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Devil’s Tramping Ground

Devil’s Tramping Ground

In the woods just outside of Siler City, North Carolina, lies a bare circle of earth about forty feet across where nothing grows except for a few strands of grass. Legend has it that on certain nights
White House, Congress Appear Headed Toward Funding Extension

White House, Congress Appear Headed Toward Funding Extension

The White House and Congress appeared headed toward agreement Wednesday on a stopgap spending plan to avert a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday, but it does not include the $5 billion
White House: US Starts Withdrawing Troops From Syria

White House: US Starts Withdrawing Troops From Syria

The White House said Wednesday the United States has begun withdrawing troops from Syria, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted the U.S. has defeated the Islamic State terror group
Top US House Democrat Demands Trump administration Produce Documents

Top US House Democrat Demands Trump administration Produce Documents

The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee sent 10 letters on Wednesday to Trump administration officials demanding documents, setting the stage for congressional
Poland Signs 20-Year Deal to Buy Natural Gas From the US

Poland Signs 20-Year Deal to Buy Natural Gas From the US

Poland has signed a long-term deal with a U.S. company for supplies of liquefied natural gas as part of an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, the two sides announced on Wednesday.Port
Treasury: US Imposes Fresh Russia-related Sanctions

Treasury: US Imposes Fresh Russia-related Sanctions

The United States imposed fresh Russia-related sanctions on Wednesday, including on several intelligence operatives for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, but said it would lift sanctions
FDA Panel Backs Prescribing Overdose Reversal Drug With Opioids

FDA Panel Backs Prescribing Overdose Reversal Drug With Opioids

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday narrowly recommended prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, along with addictive painkillers.The panel voted
UN General Assembly Endorses Global Migration Accord

UN General Assembly Endorses Global Migration Accord

The U.N. General Assembly has endorsed a sweeping accord to ensure safe and orderly migration over opposition from five countries, including the United States and Hungary.The Global Compact for
US, China Spar Over Trade at WTO

US, China Spar Over Trade at WTO

The United States and China blamed each other for the crisis in the world trading system during a two-day "trade policy review" of the United States at the World Trade Organization.The Chinese
US Lawmakers 'Blindsided' by News of US Troop Withdrawal from Syria

US Lawmakers 'Blindsided' by News of US Troop Withdrawal from Syria

The White House's announcement that U.S. troops are withdrawing from Syria caught U.S. lawmakers by surprise and angered some of President Donald Trump's top allies on Capitol Hill."I can't tell you
Iran's President Turkish Visit Comes at Tense Time

Iran's President Turkish Visit Comes at Tense Time

Leaders from Iran and Turkey are scheduled to hold talks Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing American forces from Syria because they defeated Islamic State
Allies React With Alarm to Trump Pull-out Tweet, Kurds Fear Turkish Attack

Allies React With Alarm to Trump Pull-out Tweet, Kurds Fear Turkish Attack

Syrian Kurdish allies of the United States reacted with alarm Wednesday at the surprise announcement by President Donald Trump on Twitter that all American forces have begun withdrawing from Syria. A
What You Need to Know About US Involvement in Syria

What You Need to Know About US Involvement in Syria

The White House said Wednesday that 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria had begun withdrawing, shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. had defeated Islamic State in the Middle Eastern
After Big Earthquake, Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Alaska

After Big Earthquake, Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Alaska

Nearly three weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook up southcentral Alaska, the state continues to register frequent aftershocks.Anchorage television station KTUU reports seismic sensors have
DC Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica's Data Use

DC Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica's Data Use

The attorney general for Washington, D.C., said Wednesday that the nation's capital had sued Facebook over reports involving Cambridge Analytica's use of data from the social media giant."Facebook
University Students in Illinois Say Scholar Must Go

University Students in Illinois Say Scholar Must Go

Students at Northwestern University in Illinois are calling for the removal of a guest scholar for views he's expressed in articles titled "Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other
US Speaks Against Now-Approved Global Migration Compact

US Speaks Against Now-Approved Global Migration Compact

The U.N. Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the formal adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at the General Assembly."The compact is a non-legally binding
Mexican President Wants US to Grant More Work Visas

Mexican President Wants US to Grant More Work Visas

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he hopes to negotiate more U.S. work visas for Central American migrants as well as those from his own country, and his administration
US Central Bank Boosts Benchmark Interest Rate

US Central Bank Boosts Benchmark Interest Rate

The independent U.S. central bank raised borrowing rates Wednesday for the fourth time this year, dismissing President Donald Trump's contention that policymakers ought not tinker with the country's
Defeat of Islamic State's Caliphate Is Not Defeat of IS

Defeat of Islamic State's Caliphate Is Not Defeat of IS

U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet early Wednesday on the fight against the Islamic State terror group in Syria was definitive."We have defeated ISIS in Syria," he wrote, using an acronym for the