US & World

7.8 earthquake triggers New Zealand tsunami

"There is a threat of land inundation for the East Coast of New Zealand."

Still fighting: Vietnam vets seek help for rare cancer

The U.S. government acknowledges that liver flukes, endemic in the steamy jungles of Vietnam, are likely killing some former soldiers.

What happens to US immigration policy under President Trump?

During his presidential bid, Donald Trump spoke of plans to cut immigration to the U.S. KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas shares how Southern California's immigrant and refugee communities are reacting to the election result.

At 95, WWII glider pilot maintains special bond with neighbors

One of the last living World War II glider pilots lives in a modest home in Tampa, Florida, where he's developed a special bond with his neighbors.

Americans abroad: A view of the 2016 election from overseas

From thousands of miles away, Americans overseas share their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election

Janet Reno, first female US attorney general, dies at 78

Reno's tenure was marked by tragedy and controversy. But she left office widely respected for her independence and accomplishments.

Jury selection to start in South Carolina church shooting trial

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dylann Roof, 22, who killed nine people during a bible study.

Another officer charged in Oakland police sex scandal

A wide-ranging investigation implicates more than two dozen law enforcement officers.

2 former Chris Christie aides found guilty in 'Bridgegate' trial

Former top aide Bridget Kelly and onetime Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni have been found guilty of all counts.

Protesters, police still clashing over disputed North Dakota pipeline

At the Dakota Access Pipeline site, officers used pepper spray against demonstrators on government land. The protesters say the pipeline would violate sacred Indian lands and could cause pollution.

6.6 earthquake flattens historic basilica in Italy

"The monks are all safe, but our hearts go immediately to those affected," say the Benedictine monks of Norcia.

Customs and Border Protection seeks deep reform

The US Border Patrol expanded after Sept. 11, but was soon plagued with corruption. A new leader is trying to turn around the agency.

U.N.: ISIS uses civilians as human shields in Mosul

The fighters are allegedly killing civilians who refuse to comply with their instructions or who they suspect are loyal to the Iraqi security forces.

In fight over ND pipeline, tribe leader calls for peace and prayers

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

A history of election cake and why bakers want to #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

With all those big-box stores, are military commissaries still needed?

The U.S. military spent $1.4 billion to run stores that provide discount groceries to troops. But the Department of Defense wants to cut $200 million from the subsidy.