August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Trump revisits Charlottesville comments in charged speech

PHOENIX   President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that “our movement is about love.” Then he erupted in anger.  More...

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after accidents

TOKYO   The commander of the Navy’s Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed today after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.  More...

Large number of uncounted Kansas ballots fuels voter suppression fears

WICHITA, Kansas A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly sized state did More...

103-year-old woman from Cambodia becomes U.S. citizen

LOS ANGELES   A 103-year-old Cambodian woman who survived starvation, suffering and war in her native land beamed and waved a tiny American flag on Tuesday as she became a United States citizen.  Hong Inh was the oldest of more than 10,000 More...

Dropout goes from custodian to teacher

LEXINGTON, Ky.   Lowell Outland was a custodian at Tates Creek High School for seven years, a high school dropout who dreamed of becoming a teacher.  More...

House Speaker Ryan won’t support censure of Trump

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Philly train accident injures 42 people

UPPER DARBY, Pa.   A regional rail train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early today, injuring dozens of passengers and the train’s operator, a regional rail spokeswoman said.  More...

Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing initial stance

WASHINGTON Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-yearold war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. More...

Divers search McCain’s flooded compartments for 10 sailors

SINGAPORE The focus of the search for 10 U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted today to the damaged destroyer’s flooded compartments. More...

As North Korea vows response, U.S. dismisses calls to pause exercises

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea As North Korea vowed “merciless retaliation” against U.S.-South Korean military drills that it claims are an invasion rehearsal, senior U.S. More...

Woman comes to grips with Alzheimer’s

LITITZ, Pa.   Mary Read had been a nurse for years, using her extensive training to care for patients in nursing homes and doctors’ offices.  “But all of a sudden I was forgetting stuff,” she says. More...

Jerry Lewis dies at 91

LOS ANGELES   Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, te More...

10 missing after U.S. destroyer collision

USS John S. McCain is BIW-built

SINGAPORE Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision today between the Bath Iron Works-built USS John S. More...

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war- weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U. S. More...

Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

HOUSTON Soon after he opened his office serving immigrants fighting to stay in the United States, Raed Gonzalez became a lawyer who goes after other lawyers. More...

Americans stake out viewing spots to see sun go dark

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun today in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse More...

Spanish authorities hunting one person in vehicle attacks

BARCELONA, SPAIN Spanish authorities today said they were looking for just one person after the deadly vehicle attacks last week in Barcelona and a seaside town south of the city by a 12-man jihadi cell. More...

U.S., South Korean troops start drills amid North Korea standoff

SEOUL, South Korea U.S. More...

‘Spectacular’ fall foliage forecast for New England

BOSTON New England’s fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it’s enough to make a maple leaf blush. For the first time in several years, little has conspired against a truly glorious autumn. More...

Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. More...