Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve

Federal judge blocks major Alaskan drilling project


A major Alaska drilling project that would tap into 600 million barrels of oil has been put on hold by a federal judge.

Men carrying white plastic bags of food from a pile of bags

COVID sparks a new ‘right to food’ movement across the globe

Human rights
Group of US generals in army fatigues walk through the street in Afghanistan.

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is shown wearing a dark suit and walking while flanked by a military officials to her left.

How will President Biden manage US-Taiwan relations?

Global Politics
Brown arches naturally formed from stone in Arches National Park

Under Biden, US Interior Department will undergo a major directional shift

Biden administration
Three white men stand together outside. One wears a hat with German flag colors. One's blue shirt back reads "Dissident."

Europe’s far-right stands behind Trump in US 2020 election


Supporting an American president is highly unusual for far-right politicians in Europe, but many see Donald Trump as an anti-establishment figure who rallies against elites.

US President Donald Trump stands amid microphones outside

How Trump was impeached: A timeline

Trump impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in late September. This timeline tracks how the investigation is proceeding.

Swine flu Q&A

Health & Medicine

Answers to questions about the swine flu — from the government’s response and whether the virus can be contained, to ways to take early precautions.

State spending of stimulus funds

How state spending of stimulus funds could mean money in people’s pockets — in the form of paychecks, tax cuts and unemployment and health benefits.

Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage on Wednesday in an interview with ABC News, ending speculation following Vice President Biden’s seemingly off-hand remarks in support of gay marriage rights earlier this week. The endorsement also comes one day after the passage in North Carolina of a  constitutional  amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and […]