March 7, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

GOP bill unlikely to settle passionate health care debate

WASHINGTON The nation’s passionate debate about the role of government in providing health care for citizens and paying the costs is unlikely to be settled by the legislation newly revealed by House Republicans. More...

New travel ban comes without chaos of first

WASHINGTON When President Donald Trump signed his first travel ban with scant warning and little planning seven days into his presidency, he meant to signal he was a man of action. More...

Homeland Security Department chief: Agency may separate parents, children at border

WASHINGTON   The Homeland Security Department is considering separating children from parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally, Secretary John Kelly said Monday.  Kelly said such a move would be part of a broader effort to disc More...

Poll: U.S. divided on admitting refugees

WASHINGTON   Where immigrants are concerned, James Wright is OK with people who are here legally, as well as illegally — if they haven’t committed crimes. More...

Transgender Virginia student says court ruling leaves kids in limbo

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Shooting suspect asked victims if ‘status was legal’

An Indian man wounded in an apparently racially motivated shooting that killed his friend at a suburban Kansas City bar told detectives that the gunman asked if their “status was legal” before he opened fire, according to an affidavit rel More...

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces storm Mosul government complex, hoist Iraqi flag

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces were fighting their way through a government complex in the heart of western Mosul after storming the buildings in an overnight raid, and were facing fierce counterattacks today from the Islamic State group. More...

U.S. moves parts of controversial missile defense to South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea   U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the U.S. More...

Report: Syrian children suffering ‘toxic stress’

BEIRUT Syrian children show symptoms of “toxic stress” and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war, according to a report released today. More...

Where’s Phil?

Upper Peninsula party store owner becomes cult figure

MARQUETTE, Mich. Where’s Phil? That’s what everyone always asks. And everyone was asking now. More...

Frustrations followed by angry weekend for Trump

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just days after his most successful moment in office. More...

NCIS investigating posting of photos of nude female Marines

WASHINGTON   The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge.  More...

Flip the script: Cursive sees revival in school instruction

NEW YORK Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand. More...

Ex-sect members claim to AP that prosecutors obstructed abuse cases

SPINDALE, N.C.   At least a half-dozen times over two decades, authorities investigated reports that members of a secretive evangelical church were being beaten. More...

N. Korea fires 4 banned ballistic missiles into sea

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Europe’s trend: Austria, once open, now shows migrants door

VIENNA Austria was among the first countries in Europe to put out the welcome mat when waves of people fleeing war and poverty reached the continent. Now, its focus is showing them the door. More...

AG’s recusal portends pressure on Russia meddling

WASHINGTON   Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not have been clear about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, but this much is: The controversy over any Kremlin involvement in American politics is not going to fade away More...

Q&A about perjury, Sessions’ statements

WASHINGTON   Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. More...

Film academy president reassures members after Oscar night botch

LOS ANGELES The president of the film academy has sent an email to its members telling them they have much to be proud of after this year’s Oscars ceremony, and reassuring them changes will be made to avoid a repeat of problems like the botche More...

Pence used a private email to conduct state business

WASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana’s governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis Star. More...