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CIA Chief Says Intelligence Leaks Increasing Due to 'Leaker' Worship

(WASHINGTON) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of …

National Security Agency (NSA)

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India's Modi on trade, investment

| WASHINGTON<p>Leading U.S. congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to U.S. trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday.<p>The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump …

World News

Emulating Germany’s Apprenticeship System Won’t Make America Great Again

We should not delude ourselves into thinking that Trump’s apprenticeship expansion will substitute for our failing K-12 schooling system.<p>When U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he would expand the federal program on apprenticeships, interest in the job training plan picked up considerable …


Getting deported was the best thing that ever happened to me

If you ask Orlando Lopez, getting deported was the best thing that ever happened to him.<p>His parents had brought him to the United States when he was just three years old, hoping to offer him a better life. But by the time he was a teenager, Lopez's future was looking bleak.<p>Lopez recalls that he was …


Obama’s Response to Russian Hacking: Limited, Cautious, and Frustrated

Despite knowledge of election interference efforts directed from the highest levels of the Russian government, the Obama administration responded in …


Trump and China: The honeymoon is over

Is President Trump’s surprisingly friendly start in relations with China coming to an end? Relations with Beijing appear destined for rocky times unless China begins to modify some of its long-standing policies.<p>On North Korea, over the past week, the Trump administration has put China on notice …

North Korea

The Kremlin's Election Meddling Is Paying Off

The president’s policies in office have aligned almost perfectly with Vladimir Putin’s goals.<p>Fifty-four years ago this month, former President John F. Kennedy delivered the “Strategy of Peace,” a powerful address that captured America’s indispensable leadership at the height of the Cold War. …


Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing …

Middle East

China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.<p>"Both sides reaffirm that they will …

North Korea

The Gulf's Demands on Qatar Look Designed to Be Rejected

As Washington loses patience with the Gulf crisis, the Saudi-led campaign resorts to extreme measures.<p>Now, Qatar has a list.<p>On Thursday evening, news reports surfaced of 13 demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and four other nations that, if fulfilled by Doha, will …

Middle East

Even moderate drinking causes atrophy in brain area related to memory, learning

The question<p>Popular belief, backed up by various studies, holds that a moderate amount of alcohol can be good for your heart. Might it have a similar effect on your brain?<p>This study<p>The study tracked 550 adults for 30 years, starting when they were, on average, 43 years old, periodically assessing …

The Brain

Father of missing boy arrested

Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested on suspicion of murder charges months after his 5-year-old son went missing.


Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders …


Outsiders, transplants offer conflicting initial reactions about NWI

Amy Oppelt didn't intend to react with such unfiltered honesty when she first saw the smokestack skyline along our Lake Michigan shoreline.<p>"Oh my!" she gasped before politely commenting on our Great Lake.<p>She viewed an aerial glimpse of steel mills, oil refineries and belching pollution while …


Oil's drop could leave a stain on earnings

| NEW YORK<p>Heading into second-quarter earnings season, investors are looking for a continuation of strong U.S. company results to justify high stock valuations, now trading near their loftiest levels since 2004.<p>However, drilling a hole into that hopeful scenario is the current bear market in oil …


China IT's Continuing Snowden-NSA Windfall

China for decades was a cozy world for techies with a U.S. education, ethnic Chinese roots, and an interest in coming to the mainland to work, especially for a multinational company. Joe Chang knows: He once lived that life.<p>“I was at Cisco and Microsoft (in China), and the game we played was that …

United States

Trump acknowledges Russian meddling in tweet

Obama "knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia," the president said

World Leaders

Material useful to Russia probe destroyed in US compounds: report

When the U.S. seized Russian compounds located in Maryland and New York last year, officials discovered destroyed information inside that would have …


CEO of Raytheon's Forcepoint eyes IPO: Boersen-Zeitung

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. missile maker Raytheon's (RTN.N) cybersecurity unit could thrive were it to be listed separately, the head of the unit, Forcepoint, told German business daily Boersenzeitung in an interview published on Saturday.<p>"Raytheon has undertaken that Forcepoint will achieve for …


Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. …


CIA held secret talk with Syria in bid to free US journalist, report says

WASHINGTON – The CIA's director held a secret negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief earlier this year as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country five years ago, The New York Times reported Friday.<p>The phone conversation between CIA boss Mike Pompeo …


A Brief History of Terror in Saudi Arabia

Since the 1979 Grand Mosque siege, extremist militants in Saudi Arabia have targeted westerners, police and religious minorities.

Middle East

Mark Zuckerberg's snub of White House could backfire as Europe goes after U.S. internet giants

Mark Zuckerberg had a choice to make this week.<p>The Facebook CEO could either go to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, along with nearly …

Mark Zuckerberg

U.S. Probes SeaWorld Over Executives' Comments on Documentary

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said it received subpoenas from the government related to trading in its securities and statements made by its executives, including those discussing the impact of “Blackfish,” a critical documentary that sent ripples through the company.<p>The company said in a securities …


On Her Quiet Folk Debut, Bedouine Wanders And Wonders

Azniv Korkejian, who makes music under the moniker Bedouine, draws on '60s folk and '70s country — compelling influences, but not necessarily the music that surrounded her early on in life. Born in Aleppo, Syria, to Armenian parents, Korkejian spent her early childhood in Saudi Arabia. After her …


How Private Jet Travelers Were Still Flying Despite The Heat In Phoenix

If you tuned on the news this past week you learned this time there were no “tapes” and that airplanes sometimes can’t fly in extreme heat. Nearly 50 flights by American Airlines were canceled, impacting thousands of passengers when temperatures at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport approached 120 …


What's next for North Korea, U.S. relations: Part 6

President Trump wrote in a tweet, "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out."

North Korea

Drone Company Leaders Meet With Trump To Ask For More Clarity On Rules

This week, U.S. drone companies met with President Trump to discuss industry regulations. NPR's Melissa Block talks with April Glaser of Recode about how these companies actually want more regulation.


Syrian government says it has freed 672 prisoners

The Syrian government claimed on Saturday it had released 672 prisoners, as a part of a “reconciliation process.”<p>Reconciliation is used by the Syrian …


Are We In a New Cold War?

Some 330 U.S. Marines will be stationed in Norway until the end of next year, drawing a warning from Moscow.

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