January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in southern U.S.

DURHAM, N.C. Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot of snow on North Carolina’s largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. More...

Luggage limbo: Bags are still missing after JFK airport woes

NEW YORK   Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. More...

Strong storm blasts northern Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands   Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport suspended all flights for nearly an hour today and the Dutch national rail service halted trains across the country as a powerful storm battered the Netherlands and lashed other parts o More...

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

WASHINGTON ( AP) — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill f More...

Trump visiting Pa., but don’t call it a campaign trip

President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania today to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year.  More...

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

BOSTON   Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. More...

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Middle East leaders

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. More...

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son’s family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.  More...

Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru

SANTIAGO, CHILE   Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit today by meeting with members of the South American nation’s booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region’s strongest and most stable economy but are increasingly More...

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

HONOLULU   A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn’t need and then taking another 15 More...

Girl’s escape exposes horror of 13 siblings kept captive in Calif. home

PERRIS, Calif. A 17-year-old girl who looked closer to 10 jumped out a window, called 911, and showed the world the strange and secret horror she and her 12 brothers and sisters had been living through. More...

South wakes up to snow, ice and cold

ATLANTA The South awoke today to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities. More...

Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

WASHINGTON   The descriptions are haunting.  Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins.  More...

GOP still struggling with Trump’s remarks

NOTE: The following story contains vulgar language as attributed to the President of the United States, and may not be suitable for all readers. Discretion is advised. WASHINGTON More...

Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in a roomful of lawyers, venting about unfair treatment in the media that he said had understated his net worth and damaged his brand.  More...

House panel subpoenas Bannon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the pane More...

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert govt. shutdown

WASHINGTON Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown and saying GOP leaders lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. More...

Doctor says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump performed “exceedingly well” on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president’s mental More...

Pope in Chile to say Mass on contested land used for torture

SANTIAGO, Chile Pope Francis today headed to the heart of Chile’s centuries old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country’s bloody milit More...

N. Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said today, as South Korea’s president announced his support of a proposal for t More...