More NFL players protest during U.S. national anthem

Sep 12, 2016

More NFL players protest during U.S. national anthem

Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the U.S. national anthem, a protest amplified later Sunday when four Miami Dolphins kneeled on the sideline as “The Star Spangled Banner” played in Seattle. The protests were ...

Philippines' Duterte says 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Sep 10, 2016

Philippines' Duterte says 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, saying he was “not a fan” of the United States, vowed Saturday to steer an independent course for the key Asian ally and refrain from confronting territorial rival China. The incendiary leader made the comments after a controversial first foreign ...

Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey ...

Aug 18, 2016

Building stronger ties with Iran

Japan should consider more proactive steps to beef up its relations with Tehran, by building on the bilateral investment treaty signed in February to boost economic ties.

Durant, U.S. men cruise past China in Rio opener

Aug 7, 2016

Durant, U.S. men cruise past China in Rio opener

Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium. Durant picked up right where he left off in the 2012 Olympics with 25 points, and the U.S. men’s basketball team routed China 119-62 on Saturday night in its ...

Solo shines in record 200th game

Aug 7, 2016

Solo shines in record 200th game

Love her or hate her, Hope Solo’s dominance as a goalkeeper is undeniable. Solo came up big in her 200th international appearance as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium. And she did it ...

U.S. women open bid for fourth straight gold with win

Aug 4, 2016

U.S. women open bid for fourth straight gold with win

Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored a goal in each half as the U.S. women’s soccer team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its debut at the Rio Games on Wednesday, getting off to a solid start in its attempt to win a fourth straight ...