MUNICH - The United States on Saturday redoubled its longstanding demand that Germany and other European countries spend more on defense, saying their failure to meet NATO's 2 percent military spending target was eroding the foundation of the Atlantic alliance. "When even one ally fails to do their part, it undermines all of our ability to come to each other’s aid," U.S.
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene.
CHICAGO - Unusually mild temperatures are forecast to linger in the U.S. Plains and Midwest through next week, potentially advancing the growth of the region's winter wheat, weather and crop experts said on Friday. An early growth spurt could leave the crop vulnerable to freeze damage later in the season, although forecasts currently show no such risk.
LOS ANGELES - Intense rain, heavy snow and strong winds lashed California and southern Oregon on Friday, prompting the evacuation of more than a hundred homes threatened by mudslides near Los Angeles, officials said.
CHICAGO - The Kansas Senate on Friday passed a bill to raise taxes to fill state budget holes, setting up a potential political showdown with Governor Sam Brownback. The Republican-led Senate voted 22-18 in favor of the measure, which the Republican governor earlier this week belittled as a plan that would “pummel the pocketbook of middle-class families.”
NEW YORK - Joyce Nakamura Okazaki was 7 years old in 1942 when her family left their Los Angeles home and reported to a World War Two internment camp for Japanese Americans in California's remote desert. She recalls crowded rooms filled with cots and embarrassment that the toilets at Manzanar War Relocation Center had no privacy.
A Wisconsin man and a Virginia man were sentenced separately to federal prison on Friday for attempting to travel abroad to join Islamic State, the U.S.
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners.