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Dow Sinks Another 464 Points as Slowdown Fears Worsen

Dow Sinks Another 464 Points as Slowdown Fears Worsen

It was another miserable day on Wall Street as a series of big December plunges continued, putting stocks on track for their worst month in a decade.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 464 points
US Defense Secretary Mattis to Step Down in February

US Defense Secretary Mattis to Step Down in February

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will leave his post in February, President Donald Trump announced Thursday afternoon. "General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of
US Weighs Sizable Drawdown in Afghanistan, Officials Say

US Weighs Sizable Drawdown in Afghanistan, Officials Say

President Donald Trump is considering withdrawing roughly half of the more than 14,000 U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, senior administration officials say.Under the reported plan, about 7,000
US Warplanes Keep IS in Crosshairs, for Now

US Warplanes Keep IS in Crosshairs, for Now

Islamic State fighters in Syria should not expect any relief from the pounding of U.S. and coalition airstrikes, at least for now.The assurance Thursday from the Pentagon was one of the few details to
US Committed to 'Permanent Destruction' of IS

US Committed to 'Permanent Destruction' of IS

The United States remains committed to the "permanent destruction" of the Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Syria and around the world, a U.S. diplomat said Thursday."We will continue to
Judges Back Trump Administration Bid to Deport Iraqis

Judges Back Trump Administration Bid to Deport Iraqis

A three-judge federal appeals court panel has ruled in favor of the Trump administration in its effort to deport about 100 Iraqi immigrants convicted of crimes years ago.The panel from the 6th U.S.
Report: Distributors, DEA Failed to Slow US Opioid Crisis

Report: Distributors, DEA Failed to Slow US Opioid Crisis

A congressional report on prescription pill dumping in West Virginia blames U.S. prescription drug distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough to help mitigate the
USDA Moves to Tighten Work Requirements for Food Stamps

USDA Moves to Tighten Work Requirements for Food Stamps

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance.The U.S. Department of
Yemeni Mother Holds Dying Baby in California Hospital

Yemeni Mother Holds Dying Baby in California Hospital

A mother from Yemen cradled her dying infant son in a California hospital Thursday when, just a few days ago, she thought she would never be able to tell him goodbye.The State Department granted
Experts Call for Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Vaccine Research

Experts Call for Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Vaccine Research

Pregnant women have been systematically overlooked in the development and deployment of new vaccines, undermining their health and their communities’ safety, according to guidelines released this
Afghanistan War Factbox

Afghanistan War Factbox

The war in Afghanistan has lasted 17 years, earning the name "Forever War." Here is a look at the history, facts and timeline of the conflict. The beginning: U.S. President George W. Bush announced

US House passes funds for Trump wall; government shutdown looms

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have added $5 billion to a government spending bill to help President Donald Trump make good on a pledge to build a border wall.
NASA Satellite Will Measure the World's Forests

NASA Satellite Will Measure the World's Forests

Forests are often called the lungs of the planet because they produce so much oxygen. But they also store huge amounts of carbon. NASA scientists want to know exactly how much carbon, and so they have
China Calls US Arrogant and Selfish After Hacking Indictment

China Calls US Arrogant and Selfish After Hacking Indictment

China called the U.S. arrogant and selfish on Friday after two Chinese citizens were charged with stealing American trade secrets and other sensitive information on behalf of Beijing’s main
Russia Probe May be Headed for a Climax in 2019

Russia Probe May be Headed for a Climax in 2019

The Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller gained momentum during 2018 with guilty pleas and convictions targeting former associates of President Donald Trump. The probe could be
Russia Probe May be Headed for Climax in 2019

Russia Probe May be Headed for Climax in 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be gaining momentum, built on an assortment of guilty pleas and convictions of former associates of
US GDP Grew 3.4 Percent in Q3, Slowed by Falling Exports

US GDP Grew 3.4 Percent in Q3, Slowed by Falling Exports

US growth in the July-September quarter was slightly slower than previously reported, dragged down by the large drop in exports amid President Donald Trump's multi-front trade wars.With hundreds of
Kurds Call for Larger French Role After US Leaves Syria

Kurds Call for Larger French Role After US Leaves Syria

A senior Kurdish politician Friday called on France to play a larger role in Syria following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, warning that Kurdish fighters may have to withdraw from the
Monitor: Coalition Strikes Kill 27 in Eastern Syria

Monitor: Coalition Strikes Kill 27 in Eastern Syria

Air strikes by the US-led coalition killed 13 jihadist fighters and 14 of their relatives Friday in eastern Syria, a war monitor said.The strikes came two days after US President Donald Trump's
First Flight to the Moon, 50 Years Later

First Flight to the Moon, 50 Years Later

To ride atop a massive rocket and slip from the confines of Earth’s gravity to orbit another planetary body had never been done before and success was not guaranteed. But in 1968, amid escalating Cold