United States

Miss New York talks miss usa in 2015 for prep and more

  Thatiana Diaz is a first generation college graduate and this year's Miss New York. She has been competing in pageants since the age of 15 and works full-time as a beauty assistant at People en Español. With the Miss USA pageant just weeks away, Metro chatted with Diaz to...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:55pm

Yes, more than one president has died on the 4th of July

Even though you think the best part of July 4th is the brats and beer, you know that the country celebrates Independence Day in commemoration of the founding of this country. But the holiday isn’t all heat, humidity and John Hancock. While the United States has much to celebrate, it also lost...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:15am

Is China an ally of the U.S.?

The relationship between China and the United States is historically fraught, which means asking is China an ally of the U.S. doesn't always get you a straight answer. There was a time when the two countries were diametrically opposed: in the minds of an older generation, "communist China...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:58pm

U.S. experiences most widespread White Christmas in 5 years

On top of family bonding and prime gifts from your painstakingly long wish-list, another big indicator of a successful Christmas is snow. And this year, the U.S. experienced the most widespread White Christmas in five years. According to Weather.com, almost half of the contiguous U.S. (the Lower...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 6:49pm

Richard Branson’s Run on Less to highlight US trucking industry's fuel, environmental efficiency

With the transportation sector as one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, the trucking industry might be the last place you’d check for innovations moving toward clean energy. That’s why Sir Richard Branson, his Carbon War Room nonprofit and the North American Council for...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:06am

U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan - Pentagon

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said. It was the first time the United States has used this size of bomb in a...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:44pm

Russia blocks U.N. Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

Russia blocked a Western-led effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to condemn last week's deadly gas attack in Syria and push Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with international inquiries into the incident. It was the eighth time during Syria's six-year-...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:22pm

What types of US visas are there?

President Donald Trump is expected to alter his controversial travel ban, which blocked entry into the U.S. from refugees and travelers from seven mostly Muslim countries.He will remove Iraq from the list and exempt legal permanent residents and existing visa holders from the order as well.The...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:04am

British citizens try to block Trump visit because it will 'embarrass' the queen

British Parliament is expected to debate a planned state visit by President Donald Trump, after more than 750,000 UK citizens signed a petition calling for its cancellation.The petition says that while Trump should be allowed into the country in his official capacity as U.S. president,"he should...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 4:51pm

Time magazine announces finalists for Person of the Year

Time magazine released its shortlist of finalists Monday for 2016's Person of the Year. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton got nods, but so did scientists, technology titans and entertainers.Eleven candidates in all received nominations. The winner is chosen by the publication's editors as the person...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 8:38pm

It's been Rio: Olympics wrap up with spectacular closing ceremony [Photos]

Rio knows how to throw a party...and we're not just talking about Carnival.Brazil said 'farewell' to Olympic athletes at its closing ceremonies Sunday, in a stunning show that included dancers, acrobats, musicians, models, celebrities and international dignitaries.The 2016 Games brought uscrazy...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 5:51pm

Donald Trump refuses to participate in Republican debate on Thursday

This really is one for the history books.Republican front-runner for president Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would oh-so-definitely-not be participating in the next GOP primary debate, scheduled for Thursday night."He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," Trump...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:44am

Company recalls over-the-counter cough syrup after realizing it contained morphine

A frightening recall notice by the FDA says a company is recalling every single bottle of its "Licorice Coughing Liquid" – after it was found to contain the highly addictive opioidmorphine."Consumers using this product may not be aware they are ingesting morphine," the FDA explainedin the recall...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 6:10am

Chris Christie has no plans to leave campaign trail as blizzard threatens New Jersey

New Jersey governor Chris Christie plans to enjoy the weekend campaigning in New Hampshire while his homestate braces for the worst winter storm in years.NJ.com explained that Christie "said he has no plans for now to cut short his campaign trip in New Hampshire and return to New Jersey for the...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:48am

No, President Obama did not seat gay couples around Kim Davis at the State of the Union

Did you hear that, in response to Kim Davis attending the State of the Union address, President Obama got several same-sex couples to sit around her?Of course you've heard that – at least if you use Facebook. The Internet hoax machinehas been churning out that nonsensical item for several days now...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:46pm

Millennials are making America less religious: New study

Americans are becoming less religious, judging by church attendance, prayer and belief in God, and the trend is most apparent with millennials, according to the newly released Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study.While still high compared to other industrialized nations, the percentage...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:30pm

New survey tries to shame Americans for not traveling more

Hostelworld.com has released a new report that puts the spotlight on Americans for not traveling abroad enough.“While the United States is the 4th most visited nation in the globe and 2nd most desired to visit by travelers, a Hostelworld Global Traveler Report reveals the average American adult is...

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:03pm

Famed ship could get sold for scrap

The S.S. United States' rusted hull has been a familiar sight off Columbus Boulevard in the Delaware River for years, where a conservancy dedicated to saving the boat has docked it while trying to raise funds to bring the boat back to life.But the pricetag of approximately $60,000a month that's...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:48pm

Historic Camac Street's wood blocks require yet more repair

The travails of Camac Street, a historic Philadelphia alleyway paved with wooden blocks, are continuing this week as workers had to begin pulling up wooden blocks at the south end of the street so they could repave the asphalt underneath."Additional sections of the wooden street have started to...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 5:14pm

Millennials, #neverforget 9/11

Friday marks the 14thanniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. After Pearl Harbor, nothing compares to the effect this tragedy had on American life. I was 9 years old in Houston when my teacher told me my mother was picking me up early from school....

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:19am