KABUL, Afghanistan -- Abdul Sattar was leaving his cousin's wedding with his wife and a son when he noticed the late-arriving guest, a well-dressed man who pulled up on a bicycle festooned with flowers and rushed inside the hall.
After decades of carnage in Afghanistan, little things can set off alarm bells. Sattar, a sergeant in the Afghan ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Mark Sanford said he's exploring a bid for the 2020 Republican nomination since Donald Trump doesn't deserve re-election -- but that he'd still vote for the president over a Democrat.
"He's taking us in the wrong direction," Sanford said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, citing business investments "cratering" over the past few ...Read more
CARROLL, Iowa -- In this deep red county of western Iowa, which President Donald Trump won by 30 points, Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped at a crowded cafe recently to stress that she can talk about issues like guns and immigration in practical, common-sense terms that should be appealing to voters in the Midwest.
"I have won in Republican districts....Read more
HONG KONG -- Hong Kongers defied police restrictions and pouring rain to march across the city on Sunday, spilling out of a large public park and filling major streets in the latest edition of a summer of pro-democracy demonstrations.
Protesters began the afternoon by rallying at Victoria Park, the starting point for the two peaceful marches in...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Larry Kudlow pushed back Sunday on the notion that the U.S. economy is headed toward a recession, and said recent phone calls between U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators had produced more "positive news."
Kudlow, the White House National Economic Council director, and Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump's trade adviser, made ...Read more
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's navy is ready to send a flotilla to escort a supertanker detained for more than a month off Gibraltar back to Iran, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported, citing a naval commander.
"We have no intention of sending a flotilla to Gibraltar, but we are ready to do so to escort the Grace 1 back to Iran's territorial ...Read more
The confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh last fall brought abortion into the public consciousness in a way perhaps not seen in years.
The court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision became vulnerable in the eyes of many observers wary of the increased conservatism of President Donald Trump's judicial appointees.
KABUL -- The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide bombing at a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan's capital that left 63 people dead.
A total of 182 others were injured in the incident, which took place at a wedding hall in the west of Kabul late Saturday night, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said...Read more
MIAMI -- A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility's store: two pairs of small women's panties, size 5.
It was just one of thousands of dollars of purchases made by the disgraced financier while in jail after pleading guilty in 2008 to soliciting a ...Read more
AGUACATAN, Guatemala -- These are lean times for Hugo and others in his time-honored profession.
He hasn't worked regularly in weeks and is back in college studying accounting, which he took up after ditching criminal science as unsuitable considering his full-time gig.
"It's just too hard to do the job right now," said Hugo, who makes his ...Read more
She was just 13 in 1945 when she was forced to toil for months in a factory servicing the desperate last gasp of Japan's war effort. Today, Kim Jeong-ju can point to many culprits to blame.
There was the elementary school teacher who lied and told her going to Japan would mean better schooling and opportunities. The supervisors at the factory ...Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The small group sat in the chapel of a Northeast Side church, fans whirring as they closed their eyes and listened to the soothing, hypnotic voice of William Carpenter tell them they are breathing in peace as they inhale.
"We're moving from praying to God to praying in God," said Carpenter, the group's facilitator. "There's ...Read more
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne resigned on Saturday, days after President Mauricio Macri suffered a heavy setback in primary elections sending the peso into a nose drive.
In a letter to Macri published by newspaper Clarin, Dujovne said "circumstances" required a "significant renewal in the economic area."
PHILADELPHIA -- Attempted murder charges were filed Saturday against Maurice Hill for allegedly shooting six Philadelphia police officers during a dramatic 7 1/2-hour standoff Wednesday, the largest mass shooting of Philadelphia police in decades.
Charges were also brought against four men accused of being involved in what police have described...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump suggested he might impose a 100% tariff on French wine to retaliate for President Emmanuel Macron's tax on multinational technology companies, according to two people with knowledge of his comments made at a recent Long Island fundraiser.
It's unclear if Trump, at a roundtable portion of an event in the ...Read more
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police in riot gear were keeping groups of far-right extremists and anti-fascist counterprotesters apart Saturday afternoon in a tense standoff here leavened by a third group spreading soap bubbles through the gathering crowd.
Members of the Proud Boys right-wing group, some wearing "Keep America Great" caps, yelled at the ...Read more
KABUL, Afghanistan -- At least 20 people were injured in an explosion at a wedding in the Afghan capital Kabul, the nongovernmental organization Emergency said late Saturday.
They were taken to hospital.
Many people were feared dead and injured following the explosion at a wedding hall. Local journalists spoke of "dozens" of deaths. There has ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration will move forward within days with a plan to cancel certain foreign aid payments authorized by Congress, setting up a fight with lawmakers opposed to the move.
A senior administration official confirmed that the so-called rescissions package would be announced early next week.
Some of the funding being ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded by "crying with laughter" at President Donald Trump's suggestion that she feels overshadowed by other members of the cohort of female, left-leaning first-term Democrats known as the "Squad."
Trump tweeted late Friday that Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are becoming...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden's strongest selling point -- that he's the most likely to beat Donald Trump -- is losing some of its edge, as Elizabeth Warren vaults into second place because a growing number of Democrats think she can win the general election.
In a new Economist/YouGov poll, 65% of Democratic voters said Biden would "probably beat ...Read more
- Human smugglers face a dry spell with Mexico's crackdown on Central American migration
- White House to proceed with ending some foreign aid payments
- Portland tries to 'keep weird' as another far-right vs. anti-fascist faceoff unfolds
- Hong Kong protests: Tens of thousands spill out of pro-democracy rally and march across the city
- Philadelphia police shooting suspect charged with attempted murder