April 16, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Stapleton, Lambert, Underwood and Vegas win at ACM Awards

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards marked a memorable night for the victims of the massive Las Vegas shooting, comeback queen Carrie Underwood and triple-winners Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert. More...

Increase medication-based treatment for opioids is part of president’s plan

WASHINGTON   Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction.  More...

Pizza al fresco: Domino’s will deliver to beaches, parks

NEW YORK   Domino’s, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors.  The pizza chain said today that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. More...

Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes

BOSTON   The bells of Old South Church in Boston rang at 2:49 p.m. More...

Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

HOUSTON Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said. More...

U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Syrians rally in Damascus in support of military

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians gathered today in a landmark square in Syria’s capital, Damascus, rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the More...

Protesters say Starbucks ‘anti-black’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — About two dozen chanting protesters took over a Philadelphia Starbucks on Monday, days after two black men were arrested there when store employees called 911 to say they were trespassing.  More...

Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump

WASHINGTON   Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s ac More...

Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across U.S.

DOVER, DEL.   Gun rights supporters — many carrying rifles and ammunition — gathered at state capitols across the U.S. More...

NASA Tess spacecraft to prowl for planets as galactic scout

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.   Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA’s newest planet hunter.  More...

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

NEW YORK Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. More...

5 years later, Boston Marathon survivors, responders move on

BOSTON   One was an attacker. One was a volunteer first responder. One lost her leg. Another lost his little boy. And a police officer very nearly lost his own life.  More...

Trump convenes task force to study U.S. Postal System

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal System. More...

Trump plans to talk to allies before Syria strike decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” The White House said Thursday he would More...

Report: Many state pension systems have huge funding gaps

CHERRY HILL, N.J. More...

Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to rallies

Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. More...

State legislatures lack public records on harassment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. More...

Legislatures being pressed to produce reports of misconduct

SANTA FE, N.M. Documenting sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers and publicly releasing the outcomes can provide encouragement for people who might otherwise be hesitant to report allegations of inappropriate behavior. More...

Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA   Voters in Alaska's largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. More...