January 24, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

GOP Sens. Collins, Cassidy would let states keep Obama health law

WASHINGTON Two Republican senators said Monday that they’ll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage. More...

Senate Dems to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON   Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground.  More...

‘Get up. We’ve got to get out’: Storms kill 20 in the South

ADEL, Ga. Bonnie and Wayne Collier were jolted awake in their mobile home by a cellphone weather alert early Sunday. They jumped up, turned on the TV, saw a tornado warning and decided to run. More...

Toll from Italy avalanche at 15 as hopes diminish

FARINDOLA, Italy Hopes began to fade Tuesday that any more survivors would be found from a devastating avalanche, as the death toll climbed to 15 and rescue crews were hit with another tragedy nearby: reports of a downed helicopter ferrying an injur More...

Iraqis battle IS in eastern Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq   Fierce fighting erupted in Mosul on Tuesday as Iraqi forces tried to drive Islamic State militants from one of their last bastions in the eastern half of the city, while aid groups expressed concern for the estimated 750,000 people More...

After mass turnout Saturday, can protests turn into political impact?

DENVER Deb Szeman, a self-described “homebody,” had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women’s march on Washington. More...

Two suspects are in custody after deadly Texas mall shooting

SAN ANTONIO   Two suspects are in custody today after a robbery in a San Antonio shopping mall ended in a shooting that left one man dead and several other people injured, police said.  More...

President Trump’s ‘running war’ on the media undermines trust

NEW YORK   Donald Trump’s “running war” on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted.  More...

Lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

CARACAS, Venezuela   Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.  More...

Harsh exchanges from government envoy, rebel leader on first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan Syria’s government envoy and a rebel leader traded barbs as talks between the Mideast country’s warring sides got underway in Kazakhstan today in the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel More...

Questions arise over Italy’s response to snow-hit hotel

FARINDOLA, Italy   Questions intensified today into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing a snowbound mountain hotel hours before an avalanche hit, as rescue crews weighed using heavy equipment to try to reach 23 people in More...

Russian political elites revel in Donald Trump’s inauguration

MOSCOW Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations as bar and club owners sou More...

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Miguel Ferrer dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS’ hit “NCIS: Los Angeles” and, before that, to NBC crime drama “Crossing Jordan,” has died.  CBS said Ferrer died Thursday More...

Despite campaign to-do list, Trump team remains coy about his plans

WASHINGTON Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive todo list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it. More...

Timeline of events for Friday’s inauguration

Timeline of Friday’s events as Donald Trump is inaugurated president of the United States:  BEFORE THE CEREMONY   More...

Former president’s breathing tube indicates severe pneumonia

Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated for pneumonia in intensive care at a Houston hospital where doctors are evaluating him before removing a breathing tube.  More...

Protesters planning to disrupt Donald Trump’s big day

WASHINGTON   Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the nation’s capital for the inauguration of Donald Trump, and while the majority of those expected in Washington on Friday will be there to celebrate, some protesters say t More...

Mexican drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ to appear in U.S. courtroom

NEW YORK Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexi More...

Obama cuts 330 federal drug sentences short in his last major act as president

WASHINGTON In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close. More...

5 reported alive in Italian hotel hit by avalanche

FARINDOLA, Italy Five people were found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel Friday, two days after an avalanche tore through the mountain resort and trapped an estimated 30 people inside, rescue crews reported. More...