September 15, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Vulnerable residents a concern in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

MIAMI   Florida’s fits and starts toward post-Irma recovery have shifted to urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths.  More...

NASA waits for word that spacecraft met fiery end over Saturn

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Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

BERKELEY, Calif. Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. More...

More than 80 dead in IS-claimed Iraq attack, according to officials

BAGHDAD   The death toll has risen to more than 80 killed in an Islamic State group-claimed attack in southern Iraq targeting a restaurant frequented by Shiite Muslim pilgrims, Iraqi officials said Friday.  More...

Jury to soon get case of teen tried in Slender Man stabbing

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Sirens sound as North Korea again sends a missile over Japan

TOKYO   Warning sirens blared in northern Japan on Friday when North Korea launched a missile and again when it passed over the Japanese island of Hokkaido as residents were just starting their day.  More...

Fire on London train at morning rush treated as a terrorist attack

LONDON   A bucket wrapped in an insulated bag caught fire on a packed London subway train Friday, sending commuters stampeding in panic at the height of the morning rush hour. Police said they were investigating it as a terrorist attack.  More...

Rohingya Muslims watch as homes burn in Myanmar

TUMBRU, Bangladesh   Groups of fleeing Rohingya Muslims watched from inside Bangladesh on Friday as another of the homes in their abandoned village across the border in Myanmar went up in flames.  More...

Global hunger rising with conflicts, climate shocks

ROME The number of chronically hungry people in the world is on the rise again after a decade of declines, the United Nations reported Friday, citing intensifying conflicts, floods and droughts. More...

A year later ...

Dakota Access pipeline protests changed people

CANNON BALL, N.D. A year ago, protest camps near North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation swelled with thousands of people intent on stopping the Dakota Access pipeline. More...

Raul Castro’s denial: Personal assurance clouds probe of attacks

HAVANA Raul Castro seemed as rattled as the Americans. The Cuban president sent for the top American official in the country to address grave concerns about a spate of U.S. diplomats harmed in Havana. More...

Vegas rolls out red, white, green carpet for Mexican holiday

LAS VEGAS   Las Vegas never needs an excuse to party, and as an entertainment oasis a short trip from Mexico, the city will roll out the red, white and green carpet starting Friday to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.  More...

Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

WASHINGTON   The top House and Senate Democrats say they have reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump’ More...

School shooting: A gun jams, and a student tries to help

ROCKFORD, Wash.   Armed with a pistol and rifle, classmates say the shooter’s face “was passive” in the hallway of a high school in a tiny Washington state town. More...

UC Berkeley under tight security for conservative speaker Shapiro

BERKELEY, Calif. The University of California, Berkeley has ramped up security as it braces to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tonight, the latest polarizing figure to raise concerns of violence on the famously liberal campus. More...

Medicare cards getting a remade to protect seniors from identity theft

WASHINGTON   Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.  No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. More...

Irma pushes Florida’s poor closer to the edge of ruin

IMMOKALEE, Fla. Larry and Elida Dimas didn’t have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less. More...

Malaysia fire blocks lone exit to Islamic dormitory; 23 dead

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysian authorities were investigating the cause of a fire early today that blocked the only exit of an Islamic dormitory on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, killing 23 people, most of them teenagers. More...

Tillerson visits London for talks on North Korea, Libya

LONDON Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was holding talks in London today on international efforts to pressure North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, and on the chaos in Libya. More...

Governor: ‘Work to do’ for Florida to recover after Irma

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Florida Parts of Florida inched back toward normal with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as teams scoured the state’s southernmost islands and authorities warned of mass devastati More...