Stories tagged: U.S.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
A pullback in U.S. hiring last month resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely prove short-lived, with a resilient job market pointing to gains in the coming months.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
The U.S. Gulf Coast braced Friday for a fast-moving blast of wind, heavy rain and rising water as deadly Tropical Storm Nate threatened to reach hurricane strength before a weekend …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent– a move aimed at bringing in more money to outbid HBO, Amazon and other …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
WASHINGTON – Rising exports and falling imports cut the U.S. trade deficit to $42.4 billion in August, the lowest in 11 months. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the trade …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
WASHINGTON – Myanmar’s military crackdown that has caused a half-million Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh could destabilize the region and invite international terrorists, the State Department said Thursday. But …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
The gains point to a potentially faster economic growth – which could help to spur more hiring and stronger pay raises. The
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
The new U.S. ambassador to Russia presented his diplomatic credentials to President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony Tuesday in the Kremlin, a move that marks the formal start of Jon …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
The United States expelled 15 of Cuba’s diplomats Tuesday to protest its failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana, plunging diplomatic ties between the countries to levels unseen …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the United States should remain in the nuclear deal negotiated during the Obama administration that constrains Iran’s ability to build a nuclear arsenal.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
U.S. manufacturing activity shrugged off a series of hurricanes and rose to the highest level in 13 years last month.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Saturday that the United State is maintaining direct channels of communications with North Korea even as tensions rise over the North’s nuclear …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Pakistan’s interior ministry asked the country’s elections overseeing body to ban from politics a new party backed by Islamist Hafiz Saeed, who carries a $10 million U.S. bounty on his …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Most American families grew richer between 2013 and 2016, but the wealthiest households pulled even further ahead, worsening the nation’s massive disparities in wealth and income.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war?
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of the Trump administration …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country’s president vowed that Tehran would press ahead …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Russian authorities are fighting the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker from Spain to the United States, the suspect’s lawyer said Friday, in the latest move by Moscow to block …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration’s first major response to the …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
The Trump administration is considering closing down the recently reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of American diplomats in Cuba, Secretary of …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
The Russian military denied claims on Sunday that it struck a U.S.-backed force in eastern Syria, wounding six fighters.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Consumers cut back on their shopping in August by the largest amount in six months as declining auto sales offset gains in other areas.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
The U.S. on Wednesday banned federal agencies from using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about the company’s ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016 to $59,039, the Census Bureau said.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Openings edged up 0.9 percent from June to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating to 2000, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
The second round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement ended Tuesday amid resistance to discussing Mexico’s low wages and large differences over dispute resolution mechanisms.