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US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

Mar. 21, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election....

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Mar. 21, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

Mar. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that...

A closer look at New Zealand's new weapons ban

Mar. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Only a week after attacks on two mosques in New Zealand killed 50 worshippers, the country has banned sales of "military-style" semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. In the world of politics, it's a lightning fast response, especially when compared to the...

Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

Mar. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that efforts like...

White House rejects request for Trump, Putin communications

Mar. 21, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter...

Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

Mar. 21, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide was taken away in the middle of the night by masked intelligence agents who broke down his door early Thursday, drawing condemnation from the United States and other countries pushing to oust President Nicolas Maduro. Washington...

The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

Mar. 21, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulator to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers. CEO Tewolde...

The Latest: Trump tweets abrupt shift on Golan Heights

Mar. 21, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local): 12:55 a.m. President Donald Trump has abruptly declared the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a...

US targets Chinese firms for alleged NKorea sanctions dodge

Mar. 21, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. "The...