Washington: Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as education secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, winning approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.
Washington: A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on the Justice Department's request to overturn a broad block on US President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order.
Washington: A federal judge in Seattle on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's week-old immigration order from being enforced nationwide, allowing entry into the country to visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Rising pressure from several quarters, including the US and China, led to Pakistan taking steps to curtail the activities of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed.
Chicago: Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, issued a cautious statement about President Donald Trump's travel ban and the protests against it.
Washington: President of the United States, Donald Trump, fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night after the Obama holdover refused to defend his controversial refugee ban in court.
Six people are dead and eight are injured after gunmen opened fire Sunday night at a mosque during evening prayers in Quebec City, Canada, police said.
Washington: A federal judge granted an emergency stay Saturday night for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries who have already arrived in the US and those who are in transit, and who hold valid visas, ruling they cannot be removed from the US -- a decision that halts President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens from those countries from entering the US for the next 90 days.
Pakistan had rejected the U N Security Council resolution of 1948, the very resolution it swears by now. It never wanted that plebiscite or self determination be exercised by Kashmiris.
New York: Hollywood actor and filmmaker Shia LaBeouf was arrested after getting into a scuffle at an anti-Donald Trump art installation outside a Queens museum early Thursday, officials said.
Washington: US President Donald Trump took a first step toward fulfilling his pledge to "build a wall" on the Mexican border on Wednesday by signing two immigration-related decrees.
Washington: Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, ushering in a new era that he vowed would shatter the established order and reverse a national decline that he referred to as "this American carnage."
Washington: At the opening concert of the long inaugural week-to-weekend, the United States' President-elect Donald J. Trump stood at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday night, and vowed to "unify our country" amid applause from thousands of concertgoers.
An avalanche hit a popular mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes had jolted the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Wednesday.
Washington: The United States' President, Barack Obama, on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world.
Washington: United States' President-elect Donald J. Trump said this weekend that he was nearly ready to unveil a plan to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act with "insurance for everybody."
Chicago: Outgoing President of the United States, Barack Obama got emotional as he addressed countrymen on Tuesday as part of his farewell message in Chicago.
Washington: Jared Kushner has been named senior White House adviser to his father-in-law and the president-elect Donald J. Trump.
A lone shooter opened fire Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, killing five people and wounding eight others before he was taken into custody, authorities said.
Infamous cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers carried out a series of gruesome murders in 1969, is being treated at a California hospital for an undisclosed medical issue, according to reports.
Washington: United States' President-elect Donald Trump took another jab on Tuesday at the intelligence community that will be under his command in just a few weeks, once again in a tweet.
In a tragic incident, an attacker said to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others.
Washington: President Obama expressed confidence that, if he had run for a third term, he would have defeated Donald J. Trump, during an interview with David Axelrod, his friend and former adviser.
A Russian defence force Tu-154 aircraft has disappeared from radar, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Sunday.
Washington: United States' President-elect Donald Trump has said he "intends to dissolve" the Donald J. Trump Foundation "to avoid even the appearance of any conflict" with his role as president.
Washington: Carl Paladino, a western New York builder, one-time Republican candidate for governor of New York and political ally of President-elect Donald J. Trump, caused huge outrage on Friday after making racially offensive comments about President Obama and the first lady, who Paladino said should be "let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe."
Washington: President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Thursday that the United States should greatly "expand its nuclear capability," which seemed to indicate an end to years of efforts by presidents of both parties to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in American defenses and strategy.
Washington: America's President-elect Donald J. Trump appeared to suggest on Wednesday that the horrifying truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin validated his proposal during the presidential campaign to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
Washington: President-elect Donald Trump has said the US should let China keep the US Navy's unmanned underwater glider that it seized in the South China Sea.
In latest Russia election hacks update, Putin seems to have had enough of the relentless barrage of US accusations that he, personally, "hacked the US presidential election."