December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Calif. wind, and fire danger, hitting unprecedented high

VENTURA, Calif. Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now. More...

New Hendrix album coming out in March

Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year.  Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix’s “Both Sides of the Sky” on March 9, 2018 More...

Collins confident health care bills will pass this year

PORTLAND   U.S. Sen. More...

Maine housing bond program eliminated in US House tax bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — A provision in the U.S. House Republican tax bill could eliminate funding for hundreds of new low-income apartments in Maine.  More...

Announcement coming from Sen. Franken amid fresh accusations

WASHINGTON   Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears to be on the brink of resigning from the Senate.  Franken scheduled an announcement for Thursday, More...

Sen. King says Franken should resign

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Democrat-aligned independent U.S. senator says it’s time for Sen. Al Franken to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.  More...

Keillor says MPR wrong to dismiss him without investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as “multiple allegations” against the former “A Prairie Home Com More...

Protests across Palestinian areas, Mideast after Trump Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM Clashes between hundreds of Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops erupted across the West Bank on Thursday while demonstrators in Gaza burned posters of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as I More...

Tense start for Turkish leader Erdogan’s visit to Greece

ATHENS, Greece   The first official visit by a Turkish president to Greece in six decades got off to a tense start Thursday, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeating comments that have alarmed his Greek hosts about the need to “update” th More...

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...