December 8, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

In ‘America’s Finest City,’ homelessness spreads disease

SAN DIEGO Christine Wade found a haven in the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot. More...

Flames engulf San Diego area in newest wildfires

FALLBROOK, Calif. Retirement communities built on golf courses, semi-rural race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California’s wildfire fight. More...

GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

WASHINGTON Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. More...

Clashes erupt across West Bank over US Jerusalem pivot

JERUSALEM   Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Gaza, and Muslim worshippers from Jordan to Indonesia poured into the streets after Friday prayers to protest President Donald Trump’s recognition of contested J More...

The challenge:

Poor health, high expectations for Medicaid

WASHINGTON People on Medicaid are more prone to smoke, struggle with depression and obesity, or rate their own health as fair or poor. But that’s not the whole story. More...

Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.   An elite Michigan sports doctor who possessed child pornography and assaulted gymnasts was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in federal prison in one of three criminal cases that ensure he will never be free again.  More...

Calif. wind, and fire danger, hitting unprecedented high

VENTURA, Calif. Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now. More...

New Hendrix album coming out in March

Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year.  Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix’s “Both Sides of the Sky” on March 9, 2018 More...

Collins confident health care bills will pass this year

PORTLAND   U.S. Sen. More...

Maine housing bond program eliminated in US House tax bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — A provision in the U.S. House Republican tax bill could eliminate funding for hundreds of new low-income apartments in Maine.  More...

Announcement coming from Sen. Franken amid fresh accusations

WASHINGTON   Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears to be on the brink of resigning from the Senate.  Franken scheduled an announcement for Thursday, More...

Sen. King says Franken should resign

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Democrat-aligned independent U.S. senator says it’s time for Sen. Al Franken to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.  More...

Keillor says MPR wrong to dismiss him without investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as “multiple allegations” against the former “A Prairie Home Com More...

Protests across Palestinian areas, Mideast after Trump Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM Clashes between hundreds of Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops erupted across the West Bank on Thursday while demonstrators in Gaza burned posters of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as I More...

Tense start for Turkish leader Erdogan’s visit to Greece

ATHENS, Greece   The first official visit by a Turkish president to Greece in six decades got off to a tense start Thursday, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeating comments that have alarmed his Greek hosts about the need to “update” th More...

Winds churn Calif. wildfires

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Rock icon Johnny Hallyday, known as French Elvis, dies

PARIS   Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74.  More...

Warnings ahead of Jerusalem declaration

JERUSALEM America’s friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. More...

West Coast homeless crisis pushes US count higher

LOS ANGELES The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. More...

‘MeToo’ movement named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.  More...