US & World

Emmanuel Macron declared French president in early vote counts

Marine Le Pen called to congratulate Macron and conceded defeat to a gathering of her supporters in Paris shortly after polls closed.

North Korea says it has detained a fourth US citizen

Kim Hak Song, an employee of a university in Pyongyang, is being held on suspicion of hostile acts against the country.

Swimming across the US-Mexico border to support immigrants

Twelve athletes swam across the border from the United States to Mexico in an effort to call attention to immigrants in a charged political environment.

French candidate Emmanuel Macron says he has been hacked, hours before election

Wikileaks posted 9 gigs of his campaign data. Some are pointing fingers at Russia, though the Kremlin denies involvement.

Walking in their footsteps at a former Japanese internment camp

"I wanted to see Manzanar with my own eyes, so that my understanding of history might feel deeper through the experience of place."

Robert Siegel stepping down as 'All Things Considered' host in 2018

Siegel has spent more than 40 years at NPR — and more than three decades as host of "All Things Considered." He says he will be leaving that role in January to "begin a new phase of life."

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

Bill O'Reilly is back and ready to talk.

Why my coal mining grandfather's deathbed advice applies to minority Americans

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, he told his children: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.

Trump awards Purple Heart in visit to Walter Reed

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan.

Hawaii tells Jeff Sessions: 'Have some respect'

The U.S. attorney general marveled that "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could block President Trump's travel ban. Hawaiians say he messed with the wrong archipelago.

Aid worker released From Cairo jail, returns to U.S.

Aya Hijazi and her husband were accused of child abuse. Human rights groups called the charges specious but the couple were jailed for nearly three years.

SoCal Dreamer 'repatriated' to Mexico files lawsuit

A 23-year-old California student is suing the federal government to learn its reasons for returning him to Mexico despite what his attorneys say is his DACA status.

Trump lifting federal hiring freeze

The White House Office of Management and Budget also calls on federal agencies and the public to come up with ideas to overhaul government services.

Homeland Security fields 1,000 sex abuse complaints, report says

More than 90 percent of the complaints involved ICE, an agency within Homeland Security that has more than 30,000 beds at U.S. detention facilities.

Here are the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Among the winners were Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" for fiction, The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold for national reporting and The East Bay Times for breaking news reporting.

Google accused of underpaying female employees

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Google for what an official called "systemic compensation disparities" between men and women. The government is suing the company to release its records.