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NWSL draft results: All the picks from all 4 rounds

Follow along live as all the NWSL teams make their selections. The 2018 NWSL College Draft takes place in Philadelphia on Thursday, with Stanford and United States women’s national team midfielder Andi Sullivan expected to go first overall to the Washington Spirit. Show More Summary

Sanctions and pullouts: The Trump administration’s first year at the U.N.

Like many countries, the U.S. track record at the United Nations is spotty — votes on resolutions there are a game of backroom politics, at times counter-intuitive and morally questionable. Still, even by those metrics, the United States had an eventful year at the United Nations under President Donald Trump, who will complete his first […]

The Road Ahead: the State Department Confronts the Opioid Crisis

Our nation’s opioid epidemic has impacted far too many of us across the United States, and I intend to do my part in reversing this awful trend.

Movie attendance fell 6% in 2017. Meanwhile, ticket prices hit a record

Movie attendance in the United States and Canada fell even more than expected in 2017, as the average ticket price hit a record high, according to new data from the National Assn. of Theatre Owners. The number of tickets sold was 1.24 billion, down 6% from 2016, the trade group said Wednesday....

Confounding questions of fathers and sons in 'Franklinland'

Of all the Founding Fathers of these United States, Benjamin Franklin probably did more than any other to articulate the enlightened idea of America, to explicitly link his yoked but emerging nation to all the great international waves of freedom. Even more than Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant...

Russia says North Korea summit undermines U.N., aggravates situation

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hit out on Wednesday at a U.S.-led effort to increase international pressure on North Korea, saying it was making the situation worse and undermining the United Nations.

Eric Wynalda Discusses His Financial Problems — and Everything Else

The former member of the United States national team is taking an aggressive outsider approach in his campaign to be president of U.S. Soccer.

U.N. chief says don't harm Iran nuclear deal over unrelated issues

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that any issues not directly related to the Iran nuclear deal "should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement," his spokesman said amid U.S. concerns with Tehran.

UN envoy 'very hopeful' about solving Macedonia name dispute

A UN envoy declared Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that a solution was within reach to end a 27-year dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name. During talks at the United Nations, UN envoy Matthew Nimetz presented a proposal for a compromise to envoys that will now be discussed in Athens and Skopje. Show More Summary

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Release Date Announced

IRVINE, Calif. - Jan. 17, 2018 - Calling all United Nations soldiers, a spatial distortion is expected to appear in Antarctica on May 15 when Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux releases for $39.99 (with commensurate European pricing)...Show More Summary

Syria peace talks to resume in Vienna Jan 25-26: UN

The United Nations will host a new round of peace talks on Syria next week in Vienna, a UN statement said Wednesday, just days before Russia opens a conference on ending the war. The January 25-26 talks will be followed by a peace congress...Show More Summary

‘He wants to kill us’— Gazans fear for the worst as Trump severs aid to Palestinian refugees

The Trump administration informed the United Nations yesterday it would cut aid for Palestinian refugees by more than half, withholding $65 million in funds. For Mariam Oraif, 74, and many other Palestinians who depend on UNRWA health services the cuts could be a matter of life or death. Show More Summary

The Caledonia Fiver – Five of the Best National Scenic Areas in Scotland

While the rest of the United Kingdom has Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Scotland, the only national nature designation is National Scenic Area.  Like the AONBs, this is a different designation than the National Parks and are...Show More Summary

U.N. mediator invites Syria, opposition to Vienna talks next week

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he had invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting to be held next week in Vienna, Austria.

Miami's Five Best Cheesy Dishes

January 20th is national cheese lover's day, a day for all to unite and pay homage to fromage. Like any holiday, it should be spent in a gluttonous tizzy; noshing away on copious amounts of cheese.Miami restaurants have embraced our love of cheese, utilizing it in everything from a classic warm sandwich to ice cream. Here are the five cheesiest dishes in our city.

That the U.S. is the most dangerous wealthy nation for newborn children is not news to doctors

To the editor: The Jan. 8 article, “Why the United States is ‘the most dangerous of wealthy nations for a child to be born into,’” reiterates the dreary facts about healthcare in the United States — facts that have been known since I completed medical school in 1979. I remember reading a monograph...

'Bra Willie', South African Poet And Activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, Dead At 79

"[He] first received acclaim while living in the United States in the 1960s. When he returned to South Africa after the fall of apartheid in the early '90s, he was welcomed as a national hero. In 2006, he became the second person to be named the country's poet laureate. His poetry addressed themes of black […]

Uganda's Museveni accuses U.N. of "preserving terrorism" in eastern Congo

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accused the United Nations on Wednesday of "preserving terrorism" in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo where U.N. peacekeepers have been unable to curb deadly attacks by Islamist rebels.

Trump Admin Freezes Tens of Millions in Aid From UN Agency for Palestinians

The Trump administration is withholding more than half of an aid package to a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees.

Greece, Macedonia in new UN bid to solve name dispute

Greece and Macedonia return to the United Nations on Wednesday seeking to end a 27-year dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name, with hopes of a compromise after a change of government in Skopje. Greece's objections to the use...Show More Summary

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