Judge reinstates nationwide halt on Trump asylum policy plan

OAKLAND, Calif. — A U.S. judge in California on Monday reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration’s plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled in Oakland that an injunction blocking the administration’s policy from taking effect should apply nationwide. Tigar blocked the policy […]

Coast Guard drills through hull: 4 ‘OK’ inside cargo ship

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Coast Guard rescuers made contact on Monday with four South Korean crew members trapped inside a massive cargo ship, by rappelling down the side and drilling a hole through the hull. The rescuers indicated that all four missing crew members “are on board and OK,” Lt. Lloyd Heflin told The […]

Biden in lead, but does campaign have enthusiasm to keep it?

MANCHESTER, N.H. — When Joe Biden took the stage in New Hampshire, he was greeted with the respect that comes with being a former vice president. Some of his closest rivals were greeted more like rock stars. The scene at New Hampshire’s Democratic convention on Saturday highlighted one of the riddles of Biden’s candidacy: He […]

Secret Taliban invite a bold risk unraveled

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet canceling secret meetings at Camp David with the Taliban and Afghan leaders just days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is the latest example of a commander in chief willing to take a big risk in pursuit of a foreign policy victory only to see it […]

US added 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring in the United States has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. The job gain was boosted by the temporary hiring of 25,000 government workers for the 2020 […]

Weakened Dorian strands people on North Carolina island

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a ferocity that seemed to take storm-hardened residents by surprise, and hundreds were feared trapped by high water. Sheriff’s officials sent medics and other rescuers to Ocracoke Island — reachable only by boat or air — amid reports […]

Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least four deaths in the Southeast were blamed on the storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian peeled away roofs and flipped trailers, and […]

Biden tells Colbert his ‘gaffes’ aren’t ‘substantive’

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says verbal missteps and factual errors he’s made while campaigning aren’t “substantive.” The former vice president made his case Wednesday in a CBS “Late Show” interview with host Stephen Colbert. Biden agreed he’s tripped over some details, but said it’s not “relevant” whether some anecdote occurred when he […]

Hurricane Dorian rakes the Southeast US coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hurricane Dorian raked the coastal Carolinas with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Thursday, spinning off tornadoes and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. Leaving at least 20 people dead in its wake in the devastated Bahamas, Dorian […]

Military base cuts affect schools, target ranges, more

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump’s long-promised barrier. Projects in 23 states, 19 countries and three U.S. territories would be stalled […]

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