LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- With about 12,000 residents spread across a few miles of suburban Southern California, Los Alamitos is better known for its good schools and small-town charms than political activism.
But the city now finds itself at the center of a rebellion against California's "sanctuary" policies, which aim to protect immigrants here...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- A package destined for Austin exploded at a FedEx ground delivery facility in Schertz, Texas, northeast of San Antonio, according to federal authorities.
A federal official said that based on preliminary reports, the package was addressed from Austin to a recipient in Austin.
That official declined to be identified because ...Read more
WASHINGTON – As the Trump administration barrels ahead with its plan to apply stiff tariffs on imported metals starting Friday, governments and businesses around the world are in a fog about what is happening and are bracing for at least a short-term hit because of what many criticize as the administration's slapdash process.
When President ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Every so often, Hadley Lucca will spend hours in front of her bedroom mirror, struggling to put on earrings or pull her long, golden locks back into ponytails.
For Hadley, 11, activities that other girls her age take for granted can sometimes seem insurmountable. As an infant, she survived a stroke that resulted in hemiplegia, a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The filing deadline for California's June primary has passed, but Democrats and their affiliated groups aren't done trying to shape the field of candidates running to unseat Republican members of Congress.
Facing the risk that the party could get shut out of the general election race for one or more competitive Republican-held ...Read more
PARKLAND, Fla. -- Fresh off an evening flight from New York City where he appeared on several news shows, David Hogg darts into his house in Parkland, grabs a box of chocolates -- a gift for a friend -- and hops into his Honda Accord.
Within minutes, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School comes into view in the distance. It's two weeks after the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Moderate Senate Democrats on the ballot in 2018 are racking up a number of key legislative victories in advance of what is expected to be a bitter midterm election cycle.
The successes on bills ranging from veterans issues to bank regulation and tax credits for so-called clean coal technology are the kind of achievements that can ...Read more
MIAMI -- As big as they are, Florida manatees aren't always so easy to find.
Aerial surveys used by the state to conduct annual counts have been criticized for sometimes under- or over-estimating the lumbering sea cows and rely on statistical calculations. The expensive flights can't always cover the vast network of canals, springs and ...Read more
Creator's Children: The Rise of AstwihadValerie Welsh
Having decimated the peaceful Trident race in the Deneb Star System, Astwihad and his clones are now targeting their next conquest; Earth!
Galaxie, Guardian of the Milky Way, must use all her cunning and knowledge to safeguard Earth and all those under her ...
LAS VEGAS -- Last week, Noah Christiansen walked out of school, along with thousands of other students across the country, as a part of the nationwide protest to bring about gun control legislation.
During those 17 minutes out of class at Robert McQueen High School in Reno, he called the office of his congressman -- Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev. -- ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration plans to impose tariffs worth as much as $60 billion on Chinese products as early as this week to punish Beijing for what the U.S. perceives as intellectual property theft from American businesses, according to two people familiar with the matter.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is leading an ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump used the annual presidential statement marking the Persian holiday of Nowruz to criticize Iran's government and military leaders with sharp-tongued language rarely before seen in a celebratory presidential message.
"The history of Nowruz is rooted in Iran, where for millennia a proud nation has overcome ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- Richard Herrington was near the window in his television room Sunday night when he heard a sound in the distance that took him back to his Army days: the "distinctive thump" of a mortar detonating.
His first thought: "It's the bomber."
He was right. The explosion was the fourth in a series of attacks this month that ...Read more
If you're the type of traveler who worries about catching the flu or another dreaded disease from a fellow airline passenger, a new study should put your mind at ease.
If a plane takes off with one infected flier, it is likely to land on the other side of the country with only 1.7 infected fliers, researchers found.
What you really need to ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Zachary Cruz, the brother of the man who killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was arrested Monday, accused of trespassing at the Parkland school, officials said.
The Broward Sheriff's Office said Zachary, 18, rode his skateboard at 4:30 p.m. across the campus where his older ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Former Navy SEAL Josh Butner is under fire for comments he made taking a shot at his Democratic opponent for Congress, saying, "It should be a requirement to have served to even run."
The comment came in an interview with Voice of San Diego.
"When you look at anybody for any political office you should look at their past ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Harvey Weinstein's embattled movie studio -- once a premier maker of award-winning films -- has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy more than five months after sexual misconduct allegations against its co-founder sent the company spiraling out of control, the company's board said late Monday night.
The filing, submitted in Delaware, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's aides are watching for two key encounters this week to see if Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally extricated himself from the danger of being fired, in part by ousting the former No. 2 official at the FBI, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Sessions' standing improved after his Friday night ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Many Facebook users rely on the social network to figure out what's going on in the world. But what if the world Facebook shows them is wildly distorted?
That's the question raised after a former employee of a data mining firm that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign alleged the company used Facebook to bombard ...Read more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Rex Tillerson's abrupt firing as secretary of state last week will likely undermine the latest U.S. push to resolve a nine-month standoff between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance, viewed by the Trump administration as a distraction from efforts to curb Iran's regional influence.
Shortly before President Donald Trump...Read more
MIAMI --The brother of confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz was arrested Monday after deputies said he trespassed on the school's Parkland campus.
Zachary Cruz, 18, was warned several times not to be on school grounds, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said.
"Defendant Cruz surpassed all locked doors and gates ...Read more
- Fourth explosion this month injures two; this time in Southwest Austin
- Trump adds conservative lawyer to his legal team
- Survivor of FIU bridge collapse sues design-construction firms for reckless negligence
- Trump issues new sanctions against Venezuelan digital currency
- Washington aims at Venezuela's cryptocurrency in new round of sanctions