District of Columbia police confirmed Thursday morning that it issued a permit for the Women’s March on Washington to gather for what it expected to be the largest demonstration around the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Mississippi dropped to dead last this year among all 50 states in the annual “America’s Health Ranking” released Thursday by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit arm of insurer United Health Group.
Dangerously cold temperatures gripped the Upper Midwest in advance of a storm that’s expected to bring several inches of snow in coming days, while schools and officials in the Northeast braced for their own blast of wintry weather.
Liberty University is planning to open a state-of-the-art shooting range on campus next fall as part of the conservative Evangelical Christian School’s commitment to promoting gun ownership and firearm sports.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin spent much of their first round of talks at a hot springs resort in western Japan on Thursday discussing a territorial dispute that has divided their countries for 70 years.
The Russian military has scoffed at a top U.S. general’s suggestion that military equipment seized by the Islamic State group in the Syrian city of Palmyra could pose a threat to the U.S.-led coalition.
Hundreds of insurers selling health plans in Affordable Care Act marketplaces are being paid less than 2 percent of nearly $6 billion the government owes them for covering customers last year with unexpectedly high medical expenses.