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US Uses UN Veto to Block Resolution Critical of Israel

US Uses UN Veto to Block Resolution Critical of Israel

The United States has vetoed a U.N. Security Council draft resolution seeking protections for Palestinian civilians, while a U.S.-drafted text that blamed the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the
Death Toll From US E. Coli Outbreak Rises to Five

Death Toll From US E. Coli Outbreak Rises to Five

U.S. health officials say five people have now died from an E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that another four people had
Google to End Military Contract Following Employee Complaints

Google to End Military Contract Following Employee Complaints

Google says it will not extend a contract into next year to help the U.S. military analyze drone videos following complaints from company employees.U.S. media reports said Google’s parent company,
New Reports Detail Contact Between Lobbyist, EPA Chief

New Reports Detail Contact Between Lobbyist, EPA Chief

Newly filed reports show the Washington lobbyist whose wife rented a bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt had far more contact with the
Ross Arrives in Beijing for Talks on Trade Surplus

Ross Arrives in Beijing for Talks on Trade Surplus

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrived in Beijing on Saturday for talks on China’s promise to buy more American goods after Washington revived tensions by renewing its threat of tariff hikes on
Mattis: China Trying to Intimidate, Coerce Neighbors in South China Sea

Mattis: China Trying to Intimidate, Coerce Neighbors in South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis slammed China’s militarization of disputed South China Sea islands, insisting that weapons systems recently deployed in the area are meant to intimidate and coerce
Hawaii Volcano Burns 2 Buildings at Geothermal Plant

Hawaii Volcano Burns 2 Buildings at Geothermal Plant

Lava has burned down two buildings at a geothermal plant near Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano.A substation and adjacent warehouse that stored a drilling rig at the Puna Geothermal Venture were
Pushed by Voters, GOP Moderates Rebel on Immigration

Pushed by Voters, GOP Moderates Rebel on Immigration

Cipriano Garza says Rep. Carlos Curbelo is “a decent man, a family man.” He lauds the South Florida Republican for defiantly pushing his party to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants from
It's Back On: Trump to Meet Kim in Singapore on June 12

It's Back On: Trump to Meet Kim in Singapore on June 12

The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un will go on as originally planned on June 12 in Singapore. The U.S. president made the announcement at the White House Friday,
US Unemployment Hits 18-Year Low, but Potential Trouble Looms

US Unemployment Hits 18-Year Low, but Potential Trouble Looms

The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in May, sending the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. The Labor Department says hourly wages also grew, bumping average worker pay up 2.7 percent
Trump’s aluminium and steel tariffs could start a trade war no one wins

Trump’s aluminium and steel tariffs could start a trade war no one wins

Prices for consumers will go up and jobs will be lost on both sides of the Atlantic.
People of Different Faiths Unite for Muslim Ramadan Meal

People of Different Faiths Unite for Muslim Ramadan Meal

For Muslims, the month of Ramadan is a time for self-reflection and prayer — and fasting from sunrise to sunset. After sunset, families and friends enjoy a meal called Iftar. At a mosque in Virginia,
Buffett Lunch: $3.3M Paid for Private Meal with Billionaire

Buffett Lunch: $3.3M Paid for Private Meal with Billionaire

An anonymous bidder offered more than $3.3 million Friday for a private lunch with Warren Buffett, an amount just short of the record paid in 2016 and 2012 for the chance to pick the brain of the
Superfund Chief’s Last Job: Lawyer for Polluter

Superfund Chief’s Last Job: Lawyer for Polluter

A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation’s most polluted places worked until recently for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer
Report: Plans Underway for Possible Trump-Putin Summit

Report: Plans Underway for Possible Trump-Putin Summit

White House officials are making plans for a possible summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to The Wall Street Journal.The report, citing a senior
Mattis Says China Trying to Intimidate, Coerce Neighbors in South China Sea

Mattis Says China Trying to Intimidate, Coerce Neighbors in South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday said China’s behavior in disputed areas of the South China Sea is meant to intimidate and coerce its neighbors. The comments came during a defense
Britain Won't Sign Trade Deal with US That Is Not in Its Interests

Britain Won't Sign Trade Deal with US That Is Not in Its Interests

Britain will not sign a trade agreement with the United States that is not in the country's best interests, Trade Minister Liam Fox said Saturday after European Union officials filed a complaint with
NATO Enlargement on Summit Agenda

NATO Enlargement on Summit Agenda

Member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization face an uncertain security environment as they prepare for July's summit in Brussels. Among the challenges facing the 29 member countries:
Turkish Foreign Minister Heads to US to Resolve Tensions

Turkish Foreign Minister Heads to US to Resolve Tensions

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is heading to Washington to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The two-day visit starting Sunday seeks to resolve bilateral tensions between the
Report: Puerto Rico Schools Face Post-Storms Crisis

Report: Puerto Rico Schools Face Post-Storms Crisis

Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory devastated last year by Hurricane Maria, is facing the start of this year's hurricane season with controversy over how to help the island's struggling school system, as