Scientist Kara McCullough Crowned Miss USA 2017

By Regina Garcia Cano / AP (LAS VEGAS) — The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe […]

Angela Merkel’s Party Takes Victory in Key German State Election

By Geir Moulson / AP (BERLIN) — Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s conservatives won a state election Sunday in their center-left rivals’ traditional heartland, a stinging blow to the German leader’s challenger in September’s national vote. The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany’s most populous and has been led by the center-left Social Democrats for all […]