A crippling and potentially historic winter storm was approaching a large swath of the northeastern United States Sunday, which officials and forecasters warned could dump up to three feet of snow, produce high winds and cause power outages and flight cancellations between Monday and Wednesday.
HAVANA — The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials.
Every year, millions of North American monarch butterflies head south for the winter — but recently their numbers have plummeted by up to 90 percent. In Washington, responding to a petition submitted
by conservation organizations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a year-long review that could mean the the butterflies are placed on the Endangered Species List. Continue reading
The U.S. population is expected to reach 320.09 million people on Jan. 1, 2015, a 0.73 percent increase from the previous year, the U.S. Census Bureau said in a statement Monday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The next wave of American troops will begin moving into Iraq in a couple of weeks to train local forces, the top U.S. commander for the mission said Thursday while cautioning that it will take at least three years to build the capabilities of the Iraqi military.
This week the Associated Press revealed that the U.S. government attempted and failed to co-opt the hip-hop scene in Cuba to “spark a youth movement against the government.” Trish Wilson of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C with the latest. Continue reading
After reviewing the recent use of history of torture in the United States, the United Nations Committee Against Torture expressed concern that the United States has not gone far enough in the “absolute prohibition of torture and ill-treatment” of detainees,” as well as how the U.S. holds undocumented immigrants and inmates in the U.S. prison system. Continue reading
This week, the U.S. returned hundreds of ancient artifacts to Thailand. The collection of items including bronze objects, pottery and stone tools were taken from a UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site decades ago, and had made their way to a museum in California. Continue reading
A group of Wal-Mart employees seeking higher wages said it is planning protests at 1,600 Wal-Mart stores nationwide on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S. Continue reading
The Department of Energy announced a $425 million budget Friday that will be allocated towards research and construction of supercomputers. A $325 million deal with IBM and Nvidia will see the creation of two new supercomputers that would claim the title of fastest in the world; with $100 million going towards the research into the future of supercomputer science.