US & World

Shooter in custody after incident puts US Capitol on lockdown

A gunman was taken into custody after shots were fired in the U.S. Capitol complex on Monday, Capitol officials said. Visitors and staff were shut in their offices. A female bystander sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Belgium charges 3 more suspects with terror offenses

A third man has been charged in connection with an alleged plot to launch a new attack in Paris. American victim is identified.

Americans were among those killed in Brussels attacks, Kerry says

Speaking in Brussels Friday, Kerry said he was grieving with "the loved ones of those who have been very cruelly taken from us — including Americans." It's the first confirmation of American deaths.

Indiana governor signs new abortion restrictions into law

The legislation criminalizes abortions that are motivated solely because of a fetus' potential disability, as well as other factors such as its sex or race.

ISIS' finance minister has been killed, U.S. defense secretary says

"We are systematically eliminating ISIL's cabinet," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a press conference Friday.

Belgian authorities detain 6 people in raids across Brussels

The six people were rounded up Thursday night in connection with the attacks this week that killed at least 31 and injured hundreds. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Brussels.

Sanders' claim America has 'lowest on Earth' voter turnout mostly true

Research on the topic shows the United States does, indeed, rank near the bottom in turnout among developed countries.

American Muslims defy Sen. Ted Cruz's call for surveillance

Muslim communities defied the Republican presidential candidate and defended their commitment to the United States.

Brussels attacks, one day after: What we know

A day after terrorist attacks in Brussels killed at least 30 and wounded at least 230, police continue to search for a suspected accomplice.

What's next for artists in the new Cuba?

The Cuban people have a long, complex history of producing great artists. So what's next for art on the island nation?

LA on alert after bombings rattle Brussels

Two blasts hit the international airport in Brussels; another explosion struck a metro station. Police officials in L.A. say there have been no specific threats to the city.

Primary voters head to the polls in Arizona, Utah, Idaho

Eager to move beyond a divisive primary season, Trump and Clinton seek to pad their delegate lead over their rivals as the 2016 race for the White House moves West.

In Cuba, Obama calls for burying 'last remnant' of Cold War

Obama's address, delivered during his historic visit to Cuba, was carried live on the tightly controlled state television, offering him a rare, unfettered opportunity to speak directly to the country's citizens about his vision.

Obama faces tough balance on historic trip to Cuba

President Obama's message in Cuba is about hope, but there are still deep concerns about human rights and the treatment of dissident voices in the country.

Why you should wear crazy socks, read a poem and plant a tree today

March 21 is the busiest day on the U.N. calendar of international observances. Here's what you need to know.

Obama arrives in Cuba for what he calls a 'historic visit'

With whirlwind trip, president is eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.