February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Black Lives Matter opens Vt. safe space

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Cause of fire killing two undetermined

SOUTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont fire investigators say the cause of a fire that killed two women in a South Hero home is now being classified as undetermined.  More...

Boy, 14, searched at airport; on watch list

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A 14- year-old New Hampshire boy taking a flight to a baseball tournament in Florida says he was shocked when airport authorities said he was on a U.S. government watch list.  More...

15 people accused of Super Bowl mayhem

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White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

WASHINGTON   White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White More...

Supreme Court could decide on transgender case — or not

WASHINGTON   Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys’ bathroom and the Virginia school board that won’t let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump adminis More...

Former House speaker predicts ‘Obamacare’ won’t be repealed

WASHINGTON   Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of “Obamacare” is “not going to happen.”  The Ohio Republican, who was forced out by conservatives in 2015, said More...

Plea in wife’s staircase death lets man maintain innocence

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Michael Peterson is out of theories as to how his wife died at the bottom of a staircase in the couple’s mansion in Durham, North Carolina, more than 15 years ago. Did Kathleen Peterson fall down those stairs? More...

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia last week was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said Friday. More...

Iraq strikes IS in Syria as Iraqi forces enter western Mosul

BAGHDAD   Iraq’s air force struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time on Friday as Iraqi troops on the ground pushed into western Mosul, the last major urban stronghold held by the Sunni militant group in Iraq.  More...

Far-right candidate sees a France without kippas and headscarves

PARIS No more Muslim women in the Metro wearing the latest in headscarf attire. No more young Jewish boys in kippas dashing into the bakery for the family’s dinner baquette. More...

Governor: Dakota Access protesters can leave without arrest

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Republicans who won after rowdy town halls are now avoiding them

DENVER   Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor.&nb More...

N.H. governor signs gun legislation

CONCORD, N.H.   A license is no longer required to carry a loaded gun under a jacket or in a purse in New Hampshire.  More...

Maple syrup producers in New England face new challenges in warming world

DURHAM, N.H.   New Hampshire’s maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.  More...

Cute calf video triggers uproar

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Conservatives hail Trump’s end to transgender bathroom rule

WASHINGTON Conservatives are praising the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to d More...

UN-sponsored Syria talks resume after 10 months

GENEVA   Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva today, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country.  U.N. More...

North Korea says Malaysian investigation is ‘full of holes’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia After more than a week of silence in its state-controlled media, North Korea today slammed the investigation into the death of one of its citizens in Kuala Lumpur, saying Malaysia’s probe is full of “holes and cont More...

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. More...