June 26, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Backyard theme park gets attention

ALLOUEZ, Wis.   No need to look twice, that really is a velociraptor peering over the fence at the corner of MacArthur Street and Kalb Avenue in Allouez.  More...

Hike up volcano was man’s final adventure

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Northern Ireland party signs deal to back Conservatives

LONDON The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party struck a $1.9 billion deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives today to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week. More...

Recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. More...

Trump scrambles for health votes; budget score looms

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Man catches teen falling from park ride: ‘It’s OK to let go’

NEW YORK Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. More...

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON   Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground.  More...

Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

MULTAN, Pakistan   Pakistan’s prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities today raised the death toll from the blaze to 157.  More...

Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

GUATAPE, Colombia   A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said.  More...

Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs

ROME Exit polls early today indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big citi More...

How the Senate health bill compares to House, ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. More...

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

PHOENIX   The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.  More...

At pride events, protests claim prejudice, exclusion

NEW YORK Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community More...

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

WASHINGTON   The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.  More...

Coroner recalls 9/11, aftermath

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. When Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller answered his phone the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, he thought he was on the receiving end of a poorly timed prank. More...

Turkey rejects demands over its base in Qatar

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates   Turkey today rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country.  More...

No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

NEW YORK With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. More...

Philippines: IS funded siege through militant from Malaysia

MARAWI, Philippines The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday. More...

N. Korea denies torturing U.S. detainee Otto Warmbier

SEOUL, South Korea   North Korea on Friday called itself the “biggest victim” in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.  More...

Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills 11, wounds 20

QUETTA, Pakistan   A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. More...