Saturday, September 5, 2015
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the U.S. Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
Otto Perez Molina spent his first night as an ex-president in military custody following a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.
The prosecutor in charge of trying Dylann Roof in what authorities have said was the racially motivated killing of nine black people inside of a Charleston, South Carolina church spoke to the families of victims about how Roof should be punished, but said the ultimate decision rested in her hands.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday said he is still uncertain about whether he can endure the rigors of a White House run so soon after the death of his son.
A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.
The three-year-old girl pictured hugging a helicopter crewman who plucked her from a New Orleans, Louisiana rooftop after Hurricane Katrina struck will be reunited with her rescuer later this month.
U.S. President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting American president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.
Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border.
Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting around the U.S. and Canada, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad.