March 10, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Democratic AGs mount fight against Trump travel ban

SEATTLE   In stepping up legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, Democratic attorneys general are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch in the same way their GOP counterparts did under Presi More...

Big differences between the GOP health care bill, Obama-era law

WASHINGTON   At first glance, the health care bill from House Republicans appears to have similarities to the Obama-era law, such as tax credits, protections for people with health problems, and the ability of parents to keep young adults on the More...

Court unanimously ousts South Korea’s leader for corruption

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea's Constitutional Court removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office in a unanimous ruling Friday over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil and worsened an already serious na More...

Archeologists in Egypt discover a massive statue in Cairo slum

CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous ancient rulers.  The colossus, whose head was pulled from mud and groundwater by a bul More...

Syria Kurdish-led fighters see force boosting in push on IS

BEIRUT   The main Syrian Kurdish force fighting Islamic State militants in northern Syria claimed on Friday that it has enough fighters to take the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa with the help of the U.S.-led coalition — remar More...

OUTVETS OUT OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

GAY VETERANS who marched in Boston’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade after decades of resistance from organizers say they have been denied a spot in this year’s event. More...

Governor wants greater control over water supply

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Vermont top court weighs if KKK fliers are protected speech

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. The state’s top court is considering whether the distribution of Ku Klux Klan fliers is protected speech. More...

Sen. Sanders to give 2 college addresses

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to give commencement addresses to unite two Vermont colleges.  Lyndon State College announced Tuesday that Sanders will deliver the address on Sunday, May 14. More...

Burlington residents in favor of $15 wage

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Residents in Burlington, Vermont, are in favor of a $15 minimum wage.  They voted to support the wage on an advisory ballot Tuesday by a vote of 5,004- 1,618. More...

Cops: Woman in labor wanted heroin, meth

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Official reconsiders sanctuary status

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A Portsmouth, New Hampshire, official has proposed a city “welcoming and diversity resolution” for immigrants instead of sanctuary city status, due to concerns over the possible loss of federal funds.  More...

Gardeners, UNH to offer free seeds

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Police seek suspect in N.H. store robbery

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in Strafford County are searching for a man who they say robbed a general store.  Rochester police say the suspect brandished a knife and demanded money from a clerk at a Family Dollar around 7:30 p.m. More...

FBI’s Comey says he’s sticking around

BOSTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says he plans to serve his entire 10- year term, even as controversy swirls over his attempt to rebut President Donald Trump’s claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the electio More...

Franken turns back $41,000 in donations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Al Franken has turned over nearly $41,000 of campaign contributions from a Boston law firm being investigated for improper donations.  More...

Mayor believes refugee plan cost him re-election

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House panel OKs health bill, industry groups say ‘no’

WASHINGTON House Republicans scored a predawn triumph today in their effort to scuttle former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but it masked deeper problems as hospitals, doctors and consumer groups mounted intensifying oppositio More...

CIA won’t discuss breach; Will WikiLeaks help tech firms?

WASHINGTON   The CIA has gone dark about the WikiLeaks dump of nearly 9,000 pages of purported U.S. More...

Chicago tries to learn from the way New York is fighting crime

CHICAGO   Even before President Donald Trump tweeted a threat to send “in the Feds” to curb Chicago’s gun violence, he was saying on the campaign trail that there was a simple solution to the bloodshed: police should get toughe More...