Jan 24, 2017

U.S. blacks experience far more deaths in the family: study

African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to lose two or more family members by age 30 — often their mother, father or a sibling — a factor that may contribute to poorer health over a lifetime, researchers said Monday. The study in the ...

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start

Jan 24, 2017

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start

Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war’s dynamics and confirmed Russia’s role as regional heavyweight. The gathering in Astana, ...

Senate confirms Trump's pick to run the CIA

Jan 24, 2017

Senate confirms Trump's pick to run the CIA

The Senate on Monday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA despite some Democratic objections that Rep. Mike Pompeo has been less than transparent about his positions on torture, surveillance and Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election. The vote was 66-32. Pompeo ...

'SNL' writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

Jan 24, 2017

'SNL' writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old youngest son, Barron. A person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated Press that Katie Rich was suspended immediately ...

Jan 24, 2017

Pentagon chief vows 'unshakeable commitment' to NATO: spokesman

New U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured his British counterpart on Monday that Washington has an “unshakeable commitment” to NATO, despite President Donald Trump previously casting the military alliance as obsolete. During a phone call with Michael Fallon on his first full day ...

Strong January storms tear deadly coast-to-coast path across U.S.

Jan 24, 2017

Strong January storms tear deadly coast-to-coast path across U.S.

From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a ...