February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits. More...

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son’s visit

NEW DELHI “Trump has arrived. Have you?” shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. More...

New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people today, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said. More...

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

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Netanyahu confidant to testify against him

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported today that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate him in corruption allegations, the latest in a dizzying series of developments More...

State Department says N. Korea passed up meeting with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administra More...

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting.  More...

To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

DETROIT The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk. More...

Max Desfor

Former AP photographer dies at 104

WASHINGTON   Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. More...

New Wynn CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

LAS VEGAS   The new CEO of Las Vegasbased Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.  Matt Maddox, who was appointed CEO on Feb. More...

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

PARKLAND, Fla. A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital today to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. More...

Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

PARKLAND, Fla. Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. More...

Activists: 98 dead in assault on rebel-held Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said today.  A day after M More...

Romney accepts Trump endorsement of Senate bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship.  More...

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust U.S. indictment

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia   While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. More...

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...