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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. …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after ‘Maria’

This is life one month after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm that killed at least 48 people, destroyed tens of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

U.S., Israel to exit U.N. agency over alleged anti-Israel bias

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for …


Could cyberattacks knock out lights in the U.S.? Not so easily

Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.


Russia scores temporary win against U.S. on cybercrime suspect

Russia on Wednesday won the latest round in a judicial tug-of-war with the U.S. over who should try a Russian cybercrime suspect arrested during a holiday in Greece.


U.S. rules out negotiated IS withdrawal from Syria’s Raqqa

The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday that it won’t accept a negotiated withdrawal for hundreds of IS militants holed up in the Syrian city of Raqqa, …


Amanda Erickson: Fear of crime drives America’s gun craze

It was in the 1960s and ’70s that Americans began talking about guns and gun rights as a crime issue. This framing turned the issue of gun ownership into a …


U.S. factory orders increase 1.2 percent in August

Orders at U.S. factories increased by 1.2 percent in August, driven by strong gains in aluminum and other metals, industrial machinery and autos.