Jan 21, 2017

Chinese express doubts about U.S. relations under Trump

People in Beijing expressed doubts Saturday about President Donald Trump’s ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations, underscoring concerns over trade, Taiwan and other issues. While Trump didn’t mention China in his inaugural address Friday, he referred often to the country ...

Islamic State destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra, Syria

Jan 21, 2017

Islamic State destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra, Syria

Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday. It was the extremist group’s latest attack on world heritage, an act that ...

Jan 21, 2017

U.S. says airstrike killed over 100 members of al-Qaida in Syria

U.S. warplanes bombed an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, killing more than 100 militants, marking the second major U.S. counterterrorism strike in the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency, the Pentagon said Friday. A Pentagon spokesman, navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the camp in ...

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Jan 20, 2017

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case. The document is ...

Mexican extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to U.S.

Jan 20, 2017

Mexican extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to U.S.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious cartel kingpin, who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country’s most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges. Mexico’s Foreign Relations ...

Jan 19, 2017

Florida teen still loves the 'mother' who abducted her as a baby

An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known. Alexis Manigo told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview broadcast Wednesday that the woman charged in her abduction, 51-year-old Gloria ...

Manufacturing surge, labor crunch show U.S. economic health, Fed says

Jan 19, 2017

Manufacturing surge, labor crunch show U.S. economic health, Fed says

A pickup in manufacturing, “widespread” reports of labor shortages and improving business investment set the stage for the Federal Reserve’s December rate hike amid signs of steady economic growth across the country, the Fed reported Wednesday in its latest Beige Book compendium of economic ...