The U.S. and Pacific Rim countries reached agreement Monday on an ambitious pact that cuts trade barriers, sets new labor and environmental standards and protects intellectual property rights.
Faced with devastating floods, officials are urging people to stay home and off the roads. Gov. Nikki Haley says she spoke with President Obama about federal help Monday morning.
Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C., talks with Renee Montagne about the flooding that has crippled his city. On Sunday, almost 7 inches of rain fell, the most ever recorded in the city’s history.
A long process to ease trading between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations is closer to being finalized, as negotiators cleared hurdles on how to handle everything from cars to dairy products.
The resolution includes civil claims and “the restoration of natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico,” the Justice Department says.
Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don’t.
The medicines they helped develop are credited with improving the lives of millions. Among the three winners: William C. Campbell of Drew University, for his work on the roundworm parasite.
It’s hard to predict how quickly a woman’s fertility will decline and if she’ll be a good candidate for egg freezing. But doctors try to figure that out with something called an ovarian reserve test.
North Korea has been holding South Korean national Joo Won-moon since April, after he admitted to illegally crossing the border in hopes of a “great event.”
Sunday is the first day of a three-week meeting of Catholic bishops to tackle questions of marriage, divorce and homosexuality — issues that go to the heart of what it means to be a Catholic.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.
A hospital was hit while U.S. forces were conducting an airstrike in the Afghan city; the aid group says 22 people were killed. NATO has said that it will conduct an investigation into the attack.
The U.S. and NATO have spent years in Kunduz, Afghanistan, building communities to keep insurgents out. Two who were there 12 years ago describe how it felt this week when the Taliban retook the city.
Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he’s a better choice for the job than Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Authorities lost contact with the El Faro, a 790-foot cargo vessel, after it sent an satellite distress message amid hurricane-force winds and waves in the Bahamas.