France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible
Syrian opposition activists and a monitor say a large explosion has rocked the Syrian capital, followed by a fire near Damascus airport
The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense stand-off over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline
Republicans controlling the House have unveiled a stopgap bill to keep the government open past a shutdown deadline of midnight Friday.
Venezuela's government says it is going ahead with its threat to withdraw from the Organization of American States, the regional body whose leader has been one of the fiercest critics of embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro
The North Carolina legislature seized the initiative in a monthslong effort to weaken Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, overriding his veto of a Republican bill that would reduce the number of judges on the state Court of Appeals
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The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders
A jury has given the death penalty to a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries
President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Texas Republicans are poised to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities
Trump tells Mexican, Canadian leaders he won't terminate NAFTA; all agree to renegotiate
A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced an Iranian businessman to 10 years in prison after being convicted of trying to bring an electric motor and other devices there to further Iran's nuclear program
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz needs surgery and will be away from the Capitol for several weeks