Government And Politics

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

Nov 22, 2017

The U.S.-led U.N. command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

Nov 22, 2017

President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

Nov 22, 2017

Hundreds of U.S. veterans who fought in Vietnam have reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite in Southeast Asia

US trade rep concerned after latest round of NAFTA talks

Nov 22, 2017

The United States' trade representative has expressed concerns on a lack of progress in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement at the conclusion of the fifth round of talks in Mexico City

AT&T suit may herald a new antitrust era - or Trumpian pique

Nov 22, 2017

Federal opposition to the AT&T-Time Warner merger could mark expanded antitrust efforts -- unless it's just a Trumpian one-off

FBI investigating US Rep. Brady over payment to challenger

Nov 22, 2017

The FBI is officially investigating U.S. Rep. Bob Brady in a widening campaign finance probe into a $90,000 payment made by his campaign to a 2012 primary challenger

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

Nov 22, 2017

Sexual abuse is pervasive at Islamic schools in Pakistan, but the problem is seldom acknowledged and even more seldom prosecuted, an Associated Press investigation finds

Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO

Nov 22, 2017

U.S. prosecutors say a member of an Iran-based hacking group tried to extort HBO out of $6 million in digital currency by stealing unaired episodes and scripts of hit shows like "Game of Thrones"

China widens personality cult around 'unrivaled helmsman' Xi

Nov 22, 2017

Entering his second term as Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping sits at the helm of China's most lavish cult of personality since the founder of the People's Republic, Mao Zedong

Yellen says Fed needs to avoid 'boom-bust'cycle in economy

Nov 22, 2017

Yellen says biggest challenge facing the central bank will be to craft an interest rate policy that avoids 'boom-bust' cycle