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  • Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

    September 20, 2017 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments over whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in U.S. courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010. The case is before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans on... more »
  • Trump to work on building US business ties at UN assembly

    September 15, 2017 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON- A top U.S. national security official says President Donald Trump will work to build business ties between the U.S. and other nations during the United Nations General Assembly next week. National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster tells reporters the president will stress his "ironclad commitment to free, fair... more »
  • Mattis' message: US is not intimidated by North Korea

    September 14, 2017 8:38 AM

    MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is delivering a subtle message with his visit to a North Dakota nuclear weapons base: America is a mature nuclear power not intimidated by threats from an upstart North Korean leader who flaunts his emerging nuclear muscle. Mattis on Wednesday... more »
  • Sierra Leone agrees to accept 27 citizens deported from US

    September 13, 2017 10:25 AM

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone's government says it will accept 27 of its citizens being deported from the United States because of various crimes. The move comes as President Donald Trump's administration places visa restrictions on four African and Asian nations that have refused to accept citizens deported... more »
  • North Korea rejects UN sanctions, says US will suffer

    September 12, 2017 9:22 AM

    TOKYO- North Korea's top envoy to a leading U.N. disarmament body says his country "categorically" rejects a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs. Ambassador Han Tae Song also lashed out at the United States during a plenary session of the U.N.'s Conference... more »
  • In payback mode, US demands Russia close 3 facilities

    September 1, 2017 8:08 AM

    WASHINGTON- The United States is giving Russia just 48 hours to close down its consulate in San Francisco and offices in Washington and New York. The Trump administration is making no secret of the fact that the order to vacate the premises is in retaliation for Russia's demand that... more »
  • Tillerson raises prospect of punishing Pakistan

    August 22, 2017 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. could consider punishing Pakistan or cutting off its status as a major non-NATO ally if Pakistan doesn't crack down on the Taliban and other extremist groups. Trump's top diplomat says those and other options are "on the table" if Pakistan is... more »
  • Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

    August 20, 2017 2:29 PM

    Millions of Americans are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday. It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in 99 years. With 200 million people... more »
  • United States wants to peacefully resolve standoff with North Korea

    August 14, 2017 8:43 AM

    WASHINGTON- The top U.S. military officer says the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities in case of provocation. The comments by Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford in meetings Monday with... more »
  • US already feeling effects of climate change, report says

    August 7, 2017 10:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades. That's according to The New York Times, which acquired a draft copy of the report by scientists from 13 federal agencies.... more »
  • Wildfires burn across the US and Canada

    July 9, 2017 1:52 PM

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground. A pair of wildfires egged on by record-breaking heat in Southern California quickly... more »
  • Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies

    April 29, 2017 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of people across the U.S. are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies. In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday were making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue, where they planned to encircle the White House. Organizers say about... more »
  • FIFA, Olympic official Sheik Ahmad denies bribery allegation

    April 29, 2017 11:54 AM

    HAWALLI, Kuwait - Asian Olympic leader Sheik Ahmad of Kuwait denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters. Sheik Ahmad, a member of FIFA's ruling council, is "very surprised by such allegations and strongly denies any wrongdoing." The statement was published by the Olympic Council of... more »
  • S. Korea navy begins drill with US supercarrier

    April 29, 2017 11:28 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's navy says it has started joint exercises with U.S. ships, including the supercarrier USS Carl Vinson, which the United States dispatched to the region in a show of force amid the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The drills began... more »
  • S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

    April 25, 2017 9:57 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea,... more »
  • Officials: Suspected US strike kills 3 al-Qaida operatives

    April 23, 2017 12:14 PM

    SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni tribal and security officials say a suspected U.S. airstrike has killed three al-Qaida operatives on Yemen's southern coast. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, say the operatives killed in Shabwa province on Sunday were driving... more »
  • N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

    April 23, 2017 11:49 AM

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Officials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said Sunday it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but couldn't comment further. The embassy looks after... more »
  • Sean Spicer suggests even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons

    April 11, 2017 2:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested Tuesday that Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. Hitler killed Jews during the Holocaust using gas chambers at concentration camps. Spicer, comparing Hitler to Syria's Bashar Assad, said Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons." Earlier: Spicer claims... more »
  • Activists: Coalition airstrike on boat kills 7 civilians

    April 8, 2017 1:27 PM

    BEIRUT - Syrian activists opposed to the Islamic State group say aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition have struck a boat carrying people fleeing fighting between the extremists and U.S.-backed fighters, killing at least seven civilians. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said a boat carrying about 40 people was hit as... more »
  • Trump, Xi meet again, in shadow of missile strikes on Syria

    April 7, 2017 7:47 AM

    PALM BEACH - The U.S. missile strikes on Syria are overshadowing the second day of talks between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. When the leaders meet Friday, North Korea's nuclear ambitions and the U.S-China trade imbalance as well as other points of tension are expected to be... more »
  • Report: Shots fired near U.S. Capitol, suspect in custody

    March 29, 2017 9:53 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Authorities in Washington D.C. are investigating an incident outside the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday morning. According to ABC News, one person was taken into custody after driving into a U.S. Capitol Police car attempting to hit officers. Police responded to Washington Ave and Independence Ave. That... more »
  • Cruise line stops port calls at Mexican resort of Acapulco

    March 27, 2017 10:01 PM

    MEXICO CITY - The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico's troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country "due to recent security concerns." The news comes as Acapulco hosts an annual tourism fair that officials hope... more »
  • Poland seeks arrest of Minnesota man accused of Nazi war crimes

    March 15, 2017 2:13 PM

    MINNESOTA - A court in eastern Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man sought in a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition from the United States. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, an ex-commander in an... more »
  • Secret Service: Person arrested on White House grounds

    March 11, 2017 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House. The breach happened at about 11:38 p.m. Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House. The agency says the individual - whom it... more »
  • Senate demands action to end threats to Jewish facilities

    March 7, 2017 9:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The entire U.S. Senate is calling on the Trump administration to take more aggressive steps to counter the growing number of anonymous bomb threats against Jewish organizations and institutions across the country. All 100 senators say in a letter sent Tuesday that the incidents are becoming more frequent... more »
  • US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea

    March 6, 2017 9:54 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea. The announcement Tuesday by the U.S. military comes a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude... more »
  • US airstrikes kill former Guantanamo detainee in Yemen

    March 6, 2017 8:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. airstrikes against an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Yemen killed a former Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee who was released in 2009 despite earlier recommendations that he remain in custody because he was considered a high threat to America and its allies. The Pentagon says Mohammed Tahar, a Yemeni,... more »
  • 2 sentenced for conspiring to steal merchandise at Customs

    March 4, 2017 2:58 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Two men have been sentenced for conspiring to steal merchandise from a U.S. Customs warehouse in Madison County, Mississippi. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis said Friday that U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan III sentenced 52-year-old Richard Harper, of Clinton, and 57-year-old Andrew Sneed, of North Las Vegas,... more »
  • Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

    March 1, 2017 12:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban. Four officials say the administration's decision follows pressure from the Pentagon and State Department. They had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq's... more »
  • DOTD proposes J-Turns along US 190 in Livonia Play Video

    February 21, 2017 11:38 PM

    LIVONIA - Suzanne Salter knows the toll a left turn can cost on US 190 in Livonia. "It's something that you hope that no one else every has to go through," Salter said. In 2014, Salter's daughter died while attempting a left turn at an intersection on the... more »
  • Woman at center of Roe v. Wade dead at 69

    February 18, 2017 2:33 PM

    DALLAS - Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" at the center of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, has died. She was 69. Journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey, says she died Saturday morning at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas. Although... more »
  • Mexican official: no increase seen in deportations by US

    February 13, 2017 8:33 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's foreign relations secretary says his country has not seen any increase in deportations by U.S. authorities despite reports of immigration raids in several states. Luis Videgaray says that "as far as the numbers of deported people, we still have not seen any increase." Videgaray told the... more »
  • Feds: Oceanic whitetip shark warrants 'threatened' listing

    February 5, 2017 12:02 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - U.S. officials say the oceanic whitetip shark's status in the wild warrants listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Threats to the sharks include fishing throughout the world. Also, their fins are prized in Asian markets for use in soup. Oceanic whitetips are found... more »
  • Iran lifts ban on American wrestling team

    February 5, 2017 11:52 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian media are saying the country has lifted a ban on U.S. wrestlers, allowing them to take part in the Freestyle World Cup later this month in the Iranian city of Kermanshah. The Sunday report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi... more »
  • Iran: If enemies do wrong, missiles will come down on them

    February 4, 2017 11:53 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran - A senior commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard says Iran's missiles will come down on the country's enemies if they do wrong. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh says: "If the enemy does not walk the line, our missiles come down on them." Hajizadeh's comments come during a military... more »
  • David Vitter's congressional papers to be housed at Tulane

    January 29, 2017 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter's papers from his tenure in Congress will be preserved at Tulane University. The university's Louisiana Research Collection announced it will house the documents, which include materials Vitter accumulated during his time as both a member of the Senate and of the U.S.... more »
  • Trump adviser: Judge's order doesn't affect ban

    January 29, 2017 11:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top adviser to President Donald Trump says a federal judge's emergency order "really doesn't affect" his efforts to temporarily bar refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Kellyanne Conway says on "Fox News Sunday" that a federal judge's late Saturday emergency order... more »
  • US soldier killed in raid on al-Qaida in Yemen

    January 29, 2017 11:42 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - The U.S. military says a service member has been killed and three others wounded in raid in Yemen targeting a local al-Qaida affiliate. U.S. Central Command said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. It says... more »
  • Iran suggests it will limit issuing of US visas

    January 28, 2017 2:19 PM

    CAIRO - Iran's foreign ministry is suggesting the country will limit issuing visas to American tourists in retaliation for U.S. President Donald Trump's suspension of immigration and visas for nationals from Muslim countries including Iran. The official IRNA news agency Saturday carried a statement by the Iranian foreign ministry that... more »
  • 'Very beginning' for embassy move discussions

    January 22, 2017 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it's at the "very beginning" of discussing plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The statement follows reports in Israeli media that President Donald Trump had imminent plans to announce the move. Trump is scheduled to speak to... more »
  • Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

    January 22, 2017 1:19 PM

    CINCINNATI - There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained by North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development. North Korea announced last Jan. 22 it had detained... more »
  • Charge dropped against man who burned flag at RNC in Ohio

    January 22, 2017 12:33 PM

    CLEVELAND - The man whose case led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the burning of the American flag being protected by free speech no longer faces a charge over another flag-burning at last summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports court filings show prosecutors last week dropped... more »
  • German Foreign Minister: Trump's election marks new era

    January 22, 2017 11:54 AM

    BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says U.S. President Donald Trump's election marks the end of an era, and Berlin will move quickly to secure "close and trusting trans-Atlantic cooperation based on common values" with the new administration. Steinmeier wrote in Bild newspaper on Sunday that "with the election... more »
  • 2 US soldiers hurt in ammunition truck accident in Poland

    January 22, 2017 11:51 AM

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's Defense Ministry says two U.S. soldiers have been hurt in an Army truck accident in southwestern Poland. A ministry communique issued Sunday said the truck carrying tank ammunition skidded off a slippery road because the driver was going too fast for the winter road conditions. Some... more »
  • Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon 'illusion'

    January 22, 2017 11:49 AM

    MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow. Medvedev told members of the ruling United Russia party on... more »
  • Survey: US companies in China feel 'less welcome'

    January 17, 2017 9:43 PM

    BEIJING - U.S. companies feel less welcome in China and some are shifting operations to other countries, a business group reported Wednesday, amid rising tension between President-elect Donald Trump and Beijing over trade. The report by the American Chamber of Commerce in China reflects frustration among companies that see China... more »
  • Navy, Trump planning biggest fleet expansion since Cold War

    January 8, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATH, Maine - Navy shipbuilders like what they're hearing from President-elect Donald Trump, who's vowed to build up the fleet to meet new threats from Russia and China. Emboldened by the promise, the Navy last month revised upward the number of ships it needs to 355, more than the number... more »
  • US official says 300 US Marines will deploy in Afghanistan

    January 8, 2017 12:49 PM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Approximately 300 United States Marines will be deployed to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces in the southern province of Helmand. A Resolute Support Mission spokesman, U.S. Navy Capt. Bill Salvin in Afghanistan, said Sunday that the deployment will take place in the spring. Salvin said... more »
  • US general praises Iraqi forces fighting in Mosul

    January 1, 2017 2:13 PM

    IRBIL, Iraq - A senior U.S. military commander is praising Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe tells The Associated Press that the Iraqi forces are "at their peak" and adjusting well to changing realities on the battlefield.... more »
  • BR ranked 8th most "sinful" city in the country

    December 12, 2016 9:33 PM

    BATON ROGUE - Watch out Las Vegas, the city of Baton Rouge has been ranked the 8th most "sinful" city in the U.S., according to WalletHub.com . The website reportedly compared the 150 most populated cities in the U.S. across 27 "key indicators" of "evil deeds." The data... more »
  • Navy's Zumwalt back underway after Panama Canal breakdown

    December 1, 2016 3:27 PM

    The largest and most expensive destroyer built for the U.S. Navy has resumed its voyage after a breakdown in the Panama Canal. The Navy said Thursday that the USS Zumwalt departed Panama after repairs to the propulsion system by the ship's crew and a team from General Electric and the... more »
  • La National Guard museum exhibit about US war in Middle East

    November 19, 2016 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. war in the Middle East is the subject of a new exhibit at the Louisiana National Guard museum in New Orleans. It's called "Global War on Terror: The Louisiana National Guard and the 21st Century Warfight." The museum's director, Maj. Heather Englehart, says it includes... more »
  • ICC prosecutor: US forces may have tortured in Afghanistan

    November 14, 2016 9:05 PM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court prosecutors say that a preliminary probe indicates that members of the United States armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan. The prosecution office said in a report issued late Monday that U.S. armed forces personnel... more »
  • Average gasoline price up nearly a penny to $2.26 a gallon

    November 6, 2016 3:40 PM

    CAMARILLO - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. inched up about a penny over the past two weeks to $2.26 for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the price rise came despite a dramatic drop in crude oil prices. Lundberg says refiners and retailers kept... more »
  • US says Mosul campaign ahead of schedule

    November 6, 2016 3:13 PM

    MOSUL, Iraq - A U.S. official says the nearly three-week offensive against Islamic State extremists in Mosul is "ahead of schedule." Brett McGurk, the White House envoy to the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition, spoke Sunday to reporters in Jordan. The push to drive IS out of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city,... more »
  • Supreme Court OKs Arizona ballot collection ban

    November 5, 2016 12:29 PM

    PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated a new Arizona that makes it a felony to collect early ballots. Saturday's order from the nation's highest court overturns an appeals court decision a day earlier that blocked the new law. The decision is a blow to Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts and... more »
  • Russia blames US for near-collision of planes over Syria

    October 29, 2016 1:28 PM

    MOSCOW - A Russian military spokesman is blaming the United States for a near-collision of the countries' warplanes in Syrian airspace. Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement Saturday that the Oct. 17 incident involved a Sukhoi-35, Russia's most advanced fighter jet, and an American E-3 radar plane near the... more »
  • US internet disrupted as key firm gets hit by cyberattack

    October 21, 2016 10:11 AM

    NEW HAMPSHIRE - There have been reports of internet disruption across the East Coast of the United States after a key firm was hit by a cyberattack. New Hampshire-based Dyn said its server infrastructure was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, which works by overwhelming targeted machines with malicious electronic... more »
  • Louisiana's US Senate race candidates clash in TV debate

    October 18, 2016 11:10 PM

    RUSTON - Major candidates in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race clashed in their first televised debate together, as they sought to draw distinctions in the final weeks ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming hit GOP opponent John Kennedy, the state treasurer, for running years ago as... more »
  • US, UK say they're weighing new sanctions on Syria, Russia

    October 16, 2016 1:17 PM

    LONDON - The United States and Britain say they're considering new economic sanctions on the Syrian and Russian governments because of their conduct in war-ravaged Aleppo. After a 10-nation meeting in London, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said crimes against humanity were occurring daily in Syria. Kerry and British... more »
  • Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.29 a gallon

    October 9, 2016 2:22 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.29 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that retailers and refiners have upped their prices in response to a rise in the cost of... more »
  • Kuwait arrests Egyptian after failed attack on US soldiers

    October 8, 2016 2:19 PM

    KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait says it has arrested an Egyptian who tried to ram his car into another vehicle carrying five American soldiers in a failed suicide bombing. The state-run Kuwait News Agency identified the attacker as Ibrahim Sulaiman, born in 1988. It said he was driving a "cleaning truck"... more »
  • US flies bombers over S.Korea in show of force against North

    September 12, 2016 9:37 PM

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - The United States has flown nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its fifth nuclear test and also to settle rattled nerves in the South. The B-1 bombers, escorted by U.S. and South... more »
  • Russian fighter jet flies within 10 feet of Navy aircraft

    September 7, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says that a Russian fighter jet flew within 10 feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft, in what officials called an unsafe intercept over the Black Sea. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, says the Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter made the unsafe maneuver Wednesday near... more »
  • US, China formally join global climate pact

    September 3, 2016 12:22 PM

    HANGZHOU, China - The United States and China have formally joined the sweeping global climate change agreement reached in Paris last year. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered documents to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon entering their countries into the pact during a ceremony Saturday on the sidelines... more »
  • Gas prices down 6 cents nationally to $2.16 a gallon

    August 7, 2016 5:15 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has dropped six cents over the past two weeks to $2.16 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the price has dropped 21 cents since a peak June 3, though the most recent decline... more »
  • US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

    May 1, 2016 3:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, and has again been forced to turn to Russia for help - with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome. At stake are thousands of lives and the fate of a feeble peace process essential... more »
  • Crews extinguish fire at pipe facility in Zachary

    February 4, 2016 12:26 AM

    ZACHARY - Firefighters were called to the US Composite Pipe South facility in Zachary just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night. It took the Zachary Fire Department less than 30 minutes to extinguish flames inside the building on Hwy. 61. The cause of the fire, and the extent of... more »
  • US intel official not optimistic about US-China cyber deal

    September 29, 2015 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's top intelligence official says he's not optimistic that the cyber agreement the U.S. struck with China will end Chinese cyber threats in the United States. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently agreed not to conduct or knowingly support cyber theft of trade secrets... more »
  • US stocks slump; Dow briefly plunges 1,000 points

    August 24, 2015 9:47 AM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are closing sharply lower, with the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 588 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index now down more than 10 percent off its recent high. The slump is part of a global wave of selling triggered by increased... more »
  • US, Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades

    July 20, 2015 8:38 AM

    WASHINGTON- More than five decades of Cold War and lingering enmity have come to an end with the United States and Cuba restoring full diplomatic relations. The new era of U.S.-Cuba relations began with little fanfare as midnight Sunday passed into Monday in Washington and Havana and the terms of... more »
  • US-Iran nuclear talks becoming the norm

    June 27, 2015 2:25 PM

    VIENNA - Here's the scene Saturday in Vienna: The top American and Iranian diplomats are facing each other across a square table in a 19th century palace. The atmosphere was calm as Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif started the final push for a... more »
  • Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

    April 14, 2015 2:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama's bid to normalize relations between the two countries. The White House says on Twitter that Obama has submitted to Congress required reports and... more »
  • US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

    July 31, 2014 3:37 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are plunging, putting the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst daily drop since February. At one point it was down more than 300 points. The slide interrupted a prolonged advance in the market.... more »

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