May 30, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Mo-ped nomad a familiar face at tracks

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.   Danny McDaniel is likely the most devoted racing fan you’ll ever meet.  More...

McConnell’s challenge: How do you solve a problem like Susan?

... Or Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted and Rand?

WASHINGTON For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan? More...

Portland mayor aims to nix ‘Trump Free Speech Rally,’ fearing ‘hatred’

PORTLAND, Ore. The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. More...

Insidious but overlooked: Back-bay flooding plagues millions

OCEAN CITY, N.J. More...

Philippine military: City siege was start of an extremist plan

MARAWI, Philippines   The militants who have besieged much of a southern Philippine city over the past week include foreign fighters and local gunmen who want to establish a regional branch of the Islamic State group, the military said today.&nb More...

Nighttime, early morning Baghdad bombings kill 31

BAGHDAD   A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people today, Iraqi officials said.  More...

UN report shows hundreds of Central African Republic abuses

DAKAR, Senegal   A sweeping new United Nations report identifies hundreds of human rights violations in Central African Republic since 2003 that may amount to war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and entire villages burned to the ground.& More...

Student’s suicide roils her community

LEWISTON   A middle school student’s suicide has roiled her community, with students walking out of school and her family saying support services failed her.  More...

Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

TAORMINA, Italy   In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of coopera More...

Judge to consider contempt against leader of anti-abortion group

SAN FRANCISCO   A federal judge said Thursday he will consider holding the leader of an anti-abortion group in contempt after links to videos that the judge had barred from release appeared on the website of the man’s attorneys.  More...

Reading Recovery going big

SARASOTA, Fla. The object of so much adult scrutiny on this day clearly gets plenty of attention at home. The well scrubbed little girl wears a petite necklace, a silver ring around a finger and a red bow in her hair. More...

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.  The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelic More...

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats’ anti-Trump hopes

BOZEMAN, Mont.   A Montana Republican businessman won the state’s U.S. More...

As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

WASHINGTON When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multi-million dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. More...

Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

LONDON He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer — and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, kill More...

Philippine President Duterte warns of ‘contamination’ by IS group

ILIGAN, Philippines   Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave risk of “contamination&rdqu More...

GOP health bill: 23M uninsured

WASHINGTON   Congress’ official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and be costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. More...

Woman creates ‘Village’ to help others

CLARKSVILLE, Mo.   If Rose Gronemeyer was looking for a sign that the house on the hill with the breathtaking views of the Mississippi River was the right location, she found it in the bathroom.  More...

Trump meeting with EU leaders

BRUSSELS Visiting a city he once called a “hellhole” to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent today still reeling from his e More...

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions’ security clearance

WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador, on a security clearance form he submitted as a United States senator last year, the Justice Department acknowledged Wedne More...