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US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

Sep. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored...

Editorials from around New York

Sep. 18, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: At war with himself: Trump dare not back the U.S. into a new Mideast war New York Daily News Sept. 18 In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump told voters weary of U.S. engagement in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere he would take great...

California Editorial Rdp

Sep. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

Sept. 17 The San Diego Union-Tribune on California homelessness: Given the way President Donald Trump sometimes mocks California; many residents might be inclined to take his recent comments about wanting to help the state with its homelessness problems with a grain of salt. The White House budget actually sought...

Salt Lake County mayor traveling to the US-Mexico border

Sep. 17, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson is headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying she wants to get a first-hand look at the humanitarian crisis there. Her office said in a statement Monday that she is one of 18 county leaders from across the country traveling to El Paso, Texas, with the...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply

Sep. 14, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil. The attacks were the latest of...

UN chief launches Syria inquiry amid protests over secrecy

Sep. 13, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres selected a Nigerian general Friday to lead a U.N. investigation into attacks on hospitals and other civilian sites in Syria's last opposition stronghold in the northwest amid protests that its findings will be kept secret. U.N. spokesman Stephane...

New US envoy Kelly Craft says she will be voice for freedom

Sep. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kelly Craft presented her credentials Thursday as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and said she is coming to the world organization "as a voice of America's unwavering commitment to democracy, freedom, human rights and, whenever possible, peaceful resolution of...

Editorials from around New York

Sep. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: What John Bolton's Ouster Says About Donald Trump The New York Times Sept. 10 Of the questions surrounding the defenestration of John Bolton as President Trump's third national security adviser — Did he jump? Was he shoved?...

The Latest: Widespread blackouts as Dorian continues march

Sep. 8, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The Latest on Dorian (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Dorian is continuing to weaken as it moves toward Canada's Newfoundland island, but forecasters caution that it still remains "powerful." The post-tropical cyclone has top sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph) and is moving...