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Mount Rainier Eruption: Researchers Try to Predict When Volcano Will Erupt (+Map)

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Mount Rainier in Washington state has been the subject of researchers from the United States and Norway recently. The scientists are trying to predict when...

  • A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Washington. Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Obamacare Hit by DC Court Ruling, but Subsidies to Continue

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing... Read more

  • With Lake Chelan, Wash. in the foreground, a large plume of smoke and steam rises from just south of Pateros Friday morning, July 18, 2014 from the Carlton Complex Fire. Authorities say the wildfire has already burned about 100 homes and prompted the evacuation of Pateros, home to about 650 people in Okanogan County. A hospital in nearby Brewster was also evacuated as a precaution. (AP Photo/The Wenatchee World, Don Seabrook)

    Firefighters Make Gains on Massive Washington Wildfire

    OLYMPIA, Wash.—A destructive wildfire in north-central Washington state grew slightly overnight, but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control, officials... Read more

  • In this file photo made Jan. 21, 2010, a passenger walks past a Delta Airlines 747 aircraft in McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Mich. Delta Air Lines on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 canceled all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    FAA Israel Ban: Federal Aviation Administration Prohibits US Airlines From Flying to Tel Aviv Airport for 24 Hours

    WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded... Read more

  • A Malaysian air crash investigator takes pictures of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    US Will Release Intelligence Data on Malaysian Air MH17 Plane Crash

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what’s known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was... Read more

  • In this July 12, 2014, photo Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. The last time so few people were arrested at the country’s borders was 1973, when the Border Patrol recorded just fewer than 500,000 arrests. And the volume of people being arrested at the border remains dramatically lower than the all-time high of more than 1.6 people in 2000. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Immigration News 2014: Some Numbers on the US-Mexico Border Situation

    WASHINGTON—Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their... Read more

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, and GOP leaders meet with reporters at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Speaker Boehner Says No Border Crisis Money Without Policy Changes

    WASHINGTON—House Speaker John Boehner says the public won’t support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home... Read more

  • Federal Appeals Court Blocks Affordable Care Act Subsidies

    WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people... Read more

  • Shakira has beaten Eminem and Rihanna to become the most liked celebrity on Facebook. (AOL Screenshot)

    Shakira Becomes Most Liked Celebrity on Facebook (Video)

    Shakira has beaten Eminem — who has 91.9 million Facebook likes — and Rihanna, who has 89 million, to become the most liked celebrity on... Read more

  • Yamilex Rustrian gives a presentation at the Korean Resource Center in Los Angeles on July 17. She is helping organize a five-day fast called Children Over Politics that began Monday, July 21. (Andrew Li/Epoch Times Staff)

    Youth to Fast for Migrant Children

    LOS ANGELES—Twelve years ago, Yamilex Rustrian’s mother left her family in Guatemala to work in the United States. “After my mom left, a few months... Read more

  • US Job-training Review Emphasizes Data, Employers

    WASHINGTON— A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost... Read more

  • News from across the nation for July 22, 2014. (

    Across the Nation: July 22

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  • Smoke from fires increased the intensity of red and yellow hues during sunset over the Methow Valley Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Pateros and Cartlon, WA Fire: Photos of Wildfire in Washington State Near Near Brewster and Alta Lake in Methow Valley, Fueled by Winds

    WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has... Read more

  • Westboro Baptist Church: Car Drives Through Protesters at CrossroadsKC in Kansas City

    A car reportedly drove through Westboro Baptist Church protesters at the CrossroadsKC concert in Kansas City on Monday. The Kansas City Star reported that the... Read more

  • US State Department Travel Warning: Israel, Gaza, West Bank

    The US State Department issued a travel warning for Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank on Monday. According to the agency’s website, US citizens should... Read more

  • In this Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, tourists walk by an information booth in North Conway, N.H., bearing a poster of missing teenager Abigail Hernandez, 14, who disappeared on Oct. 9, 2013, after leaving school. New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said Monday, July 21, 2014, that Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family Sunday evening.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

    Abigail Hernandez 2014 Update: Missing Conway, NH Teen Returns Home (+Facebook Photos)

    CONWAY, N.H.—A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs protocol chief Nabil Habashi as Kerry arrives in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 21, 2014. Kerry has returned to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a cease fire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    US to Send $47M in Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

    CAIRO—The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been... Read more