April 25, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Iowa teen hopes to help others after 18 surgeries

DUBUQUE, Iowa As she looks back on her 19 years, Betsy Till is grateful for the surgeries, medical stays and physical therapy that marked much of her childhood. Betsy was born with a limb deficiency that left her right leg shorter than her left. More...

Vt. rescues starving bear cubs

MONTPELIER, Vt.   Vermont biologists say they’ve rescued several yearold bear cubs found starving this spring after a shortage of wild food in the state last fall.  More...

Gov’t shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

WASHINGTON   Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include mon More...

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican’s assault on Democratic Pres More...

Police: 3 slain in gang-related shooting in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA.   Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two years that the city had experienced no killings.  More...

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

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Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

KABUL, Afghanistan   The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region’s districts, an Afghan official said today.  More...

Fists, faith and Rock Ministries: A boxing church

PHILADELPHIA You can hear the man from the stairs. He calls out “Xanny! Percs!” as the El above him pulls away. He is thin, wearing a red sweatshirt. A small tattoo is etched above his left cheek. More...

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not ‘meaningful’

WASHINGTON For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. More...

Inspired by own family, Kentucky governor tackles foster system

FRANKFORT, KY. The little girl was 11, living in a foster care group home, when she ended up playing tag in a Louisville park with the daughters of a wealthy investment manager who would one day be Kentucky’s governor. More...

Judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions

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Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing “challenging times” for the military in the Asia-Pacific. More...

France’s rejected mainstream unites for Macron over Le Pen

PARIS France’s political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united today to call on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron and reject Marine Le Pen’s populist nationalism. More...

Harvard University researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence in England

BOSTON   Harvard University researchers say they’ve discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.  The Boston Globe reported Friday researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen found the copy in a records office More...

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

WASHINGTON   The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.  More...

Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN   U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan today to assess America’s longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops.  More...

Trump budget chief says money for border wall a must

WASHINGTON Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says. More...

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

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Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

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President Trump raps Iran as violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal

WASHINGTON Iran is failing to fulfill the “spirit” of its nuclear deal with world powers, President Donald Trump has declared, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. More...