February 20, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

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Former AP photographer dies at 104

WASHINGTON   Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. More...

New Wynn CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

LAS VEGAS   The new CEO of Las Vegasbased Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.  Matt Maddox, who was appointed CEO on Feb. More...

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

PARKLAND, Fla. A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital today to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. More...

Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

PARKLAND, Fla. Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. More...

Activists: 98 dead in assault on rebel-held Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said today.  A day after M More...

Romney accepts Trump endorsement of Senate bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship.  More...

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust U.S. indictment

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia   While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. More...

Agency managing vast U.S. lands experiences a year of upheaval

BILLINGS, Mont. A year of upheaval at the U.S. More...

For Sen. Duckworth, a baby will bring down yet another barrier

WASHINGTON Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it. More...

Kremlin dismisses U.S. election indictment as lacking evidence

MOSCOW   The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as lacking evidence.  More...

Biden mulling another run for presidency

WASHINGTON   Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.  More...

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

WASHINGTON Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. More...

Pro-Syrian forces to enter Kurdish enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — Pro-Syrian government forces will begin entering the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the country’s northwest “within hours,” after reaching an agreement with the Kurdish militia in control of the region, Syria More...

Doping charge could hurt Russia’s chance at reinstatement

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.  More...

High court asked to iron out polling place clothing dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button.  Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up.  More...

Oxfam: Staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

LONDON   Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.  More...

Shooting survivors, Trump on potential collision course

PARKLAND, Fla. Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump. More...

Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

‘Run’: A 6-minute fatal rampage for shocked Florida school

PARKLAND, Fla.   Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. More...

Trump to tackle mental health, school safety — but not guns

WASHINGTON   Declaring the nation united and grieving with “one heavy heart,” President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and “the difficult issue of mental health” in response to the deadly shooting in Fl More...