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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

‘Nothing-burger’: U.S.-China truce leaves big issues for later

Nothing is on paper and details are scarce. China’s state-run media hasn’t even mentioned the promise to buy all those soybeans and other agricultural products.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 12:26 p.m.

Supreme Court to consider whether sniper Lee Boyd Malvo should be resentenced

One evening in February 2002, a 21-year-old single mother named Keenya Cook was making dinner and taking care of her 6-month-old daughter when the doorbell rang at her Tacoma, Washington, …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency …

Some states honoring indigenous people instead of Columbus

A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 1:49 p.m.

Fort Worth cop resigns after fatally shooting black woman

The family of a 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her 8-year-old …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.

Soldier who was wounded in 2009 search for Bergdahl has died

A retired soldier who was shot in the head while searching for Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl has died.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part …

Oregon may allow BYO food containers in stores, restaurants

Oregon may soon allow customers to bring their own reusable food containers to grocery stores and restaurants in an effort to curb plastic waste.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria – an assault Turkey began after Trump announced …

Voters weary of more investigations as impeachment ramps up

Polling finds that support for the impeachment inquiry has grown since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of one last month following a whistleblower complaint.

Serial killer’s victim portraits could help crack cold cases

The FBI is hoping that portraits drawn by a California inmate will help law enforcement crack cold case homicides around the country.

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese firm’s board

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Washington, D.C., approves emergency measuring renaming holiday ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

City lawmakers have been trying for five years to rename the holiday. They succeeded last week, passing an emergency measure that brings Washington, D.C., in line with several other cities …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad’s Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas

Syrian government troops began moving toward towns near the Turkish border Sunday night under a deal struck with Syrian Kurds after a chaotic day that saw the unraveling of the …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

President Donald Trump is standing by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, amid reports that federal prosecutors are looking into Giuliani for possible lobbying violations, but some aides wish he would …

Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires

Authorities Saturday said three people are now confirmed dead at the scene of wildfires in Southern California, including two in Riverside County.

Jane Fonda is arrested during climate change protest in D.C. – exactly as she’d planned

Jane Fonda was arrested Friday in front of the U.S. Capitol as part of her efforts to join the fight against climate change.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Trump: Kevin McAleenan out at Homeland Security

Kevin McAleenan is stepping down from his post as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job, President Donald Trump announced Friday. McAleenan told The Associated Press that …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

U.S. suspends plans to hike tariffs Tuesday on Chinese imports

The Trump administration is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports that was set to take effect Tuesday, and China agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, abruptly quit after working at Fox since it started …

Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence

Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Fast-moving fire drives thousands from California homes

‘It was a whole curtain of fire’: Authorities order 100,000 evacuated in California wildfire

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump’s financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives.

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

Arrests may cloud district-switching Republican’s comeback

Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions’ climb back into Congress was already off to a rough start, with some in his own party suggesting he was carpetbagging by leaving the Dallas …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Esper criticizes “impulsive” Turk decision to invade Syria

An “impulsive” decision by Turkey to invade northern Syria will further destabilize a region already caught up in civil war, but a pullback of U.S. troops from the border does …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Former envoy defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers Friday that the State Department was pressured by President Donald Trump to remove her from position

Report: Driver recklessness caused crash injuring Kevin Hart

Authorities say an accident that left Kevin Hart seriously injured was caused by the man driving Hart’s vintage car, who accelerated recklessly on a highway near Malibu

Administration wants to cut WH foreign policy staff in half

President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser says he wants to reduce the White House foreign policy staff by half

Cuba Gooding Jr. faces new charge in NYC sex misconduct case

Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case