The population of Asian Americans grew by nearly 50 percent between 2000 and 2010. And nowhere have their numbers swelled more quickly than in Nevada. The World's Jason Margolis looks at this potential voting bloc for the November elections.
The impact of the subprime mortgage crisis and economic strain across the country has drastically increased the number of Americans living in poverty. According to the latest census data, 47 million Americans are now living below the poverty line.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, are spending the majority of their time in a handful of battleground states -- states where the polls say the two are so close that another rally or two could provide enough swing to move a state, and possibly the election, from one candidate to another.
The Republican party's largest financial backer, multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is under federal and state investigation for his business practice in Macau. The investigation puts Mitt Romney in an awkward position.
The water system in the United States generally works so well that for many, it's invisible. The pipes lay hidden beneath the ground and when Americans turn on their faucets, the water flows at little cost. But as the U.S. experiences the worst drought in more than 50 years, perhaps it's time to conserve water.
Billionaire American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has a plan to jumpstart Spain's slow economy: Vegas. No, he's not taking the national fortune to the craps table -- he wants to build a Vegas-style resort in Madrid. He says it will draw 10 million people per year.
Nevada's one of the swing states in the upcoming presidential election. So both Barack Obama and MItt Romney are trying to eke out an advantage. But when it comes to connecting with Hispanics, Romney is trying hard, but still has work to do.
Ronald Aldana had a choice. Stay in Guatemala and be hunted down by gangs, or flee to the United States and try to make a new life. He chose to come to the United States. He applied for asylum, received it and has started a new life.
From comedic magicians to criminal girls, movie theaters this weekend will have a diverse offering. Among the four new releases are Ginger and Rosa, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the Call and Spring Breakers.
Violent crime is down in Philadelphia, but officer-involved shootings are up. That dichotomy, and the number of officer-involved shootings this year, has led the Philadelphia police commissioner to call on the Federal Department of Justice to review the department's policies and training on use of force.
Where in the world can you sit on a beach and still enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower? Imagine walking down to the Seine River this time of year, and seeing palm trees, umbrellas, lounge chairs and sand beaches lining the riverbank.