December 18, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

100-foot-long joint rolled in Mass.

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Flames threaten coastal communities

LOS ANGELES   Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was More...

Jones: Trump shouldn’t resign over allegations

WASHINGTON Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones says he doesn’t think President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, echoing the White House’s position that voters have already spoken on the issue. More...

Trump to unveil ‘America First’ strategy for national security

WASHINGTON   Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change More...

Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

ATLANTA   While power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport, the travel woes will linger for days.  Thousands of people were stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 More...

Trump: I’m not considering firing Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of h More...

RIP ‘net neutrality’

FCC votes along party lines

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama- era “ net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge More...

Firefighter, age 32, dies in California wildfires

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how. More...

Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES   More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16 years old.  Playwright Cori Thomas describ More...

Suspect in car attack faces new charge: first-degree murder

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White House: FBI records show ‘extreme bias’ against Trump

WASHINGTON   The White House said Friday newly revealed FBI records show there is “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI. More...

Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump, country

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. More...

France rolls back death toll to 4 kids in train-bus crash

PARIS   French authorities backtracked Friday, reducing the death toll from six children to least four after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France.  Authorities in the Pyrenees-Orientales region said their statement e More...

EU sees new ‘dramatically difficult’ phase in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union cleared the way Friday for Brexit talks with Britain to move onto the second stage but it warned that the discussions on trade and other matters relating to their future relationship will be “dramaticall More...

‘Youthquake’ is Oxford word of 2017

LONDON (AP) — Oxford Dictionaries recognized the power of the millennial generation Friday with its 2017 word of the year : youthquake.  Oxford lexicographers say there was a fivefold increase in use of the term between 2016 and 2017.  More...

Pilot traces virtual Christmas tree in German test flight

BERLIN   A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380. More...

Grizzly crime solved: Candy factory’s stolen bear found

ABILENE, Kan.   Police say a sweet tip led to the recovery of a bear statue that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago.   More...

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

As the nation’s economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle’s was about to take off. More...

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal

NEW YORK Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology More...

Kentucky lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

FRANKFORT, Ky. Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. More...