October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Wells investigating allegations of racism toward Lisbon football player

WELLS The Wells High School football team turned in an impressive performance last Friday night as the Warriors cruised to a 36-6 win over the previously undefeated Lisbon Greyhounds. More...

Two who survived Wednesday’s office shooting are still in critical condition

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Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up

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Spain is ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

BARCELONA, Spain Spain’s government today immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the re More...

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

LOS ANGELES Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released today. More...

Dems to press Sessions on his talks with Trump

WASHINGTON   Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears before a Senate committee today to discuss his leadership of the Justice Department.  More...

Spanish prime minister urges Catalan secession leaders to back down

MADRID   Spain’s prime minister today urged Catalonia’s leaders to back down from their bid to gain independence for the region, a day before a central government deadline that could significantly deepen the country’s political More...

Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead

WASHINGTON After her Army son died in an armored vehicle rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from President Donald Trump, even as she waited months for his condolences, wrote to him to say “some days I don&r More...

Amazon has brought benefits — and disruption — to Seattle

SEATTLE Memo to the many places vying for Amazon’s second headquarters: It ain’t all food trucks and free bananas. More...

President of China urges stronger stand against challenges

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping today urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation’s “grim” challenges as he opened a twice-a-decade national co More...

Trump reverses course on emerging bipartisan Senate health care deal

WASHINGTON A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement, and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception. More...

Thousands march in Somali capital as attack details emerge

MOGADISHU, Somalia As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia’s capital today in a show of defiance after the country’s deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday’s truck bombing that killed mo More...

President Trump’s claim regarding predecessors, fallen troops disputed

WASHINGTON   For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. More...

Florida declares state of emergency ahead of speech from white nationalist Spencer

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.   Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.  More...

Californians brace for the emotional toll of wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif.   A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods.  Some will face the prospect of destroyed homes. More...

Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden and free services

LAS VEGAS The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a highrise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. More...

Sen. Thad Cochran’s illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

WASHINGTON Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a partisan agenda through the Senate are running smack into another complication — the sheer age and health issues of some senators. More...

China’s Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

BEIJING Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday. More...

In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

PORT ARTHUR, Texas   The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. More...

Colin Kaepernick files grievance against the NFL, alleging collusion

NEW YORK   Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.  More...