Koreas survey North’s railways in hopes of joining networks

World 11/29/18, 19:54

South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. The weeks-long inspections, which will see South Korean cars running on North Korean tracks for the first time in a decade, ...

Texas ruling may allow licensing of migrant family detention

Texas 11/28/18, 19:28

A Texas appeals court's ruling Wednesday could allow state authorities to formally license two detention centers that house thousands of immigrant families, something advocates warn might lead to the unlimited detention of migrant children. Two facilities in the South Texas cities of Karnes and Dilley have the capacity to detain roughly ...

Possible resolution appears near in Russian agent case

Politics 11/28/18, 17:19

A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government appears to be coming closer to a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors or other resolution of her criminal case. Court documents filed Wednesday say Maria Butina's lawyers and federal prosecutors "remain optimistic about a pretrial resolution" of her case. ...

Government climate report warns of worsening U.S. disasters

U.S. 11/23/18, 14:04

A massive new federal report warns that extreme weather disasters, like California's wildfires and this year's hurricanes, are worsening in the United States. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the California fires and the hurricanes. It warns ...

US construction spending flat in September

Business 11/01/18, 10:18

Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government projects. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the flat reading for September followed a 0.8 percent rise in August. The strength last ...

Trump promises to call Saudi king about missing Khashoggi

Politics 10/13/18, 02:11

President Donald Trump has declared the U.S. will uncover the truth about what happened to journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, whose possible murder at Saudi hands after disappearing in Istanbul has captured worldwide attention. Trump promised Friday to personally call Saudi Arabia's King Salman soon about "the terrible situation in ...

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