- Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies Updated: May-25-16 5:32 am
ISE, Japan - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.
- Louisiana lawmakers encourage trade relations with Cuba Updated: May-25-16 4:38 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's lawmakers are pushing trade talks with Cuba, now that President Barack Obama has moved to normalize relations with the island nation.
- Top general urges lawmakers to preserve Afghan visa program Updated: May-25-16 3:43 am
WASHINGTON - Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers could be in serious danger if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States, according to the top American commander in Afghanistan.
- Asian stock markets rally on US recovery hopes Updated: May-24-16 11:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Asian stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. housing sales data and overnight gains on Wall Street raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world's largest economy.
- San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections Updated: May-24-16 10:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city's strict sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally.
- Vallejo unveils plans for electric car plant at ex-shipyard Updated: May-24-16 10:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The city of Vallejo, which emerged from bankruptcy five years ago, is poised to get a big economic boost as plans to build a major plant for electric cars are rolling forward, officials said Tuesday.
- Obama to make another visit to Indiana's Elkhart County Updated: May-24-16 9:24 pm
ELKHART, Indiana - President Barack Obama has scheduled another visit to Elkhart, Indiana - the first city he visited as president - the White House announced Tuesday.
- The Latest: San Francisco retains sanctuary protections Updated: May-24-16 9:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on immigrant sanctuary protections in San Francisco (all times local):
- The Latest: Framework of Michigan budget is set Updated: May-24-16 6:36 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on the state budget (all times local):
- Lawmakers to pick up where they left off on budget, credits Updated: May-24-16 6:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska legislators have agreed to pick up where they left off on numerous issues that were unresolved when the extended session ended last week, including the budget and oil and gas tax credits.
- In final drive, Obama seeks better relations with US foes Updated: May-24-16 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history books.
- Committee studying how to replace ISTEP holds first meeting Updated: May-24-16 4:29 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A committee that will study how Indiana should go about replacing the troubled ISTEP exam held its first meeting Tuesday and will face a tight deadline to make formal recommendations to lawmakers before the test is ultimately scrapped in July of next year.
- Brussels police chief injured during anti-austerity clashes Updated: May-24-16 4:24 pm
BRUSSELS - The Brussels police chief was injured Tuesday during clashes at the end of a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by around 50,000 people in the center of the Belgian capital.
- Senate committee stalls bill to penalize 'sanctuary cities' Updated: May-24-16 4:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana senators halted a bid to penalize so-called "sanctuary cities" that don't enforce federal immigration law, after two days of testy debate and late moves to rewrite the bill to salvage it.
- Report: European banks to struggle, may need to cut costs Updated: May-24-16 12:04 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - European banks are likely to struggle to make profits in months ahead and may need to cut costs, merge or change their business strategies to return to solid health, the European Central Bank said Tuesday.
- China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing Updated: May-24-16 10:24 am
BEIJING - Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said Tuesday.
- The Latest: White House protests to Vietnam over activists Updated: May-24-16 9:12 am
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam (all times local):
- Tupelo to appeal termination of air service subsidy Updated: May-24-16 7:21 am
TUPELO, Mississippi - Tupelo Regional Airport officials will ask for a waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which on Friday ordered the temporary termination of the Essential Air Service program at 30 communities across the country, including Tupelo.
- Experts say divisive politician could win Australian seat Updated: May-24-16 2:25 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia's Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming Updated: May-23-16 11:58 pm
A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:
- Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo Updated: May-23-16 10:07 pm
CHICAGO - The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.
- The Latest: Gov: 'Modest' tax measures would have big impact Updated: May-23-16 9:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on the Alaska Legislature's special session (all times local):
- DEP official's private email had urged groups for 'pushback' Updated: May-23-16 6:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In an email that precipitated his resignation, Gov. Tom Wolf's environmental protection secretary criticized environmental advocates for a lack of "pushback" against certain bills and said they were "without influence."
- Dayton unsure whether he'll declare special session Updated: May-23-16 5:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton said he hasn't decided whether he's going to give state lawmakers a second chance to finish their work and fund both public works projects and road and bridge repairs that were left undone after the Legislature devolved into chaos in the final minutes of the session early Monday morning.
- Interest rates soar at US Treasury weekly auction Updated: May-23-16 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills soared in Monday's auction, with rates on three-month bills reaching their highest level in more than seven years.