MELBOURNE, Australia - The U.S. is sending the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz aircraft carriers to the South China Sea for military exercises as China ramps up its own drills in the area, drawing protests from Washington. Dual carrier operations and exercises are being conducted in "international waters of the South China Sea to support a free and open Indo-Pacific," the U.S. navy said in an ...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump used an elaborate fireworks display and Air Force One flyover at Mount Rushmore on Friday night to rally his base, ushering in Fourth of July celebrations a day early with accusations that a "new far-left fascism" is part of "a merciless campaign to wipe out our history." The combative address in South Dakota, using one of the more dramatic and historical ...

One of President Donald Trump's top campaign fundraisers - and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr. - tested positive for coronavirus Friday in South Dakota hours before Trump gave a speech at Mount Rushmore. "After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure," said Sergio Gor, chief of staff to the Trump Victory Finance Committee, which Guilfoyle chairs. ...

WASHINGTON - An 8-year-old boy was killed and three others injured in a shooting at a shopping mall in the U.S. state of Alabama on Friday, local police said. Several shots were reported near the food hall at the Riverchase Galleria in the afternoon, Hoover police said in a statement. A young girl and two adults were injured in the incident. All three remain in hospital but their conditions ...