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'CEO' Tillerson faces internal skeptics, crisis-battling White House

WASHINGTON One of Rex Tillerson's first directives as U.S. secretary of state was an order to senior staff that his briefing materials not exceed two pages.

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Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to U.S. for talks: report

WASHINGTON Preparations are under way to bring senior North Korean officials to the United States for talks with former U.S. officials, the first such meeting in more than five years, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. | Video

World, North Korea 1:43am EST

Afghan training goes back to basics as Trump faces U.S. troop decision

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan At a recent, at times chaotic live-fire exercise near NATO's military base in Kandahar, Romanian army Master Sergeant Liviv Sandulache's advice to the assembled Afghan officers was simple: "I don't want anybody to do any job without your command."

World, Afghanistan Feb 19 2017

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

WASHINGTON The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Feb 19 2017

Flood worries in Northern California after deadly storm hits south

Large parts of Northern California were placed on a flood advisory on Sunday ahead of a storm system expected to bring heavy rain, wind and snow to the state, still cleaning up from a deadly storm that deluged Southern California two days ago.

U.S., Environment Feb 19 2017

Amazon to create over 5,000 jobs in Britain in 2017

LONDON Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the European Union.

Feb 19 2017
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Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers $1,200 a year: study

DETROIT Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers an average of $1,200 a year in wasted fuel and time, and much more in Los Angeles, the city with the world's biggest rush hour traffic delays, according to a study by INRIX Inc released on Monday.

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Airport killing seen on CCTV, probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties

KUALA LUMPUR Footage from airport cameras purportedly showing the assault on the half-brother of the North Korean leader emerged on Monday as a diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea escalated over the handling of a probe into the killing of Kim Jong Nam.