January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Trump disbands voter fraud commission

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials’ refusal to cooperate.  Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential electi More...

Lawmakers weigh bill to ban signature gathering at polls

AUGUSTA A legislative panel on Wednesday considered a bill that would make signature-gathering at Maine polling places a crime. More...

Who are the men in soldier’s WWII sketches?

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. Before the Army’s 27th Infantry Division was decimated in a bloody World War II battle, Stan Dube sketched portraits of his fellow soldiers. More...

Fed-up passenger jumps onto plane’s wing in Spain

MADRID   A passenger on a delayed Ryanair flight from London who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane after it landed in the southern Spanish city of Malaga surprised fellow passengers by using the emergency exit to jump onto a wing. More...

Strength of Iran protests uncertain after week of unrest

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The strength of protests shaking Iran was unclear today after a week of unrest that killed at least 21 people, with fewer reports of demonstrations as government supporters again took to the streets.  More...

Iran’s regional enemies watch unrest for leverage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s most fervent regional foes, Saudi Arabia and Israel, are both eagerly looking for signs of vulnerability and imminent change in their nemesis amid the past week of protests across the country. More...

Election winner to be drawn from bowl

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Neither a general election, nor a recount, nor a legal battle have been able to produce a winner in Virginia’s hotly contested race for a House seat. So now election officials are turning to a ceramic bowl.  More...

Real weather term ‘bomb’ blows up on social media

WASHINGTON   When it comes to weather, it’s hard to sound scarier than “bomb cyclone.”  It’s a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. More...

3 cars on Amtrak train derail, none hurt

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Divided Democrats face liberal backlash on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new deadline fast approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.  More...

Trump left ‘furious,’ ‘disgusted’ by Steve Bannon over new book

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top adviser Steve Bannon, responding to a new book that portrays Trump as an undisciplined man-child who didn’t actually want to win the White House and quotes Bannon as ca More...

Famed Muscle Shoals music producer Rick Hall dies at 85

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and ’70s and helped develop the fabled “Muscle Shoals sound,” has died. More...

Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

SALT LAKE CITY   Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after overseeing the religion for nine years. More...

Pro-government rallies in Iran after days of unrest

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media today aired pro-government demonstrations in cities across the country after a week of protests and unrest over the nation's poor economy — a move apparently seeking to calm nerves amid clashes that More...

N. Korea reopens talks with S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years today as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after m More...

2 Democrats to be sworn in to Senate, narrow GOP majority

WASHINGTON   Two new Democrats were to be sworn in to the U.S. More...

Opportunity in Utah: Mitt Romney eyes political resurgence

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress.  More...

Trump warns Palestinian Authority it may lose U.S. aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. More...

Homeland chief: Wait-and-see on immigrant citizenship

SAN DIEGO   The Trump administration would consider immigration legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people, the U.S. More...

Winter storm forecast to dump snow from Florida to Carolinas

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Brutal winter weather that's brought subzero temperatures to parts of the U.S. More...