The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Describing the current situation between India and Pakistan as "very, very bad", US president Donald Trump on Friday said his administration was in contact with both sides and hoped.. Firstpost - Published
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team told a U.S. judge on Saturday that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort "repeatedly and brazenly" broke the law, and argued he did not..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a decade ago, the singer R. Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges after a trial in which the alleged underage victim did not testify against him. Singer Robert..
Every year, Warren Buffett writes a letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. And according to Reuters, this year's letter contained a few gripes from the billionaire investor. In it, Buffet faulted..
With respect to Paul Manafort, it can safely be said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has run out of patience. Reuters reports prosecutors urged a U.S. judge on Saturday not to consider any..
Generational wealth may be one of the reasons income inequality in the US has been on the rise lately. Business Insider reports some rich families are taking advantage of new tax laws that make it more..
According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set off by train to Vietnam for his second summit with US President Donald Trump next week. Reuters reports that Trump and..
According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, US and Chinese negotiators met for the fifth day as they race against a March 1st deadline to reach an agreement that would prevent further escalation in..
Versace married luxury with grunge at Milan Fashion Week on Friday (February 22), presenting an Autumn/Winter 2019 line featuring leather, faux furs and ripped jumpers, as well as plenty of the Italian..
By Carlos Suniaga and Nelson Bocanegra KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, as.. Firstpost - Published
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen met last month with federal prosecutors in Manhattan and provided information about potential irregularities in the Trump.. Firstpost - Published
By Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not deliver his long-awaited report next week on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Firstpost - Published
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In trade talks between the United States and China, Memorandums of Understanding - the building blocks of what would be a historic deal - are officially out... Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was nominating Kelly Craft, currently the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his envoy to the United Nations. Craft, a top Republican donor.. Firstpost - Published
By Jeff Mason and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday there was "a very good chance" the United States would strike a deal with China to end their trade.. Firstpost - Published
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a resolution aimed at stopping President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a.. Firstpost - Published
By Roberta Rampton and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will leave about 400 U.S. troops split between two different regions of Syria, a senior administration official said on.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Friday that taxpayer-funded family planning clinics which primarily serve low-income Americans will no longer be able to refer patients for.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday imposed travel restrictions against five top officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the heads of the country's electoral.. Firstpost - Published
Robert Mueller is required to produce a confidential report to William Barr that explains his decisions to pursue or decline prosecutions. That could be as simple as a bullet point list or as fulsome.. Firstpost - Published
"A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement after the call between the two leaders Firstpost - Published
Islamic State looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists wanted to.. Firstpost - Published
By Andrew Hay and Gabriella Borter (Reuters) - North Carolina's elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots.. Firstpost - Published
By Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A visibly angry judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump's former political adviser Roger Stone to stop speaking publicly about U.S... Firstpost - Published
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new.. Firstpost - Published
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Some 3,000 teachers in Oakland, California, walked off the job on Thursday in a contract dispute over salaries, class size and a proposal to close two dozen schools, the.. Firstpost - Published
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4 million tons in 2019 and has been forced to almost halve rations, blaming high.. Firstpost - Published
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and his adult children on Thursday urged a federal judge to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit accusing them of using the family name to.. Firstpost - Published
By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports the federal government issuing reparations to black Americans.. Firstpost - Published
US president Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen will finally surface before the country's high powered Congress committees starting next Tuesday and dish out dirt on the chief occupant of the.. Firstpost - Published
The French government has also said that it will move a similar proposal under UNSC Resolution 1267, as has the US, which has already named Pakistan behind the carnage. In all, 58 countries have.. Firstpost - Published
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday on Twitter that he was behind the decision to deny her entry, tweeting that "I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to.. Firstpost - Published
By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The world's biggest undeveloped gold and copper mining project, planned in southwestern Alaska near the largest fishery for sockeye salmon globally, moved.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's deputy U.N. military attache, Colonel Pedro Chirinos, said in a video on social media that he has recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim.. Firstpost - Published
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian military police and Syrian troops have blockaded food and goods supply routes to the Rukban refugee camp in Syria in a bid to force thousands of.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who described himself as a white nationalist and amassed a cache of weapons to "murder innocent civilians on a.. Firstpost - Published
By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - The United States and three Central American nations on Wednesday announced an effort to combat trafficking of people to the U.S.-Mexico border, days after.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security,.. Firstpost - Published
A sprawling storm dumped several inches of snow from the Midwest to the East Coast and deluged the South with rain Wednesday as it closed schools, snarled air travel and littered highways with crashes. Firstpost - Published
US House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing.. Firstpost - Published
By Katharine Jackson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the study of his home outside Washington, former priest Tom Doyle searched a shelf packed with books to find the thick report that led him to walk away.. Firstpost - Published
By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying.. Firstpost - Published
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While the US General Election of 2016 was notable in many ways, the lead-up was just as dramatic. For the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton managed to knock out all of her rival.. One News Page Staff - Published
By Ismael Lopez MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua's congress on Tuesday accepted a $100 million loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega's government, which has become.. Firstpost - Published
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a.. Firstpost - Published
By Mike Stone and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive to start the lengthy process of creating a new branch of the military dedicated.. Firstpost - Published
By John Whitesides and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont progressive whose 2016 White House campaign garnered fervent grassroots support and pushed the.. Firstpost - Published
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. special representative for North Korea is travelling to Hanoi on Tuesday to continue preparations for a second summit between U.S Firstpost - Published
By Nelson Acosta and Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba denied on Tuesday it has security forces in Venezuela and charged the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign of lies paving the way for.. Firstpost - Published
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will deliver humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border by Feb. 23 together with the United States at the request of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaid, presidential.. Firstpost - Published