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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The US military is hosting a 'lab day' to show off its latest killer robots
Wal-Mart tests fee-based unlimited US home deliveries
Retail behemoth Wal-Mart Stores will test a US program to provide unlimited delivery of goods for $50 a year in the coming months, challenging Amazon's similar service.
In the fight against IS, the US has forgotten key lessons from World War II
Commentary: Just as George Marshall had the Europeans create their own path to stability, an effective alternative to ISIS must come from a coordinated effort among Muslims.
White House calls on factions in Burundi to 'lay down arms'
The Obama administration still recognizes President Pierre Nkurunziza but is urging him not to run for a third term.
Pentagon decides not to punish Navy nurse who refused to force-feed Guantanamo prisoners
Maybe Pentagon officials calculated that one scandalous Guantanamo story was enough for the month of May.
The US Congress has pretty much crushed the largest trade deal in history
It's a win for transparency. But not everyone's a winner.
More than half of Russians see America as a threat, and many fear US military invasion
The governments will need more than tomatoes and potatoes to convince the public they're friends again.
Putin hosts Kerry to discuss Ukraine and Syria
The secretary of state's trip marks the highest-level US visit to Russia since the conflict in Ukraine erupted in 2013.
Obama approves oil drilling in the Arctic
The president decided to grant petroleum giant Shell's request to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic, despite opposition from environmental groups.
Jeb Bush says he would have authorized 2003 US invasion of Iraq
Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he would have authorized the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, though he acknowledged mistakes made after Saddam Hussein's fall.
Brooklyn cabbie gets life in U.S. prison over Pakistan 'honor killings'
Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States, transmitting threats via interstate communications and immigration fraud.
Iran nuclear review bill clears hurdle in US Senate
The upper chamber voted overwhelmingly to give Congress the right to review any nuclear deal reached with Iran.
In online war with IS, the US is behind the curve: experts
The large scale and fast pace of the IS group's social media campaign poses a daunting challenge, especially for a government bureaucracy.
US appeals court rules NSA bulk data sweep illegal
The agency's massive collection of phone records was found to exceed the scope of what Congress authorized.
US cigar makers brace for a Cuban invasion
As relations with Cuba thaw, the American premium cigar market —worth an estimated $2.6 billion — may be up for grabs.