Stories about USA

May 31 2017

Walker open to tolling interstates, with conditions

Governor Scott Walker held a news conference right in front of the "Welcome to Wisconsin" sign on I-39/90 northbound Tuesday morning to issue a warning to legislators abo...

May 31 2017

Trump urges other leaders to reach him via cellphone

Trudeau is the only one who has spoken with Trump by cell phone so far, the report said. "Nearly every foreign intel service, hostile or otherwise" is trying to liste...

May 31 2017

Donald Trump US President's new attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

Mr. Trump snapped back on Tuesday, describing Germany's trade surplus with the U.S.in a tweet as. "I think the relationship that the president has had with Merkel, ...

May 31 2017

Politicians give verdict on Corbyn-May TV interviews

Both leaders dodged some awkward questions: Mr Corbyn on whether he would order the killing of a terrorist threatening an attack on the United Kingdom, and Mrs May on t...

May 31 2017

On His Centennial, JFK Being Honored With New Stamp, Exhibit

Today would have been President Kennedy's 100 birthday. Kennedy was 46 when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. In Boston , the JFK Presidential Library will h...

May 31 2017

Kushner in hot seat over Russia contacts as Trump blasts media

The White House's plans for the week remain largely unclear; Trump scrapped a planned trip to Iowa for a rally. The news website Politico called Kushner the White H...

May 31 2017

Baltimore officer hit, injured by carjacked SUV

Two officers inside an unmarked vehicle when suspects approached in a Saturn SUV that was carjacked on Monday, Baltimore police media relations Chief T.J. The other is be...

May 31 2017

Portland mayor calls for cancellation of free-speech rally

Police identified the dead as 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Portland. The third man , Micah D...

May 31 2017

Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M

The $3.25 million is to settle the Islamic Society's lawsuit against the town, split into $1.75 million for attorneys' fees and costs and $1.5 million for damages. Atto...

May 31 2017

Two killed in USA tornadoes

Amazingly, the infant grandson escaped with just a couple of scratches, he said. "There were six to eight trailers in a row, now there's nothing there but debris", the ...

May 31 2017

President Trump's PR chief quits after two months

Trump is, allegedly, planning a major White House shakeup-though rumors about Trump's displeasure with his staff have persisted for months with no overt action taken. Th...

May 31 2017

Man sacrifices life to save his cousin from being shot

Authorities say they plan to charge him with capital murder in Durr's death and seven counts of first-degree murder in the others. Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of I...

May 31 2017

Has Memorial Day lost its meaning?

The Atlantic has a timely story on America's "complicated endeavor" of memorializing wars and remembering sacrifice. The ceremony brings together veterans of all era...

May 31 2017

Four facts about the history of Memorial Day

Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress in 1971, although to this day it's still known to some as Decoration Day . In fact, Veterans Day is ...

May 31 2017

Great Scott! Man is busted driving at exactly 88mph in his DeLorean

White from California, USA had the iconic movie Back to the Future in mind while driving his DeLorean on Friday night (local time). Luckily, though, the officer was a...

May 31 2017

Hit or miss, missile defense test is a key milestone

This was the first test against a missile traveling at the trajectory and speed of an intercontinental ballistic missile - a weapon which could threaten the US mainland w...

May 31 2017

Mom of slain Portland light-rail train passenger writes Trump

The three men who stood up to the harassment of the young women - Ricky John Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Micah David-Cole Fletcher - are being hailed as heroi...

May 31 2017

NU President Bounds announces tuition hike, cuts

Bounds said these tuition increases are subject to change if state funding is cut further. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten o...

May 31 2017

Library summer reading program begins June 1

The program runs May 15-July 15 and elementary, middle school, and high school students are eligible. Kids who go through the program can then visit the humane society ...

May 31 2017

Utah river sweeps away 4-year-old girl; 2 rescuers die

Cannon said the Provo River temperature was 45 degrees at the time of the tragedy and it was moving about 4 to 7 miles per hour. "The sad reality is that those heroics wo...