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Addressing a joint session of the United States Congress on Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the US administration to provide more assistance, including military equipment, to help his government in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, east of the country. Stressing that...

A new United Nations-backed report revealed that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters, sparked largely by earthquakes or climate- and weather-related events - almost three times more than by conflict in the same year. The report, titled Global Estimates 2014: people displaced...

markudall-091814.jpg Incumbent Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., trails his Republican challenger in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, with more than a third of likely voters describing their U.S. Senate vote as a vote against President Barack Obama.

federalReserveBankPhiladelphia-091814.jpg In an effort to more fully capture economic activity in its district, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia announced Thursday that it is launching a new survey to gauge regional activity in the non-manufacturing sector.

UScapitol-091814.jpg A bipartisan coalition in the House voted Wednesday evening to approve a measure providing the U.S. military with the authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. The House voted 273 to 156 in favor of the measure, which was attached to a larger spending bill to temporarily fund the government.

philadelphiafed-091814.jpg Firms responding to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicated continued growth in regional manufacturing activity in September, although the bank said the index of activity in the sector fell from its relatively high reading in August.

housingstarts-091814.jpg With new construction of multi-family homes showing a substantial pullback, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a much steeper than expected drop in U.S. housing starts in the month of August.

joblessclaims-091814.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much more than anticipated in the week ended September 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims pulling back near the fourteen-year low set in July.

Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of the Milky Way galaxy....

U.S. fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq on Tuesday and Wednesday, U.S. Central Command officials reported. One airstrike destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle northwest of the Haditha Dam, and two airstrikes...

Social media has given terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant the ability to recruit Americans and others like never before, and the threat of Americans and others returning to their home countries from Syria to carry out terrorist attacks has become the chief issue of concern...

The United States of America has informed the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) about an outbreak of severe respiratory illness associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the UN health agency revealed Wednesday. According to WHO, 130 laboratory-confirmed cases of...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the United States Government plans to ramp up its support to the global response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, stressing that the commitment exemplifies the kind of international effort required to intensify response activities. In...

Obama1-091714.jpg President Barack Obama sought to emphasize in remarks on Wednesday that the American forces being deployed as part of the fight against the terrorist group ISIS will not have a combat mission.

joni-braley-091714.jpg Republican Joni Ernst has moved into the lead in the potentially crucial Iowa Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 50 percent of likely Iowa voters would support Ernst if the election were held today, while 44 percent would vote for Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.