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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Tiger Woods and United States team rallies to win Presidents Cup again

Tiger Woods got the Americans going with the first point on the board.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

United States claws back, trails International team 10-8 entering final day of Presidents Cup

The Americans dug themselves out of a big hole at the Presidents Cup with playing captain Tiger Woods watching from the sidelines.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Americans rally late to only trail by 3 in Presidents Cup

At one point, the International team had a chance to sweep the session.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

International team grabs 4-1 lead at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods looked good as ever playing in the Presidents Cup. As captain, his American team found itself in foreign territory – trailing for the first time in 14 years.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

US considers leaving smaller number of troops in Afghanistan

The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told …


Ready for prisoner swaps, Iran says US holding 20 Iranians

Iran said on Tuesday that American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Pentagon to probe legality of using troops on US border

The Pentagon’s independent investigations office says it will evaluate the legality of the Trump administration’s use of the military at the U.S. southwestern border.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Trump meets Russian official as impeachment charges unveiled

President Donald Trump met with the Russian foreign minister at the White House just hours after House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against him for his dealings with Ukraine, which …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President …


North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic’ old man over tweets

North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

OPEC countries, Russia to cut oil output, pushing up prices

The OPEC oil-producing countries and ally Russia said Friday they have agreed to cut crude production, prompting a surge in global crude prices that they hope to sustain into next …


US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Putin offers U.S. an immediate extension to key nuclear pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is prepared to immediately extend a pivotal nuclear arms reduction pact with the U.S.


US’s Afghan peace envoy makes surprise stop in Kabul

Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated effort” to get Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict to …


Zelenskiy: Allies ‘can’t go blocking’ aid at time of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview Monday that he didn’t speak with President Donald Trump “from the position of a quid pro quo“ last summer. Zelenskiy says, “That’s …


Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Schools close as U.S. East braces for ‘long, difficult storm’

A storm that already snarled Thanksgiving travel across much of the country threatened to dump a foot and a half of snow on parts of the East, leading governments to …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Science warnings, U.S .retreat add urgency to UN climate talks

Climate meeting in Madrid gains fresh urgency amid scientists’ warnings, political discord over global warming


Iran says protesters attacked hundreds of banks, blaming US

Protesters angry over government-set gasoline prices spiking in Iran attacked hundreds of banks, police outposts and gas stations in the demonstrations, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday as its supreme leader alleged without …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Cuba accuses US of violating Vienna Conventions

Cuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday accused the United States of violating the Vienna Convention and the deal re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

US recalls ambassador to South Sudan back to Washington

The United States has called its ambassador to South Sudan back to Washington for consultations as Washington reevaluates its relationship with the country after a delay in implementing a fragile …


China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

American, Australian freed by Taliban treated in Germany

An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital, officials …


US envoy says time running short for North Korea deal

The U.S. official in charge of talks with North Korea said Wednesday that time is running short to achieve a deal, but not because of the end-of-year deadline set by …


For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes

Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Officials: Germany foils alleged attack plan after US tip

German special police forces arrested a Syrian man in a raid on his apartment Tuesday after receiving intelligence from American officials that he was planning an extremist attack, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

US group says 803 unbelted rear-seat passengers died in 2018

More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

US softens position on Israeli West Bank settlements

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over …


Judge: U.S.-born woman who joined Islamic State not citizen

A federal judge has ruled the U.S. government was correct when it determined a woman who joined the Islamic State group was not an American citizen despite her birth in …