April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief post

WASHINGTON White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary today, saying “false allegations” against him have become a distraction. More...

Governors form group to study gun violence, offer solutions

HARTFORD, CONN.   The governors of six northeastern states and Puerto Rico have formed the nation’s first consortium to conduct gun violence research and recommend policy changes.  More...

Accused serial rapist, killer undetected working as cop

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Joseph DeAngelo’s six-year career as a cop came swiftly to an end after being busted for shoplifting a can of dog repellant and a hammer from a Pay N’ Save store in a Sacramento suburb in 1979. More...

Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado protesting

PHOENIX   A wave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol today for an unprecedented job action that will close schools for a majority of the state’s public school students, part of an educator uprising that’s a More...

Senate committee set for vote on bill to protect Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job — legislation that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller&rsqu More...

EPA chief faces grilling over ethical missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings today on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to be peppered with questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipar More...

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate many senators

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. More...

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee Ronny Jackson

WASHINGTON   His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environme More...

For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

NEW YORK   If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. More...

Proposed EPA rule would limit science used in decisions

WASHINGTON   Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule Tuesday that seeks to restrict the types of scientific studies that regulators can use to determine the impact of pesticide and pollution exposure on More...

Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

WASHINGTON   With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear More...

Toronto van attack suspect may have felt anger against women

TORONTO (AP) — A chilling Facebook message posted before a van plowed onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk has raised the possibility the suspect in the attack nursed grudges against women and it is bringing back memories of a 1989 massacre of 14 wo More...

Waffle House suspect’s ex-bosses asked FBI to help him

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Travel ban is focus at end of Supreme Court session

WASHINGTON   The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. More...

Judge deals big setback to Trump on ‘Dreamers’ program

SAN DIEGO   A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation but gave it 90 days to restate its arguments before his order takes effect.  More...

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

WASHINGTON Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. More...

Panel narrowly backs Pompeo

WASHINGTON Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nomine More...

Spokesman: Bush eager to get well, go to Maine

HOUSTON   Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said.  More...

Royal baby: It’s a boy for Kate on England’s national day

LONDON For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. More...

Pa. golf club apologizes

YORK, Pa. A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the coowner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. More...