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One year after millions of marchers took to the street to reject the inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thoUSAnds of protesters on Saturday poured through cities across the nation, and, indeed, the world. In the intervening year, a string of reports laying bare pervasive sexual harassment and ...
As most of us are working on a fresh start in 2018, many are still cleaning up from 2017. From hurricanes to wildfires, 2017 was the most expensive year on record for natural disasters. The National Centers for Environmental Protection says the price tag was more than $300 billion. Here in our area, ...

On Sunday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed McConnell as being the "only person in the U.S. Senate standing in the way of paying our troops." ... "You and your families shouldn't have to worry for one minute whether you are going to get paid as you serve in the uniform of the United States," ...
China's top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week's freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway. China's foreign ministry said the USS Hopper destroyer came ...

Allies said they got the message: The United States was not there to find common ground. "The whole U.S. delegation, not only Lighthizer, at all meetings and bilaterals, made clear in a very explicit way no joint declaration or a common work program could be agreed from the U.S. side," said an official ...
The US? Not so much. Believe it or not, in the US, NGOs came out in first. Trust cratered in the "Informed Public" -- the most educated and wealthy survey respondents. This was driven almost entirely by an unprecedented 23-point drop in US respondents. In short, US influencers have thrown their hands up ...
Self-serving politics threaten not only to strain Pakistan's relations with the United States, but heighten tensions in the geostrategic region of Balochistan, a vital node in Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative that has been earmarked as home for China's second foreign military base. Labourers work at a Belt and ...
And 40 per cent of those services exports are tourist spending by foreigners in the United States. While France is the world's leading destination for foreign tourists - attracting nearly 83 million people in 2016 - it attracts tourism spending of a modest US$42 billion. This pales against the US, whose 75.6 ...
Why some African Americans are moving to Africa. African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA. Africa, Ghana, Senegal ...
The U.S. space agency estimates that of its roughly 17,500 employees, more than 85 percent would be furloughed in the event of a shutdown. Some full-time, part-time, and on-call employees, however, would maintain the safety and security of NASA equipment and facilities--including the International ...
Cincinnati -- Heyra Avila was four years old when her family left Veracruz, Mexico -- too young to form memories that amount to more than single-frame flashes. She remembers sleeping in a truck with her mother, which she considered a privileged alternative to the desert floor. When they reached the ...
Washington, DC - JANUARY 20: People gather at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool to rally before the women's March on January 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. Across the nation hundreds of thoUSAnds of people are marching on what is the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's ...
Donald Trump took his place in the White House exactly one year ago. Since then he has repeatedly claimed to be behind a new rise in the American economy. Here, six charts explore his relationship with US growth, the labour market and trade.
"This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought," said Dr. Dan Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One measure of the season is how many doctor or hospital visits are because of a high fever, cough and other flu symptoms. Thirty-two states reported high patient ...
AAPL has announced an acceleration of capital and human capital investments in the US following December's tax reform legislation. When the world's most influential company does this, many others may do the same thing. The markets may be anticipating this to an extent, but perhaps incompletely.

The high corporate tax rate in the U.S. encouraged companies to keep that money deployed elsewhere and "we thought this was never good for the United States because it motivates people to invest elsewhere instead of in the country," he said. Apple CEO on why the company is repatriating billions of ...
After annexing Texas in 1845, the United States' pursuit of territorial expansion led a military campaign south to Mexico. The conflict, which began in 1846 and ended by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, is also known under various other terms, including the "North American Intervention" - a more ...
They now need the backing of some Democrats for the bill to pass the Senate by midnight on Friday, when funding for the US government runs out. The disagreement that could cause the shutdown - a costly political move for either party - comes after the collapse of bipartisan talks on a US spending bill ...
Chinese investment in the United States plummeted in 2017, a product of policies stemming both from Beijing and Washington. The drop comes after 2016's record levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) from China in the US, and looks set to continue this year. According to research firm rhodium Group, ...
The general fertility rate in the United States is at a record low, and the total fertility rate in the United States is down to 1.84 births per woman. Completed fertility -- the share of women who give birth by the time they are 44 -- peaked in the late 1970s, when baby boomers were having children. It declined to ...
Last week, the president of the United States wondered aloud why America takes so many immigrants from poor countries (lest you forget, shithole was his term) and so few from places like, say, Norway. The comment was widely seen as crude, ungenerous, un-American, and more than faintly racist; it also ...
Syrian Democratic Forces SDF Arab Kurdish Fighters Raqqa Syria Arab and Kurdish fighters with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), pose for a picture as they prepare to move to the front line to battle against the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, northeast Syria on July 22, 2017. AP Photo/Hussein Malla.
In the first seven months of 2017, the U.S. took in 41 million international visitors, a 4 percent decline from the year-earlier period, according to the ... U.S. Travel, whose aim is to boost tourism in the United States, has had its share of headaches under the administration and has weighed in during various ...
But I think they are taking a chance because they think probably the mood in Canada is probably better than in the United States." The flow of Haitian migrants into Canada was sparked last summer when the U.S. began considering an end to the temporary residency program for Haitians that has been in ...
Trump's comments come less than a week before trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico meet in Montreal for the sixth of seven ... Trump discussed NAFTA and other trade issues last weekend in Florida with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who is leading the U.S. ...
Every day, judges across the United States face harrowing decisions: How many years should they give the bipolar woman convicted of murder? Should they jail the young--possibly innocent--man awaiting trial, or release him on bail, where he could commit a crime? Facing overflowing dockets, courts ...
The U.S. is one of the wealthiest and most influential nations in the world. Yet, for some reason, it's still struggling in meaningful ways with protecting our children. A new study, which analyzed childhood mortality rates of 19 economically similar countries between 1961 and 2010, revealed that, despite ...
While skywatchers are still raving about the amazing celestial event, it's time we turn our attention to the next big solar eclipses coming to the U.S., Angela Speck, co-chair of the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force, said during a presentation here at the biannual AAS meeting on ...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that the US would move its embassy to Jerusalem "within the year." Netanyahu based his statements on "solid assessment," but declined to provide further details. Netanyahu's remarks conflict with statements made by Rex Tillerson, who last month said the US ...
President Trump's statement about immigrants aren't solely responsible for the drop in international travel to the U.S. but they're not helping, according to members of a new industry coalition dedicated to promoting international tourism to the country. The coalition, dubbed Visit U.S., formally launched ...
The US government has arrested a former spy who may have significantly derailed the CIA's operations in China in the early part of this decade. The capture highlights quiet tensions that the US and China have maintained over intelligence operations, as the two countries work to keep up appearances of ...
The United States is facing a number of water issues: drought, wildfires, pollution and inequitable distribution. In fact, when it comes to water policy, the U.S. Water Alliance says that the nation is at a "crossroads" of short-term crises - like deadly storms and acute pollution problems - and long-term trends ...
... year-old viral facebook post that portrays the United States as soft on illegal immigration enjoyed something of a resurgence in early 2018, most likely in light of ongoing negotiations between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats over the fate of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. ...
The United States military is preparing for a still-unlikely war with North Korea. That's the takeaway from two big stories that broke over the long weekend. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that US troops are actively holding training exercises specifically geared toward a possible war with North ...
I was five years old when I came to the United States from El Salvador with a visa, following my parents' decision to abandon our country due to its difficult ... Many Salvadorans now being told to leave the U.S. first came here under TPS after two disastrous earthquakes hit the country a month apart in 2001.
Relations between the U.S. and its NATO-ally Turkey have been seriously tested by Washington's support for Kurdish forces in Syria - but they've never looked quite this bad. On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan railed against the U.S. for building a "terror army" on its doorstep in Syria ...
A 13 MW solar project by the City of Orlando, Florida's municipal utility was one of the first in the U.S to be built on a coal waste landfill, according to Chris Castro, the director of Sustainability for the Orlando Mayor's Office. "The coal ash landfill had been retired and capped for many years, so there was no ...
Nearly a quarter of all stillbirths in the United States are fully preventable, according to a new study exploring why the country has seen its declines in the ... The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, and children born in America have a 70 percent greater chance of dying in ...
The Trump Administration has said it wants to raise that to 85 percent and wants 50 percent of that to come from the United States. The next big battle for carmakers will be making sure those percentages are reasonable as the debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement heats up, Marchionne ...
In another move to improve charging practices for plug-in electric vehicles, BMW is set to expand the availability of its wireless charging pad for one of its vehicles to the United States. Finally, no more untangling a charging cord for your car! The BMW Wireless Charging Pad, shown last year, will be ...
The Special Operations forces of the United States - currently 70,000-strong and thus larger than the regular militaries of many sizable countries - occupy a very ... The US Special Operations Command was officially established in 1987, but the appeal of its services grew considerably among the US political ...
... Monday President Donald Trump has emboldened racists in the United States and urged the country not to allow itself to be divided along racial lines. ... critic, told reporters prior to the Cavaliers' game against the Golden State Warriors on the U.S. holiday honoring civil rights activist Martin Luther King.
The United States is once again ratcheting up the pressure on Pakistan to fall in line with U.S. policy in Afghanistan by ending the Afghan Taliban's ... Amid the mistrust, mutual recrimination, and stale narratives that have increasingly characterized the U.S.-Pakistan relationship in recent years, there is one ...
The violent tone for 1968 had been set Jan. 30 with the start of the Tet Offensive, a surprise attack by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces on South Vietnam and the United States. The attack hammered home the notion that the U.S. was nowhere near victory in the Vietnam War, and, in fact, we might ...
In December, North Korea warned that a naval blockade would be considered an "act of war." This week, foreign ministers from the US and about 20 other countries will discuss the possibility of intercepting vessels headed to North Korea, as part of expanding efforts to pressure Pyongyang into abandoning ...
Surprises are rare at auto shows, but Hyundai pulled one over on the industry when it unveiled the 2019 Veloster N at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. In addition to unveiling the standard trims of its all-new 2019 Veloster, Hyundai also gave us the N, which will be the first US-market car to fall under Hyundai's ...
The US grocery sector is being disrupted as Lidl ramps up its store count in the US and Amazon takes market share with its acquisition of Whole Foods. We compared two stores in London and New York City to see how the shopping experience differed. We found a big difference in price, quality, and variety.
Russia and Turkey have threatened the US-led coalition's new Kurdish-dominated "Border Security Force." The US acknowledged on Sunday that it is training a force of 30,000 personnel to operate along the north and eastern parts of Syria. The development only increases tensions between the US, Russia, and Turkey.



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