US & World

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.

Marine from Temecula killed by ISIS rocket fire in northern Iraq

Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin died Saturday from wounds suffered in the rocket attack at a coalition base in Makhmur, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. Eight other Marines were injured.

Watch: Obama hams it up with Cuba's best-known comedian

In a direct appeal to the Cuban people's sense of humor, President Barack Obama joked with the country's most famous comedian, Luis Silva, who's known for his biting social commentary.

After reaching out his hand, President Obama will step foot in Cuba

Obama will be the first American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge arrived on a battleship in 1928.

New Pluto pictures prove this is one mysterious dwarf planet

Last July, the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed past Pluto, and since then scientists have been poring over the data it collected.

Tobacco still too much a part of military culture, Army report says

The Army's first ever "Health of the Force" report found that about a third of all soldiers use tobacco, and many have other health issues that affect their performance.

Peggy Girshman, NPR veteran and journalism pioneer, dies at 61

Girshman was a leader at many news and professional organizations, including NPR, NBC News, the National Association of Science Writers and Kaiser Health News, which she co-founded.

Reporter and editor resign over alleged assault at Trump event

Last week, Brietbart News was promoting Michelle Fields' interviews on major TV networks. Last night, she resigned from the site.

Amtrak train between Chicago and LA derails, injuring about 20

The Southwest Chief runs between Chicago and Los Angeles; according to local reports, five of the train's cars were left on their sides by the derailment.

Time for clocks to spring forward, reviving daylight-saving-time debate

Most people in the U.S.—residents of Hawaii and most of Arizona excluded—are losing an hour. Complaints about it are as regular as, well, clockwork.

Much of the world doesn't do daylight saving time. How come?

In countries like Bangladesh and Egypt, they tried it. And they didn't like it. South Africa, on the other hand, is thinking about it.

Black and undocumented: 'I didn't know anybody else like me'

As the debate on immigration heats up, some are hoping to inject a new perspective into the conversation: that of those who are both black and undocumented.

National parks have a long to-do list but can't afford repairs

Parks are expensive for obvious reasons: Visitor centers need displays, and roads need repairs. But there's also upkeep for structures like a schoolhouse, windmill, tractors and wagons at Joshua Tree National Park.

Eating disorders in military occur with 'surprising frequency'

Military doctors have become more aware of eating disorders among service members. The highest risk group: young, female and under combat stress.

Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

Just shy of 40, the Denver Broncos quarterback will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a throwback and a transformer during a glittering career bookmarked by an unprecedented five MVP awards and dozens of passing records.

Combing through 41M tweets to show how #BlackLivesMatter exploded

A new study by three media scholars reveals how the social protest movement spread on Twitter, with some fascinating — and sobering — findings.