12 GOP senators join Dems to block Trump border declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Republican senators sided with Democrats Thursday and voted to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency on the southwest border. Trump has vowed to veto the ...

Fate of Venezuelans in US has Trump priorities in conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the themes President Donald Trump is expected to hammer during his campaign for re-election are at odds as his administration considers whether to offer new deportation protec...

AP Explains: What's behind Venezuela's historic blackout?

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A massive blackout that left millions of Venezuelans without power has triggered one persistent question: How could a country with the world's largest proven oil reserves go da...

Trump: Making daylight saving time permanent is 'OK with me'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump thinks it's a good idea if daylight saving time becomes permanent. A federal law specifies that daylight time applies from 2 a.m. on the seco...

Huge power outage in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela remained engulfed by darkness into early Friday amid one of the largest power outages in years, raising tensions in a country already on edge from ongoing p...

24 senators ask Trump to protect Venezuelans in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators — 23 Democrats and one Republican — are asking President Donald Trump to protect Venezuelan citizens currently in the United States from deportation, given the cr...

16 US senators call on Trump to send Cabinet-level official to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Monday (March 4) coauthored a bipartisan letter to President Trump to send a Cabinet-level national security officia...

Rubio warns Venezuela regime in jab at critics over tweets

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro that tyrants often think they are "invulnerable" before their regimes topple. Rubio appeared to addre...

Journalist Jorge Ramos' equipment seized at Maduro interview

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A team of American journalists led by Univision's Jorge Ramos had their equipment and phones seized at Venezuela's presidential palace after Nicolas Maduro abruptly ended an ...

China to revamp Confucius Institutes across globe, despite backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China seeks to optimize the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, despite widespread criticism from Western nations accusing the facilities of serving to advan...

GOP senators to watch on Trump's emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall is heading to the GOP-controlled Senate, putting Republicans in the uncomfortable spot of deciding whether to back his...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 17 The Toronto Star on the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty: ...

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely ar...

'Carer-feeder': Gillibrand plays up motherhood in 2020 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand had a flurry of pots on the stove and steak, haddock, peas, steamed vegetables and rice on the menu. She had a cable news appearance coming up in...

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning Venezuelan soldiers that they would commit a "crime against humanity" if they block the entry of U.S. aid that is being channeled through rival...