WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration announced a new ban Sunday on most travel to the U.S. by nationals of seven countries, including North Korea and six in the Mideast and North Africa.
The new order replaces the much-disputed travel ban that President Donald Trump issued in March, parts of which were blocked in court. That order, a revision...Read more
One inmate was killed and others were injured in a riot that erupted Sunday morning at the California Men's Colony prison northwest of San Luis Obispo, officials said.
The riot broke out shortly before 11 a.m. and involved more than 160 inmates at the medium-security yard in the East Facility, prison officials said. Guards intervened "...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., will introduce a bill Monday that would provide a path to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and would involve "extreme vetting."
Tillis and co-sponsor James Lankford, R-Okla., will pitch the plan –– which they call a "conservative Dream Act" –...Read more
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was greeted by dozens of counterprotesters Sunday as he arrived on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, campus for what turned out to be a very brief speech.
Yiannopoulos and his entourage showed up shortly after noon at Sproul Plaza on campus and were jeered by a ...Read more
MEXICO CITY –– As officials turn their focus to rebuilding, rescuers continued to search for survivors in the remnants of collapsed buildings five days after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico, killing at least 319 people.
In Mexico City, rescuers Sunday continued to dig through the ruins of collapsed buildings, including at an office ...Read more
OTTAWA, Ontario -- The head of Canada's largest private-sector union said there's been "no progress" in North American Free Trade Agreement talks and that he expects the U.S., Mexico and Canada to eventually abandon them.
The U.S. hasn't presented detailed written proposals at the third round of talks being held in Ottawa, Jerry Dias said ...Read more
BERLIN -- Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor in a federal election that lifted a far-right party into parliament for the first time since the immediately after World War II, according to exit polls that point to growing polarization in Europe's biggest economy.
Merkel's Christian Democrat-led bloc took 32.5 percent to defeat ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended President Donald Trump's way of dealing with North Korea, insisting Sunday that heated rhetorical exchanges with reclusive despot Kim Jong Un were not making a volatile situation more dangerous.
"This is not about personalities; this is not personal," Mnuchin said on ABC.
For the past ...Read more
An Act of WarMichael K. McMahan
When Lt. Travis Kelly kills a North Vietnamese officer near the Cambodian border in 1969, he tries hard to put the incident--and the rest of the Vietnam War--behind him. But like so many of Travis's experience in the war, this one comes continues to haunt him decades ...
MOSCOW -- North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons is preventing the U.S. from launching a first strike against the rogue nation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.
"The Americans won't strike because they know for sure -- rather than suspect -- that it has atomic bombs," Lavrov said on Russia's NTV television. "I'm not ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Broadening their criminal repertoire, North Korean hackers are seeking to loot exchange platforms for bitcoins and other digital currencies, a researcher for the cybersecurity firm FireEye says.
Luke McNamara, a senior cyberthreat intelligence analyst with the Milpitas, Calif., firm, said the hackers targeted three bitcoin ...Read more
JOJUTLA, Mexico -- On a map roughly drawn on scraps of cardboard, the volunteers used bottle caps to mark the places they needed to search.
"There are many families asking us for help in these areas," said one volunteer, tracing streets drawn in Sharpie with his finger. "But they're really dangerous to get to."
Nonetheless, the volunteers ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court opens its new term Oct. 2 and will quickly take up major disputes involving President Donald Trump, immigration policy, religious liberty, gay rights and partisan gerrymandering.
Here are the major questions before the court this fall:
Trump and the travel ban
Can Trump temporarily block the entry of foreign ...Read more
As parents and students start writing checks for the first in-state tuition increase in seven years at the University of California, they hope the extra money will buy a better education.
But much of that new money -- perhaps tens of millions of dollars -- will go to pay for the faculty's increasingly generous retirement benefits.
Last year, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- For much of his time as president, Donald Trump has been the bully in the bully pulpit, castigating targets foreign and domestic. Much of Trump's bluster attempts to divide people into us-against-them, and it often has a single polarizing agent: race.
On Friday night, as he has many times before, Trump inflamed an almost ...Read more
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. –– Police arrested at least 22 people in a protest at a St. Louis suburban shopping mall Saturday afternoon, called to further protest the acquittal last week of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man.
Police made the arrests and cleared the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights after some in the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- American bombers and fighter jets flew along North Korea's eastern coastline Saturday in a "show of force" that was closer to the rogue nation's border than any other mission this century, the Pentagon reported.
The predawn flight followed a North Korean threat to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
Dana White, chief ...Read more
IRBIL, Iraq -- For the jubilant, flag-waiving throngs who filled rallies across Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish enclave in recent weeks, a vote on independence Monday is a chance to realize a dream cherished for generations.
But every major player in the region opposes the referendum, placing the Kurds on a collision course with neighbors and ...Read more
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- President Donald Trump has tweeted and rallied, cajoled and extolled in his all-out effort to save Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama, who is struggling to survive a Republican runoff against an opponent embraced by much of the president's own base.
And as the contest nears its end, the race Tuesday is emerging as a test of ...Read more
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Organizers of a far-right event planned for the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, have told the school that all of the events scheduled for the coming week have been canceled, officials said Saturday.
Representatives of the student group Berkeley Patriot informed the university that Free Speech Week, which ...Read more
LOIZA, Puerto Rico--Spend a day wending down unpredictable country roads outside San Juan and the hurt Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico becomes crushingly evident.
Maria drenched town after town east of the capital, dumping so much water that people who had already lost their roofs to the Category 4 storm's winds, and then saw their few...Read more
- Analysis: Bully pulpit laced with race
- Merkel wins 4th term as German chancellor but far right gains foothold in government
- North Korea's nuclear weapons are deterring US first strike, Russian official says
- US planes fly off North Korean coast in 'show of force'
- Here are the major questions before the Supreme Court this fall