May 14, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

‘No one cares about us’

Life in Johannesburg’s ‘hijacked’ buildings

JOHANNESBURG   A rat pauses on the puddled floor before disappearing under a bed. Somewhere in the large and crowded tent a baby, born three days ago, cries. More...

Gaza protests cloud embassy opening in Jerusalem

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Thousands of Palestinian protesters converged along the border with Israel today, drawing Israeli fire that killed at least 16 people in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations and casting a cloud over Israel’s festi More...

Trump offers aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

WASHINGTON In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump says he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. More...

Crisis sparks woman to action

AMBRIDGE, Pa. Fingertips of her index and middle fingers rhythmically compress his tiny chest. “Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.” Her baby, just several days shy of 9 months, isn’t breathing. More...

Summit set, Trump sees N. Korea ‘big success’

WASHINGTON Envisioning “a very special moment for world peace,” President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for highly anticipated summit talks in Singapore on June 12. More...

AP sources: WH aide dismissed McCain view, says ‘he’s dying’

WASHINGTON   A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. More...

Volcano explosion won’t be deadly if people stay out of national park

PAHOA, Hawaii   A Hawaii volcano that sputtered lava for a week, forced around 2,000 residents to evacuate, destroyed some two dozen homes and threatened a geothermal plant now threatens to blow its top in the coming days or weeks.  Experts More...

Trump urges GOP to mobilize for 2018 midterms

ELKHART, Ind. More...

Facing anti-Washington winds, Senate Democrats point to home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Feeling no relief from anti-incumbent Republican primaries, Democratic senators in GOP-leaning states are working to convince voters they’re free of Washington’s stigma. More...

Iraq holds its first election since IS defeat

Iraqis vote Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State extremist group.  The balloting is expected to be a referendum on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s tenure and his pledge to More...

U.N. chief asks for halt to ‘all hostile acts’ in Middle East

BEIRUT   U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate halt to “all hostile acts” to avoid “a new conflagration” in the Middle East after Israeli forces bombed Iranian targets inside Syria.  More...

California flower town wrestles with odor amid shift to marijuana

CARPINTERIA, Calif.   This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. More...

Hawaii volcano park to close amid explosion concerns

PAHOA, Hawaii   Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago.  More...

House bill would revive mothballed Nevada nuclear waste dump

WASHINGTON The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. More...

Texas suit could speed DACA’s path to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON   Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. More...

Trump gives freed Americans flag-waving, wee-hours welcome

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. More...

UK apologizes for its role in kidnapping

LONDON Britain acknowledged today that its intelligence agents played a role in the kidnapping and torture of an opponent of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the man’s wife — a rare admission of wrongdoing by British spies. More...

Aide to governor touts Apple deal, gets job at company

IOWA CITY, Iowa A top aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds took a management job with tech giant Apple months after helping promote a $208 million incentive package for the company’s planned Iowa data center as a good deal for taxpayers. More...

Israel hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria

JERUSALEM The Israeli military today said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military installations in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious military co More...

Mahathir: Clear mandate to govern Malaysia, vows reforms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia’s former authoritarian ruler Mahathir Mohamad, who in a stunning political comeback led opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades, said today they have a clear mandate to form a governmen More...