Stocks head lower, threatening to break a winning streak

U.S. stocks headed lower in early trading Thursday, putting the S&P 500 index on pace for just its fourth decline this month. The losses were widespread, with health care, commun...

Pence to deliver speech on Venezuela in Colombia on Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Colombia next week to demonstrate continued U.S. support for the opposition to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Pence'...

The Latest: High-level US-China trade talks resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on trade talks in Washington between the U.S. and China (all times local): 10:15 a.m. High-level trade talks between the U.S and China ...

Caterpillar, Apple among big names hit by US-China trade war

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies making everything from computers to construction cranes are seeing their profits hurt as the United States' trade war with China causes the world's second largest economy to ...

AP Photos: Looking back at historic first Trump-Kim summit

BANGKOK (AP) — A second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for Vietnam's capital from Feb. 27-28. Trump and Kim met last June in Singapo...

Asian stocks higher ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariffs battle. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index...

Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as ...

Democrats prepare resolution against Trump's declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are preparing to take a defiant stance against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration seeking to fund his Southwest border wall without congressional...

Resumption of high-level US-China trade talks raises hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set Thursday to resume high-level talks with Chinese officials, aiming to ease a trade standoff that's unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook f...

'Empire' actor goes from victim to accused felon in 3 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) — The whispers about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who h...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2019. There are 313 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, ...

Vietnam, site of next Trump-Kim summit, model for growth

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since the U.S. abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his natural black into the color of the president of the United S...

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: ...

GOP's Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previo...