Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 6, the 65th day of 2019. There are 300 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 6,...

Dictator's Dilemma: Could Kim Jong Un survive prosperity

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump's message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been simple and clear: give up your nuclear weapons and a flood of wealth will soon be yours for the takin...

US-North Korea roller coaster ties add to summit uncertainty

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Before he was elected president, Donald Trump said he could see himself having burgers and chatting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. About a year later, after Ki...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy de...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

Vietnam memorial to North Korea pilots marks bygone alliance

BAC GIANG, Vietnam (AP) — In a rice field in northern Vietnam, 14 headstones are an enduring symbol of the wartime friendship of Vietnam and North Korea. They mark the original burial ground of North ...

Lyndon LaRouche's conspiracy mindset lives on

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before ...

With Mideast meeting, Poland woos Trump but risks other ties

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has joined forces with the United States to co-host an international conference on the Middle East, hoping to strengthen its ties with Washington as its see...

Torture still scars Iranians 40 years after revolution

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The halls of the former prison in the heart of Iran's capital now are hushed, befitting the sounds of the museum that it has become. Wax mannequins silently portray the horrific ac...

'Killer Collective' is another page turner from Barry Eisler

"The Killer Collective" (Thomas & Mercer), by Barry Eisler At first blush, Barry Eisler's new thriller resembles one of those cartoonish action movies in which a handful of retir...

Trump says Pompeo not leaving Cabinet for Senate race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "absolutely not leaving" the Cabinet even as top Republicans make a pitch for him to run for the Senate in Kansas. ...

Trump's 'America first' policy to key in on foreign shores

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk about "America first," the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad. His State of t...

Pence in Florida: Time to end Maduro regime in Venezuela

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told a crowd in Florida that it is time to take action to end the socialist regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Pence...

Ayatollah Khomeini's family mostly absent from Iran politics

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — His image is on bank notes and in textbooks in Iran, often as a black-and-white embodiment of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that swept aside the country's shah and forever changed th...

In reversal, Trump now says he and intel chiefs in agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after he lashed out at U.S. intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course and said that he and the intell...