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  • Mexico 10 hours ago

    100s in River ‘No-Man’s Land’ After Mexico Troops Block Way

    Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country and on north toward the U.S.

  • Immigration Jan 19

    US Seeks to Deport Honduran Mom, Sick Children to Guatemala

    The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. The family’s advocates accuse the U.S. of disregarding the health of the children, ages 1 and 6,...

  • Iran Jan 10

    Crash May Be Grim Echo of US Downing of Iran Flight in 1988

    The Western allegation that Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner and killed 176 people offers a grim echo for the Islamic Republic, which found itself the victim of an accidental shootdown by American forces over 30 years ago. The July 3, 1988 downing of Iran Air flight 655 by the U.S. Navy remains one of the moments the Iranian government...

  • Iran Jan 8

    Iran Attacks Iraq Bases With US Troops

    The Pentagon confirms Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are based. The attack was launched the day of the funeral of Iran’s top military commander who was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Alice Barr reports from Washington, D.C.

  • Iran Jan 4

    Iraq Official Says Airstrike Targets Iran-Backed Militia

    The New Year’s Eve attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad has exposed a deepening divide between the U.S. and Iraq over Iran’s role there, even as the Pentagon embarks on a more aggressive mission to counter Iranian influence.

  • New Jersey Dec 25, 2019

    Remains of Soldier From NJ Killed in Afghanistan Returned to US

    The remains of a 33-year-old American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, New Jersey, was killed Monday in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province. The Taliban has claimed they were behind the attack. Goble was…

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Facebook Tests Tool to Move Photos to Google, Other Rivals

    Facebook has started testing a tool that lets users move their images more easily to other online services, as it faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on data.

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Save These Dates: 2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    Want to make sure your holiday cards and gifts arrive in time for Christmas? Save these dates, and keep in mind there may be extra surcharges for rush delivery during the holiday season.

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico’s Coastal Heritage

    A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D images they’ve taken so far to also help identify which historic...

  • NBC Dec 1, 2019

    Couple Paid $100 for Abandoned Car They Found in Storage Unit—Elon Musk Bought It From Them for Nearly $1 Million

    In 1989, a couple from Long Island, New York paid roughly $100 for an unclaimed storage unit. It was a blind auction, meaning neither they nor the seller had any idea what was inside. When the couple opened the unit, they were in for what would likely be the surprise of their lives: Buried under some old blankets sat a...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Death Toll Put at 20 for Mexico Cartel Attack Near US Border

    Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 20. The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Pat Sajak Makes First Public Appearance Since Undergoing Emergency Surgery

    Pat Sajak is back in action! The 73-year-old “Wheel of Fortune” host made his first public appearance since undergoing emergency surgery in early November to enjoy a night out. Sajak was seen at the Washington Capitals game on Friday alongside his 24-year-old daughter, country singer Maggie Sajak. The game show host was sporting a red Capitals jacket to show his...

  • Nov 30, 2019

    Merry Clickmas: Black Friday Online Sales Hit Record $7.4B

    This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets. That’s just behind the $7.9 billion haul of last year’s Cyber Monday, which holds the one-day record for online sales, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe measures sales at 80...

  • Nov 30, 2019

    Hong Kong Elders, Youths Vow to Keep Up Pro-Democracy Fight

    Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. The rally at a park downtown was among several peaceful gatherings by protesters this week to keep up pressure on the government amid a lull in violence following...

  • Nov 28, 2019

    Two Americans Dead, Five Injured in Belize Bus Accident

    Two Americans were killed and five others were injured in a bus accident as they traveled in Belize on Wednesday as part of a Carnival Cruise Line trip. Jacqueline Abad, 53, and Sara Armijo, 51, were killed as they were traveling on a roadway to Belmopan City in a Grey Dodge passenger van as part of their Carnival Cruise trip,...

  • Nov 28, 2019

    North Korea May Deploy ‘Super-Large’ Rocket Launcher Soon

    North Korea said Friday the latest test-firing of its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review of the weapon’s combat application, a suggestion that the country is preparing to deploy the new weapons system soon. South Korea’s military earlier said North Korea fired two projectiles, likely from the same “super-large” rocket launcher, on Thursday. It expressed “strong regret” over...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Jimmy Carter Out of Hospital After Treatment for Brain Bleed

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said Wednesday that the Carters “look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will continue to recover.”

  • Nov 27, 2019

    United Plates of Thanksgiving: 52 Recipes From 52 Chefs Across the Country

    From tropical fruit in Hawaii to fresh seafood in New England, and barbecue in the South to the hearty dishes of the Midwest, the flavors of the United States know no bounds — and that’s especially apparent on Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 27, 2019

    US Birth Rate Falls for 4th Year in a Row

    A final tally of babies born in the U.S. last year confirms that the birth rate fell again in 2018, reaching the lowest level in more than three decades, NBC News reported. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics finds there were 3,791,712 births registered in the U.S. in 2018, down 2...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    US Judge Bars Trump’s Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts....

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