FILE - Chinese Boxer Zhang Zhilei, a 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medalist, poses during his introduction at a press conference.
A former U.S. immigration officer says actions being taken by Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border may be causing people to believe differently.
The Obama administration says as many as 90,000 children might try to enter the United States illegally from Mexico this year.
This is a congressional election year in the United States. Some Democratic Party candidates are concerned about President Obama’s unpopularity could hurt the Democrats’ chances to keep control of the Senate.
The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course.
California is in its third year of drought, or lack of rain. Farmers in California’s Central Valley have suffered major reductions in the amount of water they can use. The cuts are threatening agriculture, one of the state’s major industries.
American soldier Bowe Bergdahl has returned to active duty in the United States Army. The Taliban in Afghanistan kidnapped and held Sergeant Bergdahl for five years.
Congress soon may vote on whether to approve funds requested by President Barack Obama to deal with a rise in immigrants from Central America. President Obama requested $3.7 billion in June to pay for increased border security and temporary housing centers.
Tens of thousands of Central American children have entered the United States without family members. Government agencies struggling to deal with the crisis are getting support from charities and other groups. | As It Is
America's 50 states have some of the most historically interesting nicknames. In this part two of nicknames of the states, you will learn about the Gem state, the Land of Lincoln and more in the Crossroads of America. | Words and Their Stories
Service dogs almost never leave the side of the people they care for. You see them on buses, trains and other public transportation. But loud, crowded, bumpy airplane flights require special preparation. Now, a dog school in Hollywood provides it | American Mosaic
The latest survey numbers come from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. It found that Hillary Clinton has a big lead against others likely to seek the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.
For the first time in its 236-year history, the U.S. Navy has a woman as its second-highest ranking officer.
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with family gatherings, parades, speeches and fireworks. They also celebrate with patriotic music | American Mosaic
Americans are marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The act became law on July 2nd, 1964. The measure banned discrimination based on a person’s race. It also ended racial separation in schools, businesses, and in some public places, such as hotels and restaurants.
Nearly two years have passed since Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeastern United States. Water levels rose almost four meters in some areas as the storm moved inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. government has promised $920 million for a program to help plan for the next major storm.
Most Americans may have never heard about a Coast Guard ship called the USS Courier. But between 1952 and 1964, the ship floated near the Greek island of Rhodes. During that period, it broadcast thousands of hours of Voice of America programs to the Soviet Union and its allies.
Mainstream Republicans claim a victory in their political battle with activists from the conservative Tea Party movement | As It Is
Traditional and conservative members of the Republican party differ on immigration policies | As It Is
This year, 52,000 children have entered the United States from Mexico without a family member or guardian. The children are mainly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. U.S. border patrol agents detain most of the boys and girls. | In the News
The Obama administration now faces questions on whether the troop deployment will lead to a full-fledged, or expanded, involvement in Iraq.
Two Chinese heavyweight boxers are changing the face of boxing in the United States. More
Current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest recorded -- more than 600 people have died from the disease over the past four months | As It Is More
Come to Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wyoming | Words and Their Stories More
Many Americans enjoy making jokes about political leaders in the United States. Even those leaders often laugh about themselves. But North Koreans see such humor differently. They say jokes about their Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, threaten their country. More
Thailand’s military rulers have written a temporary constitution that lets the army keep a great deal of power. The army chief could also become the country’s next prime minister under the measure. The army chief now controls the government and the legislature. More
Maryland’s so-called 'Ice Cream Trail' is 460 kilometers long. The state's agriculture secretary says itl brings valuable attention to the state’s dairy farms | American Mosaic More
Buchanan was the last president before the North and South divided into civil war. More
Conversations about the past are proving to help senior citizens remember the present. These conversations are also helping them fight depression and feel better about themselves. | Health Report More
Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News More
The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course. More