Government And Politics

Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer

Aug 21, 2017

Sempra Energy says it's buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45B in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

The Latest: Kaine says US must be 'invested' in Afghanistan

Aug 21, 2017

Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States needs to "make sure that Afghanistan is not a breeding ground for things that can come back and hurt us."

Guam official says the island is calm despite NKorea threat

Aug 21, 2017

The lieutenant governor of Guam has reassured Japanese that the U.S. territory is calm amid the recent tension between the U.S. and North Korea

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

Aug 21, 2017

U.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month

Regional justice minister in Spain says authorities have concluded identification of all 15 victims killed in attacks

Aug 21, 2017

Regional justice minister in Spain says authorities have concluded identification of all 15 victims killed in attacks

US Embassy in Russia suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas

Aug 21, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Russia says it will suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas in Moscow for eight days and will stop issuing visas at its consulates elsewhere in Russia in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff

German authorities: no sign far-right group planned attacks

Aug 21, 2017

German federal prosecutors say they have found no evidence that a small group of far-right extremists were planning attacks on police, asylum-seekers and Jews but are still investigating them on weapons violations

The Latest: Big Ben's bell goes silent for years of repairs

Aug 21, 2017

Britain's Big Ben has bonged the hour for the last time ahead of almost four years of repair work

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for 2000 plot to kill PM

Aug 21, 2017

A Bangladesh court has sentenced to death 10 leaders and activists from a banned Islamist group for a plot in 2000 to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting bombs at one of her rallies

Egypt officials: Militants kill soldier, policeman in Sinai

Aug 21, 2017

Egypt officials: Soldier, policeman killed in attacks by suspected Islamic militants in northern Sinai