Stories tagged: U.S.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2 p.m.
The U.S. Navy said a Japanese tugboat “drifted into” a destroyer during a scheduled exercise Saturday, causing “minimal damage” to the warship and no reported injuries.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and single-family houses.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
The United States is still committed to reducing greenhouse gas even though the Trump administration still plans to pull out of the Paris accord fighting global warming, the top U.S. …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the U.S. is deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
The top U.S. counterterrorism official is leaving the federal government at the end of the year, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said Wednesday.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
U.S. consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in October, the smallest gain in three months as energy prices retreated.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is calling Venezuela “an increasingly violent narco-state” that threatens the world.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Oil prices have jumped by about one-third since the summer on signs of stronger economic growth around the world and fear of instability in the Middle East.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
North Korea warned Monday that the unprecedented deployment of three U.S. aircraft carrier groups “taking up a strike posture” around the Korean peninsula is making it impossible to predict when …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Cambodia’s leader is destroying a political opposition movement that threatens his three-decade grip on power and he’s accusing America of plotting his downfall. An influential opposition figure is in Washington …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Turkey on Sunday dismissed as “ludicrous and groundless” a report that Turkish officials may have discussed kidnapping a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in exchange for millions of dollars.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is walking away from …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage U.S.-Russia …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
As the Islamic State group nears defeat, the United States and Russia are discussing next steps that could prevent the two military powers from inadvertently clashing in Syria and improve …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
So that’s what a losing streak feels like. Stocks fell for the second day in a row Friday, which hadn’t happened in a month, as Amazon put a scare into …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring “America first” message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic State group is defeated, officials …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly to a still-low 239,000 last week. Meanwhile, the four-week average fell to a fresh 44-year low, evidence that …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
The U.S. military says “several militants” have been killed in an airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Americans who visit Cuba must now avoid hotels, shops, tour companies and other businesses on a lengthy list released Wednesday by the Trump administration as part of a new policy …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
The only way to locate and secure all of North Korea’s nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of U.S. ground forces, and in the event of …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
The United States has ordered all non-essential employees of its mission to Somalia to leave the capital, Mogadishu, because of “specific threat information” against them.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay human’s role in climate …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
A slow but steady campaign to become the first U.S. company to set up business in Cuba’s Mariel Special Economic Development Zone has paid off for a Caterpillar distributor. Cuba …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
U.S. services companies in October grew at the best rate in more than a dozen years.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
A Somali security official says a suspected U.S. airstrike has targeted a base run by Islamic State group-affiliated fighters in Somalia’s northern state of Puntland.