US & World

Iranians in So Cal see new phase in US-Iran relations

It's been a busy week for Iran and US relations – and Iranians in Southern California are watching the events closely.

As sanctions are lifted, Iranian foes fear the worst

Many Middle Eastern countries fear a newly emboldened Iran will grow more aggressive across the region. Here is a look at reactions to the nuclear deal.

Palestinian officials arrest peace negotiation aide on suspicion of spying

The arrested man works for the Palestinian office that handles peace negotiations with Israel and is accused of passing information to the Israelis.

Americans freed by Iran begin journey home

President Obama heralded their release and the lifting of billions in international sanctions on Iran. Meanwhile, there are new penalties on 11 individuals and entities involved in Tehran's ballistic missile program.

Implementation Day arrives: Sanctions on Iran are lifted

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that Iran has shrunk its nuclear program enough to have sanctions lifted. From banking to pistachios, here's a look at what will happen next.

Iran releases US journalist Rezaian, 3 others in swap

Iran says the dual-national prisoners, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, pastor Saeed Abedini and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, are being exchanged with seven Iranians imprisoned in the U.S.

Coast Guard: 2 Marine helicopters collide off Hawaii's Oahu

A Coast Guard helicopter and C-130 airplane spotted a debris field 2 1/2 miles offshore early Friday. The debris covered an area of 2 miles, officials said.

Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

Phillips played for the St. Louis Rams before being released in 1997 for insubordination. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.

Meet the veterans who have been deported

Military service does not guarantee U.S. citizenship, which has meant a group of veterans has wound up together just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico, at a refuge they've dubbed "The Bunker."

In Mexico, tens of thousands of illegal guns come from the US

The ATF has been able to trace the smuggled guns' original purchasers in less than half of the 73,684 cases cited in the report.

Istanbul explosion kills 10, bomber connected to IS

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the bomber who carried out the attack in Istanbul's Sultanahmet district was a member of IS.

Potential for new border crisis prompted immigrant raids

The number of Central American families and unaccompanied minors arriving at the border this fall more than doubled from the year before, according to the most recent figures.

Powerball jackpot increases to $1.4B as ticket sales surge

The jackpot is so big that billboards in Texas and around the country have to advertise the price as $999 million because they're not built to show billions.

Veterans' DNA could help researchers revolutionize medicine

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs is creating the largest collection of genetic material in history. Their goal? A database that could change how doctors treat patients.

'Night of shame,' week of soul-searching: Cologne attacks divide Germany

Hundreds of criminal complaints have been filed over robberies and sexual assaults on New Year's Eve. The assailants were identified by police as "Arab or North African" in appearance.

US flies bomber over South Korea in show of strength

A nuclear-capable B-52 flew an hour south of Seoul over Osan Air Base in a show of force. Tensions have been high since North Korea's recent nuclear test.