ATLANTA A recent MRI showing no cancer on Jimmy Carter’s brain is “very positive” news for the former U.S. president but will not end his medical treatment, doctors said.
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WASHINGTON In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the United States would overcome a new terror threat that seeks to “poison the minds” of people here and around the world, as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris and California.
WASHINGTON As a young girl growing up in suburban Chicago, Hillary Rodham decided she’d never change her last name. Three decades later, an entire state debated her childhood choice.
FARMINGTON, Maine Earmuffs have come a long way in 142 years.
Chester Greenwood was a 15-year-old bestowed with generous ears when he decided he had had enough of the biting cold while ice skating in 1873. The first earmuffs were then born, fashioned from farm wire with fur sewn on them by his grandmother.
WELCH, W.Va. The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury’s mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don’t stand up all day.
SAN ANTONIO Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.
Also, in the figures released Tuesday, the number of family members crossing together nearly tripled from October 2014 ‚Äî from 2,162 to 6,029.
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation’s most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.
GREENWICH, Conn. At age 10, Maximillian Lu is the youngest-ever chess master in the U.S. Even so, he sees room for improvement.
WASHINGTON The 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes scholars include a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, an Alzheimer’s disease social activist and a Harvard University student who holds a Guinness World Record for balancing on an exercise ball.
SAN DIEGO More Mexicans are leaving the United States than migrating into the country, marking a reversal of one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history.