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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Bull’s eye on Permian Basin on New Mexico-Texas border as oil prices rise

Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

U.S. to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

More U.S. beef being recalled over salmonella fears

An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Supplies low for shelters helping migrants as holidays near

Shelters run by volunteers in the U.S. say they are getting hit with an expected surge of new migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. who need temporary housing. Nonprofit groups …


U.S. warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe’s future …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

The agreement by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on a cease fire on tariffs postpones the threat of more disruption for China’s exporters and their Asian …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Rare December tornadoes reported in central U.S., killing 1

Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed damage after rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people the day before.


U.S., China put brakes on trade dispute with cease-fire

The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting …


Rise in U.S. deaths in Afghanistan clouds outlook for peace

A rash of American combat deaths in Afghanistan is putting a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump’s commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Powell: U.S. economy healthy, rate increases aren’t automatic

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes …


Americans, Canadians are warned: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.


Roadside bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, in what appeared to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in …


Putin mulls Russian response to U.S. exit from nuclear pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin has gathered his top military officials to discuss a response to the planned U.S. withdrawal from a key nuclear arms pact.


Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to U.S. border

Members of a migrant caravan started to meet some local resistance as they continued to arrive by the hundreds in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where a group of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 2:19 p.m.

More U.S. kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the …


Closed bank, mothballed planes: Iran mocks U.S. sanctions list

The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker …


U.S. sanctions on Iran take force; major oil importers spared

The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect on Monday but eight major importers of Iranian oil were spared from immediate penalties.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Moses Lake’s high-tech plant is collateral damage in U.S.-China trade war

REC Silicon, a Norwegian company, sees Moses Lake at the center of a high-tech manufacturing revolution. But that vision is likely dead unless Washington and Beijing can settle their differences …


Decision on U.S.-Korea joint exercises coming by December

The U.S. and South Korea are reviewing whether they will conduct large-scale military exercises next year and will decide before December.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

U.S. charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft

The Justice Department has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

U.S. construction spending flat in September

Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government …


U.S. durable goods orders edged up modest 0.8 percent

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods slowed significantly in September, while a key category that tracks business investment fell for a second straight month.


Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from U.S.

Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted their arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler …


U.S general wounded in attack in Afghanistan

A U.S. general officer was wounded in an attack last week in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province that killed two senior Afghan provincial officials and targeted a group that included the senior …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi’s killing

In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

U.S. pulls out of Saudi meeting amid mixed signs on Khashoggi

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia’s rulers that the U.S. takes “very seriously” the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of investigations …


Authorities say guards killed 3 Afghan officials

Afghan officials say three top Kandahar province officials have been killed by their own guards in an attack at a security meeting that also wounded two U.S. troops.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Percentage of young U.S. children who don’t receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001

A small but increasing number of children in the United States are not getting some or all of their recommended vaccinations. The percentage of children under 2 years old who …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

U.S., Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule …