Stories tagged: United States
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Olympic buzz: The winners and losers of the Pyeongchang Games
Here, in the final Olympics Buzz of these Games, we take a look at some of the winners and losers.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 7:58 p.m.
Poll: People feel better about economy, not country
A majority in a new poll, 52 percent, say they think the country’s direction has worsened over the past year, and only 28 percent are optimistic that things will get …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 12:34 p.m.
U.S. tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping
The Trump administration escalated pressure Friday on North Korea by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.
Commentary: How the U.S. women’s hockey team turned courage into gold
And that, as much as anything that happened between the blue lines late Wednesday night at Gangneung Hockey Center, is why the next time USA Hockey pays homage to Olympic …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Czechs eliminate United States in shootout in Olympic men’s hockey quarterfinals
Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Kouka scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
U.S. says North Korea canceled planned meeting with VP Pence
Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Ilya Kovalchuk scores twice; Russians outclass U.S. 4-0 at Olympics
The U.S. must now play in the qualification round Tuesday, while Russians finished first in the group and move on directly to the quarterfinals, hoping their dominance puts T.J. Oshie’s …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
United States on track for lowest Winter Olympics medal total in 20 years
It’s the halfway point in these Winter Games and time to look at how the U.S. is doing. And the optics are not good. Based on expected results, the U.S. …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
Puerto Rico suspends $133M post-hurricane housing contract
Puerto Rico’s Housing Department said Wednesday it will suspend a $133 million deal with a U.S. company hired to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Maria because a review board found …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Slovenia comes back to stun US 3-2 in OT in Olympic opener
Five practices were supposed to prepare the Americans for this, and they knew at the second intermission Slovenia was going to come out punching. The preparation and the knowledge were …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
U.S. women’s hockey team routs Russians, prepares for Canada
The U.S. women’s 5-0 preliminary-round victory on Tuesday got the formalities out of the way and ensured that their final round-robin game against Canada on Thursday will have some significance.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 8:21 a.m.
U.S. women rally to beat Finland 3-1 in Olympics opener
Kendall Coyne scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the second period on a one-timer and the United States rallied to beat Finland 3-1 to remain perfect when opening an …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Olympic roundup: Gerard wins United States’ 1st gold of games
A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men’s slopestyle event. Except for Red Gerard, who kept his footing all the way to the podium.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Thousands march against election result in Honduras
Thousands of demonstrators led by opposition leader Salvador Nasralla gathered in Honduras’ second-largest city Saturday to protest the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in a vote they say was …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Sweden beats U.S. 4-2 in world junior hockey semifinals
Sweden reminded the United States how difficult it is to earn a medal at the world junior hockey championship. Filip Gustavsson made 29 saves and Sweden had a three-goal third …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
U.S. home prices surge 6.2 percent, outpacing wage growth
U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
U.S. ups border training in Syria to prevent IS resurgence
The United States is developing an expanded training program for local Kurdish and Arab border guards in Syria, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said, to help head …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
U.S. recognizes disputed Honduras election results
The Trump administration on Friday recognized the results of Honduras’ disputed presidential election despite opposition complaints, irregularities found by poll observers and calls from Congress to back a new vote.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Pearl Harbor Day is Thursday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack. Don’t discriminate, Dec. 11, 1942
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
U.S. joins trade fight against China at WTO
The United States is joining a fight against China at the World Trade Organization in a decision likely to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
U.S. declares ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Rohingya in Myanmar
The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
U.S., South Korea start drills in show of force against North Korea
The United States and South Korea on Saturday started joint naval exercises that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Syria indicates it will join Paris climate accord
Syria plans to join the Paris climate accord, an official from the war-ravaged country said Tuesday, a move that leaves the United States as the only United Nations member state …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
U.S. makes final finding on Canadian softwood lumber imports
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued its final finding Thursday on the softwood lumber duties Canadian producers must pay, escalating a trade dispute amid the renegotiation of the North American …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Russia takes on Mideast diplomacy as U.S. retreats
After watching for years as the United States called the shots in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seizing the reins of diplomacy in the Middle East, establishing footholds …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Trump announces company’s return to U.S.
A $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore will legally relocate its home address to the United States, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
The quest to visit all 50 states: How many have you seen?
I recently reached a goal that I’ve been working on for most of my life: I visited all 50 states. And I’ve been surprised by how many others I know …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Report: 152 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in U.S. since 2005
At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, and the problem, which worsened last …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
CIA chief says U.S. needs Pakistan help on Taliban safe havens
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States is going to do everything it can to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan, but Pakistan must …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling …