After more than two years of the Donald Trump presidency, Andrea Petrusky is ready for some fundamental changes in the way the United States government works.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has expressed concern to the United States government about lengthy delays at ports of entry along their shared border that are hurting companies in both...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to serve on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors had a lien of more than $75,000 filed against him in January 2018 for unpaid taxes.
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on last month's assault at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid (all times local):
A U.S. State Department spokesman says that the government had nothing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that American citizen Danny Burch has been freed after 18 months of captivity in Yemen in what the State Department suggested was a rescue...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of the world's...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign affairs ministry has formally asked the United States government to conduct a thorough investigation into a Jan. 1 incident in which U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop crossing migrants.
In a statement Thursday, the ministry said through its embassy that it lamented any violent acts along its border. It reiterated its commitment to the safety of migrants.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The United States government has opened a criminal investigation into the flow of dirty money through the Estonian branch of Denmark's biggest bank, the lender said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government to detain families until their immigration cases are decided.
Homeland Security officials said that ending the so-called Flores agreement of 1997 will speed up the handling of asylum requests while also deterring people from illegally crossing the Mexican border.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man proposed to be Mexico's next foreign minister said Monday that the United States government under President Donald Trump has treated Mexico badly.
Marcelo Ebrard said one of his goals will be to look for areas of common understanding with the U.S. government.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two brothers accused of a massive welfare fraud scheme at a Portland grocery store have been sentenced to federal prison.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the release of three Americans from North Korea (all times local):
The three American detainees freed by North Korea say they would like to express their "deep appreciation" to the United States government, President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the American people "for bringing us home."
They add, "We thank God, and all our families and friends who prayed for us and for our return."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threatened Tuesday to cut aid to South Sudan unless the country's civil war ends and peace is restored.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. will begin reviewing its assistance to the East African nation to ensure the money does not contribute to or prolong the conflict, or enable predatory or corrupt behavior.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Iraqi man living in Oregon who falsely claimed to be a U.S. intelligence official in a letter to the prime minister of Iraq was sentenced Tuesday to two years on probation.
Wathiq al-Ibraheemi, 34, pleaded guilty in January to unauthorized use of an official insignia, which was on the November 2015 letter sent to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia's claim of an array of new nuclear weapons (all times local):
The White House says U.S. defense capabilities "are and will remain second to none" as it responds to Russian President Vladimir Putin's boasts about developing a new array of nuclear weapons.
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
The Toledo Blade, Jan. 8
For the past week or so, popular demonstrations have been taking place all over Iran, and not just in Tehran, the capital.
The people are rising up, and rightly so. It is a spontaneous uprising that crosses geographic, sociological, and even religious lines.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The United States government has designated the deputy leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group a "global terrorist."
A State Department statement says the designation of Abukar Ali Adan blocks any assets of his that are subject to U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. citizens from making any transactions with him.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top education official says she is disappointed with a judge's decision to permanently block an ethnic studies ban that dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies program.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said in a statement Friday the law was to prevent taxpayer money from funding classes that "promote the overthrow of the United States government or promote resentment towards a race or class of people."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn't like Nazis.
At the United Nations this week, the U.S. plans to vote against a yearly resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism, State Department officials said Wednesday. Although it may seem counterintuitive — who wouldn't want to condemn Nazis? — officials said that free speech protections and other problems with the resolution make it impossible for America to support the document.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn't like Nazis.
At the United Nations this week, the U.S. plans to vote against a yearly resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism, State Department officials said Wednesday. Although it may seem counterintuitive — who wouldn't want to condemn Nazis? — officials said free speech protections and other problems with the resolution make it impossible for America to support.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's foreign minister on Wednesday accused the United States government of meddling in his country's internal affairs and upcoming election campaign by offering to fund "objective media in Hungary."
The U.S. has expressed concerns about "negative trends" for press freedom in Hungary, such as a dwindling number of independent news outlets and the increasing control people close to the government have in the media market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico has suffered such extensive devastation from Hurricane Maria that its recovery will fail unless the island gets more help from the Trump administration and Congress, the head of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances said Tuesday.
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California specialty aerospace developer Scaled Composites has unveiled a new experimental aircraft for an unspecified "proprietary customer."
The Northrop Grumman subsidiary says the single-engine jet flew for the first time Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling that prevents New Mexico from greenlighting tree clearing on federal land in the state in the name of fire prevention.
The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a dispute between New Mexico and the federal government.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.
Asked about the lawsuit at an appearance in San Diego, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he expects to prevail in legal challenges to the wall — one of the president's key campaign pledges.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia will dedicate a historical marker celebrating a railroad that once ran to Cape Henry.
The Department of Historical Resources said in a statement that the ceremony will occur Saturday next to the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach. It's open to the public.
The original lighthouse was the first to be built by the United States government and sits at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States government says the HIV epidemic is "coming under control" in the country with the world's highest prevalence of HIV, Swaziland.
Monday's statement by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, says new HIV infections in the tiny southern African country have nearly halved among adults since 2011.
MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Ingham County sheriff's office has announced it no longer will detain people with federal immigration holds past the detention period on their original booking charges.
The sheriff's office says Wednesday that administrative warrants and Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers issued by an ICE official have to have proper judicial authority.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The United States government is teaming up with Nigerian groups to launch a web-based platform allowing people to report everyday corruption in Africa's populous nation.
Graft is widespread and sometimes spectacular in Nigeria, and President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015 vowing to eradicate it. He warned that "if we don't kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria."
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire high school students may soon be required to take a civics class before they can graduate.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — In the Hungary of the 1950s, jazz music was a dangerous pastime — but music lovers got some clandestine help from the United States government.
Jazz was a tool of U.S. Cold War diplomacy, promoted and broadcast into the East Bloc in an effort to make American culture more appealing to intellectuals and other elites behind the Iron Curtain.