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Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore


SINGAPORE Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. | Video

U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute 1:29pm BST

KUALA LUMPUR A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbours Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.


'America First' protesters face off with opponents at California beach rally 12:57pm BST

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. Anti-immigration demonstrators faced off against a much bigger crowd of counter-protesters in the Southern California town of Laguna Beach on Sunday, as police kept the opposing sides apart.


Special Report - Refiner Valero's secret campaign against U.S. biofuels mandates 12:08pm BST

U.S. biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents.


U.S. scales back visa services in Russia after Putin cuts its staff 1:05pm BST

MOSCOW The United States said on Monday it was scaling back its visa services in Russia after Moscow ordered it to sharply cut its diplomatic staff in retaliation over new U.S. sanctions.


Moscow calls U.S. visa move attempt to stir up unrest in Russia 11:49am BST

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that a U.S. decision to sharply scale back its visa services in Russia was an attempt to stir up ill-feeling among ordinary Russians against the authorities.

China calls U.S. intellectual property probe "irresponsible" 9:28am BST

BEIJING China expressed "strong dissatisfaction" on Monday with the U.S. launch of an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, calling it "irresponsible".


USS John S. McCain suffered flooding after collision - U.S. Navy 8:43am BST

SINGAPORE The USS John S. McCain, a U.S. warship that collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, arrived at Changi Naval Base in Singapore after suffering damage to its hull that caused flooding in compartments, the U.S. Navy said.

University of Texas at Austin moving statues of four figures tied to Confederacy 6:59am BST

The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school's president said on Sunday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy.


In Montana’s Indian country, tribes take opposite sides on coal 6:45am BST

LAME DEER, Montana U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Vice President Mike Pence took a horseback tour in May of a Montana coal mine belonging to the Crow Nation. They posed for photos with tribal leaders and declared an end to the U.S. government’s “war on coal.”