49ers All-Pro TE George Kittle feeling better by the day

The San Francisco 49ers finally have gotten some good news on the injury front. All-Pro tight end George Kittle practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day on Thursday i...

In sign of frustration, US shortens sanctions waiver to Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States has extended a sanctions waiver that enables Iraq to continue importing gas from Iran but this time granting a significantly shorter waiver period, Iraqi officials and...

Israelis gird for more virus restrictions amid 2nd lockdown

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israelis were bracing for more coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, days after the start of a second countrywide lockdown, as health officials sounded the alarm over a feared d...

Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, chi...

Witnesses: Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Government airstrikes in the north of Afghanistan killed 24 civilians, including children, and wounded six others, witnesses told The Associated Press on Sunday. ...

Big-hitting DeChambeau remains in contention at U.S. Open

Bryson DeChambeau launched a towering drive on the 14th hole and watched it sail well left into Winged Foot's deep, gnarled rough. “Dude, I can't stop over drawing it,” he told his c...

Blast targets 'American' English school in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — An improvised explosive device blew up outside an English-language institute in southern Iraq early Friday without causing any casualties, Iraqi police said in a statement, amid a recen...

Trump administration preparing for Taiwan arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is expected to approve a large weapons package to Taiwan, according to congressional and administration sources. A congressional aide told CNN the Trump admini...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2020. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

US wants to sell long-range missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Part of a proposed US$7 billion arms deal the U.S. is planning for Taiwan reportedly includes long-range missiles capable of striking targets in China. As tensions heat...

Iraqi army: Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone; no casualties

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Katyusha rocket landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad on Wednesday, the Iraqi military said, a day after a British Embassy convoy was targeted on a key highway in ...

Exclusive: U.S. pushes arms sales surge to 'Fortress Taiwan,' needling China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as...

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire during US ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire toward Israel the previous night that coincided with the signing of norma...

Gaza militants fire rockets at Israel as pacts signed in US

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets into Israel on Tuesday, wounding two people in an attacks that was apparently timed to coincide with the signing of normaliza...

Hard ball: COVID-19 slams Cleveland's baseball bars, clubs

CLEVELAND (AP) — No band has plugged its guitars into the amplifiers on Wilbert's stage since mid-March, and there's usually an open bar stool or three these days at the music joint just a long relay ...