Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2019. There are 148 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 5, 1...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2019. There are 149 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 4, 1...

Venezuela leadership negotiations to resume this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — A diplomat who represents Venezuela's opposition leader in Washington says talks on ending the political impasse in the South American country will resume again this week. ...

US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. is sanctioning two businessman and three stepsons of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for allegedly forming part of a network that stole hundreds of millions in dol...

City of Miami to host 5K race to raise funds for Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — The city of Miami and members of Venezuela's opposition will host a charity run to raise funds for medical supplies and medicines for the South American nation that is grappling with food...

Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights have gone out in Venezuela's capital and there are reports that much of the country is also being affected by a massive outage. The power in the ...

Henri Falcón seeks US support as president of Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Henri Falcón wants support from the United States to become the president of Venezuela and has hired a Canada-based lobbyist for $200,000 to achieve that...

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Guaido as interim president

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new government says it is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, saying this would align Greece with the European Union...

Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks in Barbados

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Norway's Foreign Ministry says negotiations aimed at resolving Venezuela's political deadlock are to resume on the Caribbean island of Barbados in the coming week. ...

Business Highlights

___ S&P 500, Dow industrials and Nasdaq close at record highs NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks closed broadly higher, sending the S&P 500 index to its third stra...

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that negotiations aimed at breaking Venezuela's political standoff will resume next week, likely on the Caribbean island of Barbados. ...

US sanctions Maduro's son as it raises pressure on Venezuela

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration is sanctioning the son of Nicolas Maduro as it seeks to increase pressure on family members of top officials backing the socialist leader and suspected...

Venezuela steers away from politics before Copa América game

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel almost left his job for political reasons after his team beat Argentina 3-1 in March in a friendly game in Madrid. One day before he faces Lionel M...

Venezuela gov't says it thwarted plot seeking to kill Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials say they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government that included assassinating President Nicolas Maduro and his closest political allies. ...

Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela. ...