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Turkey defiant on Syria operation as U.S. demands ceasefire

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) The operation, now in its second week, triggers flurry of diplomacy among major powers

PROTEST. A Kurdish protester holds a placard bearing the portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a demonstration against the latest Turkish military offensive in northeastern Syria on October 13, 2019. Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP

Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate

Oct 16, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The president looms large as 12 Democratic contenders train their fire on him, calling for his impeachment and assailing a Syria troop pullout Joe Biden calls 'shameful'

HOPEFULS. Democratic hopefuls interact during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump impeachment probe claims 'dramatic progress'

Oct 16, 2019 - 1:03 PM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says 5 witnesses backed up allegations of misuse of power that could underpin formal impeachment charges

ADAM SCHIFF. US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol October 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Bolton warned lawyers over 'hand grenade' Giuliani – report

Oct 15, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Former national security advisor John Bolton says Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is 'a hand grenade who's going to blow everyone up'

RUDY GIULIANI. In this file photo taken on July 18, 2016, lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/AFP)

Hong Kong leader slams U.S. senator for 'police state' remark

Oct 15, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Some US lawmakers – including Senator Josh Hawley – are trying to pass legislation that would make Hong Kong's special trading status subject to annual reviews of its political situation

RALLY. Protesters attend a rally in Hong Kong on October 14, 2019, calling on US politicians to pass a bill that could alter Washington's relationship with the trading hub. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Trump violently attacks media figures in supporter's event meme – New York Times

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) The meme takes a scene from 'Kingsman: The Secret Service,' using it to show Trump attacking members of a so-called 'Church of Fake News'

TRUMP VS 'THE CHURCH OF FAKE NEWS.' US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Officials warned of Trump's Ukraine policy before Zelensky call – report

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:39 PM

At least 4 security officials raise concerns with National Security Council legal advisor John Eisenberg, according to a Washington Post report citing US officials and other people familiar with the matter

TRUMP AND ZELENSKY. This combination of pictures created on September 24, 2019 shows Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in June 17, 2019 in Paris, and US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, September 20, 2019. Photos by ludovic Marin and Saul Loeb/AFP

At least 30 civilians died in May U.S. strikes in Afghanistan – U.N. probe

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan says it 'verified 39 civilian casualties... due to the May 5 air strikes.' It also got 'credible information' about an additional 30 deaths, which are being verified.

U.S., Japan, South Korea discuss North Korean denuclearization

Oct 09, 2019 - 12:58 PM

US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun holds talks with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts

STEPHEN BIEGUN. In this file photo taken on February 9, 2019, US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun listens to South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

U.S. Supreme Court to take on gay and transgender rights in the workplace

Oct 08, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Ria Tabacco Mar of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is up to the Supreme Court to stop the LGBTQ community from being 'relegated to second class status'

LGBTQ RIGHTS. Eddie Reynoso of San Diego, California, attaches an American flag his chair while waiting in line outside the U.S. Supreme Court building for the chance to attend Tuesday's arguments during the court's new term October 07, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

4 killed in U.S. bar shooting – police

Oct 07, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Of the 9 people shot, 4 are found dead inside the bar, while 5 others were found outside with injuries. Police say the injured are in stable condition.

BAR SHOOTING. A local news videographer looks at what appears to be a bullet hole in the door entering Tequila KC bar in Kansas City, Kansas.  Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images/AFP

Smoking text? Diplomats bring drama to Ukraine scandal

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Here are the texts among the members of Trump's camp before and after his phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky

ZELENSKY AND TRUMP. Composite image of Donald Trump in 2018 and Volodymyr Zelensky in 2019 from Shutterstock

U.S., allies push Facebook for access to encrypted messages

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Facebook's plan to roll out encryption on its platforms may risk weakening law enforcement's ability to detect criminal acts, including child pornography and terrorism

U.S. paratroopers injured after botched night jump

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division are blown off target from their parachute jump above Camp Shelby into trees, camp commander Colonel Bobby Ginn says

Former Yahoo engineer pleads guilty to searching 6,000 user accounts for nudes

Oct 02, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Reyes Daniel Ruiz targets the accounts of 6,000 Yahoo users and also compromises their iCloud, Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox, and other accounts to look for sexual images

Taliban co-founder heads to Pakistan as U.S. envoy visits

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says the Pakistan visit would be the fourth leg of a tour that included Russia, China and Iran

HEADING TO PAKISTAN. Taliban co-founder and political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar attends talks with Afghan political figures in Moscow on May 30, 2019. File photo by Nikolay Korzhov/AFP

Australian leader says Trump wanted 'point of contact' for Russia probe

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:51 PM

'Australia would never do anything contrary to our national interest. It would have been, frankly, more surprising had we chosen not to cooperate,' Scott Morrison says

SCOTT MORRISON. Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, speaks at the 74th United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 25, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trump denounces impeachment inquiry as a 'coup'

Oct 02, 2019 - 2:03 PM

'As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP,' Trump tweets

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 20, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

American man jailed in U.S. over Singapore HIV data leak

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Mikhy Farrera Brochez is convicted by a Kentucky court in June for trying to extort the Singapore government using the stolen data

Trump: I want to meet my accuser

Sep 30, 2019 - 8:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'He wrote down and read terrible things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States,' Trump says

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2019. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Aides claim Trump the true 'whistleblower' in Ukraine scandal

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:58 AM

'The president of the United States is the whistleblower,' Trump advisor Stephen Miller tells 'Fox News Sunday'

TRUMP THE 'WHISTLEBLOWER.' US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP

Trump told Russian officials he wasn't concerned by interference – report

Sep 28, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Trump makes the previously unreported comments during the same May 2017 Oval Office meeting in which he revealed highly classified information on ISIS

UNCONCERNED. US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 5, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Pompeo subpoenaed as Democrats press Trump impeachment

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Three House committees are giving US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo one week to turn over Ukraine-related documents

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump lashes out, marshals supporters for impeachment fight

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:11 AM

Trump is seeking to undo the political damage from asking Ukraine's leader to conduct an investigation into his potential 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden, and a possible White House cover-up

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks prior to meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, September 23, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. envoy on Ukraine, named in Trump scandal, resigns – source

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:12 AM

A whistleblower complaint released Thursday says Volker met senior Ukrainian officials on how to 'navigate' Trump's demands of President Volodymyr Zelensky

KURT VOLKER. In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019, US Ambassador to NATO and US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker waves as he arrives prior to a press-conference in Kiev following his visit in Ukraine. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

China foreign minister tells the U.N. protectionism risks causing global recession

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:40 AM

'The lessons of the Great Depression should not be forgotten,' Wang Yi tells the United Nations General Assembly in New York

WANG YI. Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters on September 27, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump-Zelensky transcript sheds light on world of classified convos

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The Trump-Zelensky exchange shows the two leaders, who had not yet met in person at the time of the call, attempting to establish a personal rapport.

ZELENSKY AND TRUMP. Composite image of Donald Trump in 2018 and Volodymyr Zelensky in 2019 from Shutterstock

U.S. says China agrees to 'full cooperation' against fentanyl

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Jim Carroll, the director of National Drug Control Policy, says he is 'absolutely convinced' President Xi Jinping is 'committed' to combating opioid traffickers

Trump says Venezuelans will end up 'free'

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Trump tells around two dozen Latin American leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that socialism had 'destroyed' Venezuela, but that the country's people 'will be free'

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2019. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump says he put 'no pressure' on Ukraine, as tension mounts

Sep 24, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Donald Trump swats away pressure from Democrats demanding his impeachment, rejecting accusations he offered aid to Ukraine only if it investigates political rival Joe Biden

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks prior to meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, September 23, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump, Modi vow relentless fight on extremists in mass rally

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The two leaders heap praise on each other in an unusual joint appearance inside a football stadium in Houston

TRUMP AND MODI. US President Donald Trump listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Community Summit on September 22, 2019 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Photo by Thomas B. Shea/AFP

U.S. emphasizes diplomacy in standoff with Iran

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:22 AM

Ahead of the annual UN General Assembly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo puts aside threats of US military retaliation against Iran for the attack on a Saudi oil complex

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks at the Community Summit on September 22, 2019 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Photo by Thomas B. Shea/AFP

Trump slams 'partisan' whistleblower; Biden pushes back

Sep 21, 2019 - 4:49 PM

The whistleblower's secret complaint triggers a showdown between Congress, whose Democratic leaders demand to review the complaint, and the executive branch which barred them

TRUMP AND THE WHISTLEBLOWER. In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. sending more troops to Gulf, Trump announces Iran sanctions

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:39 AM

The new sanctions are imposed for the additional reason of 'terrorism,' the Treasury says, adding Iran's central bank provided 'billions of dollars' to two groups blacklisted by the US

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2019. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

Magic 'Dream Team' jersey among items in sports auction

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The No. 15 USA jersey Magic Johnson wore for the 1992 Olympic 'Dream Team' may fetch the biggest bid

Photo by Jesse Grant/AFP

Saudi oil attacks an Iranian 'act of war' – Pompeo

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:16 PM

'This was an Iranian attack,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells reporters on September 18, calling it 'an act of war'

POMPEO IN SAUDI ARABIA. In this handout photo by the Saudi Royal Palace, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on September 18, 2019. Photo by Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

Iran denies role in Saudi attacks in message to U.S. – state media

Sep 18, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The formal memo 'emphasized that Iran has not played any role in this attack,' the official IRNA news agency says

IRAN DENIES ATTACKS. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency shows President Hassan Rouhani (C) chairing a cabinet meeting in the capital Tehran on September 18, 2019. Handout photo by the Iranian Presidency/AFP

U.S. Justice Department sues Snowden over new book

Sep 18, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The civil lawsuit against Edward Snowden accuses him of violating non-disclosure agreements he signed with the CIA and NSA

PERMANENT RECORD. A copy of the book titled 'Permanent Record' by US former CIA employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen next to a Rubik's cube during a video conference on September 17, 2019 in Berlin. Photo by Jorg Carstensen/dpa/AFP

Huawei eyes computer market as U.S. squeezes telecom business

Sep 18, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu says 'incredible computing power' is going to be needed as the world turns to future technologies such as artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles

HUAWEI. Visitors walk past the booth of Huawei promoting its P30 Pro smartphone at the international electronics and innovation fair IFA in Berlin on September 6, 2019. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia after U.S. blames Iran

Sep 18, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Vice President MIke Pence says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to 'discuss our response'

POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waves before boarding his plane departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 17, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Iran leader rules out U.S. talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the US has adopted a policy of 'maximum pressure' on Iran because it believes it cannot bring the Islamic republic to its knees through other means

NO DEALS? A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him during a meeting in Tehran on September 17, 2019. Handout photo from Iranian Supreme Leader's Website/AFP

Spain World Cup win, US woes blow Olympic basketball wide open

Sep 16, 2019 - 2:48 PM

USA will shoot for a fourth straight Olympic gold, but standing in its way are contenders Spain, Argentina, France, and Australia

KINGS OF BASKETBALL. Spain reclaims its place at the basketball summit with a gold in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from fiba.basketball


Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in U.S.

Sep 16, 2019 - 12:34 PM

The move to strike comes after General Motors' 4-year contract with workers expired without an agreement on a replacement

STRIKE. A sign hangs on the fence outside of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 22 that wants General Motors to invest in them on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. -Photo by Jeff Kowalsky/AFP

U.S. hints at military response to Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

Sep 16, 2019 - 7:55 AM

(UPDATED) It is the first time US President Donald Trump has hinted at a potential American military response to the attacks

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump gives a statement about the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton before boarding to Washington at Morristown Airport on August 04, 2019. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

USA slinks out of FIBA World Cup with lowest-ever finish

Sep 14, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Led by Donovan Mitchell, USA ends its campaign with a win over Poland to wind up at 7th place

Photo from fiba.basketball

Actress Felicity Huffman gets two weeks jail in U.S. college admissions scandal

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:37 AM

After pleading guilty, Huffman is sentenced to two weeks in prison, a $30,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service

Republican threatens Democratic presidential hopeful over gun control

Sep 14, 2019 - 9:43 AM

'When we see that being used against children... Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We're not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,' Beto O'Rourke says

BETO O'ROURKE. Democratic presidential candidate former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. puts sanctions on North Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

Sep 14, 2019 - 9:18 AM

The 3 groups – Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel – are tied to the Reconnaissance General Bureau, Pyongyang's main intelligence bureau

Kobe Bryant says USA Dream Team days are over

Sep 14, 2019 - 9:15 AM

'We are just going to win some and lose some,' NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Team USA's failed World Cup title defense bid

TOUGH RUN. Team USA gets relegated to a battle for 7th place. Photo from fiba.basketball

Team USA basketball star hits out at 'slander, disrespect'

Sep 13, 2019 - 12:55 PM

A member of deposed World Cup champion USA says they're the ones 'who stepped up to the plate when others stepped down'

LAST SHOT. Donovan Mitchell and Kemba Walker hope to close out Team USA’s failed title defense bid with a win. Photo from fiba.basketball