February 19, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Agency managing vast U.S. lands experiences a year of upheaval

BILLINGS, Mont. A year of upheaval at the U.S. More...

For Sen. Duckworth, a baby will bring down yet another barrier

WASHINGTON Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it. More...

Kremlin dismisses U.S. election indictment as lacking evidence

MOSCOW   The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as lacking evidence.  More...

Biden mulling another run for presidency

WASHINGTON   Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.  More...

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

WASHINGTON Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. More...

Pro-Syrian forces to enter Kurdish enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — Pro-Syrian government forces will begin entering the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the country’s northwest “within hours,” after reaching an agreement with the Kurdish militia in control of the region, Syria More...

Doping charge could hurt Russia’s chance at reinstatement

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.  More...

High court asked to iron out polling place clothing dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button.  Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up.  More...

Oxfam: Staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

LONDON   Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.  More...

Shooting survivors, Trump on potential collision course

PARKLAND, Fla. Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump. More...

Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

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‘Run’: A 6-minute fatal rampage for shocked Florida school

PARKLAND, Fla.   Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. More...

Trump to tackle mental health, school safety — but not guns

WASHINGTON   Declaring the nation united and grieving with “one heavy heart,” President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and “the difficult issue of mental health” in response to the deadly shooting in Fl More...

Senate rejects immigration bills; young immigrants in limbo

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Oxfam chief: Sex-abuse claims a ‘stain’ on the organization

LONDON (AP) — Reports that Oxfam staff members sexually exploited people in crisis zones are “a stain” that shames the charity, the organization’s chief said in an interview broadcast today.  More...

Kept out: How banks block people of color

PHILADELPHIA Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. More...

8 lenders that aren’t serving people of color for home loans

REVEAL A cross America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting: Nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders denied home loans for people of color at higher rates than for white people. More...

Food box idea draws ire from Dems, advocates

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance”: replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and ot More...

Priebus: Chaos reigned in early days of Trump’s White House

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump’s first chief of staff says all those reports about chaos in the early days of the Trump White House were true — and then some.  “Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50 More...

Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America’s top dog

NEW YORK   Flynn the bichon frise won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the packed crowd at Madison Square Garden.  Fans who had been loudly shouting for their More...