United States

The Cuban flag waves over the country's new embassy in Washington. The U.S. and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations July 20. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Welcome to a new world of U.S., Cuba relations

On July 20, the U.S. and Cuba reopened embassies in each other’s…

The Cuban flag waves over the country's new embassy in Washington. The U.S. and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations July 20. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with foreign ministers of Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union at a hotel in Vienna, Austria. (Carlos Barria/Pool photo via AP)

Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

VIENNA — Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks pushed past their second…

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with foreign ministers of Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union at a hotel in Vienna, Austria. (Carlos Barria/Pool photo via AP)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, right, as they meet with foreign ministers from China, Germany and France at an hotel in Vienna, Austria on Monday. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

VIENNA — As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear…

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, right, as they meet with foreign ministers from China, Germany and France at an hotel in Vienna, Austria on Monday. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)
The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

U.S. wins Women’s World Cup title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three…

The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammate Ali Krieger (11) after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lloyd pushes U.S. past favored Germany for berth in Cup final

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and…

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammate Ali Krieger (11) after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

U.S. to meet Germany in collision of world’s best women’s teams

MONTREAL — On paper, tonight’s World Cup showdown between Germany and the…

U.S. goalie Hope Solo and teammates Julie Johnston (19) and Becky Sauerbrunn (4) celebrate the team's win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

US women’s soccer brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

OTTAWA, Ontario — Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to…

U.S. goalie Hope Solo and teammates Julie Johnston (19) and Becky Sauerbrunn (4) celebrate the team's win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaIn this photo taken May 6

US might deploy missiles in Europe to counter Russia

The Obama administration is weighing a range of aggressive responses to Russia's…

AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaIn this photo taken May 6
AP PhotoA North Vietnamese tank rolls through the gate of the Presidential Palace in Saigon

Let us not forget the Vietnam War

Today, we commemorate the 40-year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam…

AP PhotoA North Vietnamese tank rolls through the gate of the Presidential Palace in Saigon
Peter Morrison/APJamie Donaldson celebrates Europe's victory over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

Europe completes another Ryder Cup victory

GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Europe added another layer of Ryder Cup dominance on…

Peter Morrison/APJamie Donaldson celebrates Europe's victory over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup on Sunday.
AP Photo/Ricardo MazalanUnited States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal

Dempsey, Brooks give US 2-1 win over Ghana

NATAL, Brazil -- After Clint Dempsey's historic early goal, the United States…

AP Photo/Ricardo MazalanUnited States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal
Meredith Niernan/WGBHSan Francisco native Jen Lee is a goalie on the U.S. sled hockey team and will compete in the Paralympic Games in Russia in March.

U.S. to bring record 230 athletes to Sochi Olympics

The United States will bring 230 athletes to the Sochi Olympics, the…

Meredith Niernan/WGBHSan Francisco native Jen Lee is a goalie on the U.S. sled hockey team and will compete in the Paralympic Games in Russia in March.
AP File PhotoGoogle executives and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are expected to name tech-savvy Austin as the second city where the search giant will offer its ultra-fast home Internet service. Last summer

Austin next city for ultra-fast Google Fiber

AUSTIN, Texas — Google Inc. picked tech-savvy Austin on Tuesday as the…

AP File PhotoGoogle executives and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are expected to name tech-savvy Austin as the second city where the search giant will offer its ultra-fast home Internet service. Last summer
AP File PhotoVice President Joe Biden speaks about gun legislation

Showdown gun control vote set Thursday in Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Democrat is setting Congress' first showdown vote…

AP File PhotoVice President Joe Biden speaks about gun legislation
AP File PhotoA tentative deal has been reached to resolve a dispute between agriculture workers and growers that was standing in the way of a sweeping immigration overhaul bill

Tentative farm workers deal in immigration talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tentative deal has been reached between agriculture workers…

AP File PhotoA tentative deal has been reached to resolve a dispute between agriculture workers and growers that was standing in the way of a sweeping immigration overhaul bill
CBS News

Sen. Schumer sees deal this week on immigration

WASHINGTON — A raucous public debate over the nation's flawed immigration system…

CBS News
Eduardo Verdugo/apUp for grabs: Mexico’s Jesus Zavala

American men’s soccer team picks up key point with tie against Mexico

Brad Guzan swatted away shot after shot and the American men’s soccer…

Eduardo Verdugo/apUp for grabs: Mexico’s Jesus Zavala
Charlie Riedel/APIn this March 19

GOP's 'no' on Medicaid becomes “Let's make a deal'

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Given the choice of whether to expand…

Charlie Riedel/APIn this March 19
Getty Images File PhotoA report recently released by the CDC would mean that 1 million children in America are autistic.

Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism

NEW YORK (AP) — A government survey of parents says 1 in…

Getty Images File PhotoA report recently released by the CDC would mean that 1 million children in America are autistic.
In 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a device with a red button symbolizing the intention to “reset” U.S.-Russian relations. (AP file photo)In 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a device with a red button symbolizing the intention to “reset” U.S.-Russian relations. (AP file photo)

'Reset' on US-Russian relations has failed

Diplomacy is not a science, but sometimes diplomatic theories can be tested.…

In 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a device with a red button symbolizing the intention to “reset” U.S.-Russian relations. (AP file photo)In 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a device with a red button symbolizing the intention to “reset” U.S.-Russian relations. (AP file photo)