March 12, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Lots of talk, but little action on curbing health care costs

WASHINGTON It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums. More...

Lawmaker: Spy poisoning looks to be ‘state-sponsored’

LONDON A senior British lawmaker says the poisoning of exspy Sergei Skripal and his daughter is “looking awfully like it was state-sponsored attempted murder.” Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee, told the BBC it was More...

Tim McGraw collapses on stage during Ireland concert

DUBLIN Country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage during a performance in Ireland. Rolling Stone magazine reports McGraw collapsed while performing Sunday night in Dublin. More...

Officials tight-lipped in attack on California veterans home

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. Authorities in Northern California have so far been tight-lipped about why a former Army rifleman may have killed three women after a daylong siege at a veterans home in Napa County wine country. More...

Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle age

WASHINGTON The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump’s support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. More...

North Korea still mum on Trump summit

TOKYO (AP) — News of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent shockwaves around the globe. More...

Despite heated rhetoric, little change on U.S.-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The daily commute from Mexico to California farms is the same as it was before Donald Trump became president. More...

5 killed in helicopter crash into New York City’s East River

NEW YORK (AP) — All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River were confirmed dead early this morning by a NYPD spokesman.  The pilot was able to escape the Sunday night crash after the aircraft More...

Xi Jinping’s rule shatters hopes for China’s liberalization

BEIJING (AP) — When American scholar Orville Schell first visited China in 1975, Mao Zedong was leading the country through the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, when Chinese were being shamed, beaten and even killed for perceived political mista More...

Passenger plane crashes, catches fire at Kathmandu airport

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed as it landed today at Kathmandu airport in Nepal, an airport official said.  It wasn’t clear if there were fatalities, but clouds of thick, dark smoke could be seen ri More...

School shooting calls released; gun bill on governor’s desk

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Tillerson says ‘talks,’ but no ‘negotiations’ with NKorea

DJIBOUTI (AP) — U.S. More...

Red Cross delivers aid to Syria’s Ghouta

BEIRUT (AP) — Amid a lull in Damascus’ embattled rebelheld suburbs, a small team of relief workers entered the eastern Ghouta area today to deliver remaining aid left over from a mission earlier in the week, the International Committee of More...

#MeToo movement gets mixed reception outside U.S.

Thanks to the vast reach of social media and the prevalence of sexual misconduct in virtually every society, the #MeToo movement has proven itself a genuinely global phenomenon. More...

#MeToo movement ripples through the world

Some examples of how the #MeToo movement has played out around the world as women seek to raise awareness about sexual misconduct and confront men who perpetrated it:  JAPAN   More...

AP analysis: NRA gave $7.3M to hundreds of U.S. schools

The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. More...

Study: Bones found in 1940 seem to be Earhart’s

NEW YORK Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis concludes. More...

Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk

WASHINGTON   A stinging internal investigation finds “failed leadership at multiple levels” at the Veterans Administration during the Obama administration that put patients at a major hospital at risk. More...

For many factory towns, white collar job loss hurts the most

ERIE, Pa. With the abandoned smokestacks off the bay and ramshackle factories along 12th Street, it’s easy to pin the blame for this industrial city’s plight on the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and Mexico. More...

Slain Salvador archbishop to be a saint, pope decrees

VATICAN CITY   Pope Francis has cleared the way for Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that the churchman murdered by El Salvador’s right-wing death squads for standing up for the poor and oppressed should be a model for More...