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Number of missing, killed in parks of western US skyrocketing

The spectacular Rocky Mountains may be the most beautiful and rugged in America, but they are claiming lives like never before. On Wednesday, a Korean-American became the third person to die in just the past 22 days attempting to climb a 14,000-foot (4,267 m) mountain in the heart of the Rockies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 17:03:51

US Air Force launches combined test exercises at Utah base

The US Air Force has started two air combat training exercises at Hill Air Force Base located in northern Utah state, local Deseret News newspaper reported Wednesday, adding that there will be a lot of air traffic in the coming two weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 15:35:04

Venezuela rejects US sanctions against 8 officials

Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday "emphatically" rejected the US sanctions against eight government officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 14:01:51

Study: Americans are drinking more alcohol

There was an 11 percent overall increase in alcohol use among adults in the United States between 2002 and 2012, showed a new study led by researchers of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 14:00:46

US expels two Cuban diplomats over "incidents" in Havana

The United States has expelled two Cuban diplomats in late May after "incidents" at the US Embassy in Havana, the US State Department said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 13:42:30

Venezuelan opposition to present candidates in December regional elections

Venezuela's opposition alliance, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), announced Wednesday that it will present candidates at regional elections set for Dec. 10.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 11:25:30

Over half of US voters support merit-based immigration bill endorsed by Trump: poll

More than 60 percent of US voters support part of a "merit-based" immigration bill that President Donald Trump publicly endorsed last week, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:14:36

FBI raids home of former Trump campaign chairman amid Russia collusion probe

US FBI agents conducted a predawn raid of home of Paul Manafort, former chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in Alexandria, Virginia, a spokesperson for Manafort confirmed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:08:58

With opioid epidemic worsening, Trump favors tough solutions

US President Donald Trump has preferred a tough law-and-order approach on an opioid crisis that has plagued the country and killed dozens each day, but stopped short of declaring it a national emergency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:07:15

US slaps additional sanctions on Venezuela

The US Treasury Department on Wednesday imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan individuals involved in the creation of the controversial National Constituent Assembly (ANC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:02:39

DPRK must stand down pursuit of nuclear weapons: US defense chief

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) must stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:02:14

Five US soldiers sue Trump over his tweets about ban on transgender military service

Five US active-duty transgender troops on Wednesday sued President Donald Trump in a Washington D.C. federal court over Trump's tweets about a possible ban on transgender people from serving in the US military.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:00:01

US cautions embassy personnel in Iraq over security concerns

The US embassy in Iraq on Wednesday has limited the movement of its personnel in Baghdad and Basra over security threats against US citizens.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 7:58:41

Subway owners sue US city police over false claiming of poisoning case

Two owners of a Subway sandwich restaurant in the state of Utah filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Salt Lake City, accusing Layton city Police Department of violating civil right over a case in 2016, in which a policeman falsely claimed he was poisoned by the chain restaurant.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 7:36:06

1 in 4 US voters think Trump's dealings with Russia illegal during campaign: poll

One in four US voters think President Donald Trump acted illegally regarding his presidential campaign's alleged involvement with Russia, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 7:35:40

Threatened by Trump, but united by football

New York's most unlikely soccer league meets every Saturday in the Bronx. Its players are minors who arrived from Central America without their parents, with no documents or money. They made the dangerous journey with one goal in mind: to escape the violence and poverty in their homelands.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/9 21:58:39

Brazilian president's defense team seeks suspension of prosecutor-general

Brazilian President Michel Temer's defense team requested on Tuesday the suspension of prosecutor-general Rodrigo Janot, who charged Temer with corruption in May.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 15:08:03

200 days after presidential inauguration, Americans remain divided over Trump

Two hundred days have passed since Donald Trump was sworn in as president, but the United States remains bitterly divided on whether to accept or resist this man in the nation's highest office.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 15:07:25