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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Body of girl who died at U.S. border returns to Guatemala

The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala on Sunday and was to be driven hours into …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 10:17 a.m.

U.S. ally in Syria says pullout will aid IS, Putin disagrees

The United States’ main ally in Syria on Thursday categorically rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State group militants have been defeated, saying a premature U.S. pullout would have …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Trump pulling all U.S. troops from Syria, declaring IS defeat

President Donald Trump says U.S. troops do not need to remain in Syria.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Dow Jones industrials take second straight 2-percent plunge

Another day of big losses knocked U.S. stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year Monday. Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier, high-dividend …


Deported immigrants get their last flight on ‘ICE Air’

Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and …


U.S. surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates U.S. role in Yemen

The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

U.S. airlines need more bomb-sniffing dogs in a hurry

The Transportation Security Administration has begun approving private explosive-detection canine firms to screen cargo flying from U.S. airports under a new program finalized last month. The change offers freight haulers …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

U.S. automakers urge Trump to push hard to open Japanese market

A trade group representing U.S. automakers urged the Trump administration to hold off further opening the American market to Japanese cars until Tokyo shows it’s committed to returning the favor.


Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not U.S.

Defying fierce opposition from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of the countries at the U.N. agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to …


U.S. states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been …


China summons U.S. envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington’s behest and demanded Washington cancel …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Bull’s eye on Permian Basin on New Mexico-Texas border as oil prices rise

Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

U.S. to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

More U.S. beef being recalled over salmonella fears

An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Supplies low for shelters helping migrants as holidays near

Shelters run by volunteers in the U.S. say they are getting hit with an expected surge of new migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. who need temporary housing. Nonprofit groups …


U.S. warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe’s future …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

The agreement by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on a cease fire on tariffs postpones the threat of more disruption for China’s exporters and their Asian …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Rare December tornadoes reported in central U.S., killing 1

Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed damage after rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people the day before.


U.S., China put brakes on trade dispute with cease-fire

The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting …


Rise in U.S. deaths in Afghanistan clouds outlook for peace

A rash of American combat deaths in Afghanistan is putting a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump’s commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Powell: U.S. economy healthy, rate increases aren’t automatic

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes …


Americans, Canadians are warned: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.


Roadside bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, in what appeared to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in …


Putin mulls Russian response to U.S. exit from nuclear pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin has gathered his top military officials to discuss a response to the planned U.S. withdrawal from a key nuclear arms pact.


Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to U.S. border

Members of a migrant caravan started to meet some local resistance as they continued to arrive by the hundreds in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where a group of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 2:19 p.m.

More U.S. kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the …


Closed bank, mothballed planes: Iran mocks U.S. sanctions list

The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker …


U.S. sanctions on Iran take force; major oil importers spared

The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect on Monday but eight major importers of Iranian oil were spared from immediate penalties.