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Trump threatens to close border with Mexico over immigration

President Donald Trump said he’ll close the southern border next week unless…

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In the amusing and political “Soft Power” at the Curran, a Chinese producer arrives in America, where he finds a sea of blond, white people. (Courtesy Craig Schwartz Photography)

‘Soft Power’ – the musical and the foreign policy

I saw “Soft Power” at the Curran theater last week. The play…

In the amusing and political “Soft Power” at the Curran, a Chinese producer arrives in America, where he finds a sea of blond, white people. (Courtesy Craig Schwartz Photography)
This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are bouncing back early Thursday, May 12, 2016, as companies, including agribusiness giant Monsanto, are climbing on reports of possible buyouts. Retailers got more bad news as department store Kohl’s reported disappointing first-quarter results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after…

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are bouncing back early Thursday, May 12, 2016, as companies, including agribusiness giant Monsanto, are climbing on reports of possible buyouts. Retailers got more bad news as department store Kohl’s reported disappointing first-quarter results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
This photo shows the entrance of the regional head office of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's biggest creators of shell companies, in Hong Kong,  America's openness to foreign tax evaders is coming under new scrutiny after the leak this week of 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian law firm. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: the US

WASHINGTON — The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords…

This photo shows the entrance of the regional head office of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's biggest creators of shell companies, in Hong Kong,  America's openness to foreign tax evaders is coming under new scrutiny after the leak this week of 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian law firm. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on…

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Julio Cortez/APThe United States’ Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore, referee focus before US-Belgium World Cup game

SALVADOR, Brazil — They know the eyes of the United States will…

Julio Cortez/APThe United States’ Jozy Altidore
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

San Jose teen makes Olympic figure skating team

Despite never competing in an international senior event, 15-year-old Polina Edmunds of…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Manu Fernandez/APLionel Messi celebrates with Angel di Maria after di Maria scored Argentina’s goal in a 1-0 victory against Switzerland.

U.S. women’s soccer team gives Sermanni win over old team Australia

Lauren Holiday and Carli Lloyd scored in the first half and the…

Manu Fernandez/APLionel Messi celebrates with Angel di Maria after di Maria scored Argentina’s goal in a 1-0 victory against Switzerland.
AP Photo/Arnulfo FrancoGraham Zusi of the U.S

U.S. victory keeps Mexico alive in hunt for World Cup berth

Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time, and the…

AP Photo/Arnulfo FrancoGraham Zusi of the U.S
Dave Richard/USA Today SportsEddie Johnson celebrates after he put the U.S. on the scoreboard first on Tuesday.

U.S. clinches World Cup spot with win against Mexico

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The United States clinched its seventh straight World Cup…

Dave Richard/USA Today SportsEddie Johnson celebrates after he put the U.S. on the scoreboard first on Tuesday.

Adm. Mullen wants to mend fences, Pakistan wants drone technology

Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen told reporters in Afghanistan Tuesday…

Despotic Latin American leaders offer cautionary tale for the US

 hear a collective groan go up when President Barack Obama announced that…