‘Joints will be separated’: Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, retold

GENEVA (AP) — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's of...

Asian shares gain, Shanghai up 2.4%, on Fed rate cut talk

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are higher with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.4% on hopes that a meeting between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping next week might help ease trade tension...

1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill, according to a study releas...

China’s Xi arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations...

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

BEIJING (AP) — In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes t...

Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL suddenly plunged a knife into the neck of a wounded young Islamic State prisoner, killing him, and later scoffed that he was "just an ISIS dirtbag," former comra...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 20, the 171st day of 2019. There are 194 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 20,...

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's months of ambitious summitry

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has included summits with the leaders of the United States, South Kor...

Trump honors economist who advised him on lowering taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer, whose theories on tax cuts have guided Republican policy since the 1980s. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 18 The Orlando Sentinel on why it won't endorse Donald Trump for preside...

Mexico's senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. ...

2020 hopefuls lend support in Queens district attorney race

WASHINGTON (AP) — An election for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens became an unexpected proving ground in the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday as two leading 2020 c...

Man arrested for slapping reporter's hand at Trump's rally

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man was arrested outside the arena where President Donald Trump made his reelection announcement for trying to slap a cellphone out of a journalist's ...

Jane Fonda to give White House hopeful Steve Bullock a boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jane Fonda is joining a group of Hollywood power players to host a fundraiser for Democratic presidential contender Steve Bullock. It's a show of support that could...

UN: Venezuelans now file 1 in 5 of all new asylum claims

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Johan Álvarez was unable to provide more than one meal a day for his young family he knew it was time to leave Venezuela. With his wife and infant son, the 25-...