Hostgator Hosting

U.S. News - News
Get breaking news headlines with the latest news from the US and current world news stories. Read about the US government and economy, the Obama administration, and war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

LEADING OFF: Chapman joins Cubs; Mets and Cards play 2; Tillman goes for MLB-leading 15th win; Wright tests knuckleball vs Tigers

A rural Oregon town that saw its timber industry implode years ago is making a comeback thanks to the digital revolution

Australia's prime minister has called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the country's north

White Sox ace Chris Sale starts Thursday against crosstown Cubs in first appearance since suspension

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi, more than year after takeoff in first round-the-world flight powered by solar energy

Chicago Cubs acquire hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees

Adrian Beltre hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the ninth inning, a two-run shot that rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 for their third straight win

Police say they killed nine suspected Islamic militants in a raid on a building in Bangladesh

Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the New York Yankees' bullpen did just fine without star closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros

Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton as the Democratic convention heats up in Philadelphia, but ardent followers seem intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive

Bernie Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and Michelle Obama went on the attack against Donald Trump as Democrats struggled to appear unified at their national convention in the face of a storm over hacked emails

Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters

Sanders says Clinton would be an outstanding president, but some of his supporters need more convincing.

South Korea's economic growth has improved during the second quarter thanks to stronger private consumption and increased housing construction

US fishermen say they will fight legislation to shut down the country's shark fin industry

CBS News' Scott Pelley said, "Bernie Sanders heals the breach," and his words were largely echoed by the pundit class

A Connecticut man sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole

A low-level Republican Party official from Ohio has resigned over the GOP's nomination of Donald Trump as its presidential candidate

Critics of the EU-Turkey agreement on migration argue that Turkey is now more unsafe, due to sweeping purges that followed an attempted coup, and warn the arrangement might even collapse

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton

A defiant go-to chant emerges, saying 'hell no' to the presumptive nominee.

The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with Beijing in the area

People living near a facility for the handicapped where 19 people were killed in a knife attack describe the facility as a friendly place whose staff and residents joined in community events

Democrats stumbled at first, but Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren salvaged the first day of the DNC.

The first lady offered a rebuttal to Trump without ever saying his name, while the N.J. senator evoked a young Obama in his speech.

With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."

Michelle Obama, who ditched the boxy jackets and dowdy style of so many first ladies before her, addressed the Democratic National Convention in a flouncy, bright blue dress by designer Christian Siriano

Bernie Sanders wants his supporters to back Hillary Clinton, warning of the threat of Donald Trump

Chinese stocks gained Tuesday but other major Asian markets were lower after Wall Street declined on big losses for energy companies

Archaeologists at Mexico's Mayan ruin site of Palenque have discovered an underground water tunnel built under the Temple of Inscriptions, which houses the tomb of Mayan ruler Pakal

Russia's top diplomat is declining to fully comment on allegations that Russia was behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails

Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite _ then stirred up the crowd with some choice words for Bernie Sanders die-hards: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."

Philadelphia police have briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders' treatment by party leaders

Michelle Obama has drawn sharp contrasts between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump without once mentioning the Republican nominee by name

Donald Trump has a new, derisive nickname for his Democratic rival: Hillary "Rotten" Clinton

At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan

A transport truck carrying chum salmon to a cannery in Alaska's capital city rolled Monday afternoon, spilling the fish across three of the highway's four lanes and backing up traffic for about 90 minutes

Fire crews have made some gains against a massive wildfire burning in rugged terrain near the scenic Big Sur region

Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a New York motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks

Excitement over the Clinton-Kaine ticket at the Democratic National Convention is dampened by Wasserman Schultz's resignation and angry Sanders supporters.

A person familiar with the contract says Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue has agreed to a multi-year extension with the NBA champion Cavaliers

Four days after Roger Ailes was forced out at Fox, two more executives at the network are fired

For two years and more, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been a lost ship, a piece of humanity that simply went away one late Asian night never to return

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis

The Solar Impulse 2 plane has landed in Abu Dhabi more than a year after its initial take off, completing the first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy

The leaked DNC emails show bias, she says, but 'the reality is the system didn't cheat us.'

A Colombian described as one of history's biggest cocaine dealers has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a New York judge who calls the scope of his crimes "staggering."

Severe storms with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds have rolled through Philadelphia amid the Democratic convention

A Thunderbirds pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely into a field

Philadelphia officials say 41 people have been treated for heat-related or other ailments during protests surrounding the Democratic convention, with 17 of those taken to hospitals

An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely originally appeared on the website of the National Center for Lesbian Rights

Britain's decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treasury Department experts say

For all of the hoopla attached to a political convention, it all comes down to this: that moment when the presumptive nominee becomes the nominee outright

A small group in Arizona protested a decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a woman accused of shoplifting and threatening the lawman with scissors

First came the hack, then the leak

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years

A jury has found that the Seattle police chief retaliated against two police officers who were transferred amid a dispute about overtime pay

The response from Clinton’s staff pins blame squarely on Moscow – and on Trump. But some experts have doubts.

WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union

State records show this wasn't the first time that violence had broken out at a Florida nightclub where two teens were shot and killed

An execution drug that the Arkansas prison system obtained this month through an unknown third party appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even though Pfizer has said it doesn't want its drugs used in executions

Study says tallest men are in the Netherlands; tallest women in Latvia

A federal judge has chosen a monitor team to oversee reforms of Ferguson's policing and court system

Aroldis Chapman may finally have some competition for the title of baseball's hardest-throwing pitcher

Congress failed to fund Zika before the summer recess, but private donations aren't pouring in either.

Penn State coach James Franklin sees an improved team in Happy Valley and a program that can't escape the shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal

Shouting down a lauded civil rights leader during his speech about social justice showed the racial divide between Sanders and Clinton voters still exists.

The NFL and the players have agreed on a new game-day concussion protocol that includes a scale of penalties for clubs that violate the procedure

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet can check mountaineering off her bucket list

A Las Vegas judge has ordered a cosmetologist to cover up a defendant's neck and facial tattoos that include a swastika and the words "Most Wanted" on each day of his robbery trial

Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tensions between African-Americans and law enforcement

Studios say "Star Trek Beyond" topped the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters with $59.3 million, but the real winner was "Lights Out," which cost Warner Bros. $5 million to make and Collected $21.7 million out of the gate

The U.N. Economic and Social Council has approved the accreditation of the Committee to Protect Journalists, reversing an earlier committee rejection and giving the group the right to promote press freedom at United Nations bodies

Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson's pleas for the city to unite and "don't let hate infect your heart" echoed throughout his funeral service

A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 15 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria, calling his conduct a serious threat to the U.S. and saying it was influenced by his abusive childhood and history of mental problems

Trump must visit minority communities to win, his Virginia campaign chief says

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge will be renamed "July 15th Martyrs' Bridge" in honor of civilians who died resisting Turkey's coup attempt

A new study suggests there are noticeable economic consequences associated with an aging U.S. population.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s return to racing from concussion-like symptoms could take longer than expected

The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her opponent in Florida's Aug. 30 congressional primary

Verizon's deal for Yahoo could give the phone company a stronger foothold in digital advertising as it takes what it knows about its customers' whereabouts and combines that with Yahoo's popular destinations and AOL's advertising expertise

Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" end-times novels, has died at age 90

Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder

Turkey's coup failed because Facetime and Facebook Live democrats beat the WhatsApp junta.

An Ohio tree that became a popular attraction after it was featured in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" has fallen

Who's a good boy, Donald Trump?

Family members of a slain Utah train worker say they're disappointed one of two men accused in his death won't have to answer for a "brutal and senseless" crime after he was found dead in his jail cell Monday

Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigns as chair of the Democratic Party in the same manner she led it – in disarray.

Turkey has issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists suspected of links to the alleged organizers of a failed military uprising

Authorities say four people died when their van turned left at a highway intersection in northwestern Arizona and collided with a bus carrying staffers but no players of the Dallas Cowboys football team

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is casting doubt on prospects for a military partnership with Russia to combat the Islamic State inside Syria

A former banana importer already serving a dozen years in prison for distributing drugs has been sentenced in New York to another seven years for stealing $750,000 from his employees' retirement fund


World swimming's governing body FINA said Monday that seven Russian swimmers had been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities

Sanders only ran as a Democrat to get closer to the White House – Debbie Wasserman Schultz was right to favor Hillary Clinton.

Brazilian police have arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro

The Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" is going to get some competition from an original Jersey boy

It may be time to leave the U.S. of A.

The GOP convention gifted Donald Trump a huge bounce in the polls – and showed what a true contender he is to win in November.

Four attacks in a week _ three of them carried out by asylum seekers _ have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism