The U.S. Senate has approved a new policy on ships that dump ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.
Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump’s office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal
Michael Bloomberg’s team says data disproves Republican leader Kevin McCarthy’s claim that the billionaire is responsible for reducing the number of Republican women in Congress
The Justice Department says three South Korean companies have agreed to pay $236 million to settle allegations they were part of a bid-rigging scheme that overcharged the U.S. military for fuel at bases in South Korea
A former bishop in Chile has been questioned by authorities about allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of minors by a former air force chaplain
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is defending the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it providing good training for war
A Yemeni boy ran off one morning to get a free motorcycle from al-Qaida militants trying to lure in recruits. That sparked a frantic search by his parents to rescue him in time _ while a U.S. drone overhead was on the prowl
The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries
European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the draft deal accepted by Britain is a decisive step in the talks and is signaling that EU leaders can convene a summit soon to endorse it
An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group
In a 1978 dispatch, then-San Francisco Examiner reporter Tim Reiterman recounted events at the Jonestown settlement in Guyana, South America, before an airstrip ambush that killed a California congressman and four others.
Prominent Palestinian human rights group says dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed in Israel’s two-day offensive in the Gaza Strip this week
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are inspecting troops camped at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, even though the caravan of Central American migrants that prompted the deployment is headed to California
The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles of border wall in south Texas