A trial has begun of a man accused of kidnapping and murdering a six-year-old boy in 1979, in New York City. The disappearance of Etan Patz is one of the country's most famous missing child cases.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he will not run again for the White House in 2016. Speculation had been growing that he was about to launch his third attempt to become US president.
The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project linking Canada to Texas has been passed by the US Senate. President Obama has vowed to veto the bill passed by the Republican-controlled Congress.
US President Barack Obama is set to propose increased government outlays, not least military spending, in his 2016 budget. The White House said Obama would end "the era of manufactured crises and mindless austerity."
Community colleges are a first step in many Americans' higher education, but they're also a political football. DW's Gero Schliess asked students and teacher in New Orleans about calls to change the schools' funding.
The Argentinian prosecutor found dead in suspicious circumstances did not trust the security assigned to protect him, according to the last person who saw him alive. The man gave Alberto Nisman the gun that killed him.
Raul Castro, Cuba's president, has asked the United States to return its base at Guantanamo Bay and lift a half-century embargo on Havana. Only then could the two countries establish a normal relationship.
US Republicans have clear preferences:cThey like the Pentagon, but don't care for climate change or the Environmental Protection Agency. Now they are in an influential position.
US meteorologists and government officials have defended a decision to close New York ahead of a storm cell predicted to be the 'worst ever.' Winter Storm Juno failed to dump the amount of snow predicted by forecasters.
Mexican attorney general Jesus Murillo Karam has said there is "no doubt" that the 43 Mexican students who went missing in September were killed and incinerated. He said the students had been mistaken for a rival gang.
Despite the dramatic warnings by weather experts, winter storm Juno has brought only a moderate snowfall to the New York City. Connecticut and Massachusetts were still at risk, according to the National Weather Service.
US President Obama says America could be India's "best partner" as he concludes his three-day visit to New Delhi. He used the opportunity to push India to fulfill its pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual."
Despite a dip in quarterly profit, Microsoft's revenue from business cloud services has more than doubled in the last quarter. The technology heavyweight is looking forward to a "cloud first, mobile first" future.
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