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UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE

The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Liam, Emma lead top baby names in U.S. for 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl’s name according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Trump says date, venue set for North Korea summit

President Donald Trump said Friday that the time and place have been set for his landmark meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un – but kept the world guessing for …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Asylum-seekers in Mexico snub warnings of stern U.S. response

U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children …


U.S. reaffirms its ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend South Korea

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, and Trump said “things …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 11:27 a.m.

Europe, U.S. police seize servers used by IS propaganda sites

Police around Europe and North America have seized servers and data from Islamic State propaganda outlets in a multi-country operation aimed at tracking down radicals and crimping the group’s ability …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Despite tax cuts, U.S. economic growth slowed in first quarter of the year

The U.S. economy slowed to a moderate 2.3 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter as consumer spending turned in the weakest performance in nearly five years. Still, the …


U.S. businesses raise pay at fastest pace in 11 years

U.S. private-sector workers received the biggest pay raise in 11 years in the first three months of the year, a sign that the tight job market is slowly lifting wages.


Trump threatens countries who don’t back U.S. World Cup bid

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold support from nations who don’t back the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.


Iranian foreign minister wants ‘respect’ from U.S.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the U.S. government of arrogance and belligerence, saying that Washington needed “a change in attitude” before any meaningful negotiations can begin over several …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

U.N. rejects Russian attempt to condemn U.S. aggression in Syria

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the “aggression” by the United States and its allies against Syria on Saturday.


U.S. job openings decline in February from record level

U.S. businesses posted fewer open jobs in February than the previous month when openings reached a record level, though layoffs fell.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:03 a.m.

China vows to ‘counterattack’ U.S. as trade spat worsens

China’s government vowed Friday to “counterattack with great strength” if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise U.S. tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Spy case: Russia, U.S. envoys leave Washington, St. Petersburg

Russian diplomats and their families climbed aboard buses and left their embassy in Washington on Saturday while across the Atlantic, American envoys took down the flag from outside the U.S. …


U.S. chess grandmaster Caruana wins shot at world title match

American chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana has won the candidates tournament for the right to take on world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway for his crown in November. The 25-year-old Caruana …


Alleged drug trafficker charged in smuggling from Mexico

An alleged drug trafficker was accused Tuesday of flooding the New York City area with large quantities of fentanyl from Mexico at a time when overdoses related to the powerful …


EU deplores U.S. tactics in negotiating tariffs

European Union leaders vented their frustration Friday that they only obtained a temporary exemption to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and argue the measure should never have applied to …


Justice Deptartment charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

The Justice Department on Friday announced charges against 9 Iranians in a government-sponsored hacking scheme that pilfered sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and government agencies.


U.S. durable goods orders rise at fastest pace since June

Led by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in February, reversing a drop in January, to rise at the fastest pace since …


U.S. new-home sales dipped in February, but demand is solid

Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, a third straight monthly decline. But year to date, sales are up 2.2 percent in a sign that buyer demand …


Kailer Yamamoto lost his groove, then he got it back for the Spokane Chiefs

There are a number of days in Kailer Yamamoto’s young career that have made a lasting impression on his memory.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Worst of bad U.S. flu season finally over as illnesses decline

The worst of the nation’s nasty flu season is finally over.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Russia and Syria clash with U.S. and West on Syria cease-fire

Russia and Syria clashed with the U.S. and its Western allies Wednesday over responsibility for the failure of a cease-fire to take hold in Syria as the U.N. said humanitarian …


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 …


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 …