for kidnapped couple in Afghanistan

Officials in Canada called Monday for the unconditional release of a Canadian man and his American wife after a new video appeared to show them begging their governments to intervene …

Afghan official: Gunmen abduct American, Australian in Kabul

Five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms have abducted an American and an Australian in Kabul, a security official said Monday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the abduction.

U.S. airlines to start scheduled flights to Cuba

Six airlines won permission Friday to resume scheduled commercial air service from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades, another milestone in President Barack …

U.S. student held in North Korea

North Korea on Friday announced the arrest of a university student from Ohio for what it called a “hostile act” orchestrated by the American government to undermine the authoritarian nation.