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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 …


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Putin says U.S. will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days …


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

U.S. bombers fly over South Korea after North’s second ICBM test

The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. The …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

Cuba’s public face of diplomacy with U.S. leaving post

The public face of Cuba’s diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada, officials said Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on American players

Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed to stop players from sinking their teeth …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Tillerson talks tough on Russia, vows U.S. support for Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russia on Sunday that it must take the first steps to reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine and that American and European sanctions would …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Syria cease-fire begins; Trump eyes cooperation with Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump called for expanded cooperation with Russia on Sunday, as a cease-fire brokered by the two powers and Jordan for southern Syria came into effect.


Tillerson slowly embraces traditional diplomacy amid crises

Six months into a job he didn’t seek or particularly want, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be slowly embracing a more traditional approach to American diplomacy after …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

U.S., Russia reach deal on Syria cease-fire

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President …


Cooperation needed to thwart North Korea

The net encircling Pyongyang must be urgently tightened through international cooperation.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

North Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea – Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation’s first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday …


U.S. marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Americans are celebrating their country’s 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.


Martin: Canada at 150 owes America thanks

As we hit 150, Americans deserve our thanks. They not only provided protective might and economic dynamism but also gave us a display of excesses to be avoided.


As July Fourth approaches, Americans debate democracy’s fate

Americans have disagreed about government and civic life since the country’s founding, about who should vote, who should run for office and the risks of political factions. But as the …


China strongly protests U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled.


Russian jet came within feet of U.S. reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says

A Russian fighter jet came “within several feet” of an Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea and lingered by the side of the U.S. plane for several …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:38 a.m.

Democrats fear House GOP will stall Russia sanctions bill

Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump’s authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House despite the bill’s heavily bipartisan …