February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

The Kennedys in politics

By announcing his bid for Illinois governor in 2018, Chris Kennedy joins a long list of politically influential family members. Here are some other Kennedy relatives who are or have been involved in public service:  More...

Bill challenging Trump orders moving fast in Vt.

MONTPELIER, Vt.   A bill intended to counter what lawmakers and Republican Gov. More...

Education boss reappointed in Vt.

MONTPELIER, Vt.   Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott has reappointed the sitting education secretary.   Scott announced the appointment of Rebecca Holcombe late Monday. More...

Robert F. Kennedy’s son runs for governor

CHICAGO   Chris Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert F. More...

For GOP, a dimmed zeal for investigations in Trump era

WASHINGTON The Republicans’ ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with Donald Trump in the White House. More...

Fears remain after evacuation lifted for 200,000 Californians

OROVILLE, CALIF.   The stress of evacuation and an uncertain future were enough for Donald Azevedo and his family to opt to stay a few more nights in an emergency shelter rather than risk having to do it all again.  More...

Parents of trans students appeal to Trump on bathrooms

WASHINGTON   Hundreds of parents across the country have called on President Donald Trump to embrace Obama-era protections for transgender students that call for letting them use school bathrooms in accordance with their gender identity.  More...

Religious freedom could top Sessions civil rights priorities

WASHINGTON When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to power. More...

Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks

Study finds trend that might be causing spike in highway deaths

DETROIT Young drivers aren’t alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths. More...

Greek soccer hero helps refugees win the battle against boredom

SKARAMANGAS, GREECE Soccer fans of a certain age may still remember Antonis Nikopolidis for his resemblance to American actor George Clooney and as the goalkeeper who helped Greece become surprise European Champions in 2004. More...

Criticism of pope by conservatives sparks rally of advisor support

VATICAN CITY   Pope Francis’ top advisers are rallying to his defense amid an unprecedented wave of conservative criticism that represents the biggest challenge to his mercy-over-morals papacy.  More...

Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader’s half brother

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysian police arrested a woman today in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother. More...

71st Valentine’s Day for Auschwitz survivor and soldier she met

LONDON   She is a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp. More...

Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. More...

Purge outdated voter rolls? NYC tried it, with bad results

NEW YORK Whether you believe, or not, that voting fraud is a problem in the U.S., one thing is certain: Tidying up outdated voter rolls is sometimes easier said than done. Just ask election officials in the nation’s largest city. More...

American-Egyptian author targeted in cyberespionage

PARIS American-Egyptian author Mona Eltahawy is one of many activists and human rights advocates targeted in a sweeping cyberespionage campaign blamed on Egypt’s government, The Associated Press has found. More...

N. Korea reportedly test fires missile  Free Access 

PYONGYANG, North Korea North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the mo More...

Trump aide pushes false story of vote fraud  Free Access 

AP FACT CHECK:

WASHINGTON Presidential adviser Stephen Miller peddled discredited theories about voter fraud during a round of TV appearances Sunday that won praise from his boss but brought no new evidence to light. More...

Nearly 200,000 remain under evacuation near Calif. dam  Free Access 

OROVILLE, Calif. Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails. More...

Host Alec Baldwin, ‘SNL’ cast skewer White House  Free Access 

NEW YORK   In tune with the new administration of alternative facts, viewers are embracing a comic alternative president.  More...