April 13, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

NASA Tess spacecraft to prowl for planets as galactic scout

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.   Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA’s newest planet hunter.  More...

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

NEW YORK Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. More...

5 years later, Boston Marathon survivors, responders move on

BOSTON   One was an attacker. One was a volunteer first responder. One lost her leg. Another lost his little boy. And a police officer very nearly lost his own life.  More...

Trump convenes task force to study U.S. Postal System

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal System. More...

Trump plans to talk to allies before Syria strike decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” The White House said Thursday he would More...

Report: Many state pension systems have huge funding gaps

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Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to rallies

Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. More...

State legislatures lack public records on harassment

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Legislatures being pressed to produce reports of misconduct

SANTA FE, N.M. Documenting sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers and publicly releasing the outcomes can provide encouragement for people who might otherwise be hesitant to report allegations of inappropriate behavior. More...

Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA   Voters in Alaska's largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. More...

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project.  More...

5 years on, Boston Marathon bomb survivors inspire medical advances

The Associated Press BOSTON In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available More...

Accusers confront Cosby at trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren’t holding back. More...

Nominee to lead State Dept.: Soft policy on Russia ‘over’

WASHINGTON   Mike Pompeo, the hard-charging CIA director picked to be the next secretary of state, will tell the Senate today that years of soft U.S. More...

McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump’s affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives.  But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. More...

Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel town

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military announced today that the Syrian government is now in full control of the last rebel-held town on the outskirts of Damascus that was the site of a suspected chemical attack over the weekend.  More...

Trump seethes over FBI raid, ponders firing those he blames

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump was so incensed by the FBI’s raid of his personal attorney’s office and hotel room that he’s privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly mused about ousting specia More...

Senators craft a bill to protect Mueller

WASHINGTON   A bipartisan group of four senators is moving to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job as President Donald Trump publicly muses about firing him.  More...

CEO Zuckerberg: ‘Sorry’ for Facebook’s privacy failures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of mi More...

Sessions to address immigration at border sheriffs meeting

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — As thousands of National Guard troops deploy to the Mexico border, U.S. More...