Iran hawks win a key concession from Trump administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their...

Senate backs measure affirming century-old Armenian genocide

WASHINGTON (AP) — On its fourth try, the Senate has approved a resolution that recognizes the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide. The resolution ha...

Houston police cautioned to add armor after sergeant's death

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief has urged his officers to wear more body armor on patrol, days after a police sergeant was fatally shot and his bulletproof vest failed to protect him. ...

GOP senator bows to White House on Armenian genocide measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from the White House, a Republican senator blocked a resolution Thursday that would recognize the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as gen...

American think tank pitching US-Taiwan joint communiqué to normalize relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. think tank is pitching the idea of a new joint directive between the U.S. and Taiwan modeled after the Shanghai Communiqué as a means to pave the way for nor...

Foreign Ministry thanks US senator for promoting Taiwan SOS Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its thanks for a plan to reinstate the symbols of its sovereignty at U.S. government agencies, after a four-year hiatus....

US to introduce bill allowing display of Taiwan flag at government agencies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is planning to introduce the Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty Act (Taiwan SOS Act) to allow the display of Taiwan's national flag at U.S. gov...

US urged to send cabinet officials to Taiwan as China poaches allies

A former senior advisor to the Trump administration on Friday urged the White House to send a cabinet official to Taiwan whenever Beijing succeeds in poaching a diplomatic ally from Taipei. Christi...

Impeachment inquiry crossroads: Keep going or time to vote?

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’ve heard enough. With stunning testimony largely complete, the House, the Senate and the president are swiftly moving on to next steps in the historic impeachment inquiry of Don...

Texas parole board recommends delaying Rodney Reed execution

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Friday recommended delaying the execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say r...

US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve ...

Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows s...

GOP senators too busy, unwilling to view impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to watch on live TV Wednesday as the House kicks off public hearings on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Just don't expect many Republica...

Trump appeals court nominee in jeopardy following GOP revolt

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal appeals court is in jeopardy following a conservative revolt from two Republican senators who have said publicly they won't support him...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2019. There are 55 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 6, 1...