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Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans filled a central expressway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello in what appeared …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Trump denies Iran claims it broke up U.S. ‘spy ring’

President Donald Trump on Monday denied Iran’s claim that it dismantled an elaborate U.S. spy ring tasked with monitoring key military sites, dismissing the reports as “totally false” and “more …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Trump disavows ‘send her back’ cry; Omar stands defiant

President Donald Trump is chiding supporters who chanted “send her back” at NC rally


Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the “spirit of alliance,” the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

A feeling of outrage is rippling across Puerto Rico as people say they’re fed up with neglect from Washington and the U.S. territory’s own government.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5 p.m.

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policy

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others …


Location of US nuclear weapons in Europe accidentally revealed in report from NATO body

A recently released - and subsequently deleted - document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear …


Trump says US won’t sell fighter jets to Turkey

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is not going to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara decided to buy a missile defense system from Russia.


North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium

North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Ukrainian hacker sought by US arrested

Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Trump’s new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

China’s economy growth cools further amid US tariff war

China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey

Turkey hopes to co-produce high-tech weaponry systems with Russia in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, further defying its NATO ally the United States, which has warned the …


China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war

China’s trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal

The United States is edging closer to crisis with NATO ally Turkey, now that it has started receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration …


From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

At a trendy restaurant in Iran’s capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Jane McManus: Megan Rapinoe delivers another goal for equality during USWNT’s Canyon of Heroes celebration

When the U.S. women’s national soccer team rolled up Broadway to celebrate its second straight World Cup championship, that stretch of black asphalt was once again transformed into the 10-deep, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Top US and Russian diplomats meet, make no visible progress

Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia met in Helsinki on Wednesday to search for ways to ease tensions between Moscow and Washington, but didn’t report any immediate progress, …


Bulgaria’s government to buy 8 new F-16s from US

Bulgaria’s government gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the purchase of eight new F-16 fighters in a bid to replace its aging Soviet-built jets and bring its air force in line …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

‘A floodier future’: Scientists say records will be broken

Federal scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year due to rising sea levels and an abnormal El …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate with U.S players at parade honoring Women’s World Cup win

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro at a parade honoring them. Rapinoe …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

UK envoy’s leaked views inspire more insults in Trump tweets

Leaked documents revealing the British ambassador’s critical views of the Trump administration have produced more insults and awkward politics.


Caught between US and Iran, Europe struggles with diplomacy

France on Tuesday sent a top diplomat to Tehran to urge Iran to scale back its recently increased uranium enrichment activities, a mission underscored by a call from Europe for …


Bible shortage? Publishers say tariffs could cause it

Religious publishers say President Donald Trump’s most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

UN rights chief ‘appalled’ by conditions in U.S. for migrants

The United Nations’ human rights chief said Monday she was “appalled” by the conditions migrants and refugees face in U.S. detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration’s immigration …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Iran breaches key uranium enrichment limit in nuclear deal

Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

U.S. stocks drop as traders weigh odds for steep Fed rate cut

Technology and health care companies drove U.S. stocks to a lower finish Monday as the market fell for a second straight day following a run of record highs.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

U.S. men fail to follow women’s example, lose Gold Cup final to Mexico

The United States men failed to follow the example of American women, showing just how far they are from success. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute, and Mexico …