US & World

Do professional athletes have a right to 'take a knee'?

The movement may have started a year ago, but its gained new energy after President Trump took aim at NFL players protesting the anthem. So what do you think?

Trump's tweets are a 'declaration of war,' North Korean minister says

The North Korean Foreign Minister claims that under international law, his country can legally shoot down U.S. military planes — even if they're not in their airspace.

Angela Merkel wins mandate for 4th term despite diluted support

Preliminary results show German voters gave Chancellor Angela Merkel a mandate for a fourth term, but with far fewer votes than needed for her to govern without forming a coalition.

​Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1 percent of schools

Officials said they had cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. The need to inspect 98 percent of the capital's public and private schools nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck was a stark indicator of just how long the path back to normalcy will be.

Immigrants touched by Mexico quake, try to help from afar

The earthquake set off a frantic response in communities around the U.S. as people desperately try to connect with loved ones or figure out ways to send help, money and goods.

New 6.1 earthquake shakes a jittery Mexico

A new earthquake shook Mexico, toppling damaged homes and causing alarm in a country reeling from two quakes that have killed more than 400 people.

Trump disinvites NBA star Stephen Curry from White House visit

The comment came one day after the president told NFL owners to fire players who won't stand for the national anthem.

Who put the 'hispanic' in Hispanic Heritage Month?

The idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

Why a potential 'Free Speech Week' at Berkeley is causing a stir

Organized by a conservative student publication and right-wing activist Milo Yiannopoulos, the event is a response to what they see as university efforts to shut down conservative speakers on campus.

Kim Jong Un calls Trump 'dotard' in statement

In an extraordinary statement released through state media, the North Korean leader says the U.S. president is "surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician."

​LA team helps search for Mexico quake survivors

Mexico's federal police said several people were lifted out of the debris of two buildings Thursday.

The US-Mexico border is already dangerous to cross, even without a wall

According to a documentary project examining the U.S.-Mexico border, much of it is made of desert, mountains, and river canyons; in short, it's already pretty tough to cross.

Mexico City earthquake: All children are accounted for

Search teams are working feverishly to find any survivors who were trapped. However, Navy Assistant Secretary Angel Enrique Sarmiento said there is no missing child at the collapsed Mexico City school that has been the focus of rescue efforts.

Trump Administration orders new sanctions on North Korea

President Trump announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

​A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

Hurricane Maria knocks out all power in Puerto Rico

As it closed in on Puerto Rico, Maria was a Category 4 hurricane but it still packed a punch. Puerto Rico has long been spared from a direct hit by a hurricane.