Nation & World

At Standing Rock, 'the world is watching'

CANNON BALL, N.D. - From across the country, they have come to this place called Cannon Ball. Thousands of them. Native Americans and military vetera ...

»
Green Party’s Stein drops Pennsylvania presidential recount petition

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Green Party candidate Jill Stein abruptly dropped her petition for a recount of all votes cast in the U.S. presidential election in ...

»
Military veterans backing North Dakota pipeline protests

CANNON BALL, N.D. - U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who ...

»
Trump supporters try to block vote recounts in three states

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump moved on Friday to maintain his narrow victories in three states, pursuing legal chal ...

»
Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg donates $100 million to charity

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has set aside $100 million for charity in a move observers say reflects a renewed sense of urgency in philanthropic ...

»
Death toll rises to seven in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains fires

The death toll from wildfires blazing in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee rose to seven on Wednesday even as drenching ...

»
New jobs data: Strong enough for Fed but not for Trump?

The November U.S. employment report is set to showcase a labor market that's healthy enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this ...

»
Amazon Prime to offer HBO, Cinemax

Amazon is continuing its push into online streaming video by letting its Prime customers purchase monthly subscriptions to HBO and Cinemax from their ...

»
Visa, Mastercard delay upgrade of gasoline pumps

Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. moved back the deadline for installing chip-card readers in gasoline pumps after station owners complained they didn't h ...

»
Netflix lets subscribers watch shows offline

Video streaming pioneer Netflix has added an option that allows subscribers to download shows at no additional cost on their mobile device to watch wi ...

»
Vague Trump vow to exit company leaves questions unanswered

Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday that he will leave his global business empire to focus on the presidency arrived like many of his assertions -- ...

»
Charlotte police officer will not face charges in fatal shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No charges will be brought against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Brentley Vinson in the September shooting death of a man in ...

»
Trump Treasury pick vows to curtail Wall Street regulations

NEW YORK - As Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin would have significant influence over the way the financial system, particularly Wall Street, operate ...

»
The man who could reshape Obamacare

Donald Trump's pick for Health and Human Services secretary is a former orthopedic surgeon who said he got into government to get government off his b ...

»
‘Worst possible conditions’ in eastern Tennessee as wildfires rage

Fire is still raging through two Tennessee tourist towns on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, along with much of the surrounding timber ...

»