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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.

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.