WASHINGTON | Trump: Mattis out as of Jan. 1; deputy to be acting chief

WASHINGTON  — Irritated with the criticism and fallout from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis‘ resignation, President Donald…

NEW YORK | US and European stocks sink again as health companies fall

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are down again Monday and the S&P 500 is trading near…

NEW YORK | Wild ride to nowhere: US stocks rise, fall and repeat

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks careened between big gains and modest losses on Tuesday before indexes…

Technology companies lead slide in US stocks; Oil rising

U.S. stocks fell in morning trading Friday, adding to modest losses from a day earlier. Losses…

WASHINGTON | US hiring slowed to 155K jobs, jobless rate stayed 3.7%

WASHINGTON  — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough…

VIENNA | OPEC ministers, Russia, meeting for oil production cut talks

VIENNA  — OPEC countries are mulling a possible cut to oil production in an attempt to…

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Bankruptcy filing provides rare window into diocese finances

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent…

WASHINGTON | The Latest: George HW Bush’s remains arrive for ceremony

WASHINGTON— The Latest on events related to late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):…

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Jimmy Carter to attend George HW Bush’s funeral

WASHINGTON — The Latest on events related to late former President George H.W. Bush (all times…

WASHINGTON | US-China trade truce seen boosting US stock market

WASHINGTON— The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial…

NEW YORK | Suddenly, luxury stores miss free-spending Chinese tourists

NEW YORK  — There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent…

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to report to prison

WASHINGTON  — A federal judge ordered former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to report…

WASHINGTON | Government seeks quick ruling on transgender troops case

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the…

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Facebook shuts 20 pages claiming to be Ethiopian broadcaster

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— A major Ethiopian broadcaster says Facebook has shut 20 fake pages that falsely…

WASHINGTON | US home construction rose 1.5 percent in October

WASHINGTON  — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling…

BAGHDAD | Official: Car bomb in Iraq’s Tikrit kills 5

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi security official says five people have been killed in a car bomb…

MOSCOW | Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

MOSCOW  — The Russian military said nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home in recent months,…

PARIS | Tapping Trump’s thigh, Macron seeks to defuse tensions

PARIS— First the never-ending handshake, then the dandruff brush — and now the thigh tap? U.S.…

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran president warns of ‘war situation’ as sanctions resume

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills…

JERUSALEM | Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease

JERUSALEM — Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over…

TEHRAN, Iran | Rouhani anticipates difficult months ahead for Iranians

TEHRAN, Iran  — President Hassan Rouhani warned Iranians on Wednesday they may face more difficulties in…

VATICAN CITY | South Korean leader in Rome, praises pope’s peace message

VATICAN CITY — South Korea’s president thanked Pope Francis for promoting peace and dialogue on Wednesday…

THESSALONIKI, Greece | About 200 migrants wade across river into Greece from Turkey

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — Authorities say about 200 migrants have crossed into Greece from the northeastern land…

SINGAPORE | Global stocks rise amid strong earnings reports

SINGAPORE — World stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after strong earnings reports in the United…

SINGAPORE | Global stocks rise ahead of US currency report

SINGAPORE  — World markets were mostly higher Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Treasury report that will…

THESSALONIKI, Greece | 11 killed in crash of car carrying migrants in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece on Saturday,…

SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the…

LONDON | Eurozone economy showing ‘clear loss of momentum’

LONDON— A closely watched survey shows that the eurozone economy lost further momentum during September, with…

As immigrants flow across US border, American guns go south

Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months,…

DALLAS | Authorities say Texas officer shot during bar robbery dies

DALLAS — An undercover officer who was shot during a gun battle between police and a…