June 23, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

How the Senate health bill compares to House, ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. More...

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

PHOENIX   The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.  More...

At pride events, protests claim prejudice, exclusion

NEW YORK Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community More...

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

WASHINGTON   The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.  More...

Coroner recalls 9/11, aftermath

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. When Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller answered his phone the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, he thought he was on the receiving end of a poorly timed prank. More...

Turkey rejects demands over its base in Qatar

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates   Turkey today rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country.  More...

No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

NEW YORK With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. More...

Philippines: IS funded siege through militant from Malaysia

MARAWI, Philippines The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday. More...

N. Korea denies torturing U.S. detainee Otto Warmbier

SEOUL, South Korea   North Korea on Friday called itself the “biggest victim” in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.  More...

Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills 11, wounds 20

QUETTA, Pakistan   A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. More...

Food aid dwindling in world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda   Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday.  More...

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

MOSCOW   Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow’s latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.  More...

New Texas park welcomes everyone

SAN ANTONIO   Judy Rhoads scanned her surroundings. More...

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS   Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early today in southwestern Louisiana.  Already blamed for one death in Alabama, Cindy was expected to keep churning seas and sp More...

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and l More...

Trump’s tease of Comey tapes fits familiar pattern

WASHINGTON Donald Trump said he had a secret. He dangled it on Twitter. He parried reporters’ questions about it. He milked the moment, drawing out the drama for weeks. More...

Juror: After 52 hours of deliberation, two holdouts in Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial refused to convict

NORRISTOWN, PA.   After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79- year-old comedian, a juror told ABC News.  More...

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

PHILADELPHIA In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths. More...

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq   The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said.  More...

FBI indicates no ‘wider plot’ suspected in airport stabbing

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