January 30, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

A closer look at Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that makes major changes to America's immigration system, sparking confusion at airports, protests around the country and denunciations from leaders around the world. More...

Trump’s immigration ban protested at San Francisco and Los Angeles airports

SAN FRANCISCO   Thousands protested President Donald Trump's immigration ban Sunday at San Francisco and Los Angeles International airports, blocking entrances and escalators while chanting in support of refugees threatened by the restrictions.& More...

Military: First-known combat death in action authorized by Trump

WASHINGTON   It’s been described as the greatest burden any commander in chief must bear.  More...

6 killed in Canada mosque shooting; PM Trudeau calls it a terrorist attack

QUEBEC CITY   A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead and eight others wounded in an attack that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism. Police arrested two suspects.  More...

Airstrikes kill 15 IS-linked militants in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines Philippine airstrikes have killed 15 Muslim militants linked to the Islamic State group, including a suspected Indonesian militant, while one of Southeast Asia’s top terror suspects was seriously wounded in the country&rsqu More...

Questions abound after Trump’s wall promise

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is promising Mexico will pay for his massive border wall. On Thursday, his administration finally suggested how: a 20 percent tax on products imported from south of the border. More...

Rogue tweeters in government could be prosecuted as hackers

WASHINGTON Who are the federal government’s rogue tweeters, using official agency social media accounts to poke President Donald Trump? Are these acts of civil disobedience, or federal crimes? More...

Prosecutor: Man attacked Muslim airline employee at John F. Kennedy airport

NEW YORK A Massachusetts man is accused of attacking a Muslim airline employee at New York’s John F. More...

Student guilty of black church arsons recruiting for a pro-white group

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Brutal winter in western U.S. has been terrible for animals

Antelope injured while falling on ice. Horses stranded in snowy mountains. Cougars descending from their wilderness lairs to forage in a town. More...

Washington DC’s March for Life to highlight gains by abortion opponents

WASHINGTON For the first time in years, abortion opponents will have all the political momentum when they hold their annual rally Friday on the National Mall. More...

Israelis seek to comfort Holocaust’s loneliest survivors

RAMAT HASHARON, Israel   Surrounded by more than 100 fellow Holocaust survivors and young volunteers, a blind Ernest Weiner sat in his wheelchair with a puffy crown on his head as the crowd sang happy birthday and showered him with hugs and gree More...

Oscars toast Gibson, not Bening, Adams, and more surprises

LOS ANGELES Sometimes the biggest surprise on Oscar nomination morning is when there’s no surprise at all. This year many of the exclusions just came down to the fact that some of the categories, like best actress, were too competitive. More...

DOWN ON THE FARM

LARRY ROBINSON of Strafford, Vermont, manages the cow manure so it will fall into a wagon when cleaning the barn’s gutters at the family farm earlier this week. More...

Pension deal gets early OK in Conn.

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Rutland mayor fears end of refugee resettlement

MONTPELIER, Vt.   The mayor of Rutland — a city that had been expecting up to 100 refugees from Syria and Iraq — said he fears a policy being considered by President Donald Trump would halt refugee resettlement in the city.  More...

Bills would expand use of medical pot

CONCORD, N.H.   Patients with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder are asking lawmakers to make it easier for them to obtain medical marijuana, arguing that it’s a better treatment than opioids.  More...

Marble tiles found in Manchester library

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials say workers renovating a library in Manchester stumbled upon the building’s original marble tiles that date to 1912.  More...

Man sentenced in child porno case

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Lawyers: Toss suit challenging mall vote

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Attorneys for Burlington and a proposed mall development say a lawsuit challenging a voter-approved funding plan to reopen two streets around the Burlington Town Center should be thrown out. More...