August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Trump warns US ‘locked and loaded’

North Korea readies missiles

SEOUL, South Korea   President Donald Trump tweeted that military solutions are “locked and loaded” as officials said Friday they plan to move ahead with large-scale U.S.-South Korea exercises later this month that North Korea, now f More...

Remnants of Hurricane Franklin dump rain in Mexico

MEXICO CITY   The remnants of Hurricane Franklin soaked central Mexico Thursday, threatening mudslides and flash floods after the storm hit the country's Gulf coast overnight.  The U.S. More...

School choice program raises questions about accountability

LAS VEGAS More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. More...

Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

SALT LAKE CITY   An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people’s free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice.  More...

Trump chicken patrols near the White House

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump may be out of town, but one plucky protester is keeping an eye on the White House.  A giant inflatable chicken bearing the unmistakable hairstyle of the commander in chief transfixed tourists and televisi More...

Explorers brave Twin Cities underground

MINNEAPOLIS   Deep below St. Paul’s streets sprawls a web of abandoned utility tunnels, the remnants of a once-great underground service system.  More...

WWII vet returning flag taken from enemy soldier

PORTLAND, Ore.   Marvin Strombo was behind Japanese enemy lines on a Pacific island during World War II when he realized the other five men in his squadron had moved on without him.  More...

Maggot case gives rare look at neglect probes

ROME, N.Y. In his bed at a New York state group home for the severely disabled, Steven Wenger lay helpless against a silent invader. A slimy, wriggling clump was growing around the hole in his throat near his breathing tube. More...

CNN fires Lord over Nazi tweet

NEW YORK   CNN fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord on Thursday after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic.  More...

A back road to hope:

Immigrants stream over into Canada day after day

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the end of a country road in the north woods. More...

N. Korea details plan to fire missiles at Guam

SEOUL, South Korea North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. More...

Police: French soldier attack suspect not known as radical

PARIS   The man suspected of ramming a BMW into a group of soldiers near Paris is a 37-year-old Algerian who was known to police as a suspect in minor crimes but not as someone with radical beliefs, police said Thursday.  More...

FBI searched former Trump campaign chair’s home

WASHINGTON   FBI agents looking for financial documents have searched one of the homes of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, whose past foreign political work has been swept into the investigations into Russi More...

Critics say vote fraud panel could create target for hackers

CHERRY HILL, N.J Officials from both major political parties had a consistent answer last year when asked about the security of voting systems: U.S. More...

Settlement reached in lawsuit over deadly hayride

PORTLAND The family of a teenager who died in a hayride crash has settled a lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the Halloween attraction in 2014, the family lawyer said Wednesday. More...

Glen Campbell dies at age 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81.  More...

Vehicle hits soldiers in Paris suburb, injuring 6

French police are searching for a driver who slammed his BMW into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb today, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a carefully timed ambush before speeding away, officials said. More...

Former corrections officer charged in accidental shooting

BRUNSWICK A former Cumberland County corrections officer appeared in Kennebec County Court Monday where he faces a felony charge for shooting another correctional officer while in a private vehicle at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro More...

Guam’s worries grow as tensions rise between US, N. Korea

HAGATNA, Guam Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they’re afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. More...

Wreckage of US military aircraft found off Australia; 3 dead

SYDNEY   The submerged wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft was found on Monday, two days after it crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia and left three U.S. Marines dead, Australia’s defense minister said.  More...