Iran 'never seeks war' with US, says Rouhani

Iran "never seeks war" with the United States, President Hassan Rouhani said as he sought to rein in soaring tensions between the two archfoes. "Iran has no interest to increase tension in the region and it never seeks war with any country, including (the) US," the president said

Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juries

The Supreme Court ruled that even sex offenders deserve to have the reasons for their sentences determined by a jury, not a judge.

Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?

Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.

The Latest: Saudi Arabia says it shot down Yemen drone

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a drone launched into the kingdom by Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels. The Houthi drone attacks have picked up amid tensions between Iran and the U.S. in the Persian Gulf as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers unravels. President Donald Trump says

Iran 'never seeks war' with US, says Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran "never seeks war" with the US, state media reported Wednesday amid a spike in tensions between the two countries. "Iran has no interest to increase tension in the region and it never seeks war with any country, including (the) US," the president

WRAPUP 7-Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'

* Trump leaves door open for Iran to talk "peaceably" with U.S. The U.S. president on Monday signed an executive order imposing additional, largely symbolic, sanctions against Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior figures, with punitive measures against Foreign Minister

Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt

U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Monday to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going beyond proposals from his Democratic White House rivals. Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from

In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran. Pompeo spoke as he left Washington for Saudi Arabia

Iran: US botched retaliatory cyberattack, faces 'crushing response' to drones

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks ahead of a planned announcement of new economic sanctions targeting Iran.

Joe Biden Faces the Most Dangerous Week of His Campaign So Far

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden kicks off the most high-stakes week of his campaign so far, as he heads into the first Democratic debate with the opportunity to solidify his front-runner status — or jeopardize it with a gaffe, an inappropriate joke or a tone-deaf comment.The former vice president doesn’t need

Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a

A week after police shooting, Pete Buttigieg faces angry residents at South Bend town hall

Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke at an emotional town hall where residents demanded change at the police department.