Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

Published Aug. 22 2019

Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering...

Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant

Published Aug. 22 2019

Amid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by...

Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor

Published Aug. 22 2019

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, long an ardent defender of President Donald Trump, is joining the broadcast organization...


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Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

Published Aug. 22 2019

Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will...

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy'

Published Aug. 22 2019

A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he...

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

Published Aug. 22 2019

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the...

Germany's Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit

Published Aug. 22 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be...

In Venezuela, Guaido questions Maduro claims about US talks

Published Aug. 22 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolás Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks...

Where Eric Garner died, changes in NYC policing win little applause

Published Aug. 21 2019

A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's ending presidential bid

Published Aug. 21 2019

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that...

Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left

Published Aug. 21 2019

When Amanda Berg heard reports that President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of South Korea and Japan...

Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

Published Aug. 21 2019

When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists' of steps they hoped he'd take to...

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

Published Aug. 21 2019

The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the...

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Published Aug. 21 2019

Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who...

Italian premier's resignation could bring elections in fall

Published Aug. 20 2019

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday amid the collapse of the 14-month-old populist government, raising the possibility of new elections...

US envoy to resume talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war

Published Aug. 20 2019

The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan was...

Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law

Published Aug. 20 2019

Georgia has asked a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss...

Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Published Aug. 20 2019

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and...

Romney says climate change happening, humans contribute

Published Aug. 20 2019

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant...

With eyes on election, White House insists economy is strong

Published Aug. 19 2019

The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a...

Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native Americans

Published Aug. 19 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage,...

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Published Aug. 19 2019

Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump...

Survey: 74% of economists see US recession by end of 2021

Published Aug. 19 2019

Nearly three of every four U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's...