December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Winds churn Calif. wildfires

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Rock icon Johnny Hallyday, known as French Elvis, dies

PARIS   Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74.  More...

Warnings ahead of Jerusalem declaration

JERUSALEM America’s friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. More...

West Coast homeless crisis pushes US count higher

LOS ANGELES The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. More...

‘MeToo’ movement named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.  More...

GOP tax overhaul’s impacts on health law coverage and Medicare

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WASHINGTON The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time. More...

Leno buys $13.5M mansion

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John Anderson, who ran for president, dies

CHICAGO   Former longtime Illinois Rep. More...

Relative: Rep. Conyers won’t seek re-election due to health

DETROIT   A relative says John Conyers, who is battling sexual harassment allegations from former female staffers, won’t seek re-election to a 28th term in Congress.  More...

Justices OK travel ban enforcement

WASHINGTON   It’s not a final ruling, but the Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.  More...

Arab, Muslim opposition building to any US nod on Jerusalem

JERUSALEM   Vociferous Arab and Muslim opposition was building Tuesday to any possible U.S. recognition of the hotly contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.  More...

Saudi strikes pound Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

SANAA, Yemen Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition pounded Yemen’s capital overnight, targeting Sanaa’s densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of the former Yemeni president by the country’s S More...

Calif. fire forces thousands to flee

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‘Take all their excuses away’

Hard cases in heroin fight

CHICAGO The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. His next stop: a sober-living facility. More...

Blast fails to bring down part of stadium

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Trump to scale back 2 national monuments in trip to Utah

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump is announcing plans to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, responding to what he has condemned as a “massive federal land grab” by the government.  More...

Trump takes to Twitter to criticize FBI, special prosecutor

WASHINGTON Amid a rush of weekend tweets taking aim at targets old and new, President Donald Trump criticized the FBI and raised questions about the special prosecutor’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to his cam More...

Trump offers full support for embattled Republican Moore

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Monday, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP candidate to argue that his vote is needed in Congress.  More...

Stealth jets, other aircraft fly in US, South Korean drills

SEOUL, South Korea Hundreds of aircraft including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched a massive combined air force exercise. More...

CVS bids $69 billion for Aetna amid health care changes

(AP) Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans’ health care needs with prescription drugs, clinics and insurance plans to cover those goods and service More...