U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for human rights violations...

Chinese officials who are taking part in the ongoing persecution of Uyghur and other Muslim ethnic minorities are now restricted from traveling to the U.S.
Corn dog stand and Ferris wheel at sunset (© AP Images)

State fairs: Livestock, music, food on a stick

Want a taste of America? Stop by a state fair! With rides, music, food and fun, state fairs are a long-standing tradition.

10 U.S. winter wonderlands

Breathtaking, snowy winter views like the ones captured here appeal to cold-weather lovers. Look to see which of these destinations may be right for you.
Illuminated bridge over reflective water against a skyline (© Joe Mamer Photography/Alamy Stock Photo)

Visit Minnesota, a heartland state with an international vibe

Minnesota, a Midwestern state known for its hospitality, is full of lakes. It's also cosmopolitan and multicultural, embracing many ethnicities.
Nature scene of Jekyll Island (Wikimedia Commons)

Georgia: All things Southern, CNN and movie sets

Where can you find a major news network, celebrated film stars and famous Southern hospitality? Around the historical sites and landscape of Georgia.
Snowy scene of a river and trees (NPS/Gordon Dietzman)

Visiting sacred Native American grounds at U.S. national parks

Adventurer Mikah Meyer has visited many U.S. national parks and been struck by the extent to which Native American history is part of so many.
Beakers and equations (Shutterstock)

Innovation rankings: U.S. institutions are on top

Nine of the top 10 innovative institutions are in the U.S., according to the Nature Index, which assesses research quality and influence on inventions.
Plane (Thinkstock)

How the new travel order works

President Trump's executive order pauses admission of foreign nationals from six countries to let the U.S. review the vetting process for visas.
Mountains and blue skies (Texas Travel/Kenny Braun)

Texas: The Alamo, Mission Control and oil gushers

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. It's been said that everything is bigger in Texas. Tour the Alamo and enjoy lively festivals.