February 23, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Florida school shooting: ‘Abject breakdown at all levels’

FORT LAUDERDALE The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers today as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter. More...

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

WASHINGTON Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. More...

Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. More...

More deaths in Syria bombing campaign

BEIRUT Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day today, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. More...

Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press.  More...

Trump Jr.’s foreign policy speech in India boosts concerns

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, will be pushing another ethics boundary on his whirlwind trip to India where he has been promoting Trumpbrand real estate.  More...

Myanmar bulldozes Rohingya Muslim villages

BANGKOK   First, their villages were burned to the ground. More...

Florida man screams, yells ‘murderers!’ as he’s put to death

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled “murderers! murderers! More...

Beyond Obamacare: New liberal plan on health care

WASHINGTON A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. More...

Superagers’ youthful brains offering clues to keeping sharp

WASHINGTON It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover their secret. More...

Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

LOS ANGELES Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense. More...

White House: New policy won’t affect Trump’s son-in-law

WASHINGTON   It’s a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year.  More...

Rev. Billy Graham, known as ‘America’s pastor,’ dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C.   The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.  More...

Report: Mass. students lead nation in AP exams

BOSTON   Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests.  More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last ye More...

SpaceX delays satellite launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. SpaceX has postponed a satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The company called off Wednesday’s pre-dawn launch due to strong upperlevel winds. More...

Tearful student asks Trump, ‘How do we not stop this?’

WASHINGTON Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. More...

Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits. More...

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son’s visit

NEW DELHI “Trump has arrived. Have you?” shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. More...

New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people today, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said. More...

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

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