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Islamic State 'Not Growing' in Afghanistan, Nicholson Says

Islamic State 'Not Growing' in Afghanistan, Nicholson Says

The Islamic State terror group is losing its grip on parts of Afghanistan, slowly succumbing to pressure from U.S. and Afghan forces, the outgoing commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said
FBI: Teen Says He Was Trained for Jihad in NM Compound

FBI: Teen Says He Was Trained for Jihad in NM Compound

A 13-year-old boy who was part of group taken into custody at a squalid New Mexico compound last month has told FBI agents his mother’s boyfriend was training him to conduct “jihad” against
Scientists: Less Food for People as Global Warming Makes Insects Eat More

Scientists: Less Food for People as Global Warming Makes Insects Eat More

A new U.S. study finds that when temperatures around the world start creeping up, insects that eat crops will not only become hungrier, their numbers will grow. Scientists say this will mean more
Forget About Buying a House, Some See Advantages to Co-Living

Forget About Buying a House, Some See Advantages to Co-Living

Owning your home is the most popular definition of the American Dream. But in today's economy, more Americans are opting out of buying or renting. Some are choosing to live in housing cooperatives, or
Scientists Track Animal Species Through DNA Trails

Scientists Track Animal Species Through DNA Trails

Scientists are using a new way to track animal species without having to capture them. Through a process called environmental DNA, scientists can now obtain the genetic trail animals leave behind,
UNRWA Commissioner’s Open Letter to Staff, Palestinians

UNRWA Commissioner’s Open Letter to Staff, Palestinians

The chief of the United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees has written an open letter to the refugees and the agency’s staff, following the announcement by the U.S. that it will end its
Mother, Daughter ‘Speak Up’ to Prevent Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Mother, Daughter ‘Speak Up’ to Prevent Child Marriage in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, two-thirds of all girls are married before the age of 18, depriving some of their childhood and others their right to an education. A U.S.-based nonprofit organization is trying to
Internship Aims to Create More Diversity in Hollywood Behind the Scenes

Internship Aims to Create More Diversity in Hollywood Behind the Scenes

The film industry organization that presents the Academy Awards is also developing young talent through a program called Academy Gold — an internship and mentoring program for students and young
Internship Aims to Expand Diversity in Hollywood Behind the Scenes

Internship Aims to Expand Diversity in Hollywood Behind the Scenes

While many people come to Hollywood looking for fame in front of the cameras, Iris Lee prefers to work behind the lens.“I’m young, but I think I would really want to be a cinematographer in the
Time May Be Running Out for Millions of Clocks

Time May Be Running Out for Millions of Clocks

President Donald Trump’s administration wants to shut down U.S. government radio stations that announce official time, a service in operation since World War II.WWV and WWVB in the state of Colorado
US Forces in Afghanistan Target IS Leader

US Forces in Afghanistan Target IS Leader

U.S. forces in Afghanistan say they targeted and killed the leader of Islamic State Khorasan Province last month in eastern Afghanistan. ISKP is the branch of IS operating in Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Kavanaugh Faces Tough Questioning on Supreme Court Confirmation

Kavanaugh Faces Tough Questioning on Supreme Court Confirmation

A U.S. Senate panel begins confirmation hearings Tuesday on the nomination of federal appellate court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a pivotal life-time appointment President Donald Trump
US-Pakistan Tensions Flare Before Pompeo Trip

US-Pakistan Tensions Flare Before Pompeo Trip

Pakistan has dismissed as “incorrect” reports the United States has canceled $300 million in military aid to the country, saying Washington owed the money to Islamabad for expenses incurred on
Senator McCain Buried at US Naval Academy

Senator McCain Buried at US Naval Academy

Senator John McCain of Arizona was buried Sunday at his college alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, after five days of remembrances of him as a war hero, senior statesman to the
Media Report: US Considers Shutting Down Counterterrirsm Units in Africa

Media Report: US Considers Shutting Down Counterterrirsm Units in Africa

The Pentagon is looking at pulling nearly all U.S. commandos from Niger and shutting down most elite counterterrorism units across Africa, according to a media report.Pentagon officials tell The New
Archbishop Asks Pope to Cancel Conference on Youth

Archbishop Asks Pope to Cancel Conference on Youth

The archbishop of Philadelphia has asked Pope Francis to cancel a bishops’ conference focusing on youth in the wake of the child sex abuse crisis roiling the Catholic Church.A spokesman for the
Chinese Billionaire Liu of JD.com Arrested in Minneapolis

Chinese Billionaire Liu of JD.com Arrested in Minneapolis

Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, jail records
Rights Group Calls for End of Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Rights Group Calls for End of Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Human Rights Watch is calling for an immediate end to all arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the bombing of a schoolbus last month that killed 51 people, including 40 children. In a report
Report: Experts Suspect Microwave Weapons Injured US Diplomats in Cuba

Report: Experts Suspect Microwave Weapons Injured US Diplomats in Cuba

Experts are growing more and more suspicious that microwave weapons were responsible for inflicting brain damage on nearly 40 U.S. diplomats and their families in Cuba and possibly China, the New York
Can Hate, Prejudice Be Unlearned?

Can Hate, Prejudice Be Unlearned?

In today’s polarized political climate, when divisions and mistrust toward people of other races, beliefs and sexual orientation have become a rallying cry, how do we teach young people to become more