Iran releases U.S. permanent resident Nizar Zakka, lawyer says

A Lebanese man with permanent U.S. residency who had been imprisoned in Iran since 2015 on spying charges that his family dismissed as baseless...

Harsh weather, House Dems subpoena Trump associates: 5 things you need to know Monday

A wave of harsh weather rolls across the nation A series of recent, massive storms that conspired with a fresh push of Arctic air have...
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After decades of effort, African-American enrollment in medical school still lags

WASHINGTON – Gabriel Felix is on track to graduate from Howard University's medical school in May. The 27-year-old from Rockland County, N.Y., has beaten the odds...

‘I don’t believe he knew about it.’ Trump defends Kim Jong Un on Otto...

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday he did not hold Kim Jong Un responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier, the U.S. college student who...
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After years of seeing posted highway speeds creep up around the country, perhaps it's no surprise that a California legislator would propose the ultimate...

Americans can’t visit these countries without a visa

International travel can be complicated if tourists are not prepared. Dealing with foreign languages, customs and currency can be difficult – though that becomes a...

Huge winter storm moves east: Snow, sleet, heavy rain target 39 states

A winter storm expected to batter every state east of the Mississippi River pushed east Wednesday, bringing snow, ice, school closures and vehicle restrictions to a wide swath...

The Best Old-School Hotels on New York’s Upper East Side

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Sections of land are seen missing from coastal properties in Pacifica, Calif. on Jan. 26, 2016. (Photo: Josh Edelson

El Niño finally forms, what does this mean for our weather?

Better late than never. After months of promises, infamous climate agitator El Niño finally formed this week, climate scientists announced Thursday. "Weak El Niño conditions are...

DHS plans to use credit-scores to judge who may become a citizen

The US Department of Homeland Security has published a new proposed rule that would make people ineligible for US citizenship if their credit-scores were poor. Notionally, the...

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