Sunday, September 20, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives passed two anti-abortion measures Friday, highlighting intense efforts to inject the controversial issue into a spending debate two weeks before a potential government shutdown.
The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps has recommended that women be excluded from competing for certain front-line combat jobs, U.S. officials said Friday, as the Corps distanced itself from the other military services that are expected to allow women to serve in battlefield posts.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that Volkswagen intentionally skirted clean air laws by using a piece of software that enabled about 500,000 of its diesel cars to emit fewer smog-causing pollutants during testing than in real-world driving conditions.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
The United States said Thursday it was open to limited talks with Moscow following the controversial deployment of Russian troops and heavy weapons to war-torn Syria.1 Comment
The three young Americans who thwarted a gunman on a Paris-bound passenger train last month got their moment in the White House on Thursday -- and they dressed for it.
The United States further eased restrictions on business and travel with Cuba Friday, as it presses forward in rebuilding long-frozen relations with its former Cold War foe.
Two more bodies were found in the burned ruins of homes in California, bringing the death toll to five from two of the most destructive wildfires in the state in recent memory.
Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out U.S. effort to wind down and eventually close the detention center at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Thursday.
The White House announced Thursday that it has selected an Iranian-born woman who started a business from her parents' garage as its new chief florist, a move U.S. first lady Michelle Obama called "proof the American dream lives on."