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NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change, the US space agency said. A laser-based...

The United States has announced an additional humanitarian assistance of $378 Million to help those battered by the conflict in Syria. Announcing the aid, US Secretary of State John Kerry said "The world must act quickly and decisively to get life-saving assistance to the innocent civilians who are...

The Pentagon has said that it is aware of reports that North Korea has fired short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, and called on that nation to end its military buildup. "Rather than spend their money polluting the waters around North Korea, they should spend their money feeding their...

Obama1-073014.jpg President Barack Obama took Congress to task in remarks on the economy on Wednesday, accusing Republicans of wasting valuable time by voting on a resolution regarding whether or not to sue him over his use of executive actions.

uscapitol-062509_30Jul14.jpg In a surprise move, the Senate voted Tuesday to make changes to an important House highway funding bill, raising questions about whether the legislation will receive final approval before lawmakers leave town for the August recess.

The United States has imposed restrictions on travel to the country by a number of Venezuelan government officials who have been responsible for or complicit in human rights abuses in their country. The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday that the Secretary of State decided the visa ban on Venezuelan...

NATO has called on Russia to work constructively to resolve an issue that developed out of its violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and preserve its viability by returning to full compliance in a verifiable manner. The United States earlier this week briefed the North Atlantic...

GDPchart-073014.jpg After reporting a notable contraction in U.S. economic activity in the first quarter, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that gross domestic product rebounded by more than anticipated in the second quarter.

ADPchart-073014.jpg Employment in the U.S. private sector continued to see notable growth in the month of July, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, although the pace of job growth came in below economist estimates.

One year after Chelsea Manning was convicted of leaking classified government material, Amnesty International has renewed its call on the US authorities to grant her clemency, release her immediately, and to urgently investigate the potential human rights violations exposed by the leaks. Chelsea Manning...

The body of an adolescent boy was found in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force cargo plane after it landed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, the Pentagon said. The body is possibly of African origin and was found trapped in a compartment above the C-130J aircraft's rear landing gear on July 27, Pentagon...

The United States has expressed concern over the filing of criminal charges against former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. "Commitment to the rule of law means both that everyone must comply with the law in a democratic society and that the legal system should not be used as a tool of political...

The Pentagon has denied the notion that the United States did nothing to help the Iraqi government against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. While Pentagon officials continue reviewing assessments of the situation in Iraq, operations to aid Iraq in fighting extremist threat continue, Pentagon...

U.S. Pacific Command is hosting personnel from 31 nations as part of the proliferation security initiative Exercise Fortune Guard. The exercise kicked off in Hawaii, marking the beginning of a six-year series of exercises that various "expert" nations in the region will host. The other countries to...

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress after the group accused him of "dangerous rhetoric" against Israel, it was announced Tuesday. The Profile of Courage award was given to Erdogan for his Middle east peace efforts....