In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea


Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging restraint in the face of a possible nuclear test by North Korea

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

President Donald Trump appears to be stepping back from demanding a down payment for his border wall, which could remove a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal on must-pass spending legislation just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline

Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage

US judge lifts stay that blocked 2nd Arkansas execution

A federal judge has cleared Arkansas to perform a rare double execution, lifting her order that had temporarily blocked a second lethal injection after attorneys raised concerns about the first

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Health and law enforcement officials in Maryland are bracing for an uptick in drug overdoses as a deadly synthetic opioid only meant for use in large animals has hit the streets.

German chancellor honored by US Holocaust Memorial Museum

German Chanellor Angela Merkel has received the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the highest honor from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Trump administration sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons.

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

Critical issues remain unresolved as Congress and the White House push toward a Friday deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown

Trump jokes about replacing Haley, takes it back

President Donald Trump jokes about replacing U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, then takes it back

Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats

President Donald Trump is pushing the importance of a border wall in stopping the influx of drugs into the U.S. In a tweet, Trump says the wall would be "a very important tool" in preventing drugs from "poisoning our youth."

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

The top American general in Afghanistan is suggesting that Russia is arming the Taliban

Russians who hacked Clinton campaign also targeted French candidate Macron

Hackers linked to the same Russian military unit that hacked Democratic computers in the United States during last year’s election also have sought to penetrate the networks of a leading candidate in France’s presidential elections, a...

Powerful 7.1 quake shakes central Chile, no damage reported

A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck off Chile's central coast but there are no reports of injuries or damage

Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'

Donald Trump is approaching the 100-day mark in what he calls "a different kind of presidency."

Report: US cases of anti-Semitism increased last year

An annual report by the Anti-Defamation League found an increase in anti-Semitic harassment, vandalism and threats in the United States last year

Haiti leader expected to plead guilty in US drug case

A former Haitian coup leader is expected to avoid a life sentence in a plea deal he's scheduled to make in a U.S. court

Going for $1 an ounce: The burgeoning trade in mothers' milk

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APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance

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Downtown New London real estate is sizzling

One Realtor says she has a waiting list of buyers who want buildings on Bank and State streets that...

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