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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Why a U.S.-China deal that once looked close now seems far off

U.S.-China trade peace proves elusive 3 months after the two countries seemed close to a deal


2 U.S. teens jailed in Italy in policeman’s killing

Investigators contended in written statements that two American teenagers who were former high school classmates had confessed to their roles in the grisly slaying of an Italian policeman


Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.


‘Children should not be detained:’ Homestead center violating rights, Amnesty says

Citing what it calls a slew of human-rights violations, Amnesty International is calling on the U.S. government to shut down the Homestead detention center before children in Miami-Dade start school …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

‘Like the word was ending’: Shopping plaza blast injures 21

Shopping plaza explosion in South Florida leaves 21 injured; one witness describes loud blast, building shaking and flying debris ‘almost like the world was ending.’


Seized North Korean ship sought for American student’s death

The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship in a bid to collect a multimillion-dollar judgment in the American college student’s death


Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm.


US beats Curacao 1-0, plays Jamaica in Gold Cup semifinals

The United States was outplayed during the second half by 79th-ranked Curacao but managed to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals with a 1-0 win behind Weston McKennie’s goal …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

U.S., Taliban open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan …


Small fire burns at oil refinery that shook with explosions

Officials say a very small fire continues to burn at a Philadelphia refinery following explosions and a pre-dawn blaze that shook homes and caused some minor injuries


‘We all feel it’: Motorcyclists mourn death of 7 in crash

Investigators are pleading for the public to come forward with information as they try to determine what caused a pickup truck to collide with a group of 10 motorcycles on …


Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign amid tensions with US

Cybersecurity firms say Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Amid tough talk, Trump says he could be Iran’s ‘best friend’

President Donald Trump says military action against Iran is still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but dangled the prospect of eventually becoming a “best …


Mexico’s Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

Mexico’s Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

U.S. air quality is slipping after years of improvement

America’s air has been steadily getting cleaner, but the last two years that’s not been the case with more unhealthy air.


Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

People fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants.


US diplomat wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown

The top U.S. diplomat to Africa says there must be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this …


At Mexico’s southern border, migrants feel the pinch of a crackdown spurred by US

They cannot proceed north without risking arrest, so they remain in Tapachula seeking documentation allowing legal travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, more than 1,000 miles away. They say they are …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have landed in Dubai after two days in Iran

Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have landed in Dubai after two days in Iran


U.S. carrier in Persian Gulf region sends clear signal to Iran

The USS Abraham Lincoln, with its contingent of Navy destroyers and cruisers and about 70 aircraft, is the centerpiece of the Pentagon’s response to what it calls Iranian threats to …


U.S.-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals

Rising trade tensions are shining a spotlight on the 17 rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like electric cars and robotics. But trade experts say China’s rising tariffs and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Trump: Progress to stave off Mexico tariffs but ‘not enough’

Mexican officials left the White House Tuesday without a deal to stave off President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on all Mexican goods flowing into the United States


US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

U.S.-China trade dispute weighing on retail sector

Pressure from the trade dispute between the U.S. and China continues to weigh on the retail sector.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

U.S. hikes tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing vows retaliation

President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade strains.


No clear winners or losers in China trade dispute, WSU expert says

The short-term results of the Trump administration’s trade disputes with China are clear, said T. Randall Fortenbery, Washington State University Thomas B. Mick economics endowed chair. Fortenberry studied the impacts …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

U.S. measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

North Korea says it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” in an announcement possibly intended to register displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks without causing those coveted negotiations to …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

U.S. beats Finland in shootout for gold after OT controversy

Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in a shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 on Sunday night for its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women’s world …


U.S. businesses’ job openings fell sharply in February

The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell sharply in February after nearly reaching a record level the previous month, a sign that businesses may pull back a bit …