Tim Talley, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 12:50pm
Lack of rainfall and above-average temperatures are prolonging the drought conditions that have stressed crops and rangelands and placed new pressures on groundwater sources across the U.S. Southern Plains, climatologists from the region said Monday.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 12:40pm
The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Monday that the oil-rich country's "perverse economic model" based on corruption and trafficking in people and goods "must be shattered" to end its political crisis and progress toward stability and democratic elections this year.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 11:48am
Stocks are rising Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make major progress in trade talks. The Chinese government says it will buy more U.S. goods, including energy and agricultural products, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. postponed tariffs on up to $150 billion in goods from China. Industrial companies and banks are making some of the biggest gains and technology stocks are also climbing.
Sharon Cohen, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 11:32am
On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video.
Colleen Barry and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 11:18am
Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a law professor with no political experience was their pick to become the country's next premier.
John Raby, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 10:40am
Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third-place, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship announced Monday that he will continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it's unclear if the move violates West Virginia's "sore loser" law.