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China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China demanded Tuesday that the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely …


U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

U.S. starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

The U.S. military said Friday it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for a complete military …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Mexico launches plan to stimulate U.S. border economy

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country’s commitment to manufacturing and trade …


Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel’s concerns about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.


American officials due in Beijing for talks on trade battle

American officials are due in Beijing Monday for talks aimed at easing the U.S.-China trade battle that threatens to hobble global economic growth.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

Appeals court sides with Trump in transgender military case

A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Friday in a case about the Pentagon’s effort to restrict military service by transgender people, but the ruling won’t change who …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 5 p.m.

U.S. employers went on a surprising hiring spree in December

U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6:40 p.m.

Partial government shutdown compounds risks for U.S. economy

Now in its 10th year, America’s economic expansion still looks sturdy. Yet the partial shutdown of the government that began Saturday has added another threat to a growing list of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

U.S. sanctions Russians for election meddling, nerve agent use

The Treasury Department imposed new sanctions Wednesday against 15 Russians over hacking, interference in U.S. elections and a nerve agent attack in England.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

U.S., Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities has sparked a diplomatic …


U.S. urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists – “some of the world’s most experienced” – to return to northeastern Congo to help fight …


Incoming Mexico gov’t: No deal to host US asylum-seekers

Mexico’s incoming government says it does not plan to assume the role of “safe third country” for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. after Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is sworn …


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 …