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Federal workers could win parental leave in space force swap

WASHINGTON (AP) - Capitol Hill leaders are nearing agreement in negotiations on an annual defense policy bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid...

Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult...

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts...

US jobs data to give clues to economy amid trade uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) - Friday’s November jobs report will provide insight into whether steady hiring remains a source of strength for the U.S. economy even...

Greta Thunberg reaches Madrid for climate activists’ march

MADRID (AP) - Climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived by train in Madrid, where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is underway.The Swedish teen...

Asian shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) - Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a U.S....

Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve...

Kerry endorses Biden as ad cites NATO leaders mocking Trump

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) - John Kerry, the former secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden for president on Thursday,...

US likely to hit China over human rights despite trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government...

Klobuchar returns to Iowa with plan for a changing economy

CHICAGO (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Thursday rolled out a plan to help Americans succeed in a changing economy, as she...