April 20, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy’s boundaries for flying

BOERNE, Texas   Tammie Jo Shults was determined to “break into the club” of male military aviators.  One of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. More...

Pats’ broadcaster Gil Santos dies on 80th birthday

BOSTON   Gil Santos, the New England Patriots’ longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary.   Son Mark Santos confirmed the death to The Boston Globe. More...

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

DENVER A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting today won’t include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings. More...

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists More...

Trump legal team gets Rudy Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel’s Russia investigati More...

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kushner Cos. confirmed Thursday it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City. More...

Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli military aircraft today dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from the Gaza-Israel border fence and warning that they endanger their lives if they follow directives of Hamas organizers of the wee More...

Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

SALT LAKE CITY The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. More...

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

PHOENIX   Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states.  A grassroot More...

Democrats see Wisconsin as proving ground for party revival

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Willingness to fix euro’s flaws fading

FRANKFURT, Germany When Angela Merkel was re-elected as Germany’s leader in March, the way looked open for European nations to finally patch the remaining cracks in the euro — the structural flaws that threatened to break apart the share More...

Data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J.   New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. More...

FAA orders fan blade inspections

PHILADELPHIA   U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.  More...

Drug mule sentenced in Australia for coke cruise

CANBERRA, Australia A Canadian drug mule broke down in tears in an Australian court on Wednesday when she was sentenced to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth $16 million into Sydney in luggage aboard a luxury c More...

Men arrested at Starbucks feared for their lives

PHILADELPHIA   Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer.  More...

Former President George H.W Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

HOUSTON (AP) — In his first public comments since his wife’s death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her.  More...

Trade issues expose limits of Trump-Abe ‘bromance’

PALM BEACH, Fla.   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. More...

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.&rdqu More...

Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba’s president

HAVANA A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro’s place as the president of Cuba today as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world’s last communist states. More...

NTSB: Blown jet engine showed ‘metal fatigue’

PHILADELPHIA A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of “metal fatigue,” More...