June 16, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

‘Mother of Father’s Day’ Smart Dodd was a Renaissance woman, says descendant

LOS ANGELES This Father’s Day, Betsy Roddy will write two cards: one to her dad, and the other to her late great-grandmother, Sonora Smart Dodd. The second card is a century-old family tradition honoring the Mother of Father’s Day. More...

Emails reiterate EPA chief Pruitt’s ties to fossil fuel interests

WASHINGTON Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma’s state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued t More...

Trump lashes out at ‘bad,’ ‘conflicted’ Russia investigators

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russia investigation as “very bad and conflicted people,” responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstru More...

About 4,000 additional American forces to be sent off to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. More...

Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

WASHINGTON   Stopping short of a complete turnabout, President Donald Trump is expected to announce a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. More...

Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in May

BEIRUT   Russia said today it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group’s de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow More...

Two escaped Georgia prison inmates sought in guard killings recaptured

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Steve Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter’s path

WASHINGTON   Still in critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise “will be in the hospital for some time,” according to the facility where he is recovering from a gunshot. More...

At impasse, Cosby jury goes back to work on verdict

NORRISTOWN, PA. A new round of deliberations is raising the prospects that Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial will end with a verdict instead of a hung jury. More...

Banning Flippers? North Korea lashes out at trade sanctions

PYONGYANG, North Korea   North Korea on Friday lashed out at international sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, saying they are being used to block everything from frozen chicken to swimming flippers.  More...

London high-rise fire: Cladding may have helped spread blaze

LONDON The official cause may not be known for months. The death toll is unclear — and rising. No one has said exactly where the fire started. More...

Austin police on famed Sixth St. strive to ensure safety

AUSTIN, Texas   Austin police Lt. Dustin Lee stands on the corner of Sixth and Trinity streets on a Friday in June, a perfect vantage point in the middle of a barlined stretch of downtown.  More...

Alexandria shooter was living in cargo van, called a loner

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Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; at least 17 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia   At least 17 people were killed in the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic extremists that was ended this morning by security forces.  Somali survivors described harrowing scenes in wh More...

UPS gunman who killed three people in San Francisco had filed overtime grievances

SAN FRANCISCO A United Parcel Service driver who opened fire during a meeting with co-workers had filed a grievance that he was working excessive overtime and appeared to specifically go after the three drivers he killed before fatally shooting hims More...

Former deputy U.S. marshal sentenced in store peeping case

BISMARCK, N.D.   A former deputy U.S. marshal in North Dakota has been sentenced to three years in prison for spying on young women in Bismarck dressing rooms.  More...

AG Jeff Sessions vows to defend himself against ‘false allegations’

WASHINGTON   Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a close adviser to President Donald Trump during his battle for the presidency, heatedly defended himself before his former Senate colleagues as he denied having an undisclosed meeting with Russia&rsq More...

House Majority Whip Scalise shot in Virginia

WASHINGTON   House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot today at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. More...

Jurors back for day 3 of deliberations in Castile trial

ST. PAUL, Minn.   The jury considering the fate of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of a black motorist begins its third day of deliberations today.  More...

Amid criminal case, Cosby also fighting lawsuits by 10 women

NORRISTOWN, PA.   As Bill Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian’s civil lawyers are fighting civil lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country.  More...