US to boost natural gas exports to UK in energy partnershipDecember 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will increase exports of liquefied natural gas to Britain under a new agreement calling for the two countries to work together to boost energy security and drive down prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
As supply chains unclog, consumers enjoy (tentative) reliefDecember 7, 2022 GMT
Back in January, 109 container ships waited off the California coast to unload cargo in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation's two largest ports. Consumers, stuck at home amid the pandemic, had unleashed an avalanche of orders for goods that overwhelmed factories and ports.
US Jews fear collision with expected Israeli governmentDecember 7, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s ties to the Jewish American community, one of its closest and most important allies, are about to be put to the test, with Israel’s emerging far-right government on a collision course with Jews in the United States.
China’s Xi visits Saudi Arabia to cement Gulf Arab tiesDecember 7, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to attend meetings with oil-rich Gulf Arab nations crucial to his country's energy supplies as Beijing tries to revive an economy battered by its strict coronavirus measures.
US, Belgium named among hosts for 6 F1 sprint races in 2023December 7, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and the famed Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium will host their first sprint races on the Formula One calendar for next season.
The next World Cup will jump to 48 teams. Is bigger better?December 7, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The next World Cup will be the biggest ever after world soccer body FIFA took the leap from a 32-team field to 48 teams in 2026.
Today in History: December 7, Japan attacks Pearl HarborDecember 7, 2022 GMT
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2022. There are 24 days left in the year.
Trump’s Constitution remarks put McConnell, GOP on defenseDecember 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell delivered another rebuke of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that anyone who thinks the Constitution can be suspended would have a “very hard time” becoming president in the United States.
US approves $4B sale of Abrams tanks to NATO ally PolandDecember 6, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a nearly $4 billion sale of advanced tanks, other combat vehicles and a large amount of assorted weaponry to NATO ally Poland at a time of heightened security concerns because of the war in neighboring Ukraine.
US says it will expand, extend temporary status for HaitiansDecember 6, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that it would expand temporary legal status for Haitians already living in the United States, determining conditions in the Caribbean nation were too dangerous for their forced return.
World Cup betting down in Las Vegas but higher than expectedDecember 6, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Cup may be the globe's biggest sporting event, yet in the United States in the fall, it competes with a full sports betting calendar.
Las Vegas sportsbook directors weren't overly optimistic the betting would be higher than the 2018 World Cup, which was played in the more usual summer months in Russia.
Bobby Wood signs with New England RevolutionDecember 5, 2022 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. national team forward Bobby Wood agreed Monday to a one-year contract with Major League Soccer's New England Revolution.
US, EU agree to intensify talks on ‘green subsidies’ disputeDecember 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union agreed Monday to intensify talks to resolve EU concerns over major subsidies for American companies contained in a U.S.
Emhoff to host Jewish leaders for discussion of antisemitismDecember 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, will host Jewish leaders this week to discuss a rise in antisemitism and efforts to fight hate in the United States.
Americans’ World Cup-ending loss seen by 16.5M on US TVDecember 5, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States' tournament-ending 3-1 loss to the Netherlands at the World Cup was seen by 16.5 million on U.S. English- and Spanish-language television and digital streams, according to figures released by Fox and Telemundo.
Report: Ukraine war ups arms sales but challenges lie aheadDecember 5, 2022 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Global arms sales increased by nearly 2% in 2021, the seventh consecutive year of increases, an international arms sales watchdog noted Monday.
It added that the war in Ukraine had increased demand for weapons this year, but the conflict may also lead to a supply challenge, not least because Russia is a major supplier of raw materials used in arms production.
Blinken vows US support for Israel despite unease over gov’tDecember 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday the U.S. will not shrink from its unwavering support for Israel despite stark differences with Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and concerns the Biden administration may have about potential members of his incoming right-wing government.
Keep COVID military vaccine mandate, defense chief saysDecember 4, 2022 GMT
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he wants to keep the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place to protect the health of the troops, as Republican governors and lawmakers press to rescind it.
State news: Iran executed 4 people it says spied for IsraelDecember 4, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Iranian authorities executed four people Sunday accused of working for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, the state-run IRNA news agency said. Three others received lengthy prison sentences.
Today in History: December 4, the “Million Dollar Quartet”December 4, 2022 GMT
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2022. There are 27 days left in the year.
US knocked out of World Cup, loses to the Netherlands 3-1December 3, 2022 GMT
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic covered his face as he walked off. Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Kellyn Acosta gathered for a group hug. Tim Weah, DeAndre Yedlin and Sean Johnson sat on the field in a small circle with their cleats off.
American fans captivated by US team’s World Cup runDecember 3, 2022 GMT
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The bald man came dressed head-to-toe in full American spirit. A red, white and blue bandana, stars and stripes mismatched socks, shorts that might have been swimming trunks suited for a summer barbeque.
Dumfries gets kissed as Oranje reach World Cup quarterfinalsDecember 3, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Louis van Gaal leaned to his left, wrapped his arm around Denzel Dumfries, and planted a kiss on the player's cheek.
Dumfries probably deserved even more smooches from his coach on Saturday after leading the Netherlands into the World Cup quarterfinals with a goal and two assists in the 3-1 victory over the United States.
Friday’s Sports In BriefDecember 3, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic was cleared to play for the United States in its round of 16 match at the World Cup against the Netherlands on Saturday.
The U.S. Soccer Federation said after a training session he had been given the go-ahead.
Today in History: December 3, gas disaster in BhopalDecember 3, 2022 GMT
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2022. There are 28 days left in the year.
FBI director raises national security concerns about TikTokDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray is raising national security concerns about TikTok, warning Friday that control of the popular video sharing app is in the hands of a Chinese government “that doesn't share our values.”
Missouri man admits 26-year Social Security fraudDecember 2, 2022 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has admitted that he stole almost $200,000 by collecting his mother's Social Security benefits for 26 years after her death.
Reginald Bagley, 62, of Dellwood, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of stealing money belonging to the United States, the U.S.
World Cup Viewer’s Guide: Americans face the NetherlandsDecember 2, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic became an American star with the winning goal — and the injury he got while scoring it — that lifted the United States into the round of 16 at the World Cup.
Snowden receives Russian passport, takes citizenship oathDecember 2, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who fled prosecution after revealing highly classified surveillance programs, has received a Russian passport and taken the citizenship oath, Russian news agencies quoted his lawyer as saying Friday.
US player Pulisic cleared to play against Dutch in World CupDecember 2, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic was cleared to play for the United States in its round of 16 match at the World Cup against the Netherlands on Saturday.
US names 4 militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan ‘terrorists’December 2, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has added four top Islamic militants operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan to its list of “global terrorists,” amid a resurgence of violence and border tensions in the area.
US targets Russian mercenary group over religious freedomDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday placed a well-known Russian paramilitary organization on a list of religious freedom violators alongside a number of notorious terrorist organizations.
Turkey: Russia, US failed to clear militia from Syria borderDecember 2, 2022 GMT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister charged Friday that the United States and Russia have failed to meet promises to clear Syria’s border with Turkey of Kurdish militants, forcing Ankara to intervene.
Brother of US man in Russian prison says contact resumedDecember 2, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — The family of Paul Whelan, an American imprisoned in Russia for espionage, said Friday that he has resumed contact after unexpectedly becoming unreachable in November.
Along with WNBA star Brittney Griner, Whelan is the focus of efforts by the United States to arrange a prisoner swap with Russia.
US forces monitor Mideast skies at Qatar base amid World CupDecember 2, 2022 GMT
AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — As World Cup fans throng stadiums across Qatar, about 8,000 American troops stationed just nearby watch over the airspace of the tumultuous Middle East from a major base run by this energy-rich nation.
Mexico tells US it wants to keep talking on trade disputesDecember 2, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economy secretary on Thursday proposed yet another round of talks with the United States on a dispute over Mexico’s energy sector.
Mexico hopes to stave off a full-fledged trade complaint under the U.s.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
EXPLAINER: US-European differences on climate law persistDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday tried to allay concerns raised by French President Emmanuel Macron about a clean energy law that benefits electric vehicles and other products made in North America.
Business Highlights: Inflation reading, vote on rail strikeDecember 1, 2022 GMT
An inflation gauge tracked by the Fed slows to still-high 6%
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of inflation that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve eased but remained at an elevated level in October, likely reinforcing the Fed’s intent to keep raising interest rates to cool the economy and slow the acceleration of prices.
US World Cup win over Iran draws 15.5M on US broadcastsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States' 1-0 win over Iran that earned the Americans a berth in the World Cup knockout rounds was seen by nearly 15.5 million people on U.S. English- and Spanish-language broadcasts and digital streams.
Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to USDecember 1, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff.
Hurt on goal, Pulisic hopes to face Netherlands at World CupDecember 1, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Having scored the winning goal for the United States against Iran, Christian Pulisic watched the final minutes from a hospital on a mobile phone.
“They were checking my blood sugar and everything and it was flying through the roof,” the U.S.
Iran’s World Cup team gets tepid welcome home, amid protestsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's national soccer team received a subdued welcome home after its World Cup defeat against the United States, a match played against the backdrop of ongoing anti-government protests in Iran.
3 teens arrested for racist, antisemitic graffiti in FloridaDecember 1, 2022 GMT
WESTON, Fla. (AP) — Three teenagers accused of spraying-painting racist and antisemitic messages multiple times over several weeks in South Florida have been arrested on felony charges.
The Broward Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday of three 16-year-old boys connected to vandalism in Weston, which is west of Fort Lauderdale near the edge of the Florida Everglades.
Red, white, blue theme for French White House state dinnerDecember 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Butter-poached Maine lobster, beef with shallot marmalade and an American cheese trio will be served when French President Emmanuel Macron takes his seat Thursday as the guest of honor at a red-white-and-blue themed White House state dinner, the first for President Joe Biden.
Today in History: December 1, Ukraine chooses independenceDecember 1, 2022 GMT
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2022. There are 30 days left in the year.
El Salvador journalists sue spyware maker in US courtDecember 1, 2022 GMT
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Journalists from an investigative news outlet in El Salvador sued NSO Group in United States federal court Wednesday after the Israeli firm’s powerful Pegasus spyware was detected on their iPhones.
Immigration agency leaks data on more than 6,000 detaineesDecember 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that personal information of more than 6,000 people in its custody was inadvertently posted to its website for about five hours.
Cuba calls migrant boat crash an accident, denies rammingNovember 30, 2022 GMT
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has denied that its coast guard vessel was to blame for a collision with a migrant-packed boat that led to the deaths of seven people, including a two-year-old girl, saying the migrant boat made an abrupt turn in heavy swells that caused the crash.
Election certification delays few, but a ‘test run’ for 2024November 30, 2022 GMT
Before November, election officials prepared for the possibility that Republicans who embraced former President Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud would challenge the verdict of voters by refusing to certify the midterm results.
Russian, Chinese bombers fly joint patrols over PacificNovember 30, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Chinese strategic bombers on Wednesday flew a joint patrol over the western Pacific in a show of increasingly close defense ties between the two countries.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Tu-95 bombers of the Russian air force and the Chinese H-6K bombers flew over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea during an eight-hour mission.
Raimondo: US isn’t seeking to sever economic ties with ChinaNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States isn’t seeking to sever economic ties with China — even as Washington takes steps to protect America’s technological and military prowess from Beijing, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said.
Australia steps up calls for US to drop WikiLeaks chargesNovember 30, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he recently told U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to bring WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen Julian Assange’s prosecution to a close.
Tuesday’s Sports In BriefNovember 30, 2022 GMT
DOHA, QATAR (AP) — Christian Pulisic kicked the ball, scored the goal and crashed into the goalkeeper, a collision that sent the American star to a hospital and the United States into the second round of the World Cup.
Today in History: November 30, birth of Winston ChurchillNovember 30, 2022 GMT
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2022. There are 31 days left in the year.
Colombia asks for legal status for its people already in USNovember 30, 2022 GMT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting 2 million Venezuelans who fled their homes.
Pulisic goal advances US in World Cup with 1-0 win over IranNovember 30, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic kicked the ball, scored the goal and crashed into the goalkeeper, a collision that sent the American star to a hospital and the United States into the second round of the World Cup.
Biden, Macron ready to talk Ukraine, trade in state visitNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for the first state visit of Joe Biden's presidency — a revival of diplomatic pageantry that had been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iran fans divided in World Cup match against USNovember 29, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — While Iran’s national team faced the U.S. on the pitch, Iran’s politically divided fans faced each other in the stands.
The World Cup match between Iran and the United States on Tuesday was charged with emotion among Iranian fans, some of whom had come to Qatar not only to support their team, but the protest movement back home.
Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tensionNovember 29, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. Tuesday night's match in Qatar likely eclipsed it.
Russia says nuclear talks with US delayed amid differencesNovember 29, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has postponed a round of nuclear arms control talks with the United States set for this week because of stark differences in approach and tensions over Ukraine, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.
Mexico, US appear headed for dispute over GM cornNovember 29, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico and the United States appear to be headed for another commercial dispute Tuesday, this time over a Mexican ban on imports of genetically modified yellow corn.
US OKs $1B arms sale to Qatar during key World Cup matchNovember 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a $1 billion arms sale to Qatar in a transaction unveiled during halftime of the key World Cup 2022 match in Doha between Iran and the United States.
Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with US remains possibleNovember 29, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal is still possible before the year's end.
Pakistan’s new army chief takes charge of militaryNovember 29, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s new military chief took command of the country's armed forces on Tuesday as a political rift between the government and the popular opposition leader deepened. He took over a day after a renewed threat from a key militant group behind scores of deadly attacks over 15 years.
China to increase nuclear warheads to 1,500, Pentagon warnsNovember 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — China is expanding its nuclear force and is on pace to nearly quadruple the number of warheads it has by 2035, rapidly closing its gap with the United States, the Pentagon said in a report released Tuesday.
Canada heads home from the World Cup with work to be doneNovember 29, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — While Canada is understandably disappointed to be heading home following the World Cup’s group stage, in a way the team's work is just beginning with an eye toward 2026.
Tennessee gov sets election dates to replace fallen lawmakerNovember 29, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has set election dates to fill the opening left by the death of Democratic state Rep.
Today in History: November 29, Warren Commission appointedNovember 29, 2022 GMT
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2022. There are 32 days left in the year.
US says Russia abruptly postpones arms control talksNovember 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that Russia has abruptly and without explanation postponed the scheduled resumption of arms control talks this week.
The State Department said Russia had “unilaterally postponed” a meeting of the Bilateral Consultative Commission that was scheduled to begin Tuesday in Egypt and last through next week.
England striker Kane cleared to play Wales at World CupNovember 28, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Harry Kane will be available to start for England in the team's final World Cup group game against Wales on Tuesday.
The striker took a hit on his ankle in England's opening game against Iran and looked off the pace in the 0-0 draw with the United States on Friday.
US has clear World Cup task against Iran: win or go homeNovember 28, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The task is clear for the United States: beat Iran in a politically charged World Cup match or go home.
Prince William focuses U.S. trip on climate amid Harry rowNovember 28, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Princess of Wales will be looking to focus attention on their Earthshot Prize for environmental innovators when they make their first visit to the United States in eight years this week, a trip clouded by tensions with William's brother, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan, who have criticized Britain’s royal family in the American media.
Jon Batiste to sing for Macron at Biden’s 1st state dinnerNovember 27, 2022 GMT
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Musician Jon Batiste is on tap to perform at President Joe Biden's first White House state dinner on Thursday that will highlight long-standing ties between the United States and France and honor President Emmanuel Macron.
Lalas: US overlooked importance to Iran of ’98 Cup matchNovember 27, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Looking back to the United States’ infamous 1998 World Cup loss to Iran, Alexi Lalas thought the Americans failed to appreciate the emotional significance of their opponents.
“Understanding the importance of this game, not just from a soccer perspective but from a cultural perspective, I think is crucial for the United States,” the former American defender said Sunday.
US-England World Cup game seen by 19.98M on US televisionNovember 27, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States’ 0-0 draw against England in the World Cup drew 19.98 million viewers for English- and Spanish-language broadcasts, the third-most watched men’s soccer game on U.S.
Queiroz slams Klinsmann’s criticism of Iran’s World Cup teamNovember 27, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Iranian soccer federation and national team coach Carlos Queiroz have angrily hit back at former Germany great Jurgen Klinsmann for saying that Iran's World Cup players use dirty tactics because its in their “culture."
Rashford thinks booing of England at World Cup unnecessaryNovember 27, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For Marcus Rashford, the jeers from England’s fans really weren’t necessary. He already knew the 0-0 draw with the United States wasn't good enough.
Certainly not for a team with genuine ambitions of winning the World Cup for the first time since its one and only tournament success in 1966.
Biggest World Cup crowd in 28 years sees Messi playNovember 26, 2022 GMT
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi played in front of 88,966 spectators on Saturday when Argentina beat Mexico 2-0, the largest attendance at a World Cup match in 28 years.
Venezuela’s gov, opponents resume talks; US eases sanctionNovember 26, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela’s government and its opposition on Saturday agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the newly restarted talks between the sides.