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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

Bizarre attacks in Havana hit U.S. spy network in Cuba

Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, the Associated Press …


’Devastating’: Travel rules leave Iranian-Americans in limbo

U.S. Navy veteran Mohammed Jahanfar has traveled overseas four times in the past year to visit his Iranian fiancee, most recently hoping to complete government paperwork that would allow her …


U.S., Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water

The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Expansion work closes busiest U.S.-Mexico border crossing

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

U.S. flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

U.S.-backed SDF says it took Syria’s largest gas field from IS

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters captured Saturday the country’s largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq as they race with government forces to capture …


Cuban official: Still no clue on U.S. diplomat health mystery

Cuba so far hasn’t unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, noon

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new …


Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends U.S. MIA searches

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending …


Most-wanted Chinese tycoon applies for US political asylum

Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui, one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, has applied for political asylum in the United States, his lawyer said, in a move …


Bobby Wood’s equalizing goal gets U.S. out of Honduras with 1-1 draw

Bobby Wood scored off a scramble in the 85th minute, and the United States escaped from Honduras with a 1-1 tie after nearly falling into a deep hole in World …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Mattis: North Korea threat would bring massive military response

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation with a blunt threat, saying the U.S. will answer any North Korean threat with a “massive …


U.S. seizes control of Russian posts in San Fran, DC, NY

The United States seized control Saturday of three Russian diplomatic posts in the U.S. after confirming the Russians had complied with the Trump administration’s order to get out within two …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Second round of NAFTA talks opens in Mexico City

Mexico is taking U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement more seriously as a second round of talks opens Friday in Mexico City on …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea takes effect

A U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea took effect Friday amid concerns about the fate of those who have been detained there in the past. The U.S. said …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Western U.S. bakes, with heat expected into holiday weekend

Strong high pressure baked much of the West in high heat Wednesday, and forecasters said the siege would last into the Labor Day weekend and likely beyond.


Froma Harrop: U.S. needs coherent immigration policy

Americans across the political spectrum generally support a generous immigration program, as long as it’s orderly.


More than 200 doomed Puerto Rico dogs saved by airlift to U.S.

They were a mix of breeds and sizes, ranging from puppies to seniors. All faced a grim future in Puerto Rico animal shelters, where chronic overcrowding results in many dogs …


Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. must challenge China on intellectual property

There is much to dislike in President Trump’s trade agenda, but he is correct on one subject: China’s relentless quest to extort American “intellectual property” – technologies, business methods, patents.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

U.S. demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

The United States won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

North Korea nuke conflict renews push to change Guam government

The nuclear conflict with North Korea that has made Guam the target of a threatened attack has led to new calls to change the government of the Pacific island whose …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Pentagon cites artillery “mishap” in 2 U.S. deaths in Iraq

A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery “mishap.”


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

North Korean tensions aren’t deterring tourists from Guam

Tourists haven’t been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been at the center of North Korean and U.S. threats during the past …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

U.S. debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

North Korea still mastering how to deliver a nuke to U.S.

U.S. intelligence officials are pretty sure North Korea can put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile that could reach the United States. But experts aren’t convinced the bomb could …


Respond to North Korea with cool head

It is extremely rare for a U.S. president to use such language that evokes nuclear attacks.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 1 p.m.

A snapshot of Guam before U.S.-North Korea conflict and now

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

A back road to hope: U.S. immigrants stream over into Canada

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, migrants who came to the U.S. from across the globe – Syria, Congo, Haiti, elsewhere – arrive here where Roxham Road dead-ends …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

U.S. to respond by Sept. 1 to Russia’s expulsion of diplomats

Russia’s top diplomat said Sunday his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced for …