May 4, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

As girls arrive, Boy Scouts change name of flagship program

NEW YORK For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. More...

More mellowing out over hiring cannabis users

WASHINGTON FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs. More...

Small businesses grapple with conflicting marijuana laws

WASHINGTON   A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. More...

More women accuse Rose; some say they alerted CBS managers

NEW YORK With 27 more women accusing former news anchor Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, a report Thursday calls into question CBS News’ claims that his behavior was a surprise before he was fired last November. More...

Erupting volcano forces 1,500 from homes

HONOLULU   Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets.  More...

Alaska store hopes Crowe’s jockstrap helps business

ANCHORAGE, Alaska   A celebrity jockstrap that’s been the buzz of Alaska for nearly two weeks went on display Wednesday at one of the nation’s last Blockbuster video stores in an effort to ramp up business.  “I tell you, More...

2nd hidden camera found in Georgia Starbucks bathroom

ALPHARETTA, Ga.   Police say a second camera has been found in a bathroom at a Starbucks in suburban Atlanta, weeks after the first camera was discovered.   More...

Women’s sports leagues band together with SheIS initiative

NEW YORK   Women’s sports leagues are banding together with a new initiative, SheIS.  Eight leagues, including the WNBA, U.S. More...

Tourists flocking to Peru’s newfound ‘Rainbow Mountain’

PITUMARCA, Peru   Tourists gasp for breath as they climb for two hours to a peak in the Peruvian Andes that stands 16,404 feet above sea level. They’re dead tired, but stunned by the magical beauty unfurled before them.  More...

C-130 that crashed in Ga. on final trip

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga.   An aging C-130 Hercules that rescued and resupplied U.S. More...

‘There’s a shooter’: Gamblers unalarmed amid Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS The jangly music of slot machines echoed through the packed room as police officers methodically made their way across the casino floor with their guns drawn. More...

Trump: ‘Retainer’ covered adult film star payment

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump said today reimbursement to his personal lawyer for hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels was done through a monthly retainer and “had nothing to do with the campaign.”  More...

Trump legal team shakeup may usher in tougher stance

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to a special counsel investigation that has reached a critical stage. More...

Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks settle with city, company

PHILADELPHIA   Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world’s biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.  More...

Explosion at barricade scene injures up to 8

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Storm kills at least 91, injures over 160

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said today.  More...

U.S.-China trade talks center on tech rivalry

BEIJING (AP) — A high powered U.S. delegation arrived in Beijing today for talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world’s two largest economies toward a trade war. More...

Trump’s doctor describes ‘raid’ to obtain records

WASHINGTON   The White House said that President Donald Trump’s former bodyguard did nothing out of the ordinary when he took possession of the president’s medical records last year, despite a claim by Trump’s former doctor tha More...

West’s wild words stir again: Kanye calls slavery a ‘choice’

LOS ANGELES   Before the last one had a chance to simmer down, Kanye West caused another stir, calling American slavery a “choice” in an interview Tuesday.  More...

Playboy art director who created bunny logo dies

CHICAGO   Magazine designer Art Paul, who created Playboy’s famous tuxedoed bunny head logo, has died. He was 93.  More...