August 18, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

‘Spectacular’ fall foliage forecast for New England

BOSTON New England’s fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it’s enough to make a maple leaf blush. For the first time in several years, little has conspired against a truly glorious autumn. More...

Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. More...

Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

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Maryland removes statue of Dredd Scott ruling’s author

ANNAPOLIS, Md.   A statue of the of the U.S. More...

Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

BARCELONA, Spain   Police on Friday shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killin More...

Estimates of North Korea’s nuclear weapons arsenal hard to nail down

WASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessments of the size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. More...

Math experts join together to address gerrymandering

MEDFORD, Mass. Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. More...

Man farms 100 feet from Lincoln Tunnel

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. Here on a hillside farm, a hundred feet from the Lincoln Tunnel, a rooster crowed. It was 8:16 a.m., the peak of the Monday morning crush into New York City. Bus brakes squealed. More...

Electronic research could help eliminate wrong-way driving

HOUSTON Kevin Balke turned his SUV southeastward, checked his instruments and confirmed he was ready. More...

Surgeon helps vets live normal lives

LEBANON, Pa.   The first time Vietnam War Army veteran Dennis Korzi needed a shoulder replacement, he trusted his doctor’s recommendation for a surgeon.  More...

3.2 beer

Weak drink, weak sales

ST. PAUL, Minn. It’s the last call for St. Paul’s only 3.2 bar, and the owner is ready to turn out the lights. “I’m 75. More...

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving becoming more common

COLUMBUS, Ohio   An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. More...

Trump signs law expanding college assistance for vets

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. More...

U.S.: War would be ‘horrific’ but North Korea nukes ‘unimaginable’

BEIJING   A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be “horrific” but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is “unimaginable,” the top U.S. More...

Heyer’s family: Fight injustice like she did

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. More...

AP Explains: How the Texas ‘bathroom bill’ keeps faltering

AUSTIN, Texas A Texas version of a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people again sputtered out. More...

China urges North Korea, U.S. to ‘hit the brakes’ on threats

BEIJING   China has urged the United States and North Korea to “hit the brakes” on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang’s recent missile tests and threats to fire More...

View from the street:

Police stood by as adversaries fought

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. It started with threats, taunting and racial slurs, and escalated to total pandemonium — hand-to-hand combat in the streets of Charlottesville. More...

City to mourn Heather Heyer today

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.   Mourners will gather in Charlottesville, Virginia, today to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend.  More...

Trump leaves top strategist’s future in limbo: ‘We’ll see’

NEW YORK President Donald Trump is saying “we’ll see what happens” with top strategist Steve Bannon. The president refused to express confidence in Bannon during an impromptu news conference Tuesday. More...