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Past articles by Matthew:

US sounds word of caution on expansion of Korea ties

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday the U.S. has made clear to South Korea that progress on disarming North Korea should not lag behind the expansion of relations between the two Koreas. → Read More

US sounds word of caution on expansion of Korea ties

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday the U.S. has "made clear" to South Korea that progress on disarming North Korea should not lag behind the expansion of relations between the two Koreas. Pompeo said there's "complete agreement" between Washington and Seoul on this, but his comments to reporters underscore U.S. anxiety over a potential disconnect with its close ally.… → Read More

Ford seeks patent to eliminate new car smell for Chinese market

The process involves sitting the vehicle in the sun and opening at least one of the vehicle’s windows. → Read More

Netflix: What’s coming and going in December

Netflix continues to churn out live-performance specials from megastars, with Ellen DeGeneres' "Relatable" and Bruce Springsteen's "Springsteen on Broadway among the offerings coming in December. → Read More

Facebook used to auction off child bride in South Sudan

The girls' family held the auction to seek the largest dowry for their daughter from the highest bidder. Facebook has told CNN that its platform was used for the bidding, which started on October 25. → Read More

Colorado man who killed wife and daughters is being sentenced Monday

Chris Watts pleaded for the return of his wife and children before police arrested him for their deaths. → Read More

Colorado man who killed wife and daughters is being sentenced Monday

Chris Watts pleaded for the return of his wife and children before police arrested him for their deaths. → Read More

US blacklists South African for business ties to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. authorities have accused a Russian-born citizen of South Africa of taking part in a scheme to help North Korea evade sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear weapons program. → Read More

The Latest: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi → Read More

Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity to past campaigns linked to Russia. → Read More

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk. → Read More

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk. In its annual report on Wednesday, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission warns of dangers to the U.S. government and private sector from a reliance on global… → Read More

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk. In its annual report on Wednesday, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review... → Read More

Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of Afghanistan told a U.S. audience Monday that his country is not losing the war to the Taliban and is not at risk of collapse amid escalating attacks by the militant group and an expansion of the territory it controls. President Ashraf Ghani said his administration is intent on seeking a negotiated peace with the Taliban, which have shown no interest in direct… → Read More

Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Afghanistan told a U.S. audience Monday that his country is not losing the war to the Taliban and is not at risk of collapse amid escalating attacks by the militant group and an expansion of the territory it controls. President Ashraf Ghani said his administration is intent on seeking a negotiated peace with the Taliban, which have shown no interest in direct… → Read More

Stan Lee, superhero creator, comic book icon, dead at 95

Stan Lee helped create most of Marvel Comics' famous characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. → Read More

Stan Lee, superhero creator, comic book icon, dead at 95

Stan Lee helped create most of Marvel Comics' famous characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. → Read More

Stan Lee, superhero creator, comic book icon, dead at 95

Stan Lee helped create most of Marvel Comics' famous characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. → Read More

Afghan leader denies Taliban are winning the war

WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is denying the Taliban is winning the war in Afghanistan despite a wave of deadly militant attacks and signs the militants are expanding areas under their control. → Read More

China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) - China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month. The U.S. pushed back Friday, insisting it will continue to "fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows."… → Read More