Analysis | Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths. Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds

South Korea to have solid fuel rockets in major deal with US

Seoul — South Korea said (today) Tuesday it has won U.S. consent to use solid fuel for space launch vehicles, a move that is expected to enable Seoul to launch

US ambassador shaves mustache under Seoul’s summer heat

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has shaved his mildly controversial mustache, saying it was too uncomfortable to keep while wearing a coronavirus mask during South Korea's notoriously hot summer. Harry

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong, then quickly

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in COVID-19 boom

Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's

Resigned to House loss, Trump still sees midterms success

WASHINGTON (AP) — Resigned to the loss of one-party control over Washington in Tuesday's elections, President Donald Trump stared down the prospect of endless House investigations, stymied policy efforts and

USD1.6 billion Powerball jackpot goes to 3 winners in 3 states

MUNFORD, Tennessee (AP) — An unprecedented USD1.6 billion Powerball jackpot that became a national fascination will be split three ways, by mystery winners in Florida, Tennessee and California. The winners did

USA | Blizzard wasn’t a bust, but it was a miss for many 

In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling deep snow into a handful of centimeters,

USA | Millions hunker down as snowstorm totals downgraded

Tens of millions of people along the U.S. East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of

USA | Obama calls for closing income gap

  U.S. President Barack Obama declared the U.S. economy healed and said the nation now must begin work to close the gap between the well-off and the wanting. “Tonight we turn the

USA | Obama aims to influence debate in State of the Union speech

  President Barack Obama planned to use his second-to-last State of the Union address to Congress to maintain his influence in American politics as the unofficial campaign to choose his successor has already

USA | FBI: Man planned to bomb Capitol, kill officials 

A 20-year-old man’s Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man’s arrest on charges that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol

USA | 2 gunmen open fire on Los Angeles police car

  Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one was able to shoot back,

USA | 2 New York police officers killed in ambush shooting

  The two New York City police officers who were ambushed and shot to death in their vehicle yesterday (Macau time) were “quite simply, assassinated,” and the suspect had made Instagram

USA | Jeb Bush all but declares presidential candidacy

  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush all but declared his candidacy for president, an early move that opens the possibility of a 2016 showdown between America’s two most powerful political dynasties. Bush, the son

Ebola | 2nd US health care worker tests positive

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, authorities said yesterday. The

USA | Police shooting protests continue in St. Louis 

A weekend of peaceful daytime protests and nightly police standoffs was expected to continue yesterday as organizers prepared for a wave of resistance they anticipate will lead to widespread, intentional

US AIRSTRIKES | Obama: US ‘underestimated’ Islamic State threat

President Barack Obama acknowledged that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq’s army to fight

US AIRSTRIKES | ISIS oil sites hit in Syria

  U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early yesterday, killing nearly 20 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in their

KHORASAN GROUP | Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack

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