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Senator: Pompeo to Face Tough Questions on N. Korea, Iran

Senator: Pompeo to Face Tough Questions on N. Korea, Iran

The Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will face tough questions on North
US States Fight Trump Drill Plan With Local Bans

US States Fight Trump Drill Plan With Local Bans

Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump's plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation's coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the
Senior US Official Embarks on Visit to Taiwan to Reaffirm US Support

Senior US Official Embarks on Visit to Taiwan to Reaffirm US Support

A senior U.S. official will head to Taiwan for what State Department officials say is to "reaffirm long-standing U.S. policy toward and support for Taiwan."Alex Wong, deputy assistant secretary of
El Salvador Debates Best Way to Counter MS-13 Gang Violence

El Salvador Debates Best Way to Counter MS-13 Gang Violence

El Salvador, a Central American country, wrestles with one of the region's biggest challenges: the rise of criminal gangs like MS-13. Gangs test the government's policies on policing, detention and
The Defector says US Should Take Tougher Stance on North Korea

The Defector says US Should Take Tougher Stance on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to an unprecedented face-to-face meeting with North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un to discuss the country’s nuclear program. But activists say that North Korea’s
Scandal-hit Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

Scandal-hit Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

Harvey Weinstein's former production company announced late Monday it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations.
The Great Raft of The Red River

The Great Raft of The Red River

Before the arrival of the Europeans, “log jams” formed by the accumulation of fallen trees and driftwood on rivers and streams were a common phenomenon across North America, but none was as enormous
Maryland School Shooting Leaves Shooter Dead and 2 Other Students Injured

Maryland School Shooting Leaves Shooter Dead and 2 Other Students Injured

The gunman in a shooting Tuesday at a high school in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland has died after wounding two students, one critically.St. Mary's County Sheriff Timothy Cameron said the shooter
Senate Committee Launches Effort to Prevent Election Hacking

Senate Committee Launches Effort to Prevent Election Hacking

With the 2018 primary season already underway, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee are launching an effort to protect U.S. elections from a repeat episode of foreign interference.Senate
South Koreans Optimistic Over Prospect of Nuclear Talks

South Koreans Optimistic Over Prospect of Nuclear Talks

South Koreans are increasingly optimistic about the prospects for peace following U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprising decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to resolve the nuclear
Crash Marks 1st Death Involving Fully Autonomous Vehicle

Crash Marks 1st Death Involving Fully Autonomous Vehicle

A fatal pedestrian crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV in a Phoenix suburb could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology as automakers and other companies race to be the first with
Opera on Alzheimer's to Debut in Philadelphia Festival

Opera on Alzheimer's to Debut in Philadelphia Festival

An opera involving two characters with Alzheimer's will premiere at Opera Philadelphia as part of the company's latest festival of experimental fare.Unveiling its 2018-19 season on Tuesday, the opera
Japan Wants Abductees, Mid-Range Missiles on Table in US-North Korea Talks

Japan Wants Abductees, Mid-Range Missiles on Table in US-North Korea Talks

Japanese leaders, while calling for a united front with the United States and South Korea ahead of proposed U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks, are seeking to thrust issues of their own onto the
Facebook Under Fire for Developer’s Data Mining

Facebook Under Fire for Developer’s Data Mining

The Facebook backlash is intensifying.Congressional leaders, regulators in the United States and Europe and state officials are putting pressure on Facebook to answer questions about fresh allegations
US Senate Rejects Bid to End US Support for Saudi Campaign in Yemen

US Senate Rejects Bid to End US Support for Saudi Campaign in Yemen

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday killed a resolution seeking an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen's civil war, the same day President Donald Trump was due to meet with Saudi Crown
Britain, US Probing Use of Facebook Data by British Voter Profiling Company

Britain, US Probing Use of Facebook Data by British Voter Profiling Company

Social media giant Facebook faced new investigations Tuesday in both Britain and the United States about the vast troves of information compiled by the company about their users and how that data has
Needs Go Unmet 6 Months After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

Needs Go Unmet 6 Months After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to
USAID: US to Give $2.5 Million to Help Venezuelans in Colombia

USAID: US to Give $2.5 Million to Help Venezuelans in Colombia

The United States said on Tuesday it would provide $2.5 million in humanitarian aid to help support Venezuelans who have fled to neighboring Colombia."In partnership with Colombia, this initial, and
White House Confirms Trump-Putin Phone Call

White House Confirms Trump-Putin Phone Call

A White House official confirms U.S. President Trump talked to newly re-elected Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Tuesday morning, but did not offer details. According to an official statement
WTO Members Say US Actions Threaten Trade Body's Credibility

WTO Members Say US Actions Threaten Trade Body's Credibility

Nearly 50 countries expressed concern on Tuesday about the "serious threat" to the World Trade Organization posed by unilateral trade actions, a pointed reference to U.S. import tariffs that have