October 16, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

PORT ARTHUR, Texas   The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. More...

Colin Kaepernick files grievance against the NFL, alleging collusion

NEW YORK   Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.  More...

Somalia truck bombing death toll more than 300 as funerals continue

MOGADISHU, Somalia   The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital has risen above 300, the director of an ambulance service said today, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from the deadliest single attack it’s eve More...

As crews gain ground, California wildfire victims return home

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Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

WASHINGTON In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obamaera health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. More...

Wildfires create worst air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO   Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China’s smog-choked cities, sending people to emergency rooms, forcing schools to close and p More...

As Trump threatens North Korea, is the U.S. practicing for war?

WASHINGTON   Does the ominous rhetoric from President Donald Trump and repeated flights by U.S. More...

Maine had worst year for mussel harvest in 4 decades in 2016

SCARBOROUGH Maine mussels are losing their muscle. The state’s blue mussels are beloved by seafood fans near and far, but the size of the annual harvest has dipped in recent years, bottoming out at a 40-year low in 2016. More...

Report says U.S. obesity problem is not budging

NEW YORK   America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research.  Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. More...

In NY town, parents may do time if their child does crime

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Kurdish forces withdraw from edges of disputed Iraqi region

IRBIL, Iraq   Kurdish forces have withdrawn from the edges of a disputed region in northern Iraq, a commander said Friday, amid tensions with Iraq’s central government over the administration of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.  More...

House Republicans moves to revamp law on national monuments

WASHINGTON   House Republicans are moving to restrict the president’s ability to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.  More...

Emergency alerts face scrutiny after Northern California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, CALIF. Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. More...

Fire survivor feels regret over leaving elderly neighbors

SANTA ROSA, Calif.   As his house filled with smoke from one of California’s devastating wine country fires, Ryan Nelson’s thoughts went to his elderly neighbors — one of whom has multiple sclerosis.  More...

Top Indian court rules sex with wife younger than 18 is rape

NEW DELHI   India’s top court has ruled that having sexual intercourse with a wife younger than 18 is rape, a decision that activists say is an important step toward ending child marriages.  More...

Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

WASHINGTON Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order today that aims to make lower-premium plans more widely available. More...

Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip   Rival groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip, a decade after Hamas overran the territory, of More...

A look at 2017 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners

CHICAGO Twenty-four people from a wide range of fields have been awarded $625,000, nostrings attached fellowships from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation, the organization announced today. More...

NFL may change policy that players ‘should’ stand for anthem

NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players “should” stand during the national anthem, a guideline the league has left to the discretion of players who kneeled in large numbers after criticism fro More...

California wildfires reduces years-long dreams to embers

SANTA ROSA, Calif.   Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build up his dream home that was reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by the deadly firestorm striking Northern California.  More...