US & World

Craig Windham, NPR newscaster, dies

Windham was an award-winning journalist with the writing chops to tell even the most complex story in 40 seconds. But he was also a professional counselor who worked with adolescents.

What if the FBI tried to hack an Android phone instead?

What if the San Bernardino shooters were like most Americans and had a phone with Google's Android – the most popular smartphone system in the U.S. and the world?

Traveling fallen soldier memorial visits Palm Springs

The memorial is part of a project called Remembering Our Fallen, which aims to honor all of the military men and women killed since the 9/11 attacks.

Pentagon's Guantanamo closing plan lays out costs, savings

Obama says the detention center is counterproductive in the fight against terrorism because it's used as propaganda to recruit terrorists and drains military resources.

Wife of Special Forces soldier killed in action: 'I lost my soulmate'

It's been more than a year since the U.S. officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan. But American service members continue to fight — and die — there.

How US immigration law fueled a Chinese restaurant boom

In the early 20th century, the Chinese faced draconian immigration rules. But owners of a few types of businesses could get special visas. In 1915, restaurants got on that list. The rest is history.

Pope calls on Christians to abolish death penalty

"The commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill,' has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty," Pope Francis says.

Here's the immigration rule Clinton, Sanders say they oppose

It's often called the “three- and 10-year bar.” The rule prevents immigrants who've lived in the US without legal status from coming back legally for up to 10 years.

Pope suggests contraception can be condoned in Zika crisis

Pope Francis said Wednesday there's a clear moral difference between aborting a fetus and preventing a pregnancy and that "avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil."

Coliseum vs. Colosseum: LA's 2024 Olympic bid competition

Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Budapest, Hungary, delivered their first detailed bid files to the International Olympic Committee by Wednesday's deadline. See what they're pitching.

Trade, human rights, China form backdrop at ASEAN summit

President Obama and leaders from 10 Southeast Asian nations met in SoCal amid the hot-button issues of trade, security and the rising influence of China.

Obama uses Rancho Mirage's Sunnylands as Western White House

President will turn 200-acre estate into a center of international diplomacy as he welcomes Southeast Asian leaders to two-day summit about economic and regional security issues.

Love, lost and found: 'Things just fell into place'

Old high school sweethearts just happened to find each other on social media at the right time. Like a Cinderella story with a modern twist, the two reunite decades later.

Reaction: The death of Justice Antonin Scalia

Politicians and government leaders issue their thoughts on the passing of the outspoken court justice.

Justice Antonin Scalia, known for biting dissents, dies at 79

Perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, he was found dead Saturday while staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas.

Scalia death sparks election-year fight over filling vacancy

Heated election-year fight immediately begins over whether President Obama should fill the high court vacancy. Republicans argue the nomination should fall to the next president.