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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 …


Strained US-Turkey ties as Trump and Erdogan hold meeting

President Donald Trump and Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies have fallen to their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to …


North Korea issues warning over US-South Korea drills

North Korea’s supreme decision-making body lashed out Wednesday at planned U.S.-South Korean military drills and warned that the United States will face a greater threat and harsh suffering if it …


Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors – an …


Record-crushing cold and abnormally early snow sweep over eastern half of Lower 48 states

A November cold snap of historic intensity has surged from the Plains to the East Coast. Hundreds of records are falling, some of which have stood for over a century. …


Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, …


Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment.


Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Turkey on Monday deported citizens of the United States and Denmark who fought for the Islamic State and made plans to expel other foreign nationals as the government began a …


AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

A review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition as of last year in 44 states …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

As U.S. troops beef up in eastern Syria to protect oil fields, residents hope their mission will bring stability and prosperity to the remote and resource-rich region –and keep the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Stocks push past latest trade-war confusion to more records

The stock market capped another week of healthy gains on Friday, but it ended on more of a befuddled note than a bang as confusion about the U.S.-China trade war …


UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo on Cuba

The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. concerns about human rights on the Caribbean island.


Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump’s US

When France’s president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington. He …


US issues $20 million reward for American missing in Iran

The Trump administration on Monday offered a reward of up to $20 million for information about Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and imposed …


US, China spar at Southeast Asian regional summit

The rivalry between the United States and China over influence in the Asia-Pacific region was on show Monday as the two superpowers traded barbs over freedom of navigation in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

US armored vehicles in Syria to guard oil fields

The U.S. military says its first batch of mechanized armored vehicles have arrived in southeast Syria, where they are to take part in securing oil fields and fighting remnants of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Trump says U.S., China seek new site to sign trade agreement

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China are working to secure a new site to sign a tentative trade truce and the location will be announced soon.


Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Denmark said Wednesday it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

U.S. official predicts Islamic State will replace slain leader

A U.S. counterterrorism official said Wednesday he expects a new Islamic State leader to emerge after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and warned that the extremist group’s planning of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Immigration official says U.S.-Mexico border crisis not over

A top U.S. Border Patrol official has a warning: The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is not over.


US consumer confidence falls for third consecutive month

U.S. consumer confidence has fallen for a third consecutive month as optimism about job prospects and business conditions down the road grow weaker.


Security increased at IS prisons after leader’s death

Syrian Kurdish forces said Monday they are increasing security at prisons and detention facilities holding tens of thousands of Islamic State militants and supporters, including foreigners, following the death of …


Survey: U.S. business hiring hits 7-year low as sales slow

A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey found.


U.S. budget deficit hits $984 billion, highest in 7 years

The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged to $984.4 billion, its highest point in seven years, and is widely expected to top the $1 trillion mark in coming …