Group of men mostly dressed in graduation cap and gown (© AP Images)

Postwar Marshall Plan that rebuilt Europe marks 70th anniversary

70 years ago, George Marshall laid the groundwork for a recovery plan for Europe, creating bonds that have linked the continent with the U.S. ever since.
Police officers riding bicycles (U.S. Embassy Guatemala)

Trained in Miami, Guatemalan police patrol on bicycles

Busy pedestrian malls in Guatemala City have bicycle police patrolling the streets. They are part of an initiative to improve community-police relations.
Video screenshot showing global map (State Dept.)

The U.S. at the Group of Seven meeting [video]

Leaders from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations meet in Sicily on May 26. Learn about the G7 and the upcoming meeting.

Once smog-shrouded, LA has improved its air quality

Over the past few decades, Los Angeles has learned techniques to improve air quality that could benefit other major cities around the world.
President Trump speaking in large, ornately decorated ballroom (White House/Shealah Craighead)

President Trump’s speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

"I stand before you as a representative of the American people, to deliver a message of friendship and hope," says President Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Soybean harvest in Brazil (© AP Images)

Nobel scientists: Genetically modified foods save lives

An open letter signed by 109 Nobel Prize winners calls on governments around the world to approve genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Diver at reef (Steve de Neef)

Diving into conservation made her a leader — and a ‘mermaid’

Having seen the beauty of marine life, and ocean pollution, diver Anna Oposa realized that the sea needs protection, so she started Save Philippine Seas.
Black-and-white dog overlooking bighorn sheep in mountain meadow (NPS/A.W. Biel)

‘Bark ranger’ helps park rangers keep animals and people safe

Gracie the border collie brings a special skill set to Glacier National Park: keeping the wildlife living in the park safe from their visitors.
Burmese python sticking its tongue out (© AP Images)

Indian snake hunters lend skills to stop Florida python invasion

Two snake catchers from India might have the secret to saving Florida wildlife from Burmese pythons. In just four weeks they caught nearly 30 snakes.