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Under Obamacare, Nearly Half of Americans Could Receive Tax Credits

Under Obamacare, Nearly Half of Americans Could Receive Tax Credits

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new study by the Kaiser Foundation says that half of Americans who purchase their own health insurance could face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law.The report from the Ka…

Most Americans Don’t Know Much About Immigration Bill

Most Americans Don’t Know Much About Immigration Bill

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to immigration reform, most Americans don’t know much about it, and few think that the Boston bombing should be a factor in the debate.The issue may be front-and-center in the nation’s cap…

Americans Who Cook More Exercise Less

Americans Who Cook More Exercise Less

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to a new study, Americans who cook more frequently also exercise less. The study, presented at a Population Association of America Meeting, found that for every ten additional minutes that the average America…

Missing California Cyclists Found on a Boat in South America

Missing California Cyclists Found on a Boat in South America

Facebook(NEW YORK) — A young California couple thought to be missing for a month while on a cycling trip through South America has been located on a boat and were surprised to hear of the search for them, according to Peru’s tourism ministry.The coupl…

‘Ideal Weight’ Ballooning with American Waistlines

‘Ideal Weight’ Ballooning with American Waistlines

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As Americans pack on the pounds, so does their idea of the perfect weight, a new Gallup poll found.The average adult weighs 176 pounds, according to the poll, up 15 pounds since Gallup started tracking weight in 1990. The aver…

Americans Give Thanks, Help Others This Thanksgiving

Americans Give Thanks, Help Others This Thanksgiving

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Most Americans will spend Thanksgiving by overindulging in turkey and all the fixings, and then sit in the warm company of friends and family to watch football and eat pie.But victims of superstorm Sandy, which battered the No…

Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group, FBI Says

Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group, FBI Says

File photo. SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Young American men continue to slip through a terrorist recruiting pipeline from the homeland to join the ranks of jihadists half a world away in East Africa, with two going as recently as three …

Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group, FBI Says

Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group, FBI Says

File photo. SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Young American men continue to slip through a terrorist recruiting pipeline from the homeland to join the ranks of jihadists half a world away in East Africa, with two going as recently as three …

More Americans Paying Off Debts

More Americans Paying Off Debts

George Doyle/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You might be better off than you think! Americans owe far less money than they did five years ago before the recession, and they are paying the bills at the best rate in years.
According to the latest survey by S&am…

Three Americans Missing from Cruise Ship Found by Jamaican Police

Three Americans Missing from Cruise Ship Found by Jamaican Police

File photo. Victor Sokolowicz/Bloomberg News(OCHO RIOS, Jamaica) — Three Americans who failed to return to their Carnival Cruise ship after a stopover in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Thursday, were found safe and unharmed this afternoon at a villa in Discover…

Two Americans Kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Two Americans Kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

iStockPhoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: The two American tourists who were kidnapped in Egypt this week were released on Thursday, ABC News has confirmed.
(CAIRO) — Two Americans tourists been kidnapped in Egypt.
The American embassy in Cairo tell ABC News the …

Snacking Is the Real American Pastime

Snacking Is the Real American Pastime

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans love their snacks so much so that about half of them enjoy them outside their regular meals at least twice a day.That’s according to a survey conducted by market research firms Technomic, Packaged Fac…

Egypt Begins Prosecution of Americans on Illegal Fundraising Charges

Egypt Begins Prosecution of Americans on Illegal Fundraising Charges

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the US National Democratic Institute. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Before a trial that alleges as many as 19 Americans guilty of receiving illegal funding from foreign governments goes too muc…

Americans Love Canada, Poll Shows

Americans Love Canada, Poll Shows

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In the eyes of Americans it’s hard to be more popular than Canada. In Gallup’s annual favorability ratings, no country scored better than America’s neighbor to the north.“A whopping 96% of A…

American Tourists Kidnapped in Egypt

American Tourists Kidnapped in Egypt

iStockPhoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: Two elderly American women kidnapped in Egypt were released Friday, hours after they were seized by Bedouin gunmen, Egyptian government TV reported. (CAIRO) — Two American tourists were kidnapped by gunmen Friday in Egypt…

US Negotiating Release of American Writer in Somalia

US Negotiating Release of American Writer in Somalia

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Days after the rescue of a U.S. aid worker held hostage in Somalia, officials are now working on the release of an American writer taken captive by pirates and now under the threat of death.The writer was only suppo…

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