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U.S. State Department expands travel warnings for Mexico's beachside tourist meccas

The department has updated its warnings about the Mexican states that are home to Cancun and Los Cabos, citing rising homicide rates.

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What you should know about the $700M Powerball jackpot

Lottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot as Wednesday night's drawing nears.

​Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

A two-sentence statement said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command."

Heavy police presence, large crowds expected as Trump visits Phoenix

The president will hold a rally downtown Tuesday night after visiting a Marine Corps base in Yuma, Ariz., along the U.S.-Mexico border. It is the president's first trip out west since his election.

Combating his instinct, Trump commits US to Afghanistan again

After 16 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. can neither declare victory nor disengage. So the president calls for more troops, more time, more sacrifice — with no way of knowing how much might be enough.

Some sailors' remains found in 'sealed compartments' on USS John S. McCain

Adm. Scott H. Swift, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, says remains have been found in damaged areas of the destroyer that collided with a merchant tanker in waters off Singapore.

Trump says US can't afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal

Though his speech was billed as an announcement of his updated Afghanistan policy, Trump offered few specifics about what it would entail.

Suspected driver in Barcelona attack 'shot down' by police

Catalan police confirmed that the man they shot in the town of Subirats was Younes Abouyaaqoub, the alleged driver of a van that rammed people in Barcelona.

10 missing after US warship collides with tanker

The Navy guided-missile destroyer sustained damage on its port side. Two ships and several aircraft are combing the waters, looking for the missing U.S. sailors.

Women of the 'alt-right'

They've become Internet stars by boosting white nationalist ideologies. But that outspokenness can be at odds with the ideas of male white supremacists.

Wreckage of USS Indianapolis found in Pacific

The cruiser was returning from a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components when she was sunk by a submarine.

Historians agree: Confederate statues were built to further white supremacy

President Trump hasn't mentioned it as he's defended the memorabilia over the past week, but historians say the statues were originally built to send a clear message to black Americans.

Boston rally cut short after massive counter-protest

Thousands of counter-protesters marched through downtown Boston, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their rally.

How to buy a goat when you're really poor

Skeptics say if you give cash to the poor, they'll waste it. But many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this system.

Tracing the dark origins of Charlottesville's KKK

Charlottesville residents keep saying: "This is not us." But the city's history tells a different story.

3 questions about a pro-Russia congressman's meeting with Julian Assange

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., met in London with Julian Assange — and has a secret message from Assange for President Trump.