US hits 4 Venezuelan officials with sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on four Venezuelan military officials associated with corruption and repression. The action freezes any assets they h...

20 US Dems ask Tillerson to support new election in Honduras

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 20 Democratic legislators is asking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to support a repetition of the presidential elections held last month in Honduras, given the irregular...

Sen. Menendez presses for dismissal of corruption charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute me again on corruption charges or drop it. The New Jersey lawmaker, whose br...

34 House Republicans press GOP leader on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 34 House Republicans is asking Speaker Paul Ryan to act this month on legislation dealing with the 800,000 young immigrants brought to the United States as children and li...

Koch brothers sue Venezuela to collect $409 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — The capitalist Koch brothers want the socialist president of Venezuela to pay up. Two companies that belong to Koch Industries, the energy conglomerate of the billi...

Groups ask Congress for DACA fix this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists, business groups and religious leaders are urging Congress to pass legislation this year to protect some 800,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the United States as ...

Civil society group: Argentina denies entry to WTO meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — A network of 250 civil society organizations around the world said Thursday that 63 of its experts who were planning to attend a ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization n...

Almost 60,000 Haitians allowed to stay in US only until 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it has ended a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a power...

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful...

Puerto Rico seeks $94 billion in federal aid after hurricane

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is asking the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria. Ricardo R...

20 GOP House members urge Speaker Ryan to act on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen House Republicans are pressing Speaker Paul Ryan to act quickly on legislation protecting some 800,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the United States as chi...

US sets end for temporary residency program for Nicaraguans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A temporary residency permit program has aided 5,000 citizens from Nicaragua who have lived in the United States for almost two decades. Now the Trump administration is planning to e...

US ends temporary permits for Nicaragua, holds on Honduras

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning a January 2019 end to a temporary residency permit program for 5,000 citizens from Nicaragua who have lived in the United States for almost two d...

San Juan mayor questions abrupt postponement of hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is questioning why Republicans abruptly postponed a House hearing where she was scheduled to testify about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria ...

FEMA chief: Political disputes hurting Puerto Rico relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political differences are hurting the U.S. government's response to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday. He did...