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As the US Considers Afghanistan Withdrawal, No New Special Visas

As the US Considers Afghanistan Withdrawal, No New Special Visas

Special Immigrant Visas are a lifeline for Iraqi and Afghan interpreters and other professionals working for the U.S. government, who face credible threats as a consequence of their employment. These
As US Mulls Afghanistan Withdrawal, No Funding for Interpreter Visas

As US Mulls Afghanistan Withdrawal, No Funding for Interpreter Visas

In the spring of 2016, Reshad, a 32-year-old Afghan, came to feel his life was on the line for "working with infidels" in his job as a civil engineer contracted to the U.S. military."In a matter of

Wall Street Crypto Products May Have to Wait as US Regulators Confront Backlog

The SEC and CFTC have five weeks of work to catch up on, and crypto advocates have no illusions that bitcoin ETFs and the like are a priority.
Tourism to the U.S. Fell Behind in 2018

Tourism to the U.S. Fell Behind in 2018

Trump's policies and a strong dollar have led to stagnant international tourism growth in the U.S. Expect the slowdown to continue in 2019. -Andrew Sheivachman
USAID Stops Assistance in West Bank and Gaza, Official Says

USAID Stops Assistance in West Bank and Gaza, Official Says

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ceased all assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, a U.S. official said Friday.The decision was linked to a Jan. 31
US Researchers Look for Long-Lasting Ebola Vaccine

US Researchers Look for Long-Lasting Ebola Vaccine

South Sudan is vaccinating health workers against Ebola in case the virus crosses the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ebola has stricken more than 700 people in the DRC and killed more
Polar Vortex Just 'Sort of Evaporates' and US Midwest Warms Up

Polar Vortex Just 'Sort of Evaporates' and US Midwest Warms Up

The polar vortex that locked the U.S. Midwest in sub-zero weather and led to the deaths of at least 21 people will give way to milder, snow-melting temperatures this weekend.Temperatures should reach
As Court Gag Order Looms, Trump Adviser Roger Stone on Media Blitz

As Court Gag Order Looms, Trump Adviser Roger Stone on Media Blitz

President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone made multiple media appearances Thursday in Washington, talking freely with reporters before he was set to appear in court Friday and likely face
Women Will Surround Trump at State of the Union Address

Women Will Surround Trump at State of the Union Address

Pelosi behind and above. Female immigrants, gazing down from the balcony. A black woman who ran a close race for governor of Georgia, rebutting. When President Donald Trump delivers his first State of
Pence Urges Support for 'Side of Freedom' in Venezuela

Pence Urges Support for 'Side of Freedom' in Venezuela

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that the United States "calls on every nation to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president and take the side of freedom." Pence said the United States
US Set to Exit Key Arms Treaty, Leaves Door Open for Talks

US Set to Exit Key Arms Treaty, Leaves Door Open for Talks

The United States on Friday fired a diplomatic warning shot at Russia, making good on threats to begin its withdrawal from a key arms control agreement and thus taking the next step toward what some
Turnaround Policy Begins for Asylum Seekers at Border

Turnaround Policy Begins for Asylum Seekers at Border

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has started returning to Mexico new asylum seekers who have arrived at the southern border, rather than allowing them to wait in the U.S. while their cases are
Why Wealthy Americans Are Renting Instead of Buying

Why Wealthy Americans Are Renting Instead of Buying

Although they can afford to purchase a home, more well-to-do Americans are choosing to rent instead.The number of U.S. households earning at least $150,000 annually that chose to rent rather than buy
With Government Open Again, Trump Heads for Florida

With Government Open Again, Trump Heads for Florida

With the government open again, President Donald Trump at last headed Friday for a weekend at his Mar-a-Lago private club on Florida's southeastern coast.Trump typically spends many winter weekends at
US Pushes States to Finish Colorado River Drought Plan

US Pushes States to Finish Colorado River Drought Plan

Two states in the U.S. West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on but that’s threatened by a prolonged drought, a federal
US Parks Clean Up Messes Made During Shutdown

US Parks Clean Up Messes Made During Shutdown

National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic
AP Fact Check: Taxpayers Have Already Spent Millions on Foxconn

AP Fact Check: Taxpayers Have Already Spent Millions on Foxconn

Confusion has swirled around electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group’s plans for a $10 billion campus in southeast Wisconsin that promised to bring 13,000 jobs — most of them blue-collar
Mexican President’s Flub Becomes Wage Win at Border Factories

Mexican President’s Flub Becomes Wage Win at Border Factories

A mass strike at 48 “maquiladora,” or manufacturer, plants in Mexico’s border city of Matamoros is heading for victory, bringing pay raises for laborers who make less than $1 an hour, or about 100
End of an Era: China-Silicon Valley Relationship Chills

End of an Era: China-Silicon Valley Relationship Chills

The trade dispute between the U.S. and China is disrupting Silicon Valley.What had been a steady flow of Chinese money into tech firms appears to be slowing. Investors are concerned about the
Trump Denounces Pelosi Over Border Wall Funding

Trump Denounces Pelosi Over Border Wall Funding

The president of the United States has lambasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling her “very bad for our country” and saying that “she doesn’t mind human trafficking” because she opposes designating