October 20, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

WASHINGTON Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they’ve muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax over More...

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

WASHINGTON He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware. More...

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster and hunger

NEW DELHI Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More...

U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State group in Raqqa Friday

BEIRUT A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former “capital” of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four month battle that left it in ruins More...

In rare move, pope prays for Malta after journalist is slain

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his condolences to the overwhelmingly Catholic island nation. More...

Bush condemns Trump-era America, says ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’

NEW YORK Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity. More...

India looking forward to visit from U.S. secretary of state

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday said it is looking forward to a visit from U.S. More...

Wells investigating allegations of racism toward Lisbon football player

WELLS The Wells High School football team turned in an impressive performance last Friday night as the Warriors cruised to a 36-6 win over the previously undefeated Lisbon Greyhounds. More...

Two who survived Wednesday’s office shooting are still in critical condition

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Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up

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Spain is ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

BARCELONA, Spain Spain’s government today immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the re More...

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

LOS ANGELES Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released today. More...

Dems to press Sessions on his talks with Trump

WASHINGTON   Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears before a Senate committee today to discuss his leadership of the Justice Department.  More...

Spanish prime minister urges Catalan secession leaders to back down

MADRID   Spain’s prime minister today urged Catalonia’s leaders to back down from their bid to gain independence for the region, a day before a central government deadline that could significantly deepen the country’s political More...

Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead

WASHINGTON After her Army son died in an armored vehicle rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from President Donald Trump, even as she waited months for his condolences, wrote to him to say “some days I don&r More...

Amazon has brought benefits — and disruption — to Seattle

SEATTLE Memo to the many places vying for Amazon’s second headquarters: It ain’t all food trucks and free bananas. More...

President of China urges stronger stand against challenges

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping today urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation’s “grim” challenges as he opened a twice-a-decade national co More...

Trump reverses course on emerging bipartisan Senate health care deal

WASHINGTON A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement, and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception. More...

Thousands march in Somali capital as attack details emerge

MOGADISHU, Somalia As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia’s capital today in a show of defiance after the country’s deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday’s truck bombing that killed mo More...

President Trump’s claim regarding predecessors, fallen troops disputed

WASHINGTON   For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. More...