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Young Girls Get a Head Start for a Life in Politics

Young Girls Get a Head Start for a Life in Politics

Here in the United States, campaigning has begun for the 2018 midterms in November, and President Donald Trump has announced his slogan for what he says will be his 2020 re-election campaign. But at
Shortage of Foreign Workers Jeopardizes Maryland Crab Business

Shortage of Foreign Workers Jeopardizes Maryland Crab Business

Since the 1980s, crab houses on Maryland's Eastern Shore have hired temporary foreign workers, mostly from Mexico, to extract crab meat. The visas let the workers live and work in the United States
No Immigrant Workers, No Crab Meat

No Immigrant Workers, No Crab Meat

Olivia Rubio does the hard, tedious work of extracting crab meat on Hooper's Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore.Hooper's Island is part of chain of three sparsely populated islands in the Chesapeake
US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first female CIA director

US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first female CIA director

The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal
US Senate Confirms Haspel to Be First Woman CIA Director

US Senate Confirms Haspel to Be First Woman CIA Director

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel as the Central Intelligence Agency's first female director by a vote of 54-45, ending a tumultuous nomination process in which lawmakers revisited the
US Lawmakers Plan Series of Hearings on 'Emboldened' China

US Lawmakers Plan Series of Hearings on 'Emboldened' China

U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee leaders said on Thursday they will hold a series of hearings in coming months looking at what they see as serious threats from China, continuing
Democrats Begin Their Search for the Anti-Trump

Democrats Begin Their Search for the Anti-Trump

The next U.S. presidential election is more than two years away, but that has not stopped President Donald Trump nor a large group of potential Democratic candidates from contemplating the 2020 race.
Pentagon Raises Eyebrows With 'In-Your-Face' Afghanistan Tweets

Pentagon Raises Eyebrows With 'In-Your-Face' Afghanistan Tweets

The black and white aerial footage shows a line of purported Taliban insurgents slowly walking along a path in a lightly forested desert in Afghanistan’s western Farah province. Suddenly, the screen
Trump: N. Korea Will Be Rich, Protected If It Forgoes Nukes

Trump: N. Korea Will Be Rich, Protected If It Forgoes Nukes

U.S. President Donald Trump predicted Thursday that North Korea "would be very rich" — and he promised the Kim family dynasty "very adequate protection" to stay in power — if the country agreed to
Miss America Picks Women for Leadership Spots

Miss America Picks Women for Leadership Spots

The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal in which male officials were caught making vulgar and insulting comments about past
New Yorker’s Tirade Against Spanish Speakers Prompts Petition

New Yorker’s Tirade Against Spanish Speakers Prompts Petition

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the disbarment of a New York lawyer accused of threatening to have cafe workers deported after he heard them speaking Spanish, an
US Urges Venezuela to Release US Citizen After Prison Riot

US Urges Venezuela to Release US Citizen After Prison Riot

The United States is worried about the safety of U.S. citizens held in Venezuela after a riot at a prison there on Wednesday and has appealed again for the release of Mormon missionary Joshua Holt,
Ohio Capital Launches Unique 'Smart City' Operating System

Ohio Capital Launches Unique 'Smart City' Operating System

Ohio's capital city unveiled an operating system Thursday that will gather data for its pioneering smart city transportation project.Columbus beat out six other mid-sized cities in 2016 to win the
Six Takeaways from Trump's Financial Disclosure

Six Takeaways from Trump's Financial Disclosure

U.S. President Donald Trump filed his annual financial disclosure form this week with the Office of Government Ethics, the U.S. government's ethics watchdog.Under U.S. law, all top government
In Film, McCain says Americans Deserve More From Washington

In Film, McCain says Americans Deserve More From Washington

Sen. John McCain ends a documentary about his life by sending the message that Washington is not giving the American people the government they deserve. The Arizona Republican also makes clear he is
New US Sanctions Hit at Hezbollah-Linked Financier, Companies

New US Sanctions Hit at Hezbollah-Linked Financier, Companies

The United States sought on Thursday to further choke off funding sources for Iranian-backed Hezbollah, imposing sanctions on its representative to Iran, as well as a major financier and his five
Hawaii Community Clings to Life in Shadow of Fiery Volcano

Hawaii Community Clings to Life in Shadow of Fiery Volcano

When magma first began spouting like a demonic lawn sprinkler from a fissure near Mark Clawson’s Hawaii home, it was exciting. But the novelty of the Kilauea volcano's eruption is wearing off for
Lack of Paper Trail a Concern Amid Fears of US Election Hacking

Lack of Paper Trail a Concern Amid Fears of US Election Hacking

As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be casting ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of votes.That worries
Drone Video Shows Harrowing Escape of US Forces in Niger

Drone Video Shows Harrowing Escape of US Forces in Niger

Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape and fighting for their lives after friendly Nigerien forces mistook them
Key Differences Over Denuclearization Put Trump-Kim Summit in Peril

Key Differences Over Denuclearization Put Trump-Kim Summit in Peril

Although the U.S. stated Thursday that summit preparations are moving forward, North Korea's threat to cancel the planned talks with the U.S. signals its frustration over Washington's position on how