• • NEW YORK — Thousands of Americans have pledged online to stand in solidarity with Muslims in the United States amid suggestions from President-elect Donald Trump's camp that he is mulling a national registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. • On Friday, more than 13,000 people had signed a pledge on website Register US, promising to register as Muslims in the event of a national Muslim database being rolled out, so as "to stand together with Muslims across the country."
WASHINGTON — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to rapidly deport 2 million to 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records would further tax a system already stretched to its limits, current and former U.S. immigration officials say. Immigration courts — which issue deportation orders, set bond and grant or deny asylum — currently have a backlog of more than 500,000 cases.
The number of U.S. adolescents and young adults with untreated depression may be on the rise, a recent study suggests. For youth ages 12 to 17, the prevalence of depression increased from 8.7 percent in 2005 to 11.3 percent in 2014, the study found. Among adults aged 18 to 25, the prevalence climbed from 8.8 percent to 9.6 percent during the study period. But there hasn't been much change in the proportion of teens and young adults seeking mental health treatment, the study also found.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump is considering Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, for secretary of state, NBC News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources. Romney, a former...
NEW YORK - Health care is the top issue Americans want Donald Trump to address during his first 100 days in the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday, an apparent rebuke of outgoing President Obama's signature reform, Obamacare. Some 21 percent of Americans want Trump to focus on the health care system when he enters the White House on Jan. 20, according to the Nov. 9-14 poll, conducted in the week after the Republican won the U.S. presidential election.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Surgeon General issued a call to action on Thursday, Nov. 17, to end what he said was a public health crisis of drug and alcohol addiction that is both underappreciated and undertreated. Dr. Vivek Murthy issued the first-ever Surgeon General's report on substance abuse and said he hopes it will galvanize work on the issue the way a similar report 50 years ago sparked decades of effort to combat smoking.
LEUVEN, Belgium — Belgium famously produces hundreds of different beers, but that is nothing compared to the varieties of yeast used to make it — around 30,000 are kept on ice at just one laboratory by scientists seeking the perfect ingredient for the perfect brew. A team from the University of Leuven and life sciences research institute VIB are examining and cross-breeding yeast strains, adding modern genetics to a search for brewing perfection that dates back centuries.
An Atlanta man shot and killed his brother while on a hunting trip in South Carolina after mistaking him for an animal, media reported. Brian Pickle, 30, and his brother...
One person was shot at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on Tuesday and the airport has been closed, police said, without providing further information on the shooting. TV...