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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

‘We have to keep going:’ A day with the migrant caravan

On the 15th day of their journey, Joel Eduardo Espinar and his family were hurting. And they still had a country to traverse before they got to the United States.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

US restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal

The Trump administration on Friday restored U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

U.S. economy grew at strong 3.5 percent rate in Q3

The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter as the strongest burst of consumer spending in nearly four years helped offset a …


Retired U.S. general says war with China likely in 15 years

The former commander of the U.S. Army in Europe warned Wednesday that it’s very likely the United States will be at war with China in 15 years.


U.S. and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

The United States and South Korea are scrapping another major military exercise this year, a Pentagon official said Friday, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea.


Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:11 a.m.

Record imports push U.S. trade gap to $53.2 billion in August

Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

U.S. unemployment drops to 3.7 percent for first time since 1969

The jobless rate, the government reported Friday, is now at its lowest level since the 3.5 percent it reached 49 years ago. And the strength looks likely to endure. There …


Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

Canada and the United States reached a deal Sunday night for Canada to stay in a free trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Golden girls: US wins 3rd straight women’s hoops World Cup

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece …


Breanna Stewart leads USA past Nigeria

Breanna Stewart scored 19 points and the United States rallied to beat pesky Nigeria 71-40 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball World Cup on Friday.


U.S., 6 other nations urge UN to begin Syria constitution process

The United States and six other nations called Thursday for the United Nations to convene a committee to begin drafting a new constitution for Syria.


Trump says he rejected meeting with Trudeau over trade fight

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the trade dispute involving the North American neighbors and renewed his threat …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Rising oil prices haven’t hurt the U.S. economy so far

America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Kim Jong Un agrees to dismantle main nuke site if U.S. takes steps too

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included …


Neymar leads Brazil past U.S. before sparse crowd

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 before a sparse crowd of 32,469 at MetLife Stadium. Firmino scored in the 11th minute off …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

U.S. hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years – evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump …


Taliban say no peace with ‘occupation,’ want U.S. talks

The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign “occupation” continues, reiterating the group’s position that the 17-year war can …


Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

Turkey’s president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an “attempted economic coup” amid heightened tensions with the United States.


Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

Turkey announced Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.


U.S., Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government and federal police, DEA officials told …


U.S. beats Japan 7-6 in final of softball world championship

Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women’s world softball championship …


Top U.S., North Korean diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries’ top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid …


Turkey to freeze assets of 2 U.S. officials as retaliation

Turkey’s president said Saturday the country will freeze the assets of two United States officials in retaliation for sanctions against Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the detention of an …


Arizona clergy call activists to support migrants on border

Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state’s border with Mexico and leave large jugs of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

U.S. businesses cast wider net as jobless rate hits 3.9 percent

With the U.S. unemployment rate near a five-decade low, companies are looking harder for employees, and in some cases finding them right at their own workplaces.


China announces $60B of U.S. goods for tariff retaliation

China on Friday announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat.


U.S. women defeat Brazil 4-1 to clinch Tournament of Nations title

Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 for the Tournament of Nations title. Heath’s curling goal in …


Thousands of scientists object to President Donald Trump’s border wall

Thousands of scientists expressed alarm this week at the expansion of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. A report in BioScience outlined the dangers of building a continuous and impermeable …


Taliban official says group spoke with U.S. official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said Saturday. …