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Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

WASHINGTON — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare
Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

SAUSALITO, Calif.
Car bomb kills at least 33 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

Car bomb kills at least 33 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India — At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy along a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials said.
Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

TUCSON, Ariz. — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever.

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK — Amazon's decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies considering moving to or expanding in the city.
Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to wha
Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school

Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A 16-year-old student suspected of opening fire inside a high school in suburban Albuquerque was charged Thursday with attempting to commit murder and carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds, police said.

Israeli spyware company NSO is re-acquired by its founders

JERUSALEM — An Israeli software firm known for its phone-surveillance technology said Thursday that it has been re-acquired by its founders. The NSO group announced that U.S.

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to wha

Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback.