How doughnuts were invented
Happy National Doughnut Day!
It may be time to disconnect and move to the woods
Between NSA surveillance and foreign hackers, it's hard to imagine that any of our information is private any more.
The USA Freedom Act includes a controversial provision that nobody is talking about
The new law does more than limit NSA surveillance, but Americans are too excited about modest privacy reforms to notice.
It's getting harder for super skinny models to find work these days
Governments, regulators and even the fashion industry itself are cracking down.
White House threatens to veto bill restricting travel to Cuba
Congress wants to curb the number of flights and cruise ships going from the US to Cuba at a time when the Obama administration is encouraging open travel.
Ex-detainee says CIA sexually abused and tortured him in ways not detailed by Senate report
Majid Khan said interrogators, some of whom smelled of alcohol, poured ice water on his genitals, videotaped him naked and repeatedly touched his "private parts."
Americans just got a little bit of their freedom back
A law that allowed US spy agencies to collect in bulk domestic telephone metadata has expired.
US Vice President Biden's son Beau dies of cancer, aged 46
Beau Biden, the eldest son of US Vice President Joe Biden and the former attorney general of Delaware, has died of brain cancer, his family announced Saturday. He was 46.
Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA president despite corruption storm
The election followed the the arrest on Wednesday of seven FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, accused by US authorities of taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes.
U.S. drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism
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How women finally made it into the FIFA video game
Spanish national team captain Vero Boquete has been fighting to get female players into the video game since 2013. 'It feels great,' she said Thursday.
Trauma lingers in US for Honduran family scarred by gang murder (VIDEO)
M3-13 chased this family out of San Pedro Sula after killing the husband and father. The mother and three kids now live in Los Angeles after crossing into the US illegally.
United States welcomed as liberators by soccer fans around the world
U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat
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Remembering the fallen giants I served with in Iraq
Analysis: Every Memorial Day, GroundTruth's Ben Brody reflects on the friends he lost, what it means to have served in a war he hated and his own place in the world.
US and Cuba fail to reach a deal on embassies
Talks between the United States and Cuba failed to nail down an agreement on restoring diplomatic ties and will stretch into a new round, officials from both sides said Friday.
State Department releases first Clinton emails
The missives are about Libya and the 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi.
The US says it will take in some of Asia’s most persecuted people
Here's what would have to happen for a Rohingya refugee to make it to the United States.
The 14-year-old music prodigy who left his home in Guatemala for Los Angeles
Marvin Velasco left his family and hometown in Guatemala last year to make a 2,000-mile journey to Los Angeles.
How risk of deportation shadows immigrant families with undocumented members
An estimated 16 million people live in mixed-status families in the United States. Their challenges are unique and sometimes divisive.
Here's what minimum wage looks like around the world
Los Angeles voted to increase its minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020. Not bad, by global standards.
Osama bin Laden was bent on a spectacular US attack until the end
The documents released Wednesday show that bin Laden's group was deeply divided about which targets to attack.
Far From Home: A brief history of Central American immigration to the US (VIDEO)
Telling stories from among the tens of thousands of undocumented and unaccompanied minors who arrived in the US last year.
Top US diplomat says 'significant differences' with Cuba remain
The major sticking points are human rights and freedom of expression.
Here's the US military training in Ukraine that's making Russia really mad (PHOTOS)
Western countries have held back from military involvement in the conflict, but Russia reads a lot into the training efforts by the US, as well as Britain, Canada and Poland.
Out of Africa? Texans offer sanctuary to endangered rhinos
As poaching reaches record levels, a group of wildlife conservationists want to bring South African rhinos to the US
Gene breakthrough sparks 'home-brewed morphine' fears
The goal is to provide cheaper and possibly less addictive painkillers from a dependable source.
IMF: Fossil fuels get $5.3 trillion in subsidies worldwide
China accounts for a little less than half of that estimate.
Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack
It took 15 hours to reach a decision.
Bin Laden aide gets life for 1998 East Africa embassy attacks
A New York court sentenced Saudi exile Khalid al-Fawwaz to life in prison Friday over his role in the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in East Africa which killed 224 people.
U.S. House passes Iran nuclear review legislation
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