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Huawei debuts phone without Google apps as US sanctions bite

Huawei launched a new flagship smartphone on Thursday but it comes without popular Google apps such as Chrome or YouTube after U.S. sanctions kicked in, limiting its appeal to consumers.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack

Iran’s top diplomat said Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war,” further pushing up tensions across …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

US economy could shrug off oil prices if disruption is brief

The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend attack devastated Saudi Arabian oil output, but if the disruption to global supplies is short-lived, the impact on the U.S. economy …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

The Trump administration is trying to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action in response to the attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry


Spain won’t extradite Venezuela’s ex-spymaster to US

Spain’s National Court on Monday rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

No new measles cases reported in fading US outbreak

The nation’s worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Many U.S. women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO said, without providing further details.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi strike; big hit for oil prices

The U.S. tried to build its case Monday that Iran was behind the fiery weekend attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities that raised new war worries and sent energy …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Kobe Bryant: Easy days for USA Basketball are over

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom …


U.S. loses to Serbia 94-89 at FIBA World Cup, assuring worst big-tourney finish

The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

The U.S. Supreme Court’s clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum claims from Central Americans was denounced by immigration advocates as a “death sentence” …


New US envoy Kelly Craft says she will be voice for freedom

Kelly Craft has presented her credentials as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and says she is coming to the world organization “as a voice of America’s unwavering …


Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

A shocker: United States beaten 89-79 by France in FIBA World Cup quarters

U.S. will not medal at the basketball World Cup, falling 89-79 to France in the quarterfinals.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Congress marks 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in U.S.

Members of Congress are observing the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America.


U.S. steps up anti-Iran campaign ahead of UN General Assembly

The Trump administration is stepping up its campaign to get other nations to boost pressure on Iran as world leaders prepare to meet at the United Nations this month. Even …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Mexico routs United States 3-0, maintains soccer dominance

Javier Hernandez scored after U.S. newcomer Sergino Dest was nutmegged in the 21st minute, Erick Gutierrez and Uriel Antuna added late goals and Mexico mauled the United States 3-0 in …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

FIBA World Cup: U.S. gets past Turkey 93-92 in OT; Jayson Tatum injured

Khris Middleton’s free throws late save U.S., as Americans top Turkey in World Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Poland, U.S. agree on 6 sites for more US troops, debating 7th

Poland’s defense minister says six locations for additional U.S. troops have been agreed on with Washington and talks continue on one more site.


NATO: US service member killed in combat in Afghanistan

NATO says a U.S. service member has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Report: US Native American health agency at crossroads

Emergency rooms shut down for months. Hospital policies put patients at risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. A longtime pediatrician was charged with sexually abusing children.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

US proposing easing rules on climate-changing oil emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed revoking Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities, a move that environmental groups said was meant to renounce the agency’s …


Trump: Taliban deal close, US troops to drop to 8,600

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. plans to reduce the number of American troops in Afghanistan from 14,000 to 8,600 and then will determine further drawdowns.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

U.S., Mexico widen asylum crackdown to push back all migrants

A Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico has evolved into a sweeping rejection of all forms of migrants, with both countries quietly working to keep people …


Shelter data pinpoints U.S. destinations of asylum seekers

A detailed snapshot of the recent surge of asylum-seeking families crossing into the U.S. from Mexico gives a sense of how they were treated after entering and where they settled.


Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then let’s talk

Iran’s president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Greatest head count in US history is nearly ready for launch

With just a few months left before America starts taking its biggest-ever self-portrait, the U.S. Census Bureau is grappling with a host of concerns about the head count, including how …