February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Netanyahu shrugs off police corruption claims, opposition

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today shrugged off police recommendations that he be charged with corruption, calling the allegations “biased, extreme: and “full of holes, like Swiss cheese” and vowing to remain More...

U.S. intel sees signs of Russian midterm meddling

Three of the nation’s top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say is Moscow’s escalating cyber assault on American and Europ More...

White House, FBI differ in accounts of investigation of aide

WASHINGTON Contradicting the White House, the FBI said it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in January. More...

GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges

WASHINGTON The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s years-long struggle to attract female voters stretches into the 2018 midterm elections. More...

Probe into copter crash continues

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Ruling party demands that Zuma resign

JOHANNESBURG   South African President Jacob Zuma must leave office promptly so that the country can move toward political stability and economic recovery, the ruling party said today, finally disowning a leader who has been discredited by corru More...

Plan to name park for Nancy Reagan faces headwinds

ARLINGTON, Va. In one of Virginia’s most liberal jurisdictions, political leaders are just saying “no” to a proposal in Congress to name a popular park for former first lady Nancy Reagan. More...

Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95

LAS VEGAS Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95. More...

Senate leaders predict tough time getting immigration deal done

WASHINGTON   The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress.  More...

Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America

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Budget: Medicare drug plan winners, losers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Cong More...

U.S. to anti-IS coalition: ‘keep eyes on prize’

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Trump administration, increasingly concerned that the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, pressed its partners today to refocus their efforts, More...

Doors closed on Palestinian teen’s trial

OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — The closely watched trial of a Palestinian girl for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers opened before an Israeli military court in the West Bank today, but the judge ordered all proceedings to be held More...

Iconic photo showed America Vietnam War’s toll

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. Dallas Brown can still see the bullets coming for him 50 years later, smacking into the dirt at his feet as north Vietnamese soldiers fired on his platoon during an ambush deep in the jungle. More...

Badly wrecked, German shepherd shows at Westminster

NEW YORK Exactly what happened to the dog on that New Jersey highway, no one really knows. More...

White House response reflects obstacles facing abused women

WASHINGTON   When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top White House aide, President Donald Trump h More...

Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

WASHINGTON The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants today, and Republican senators say they’ll introduce President Donald Trump’s plan. More...

Trump’s $4 trillion budget helps move deficit sharply higher

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget for next year that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledg More...

Emergency teams search for victims of Russian plane crash

MOSCOW   Emergency teams combed the snowy fields outside Moscow today, searching for debris from a crashed Russian airliner and the remains of the 71 people aboard it who died.  More...

London City Airport shuts down due to unexploded WWII bomb

LONDON (AP) — All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled today after a 1,100-pound unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.  The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 700 feet of More...