March 24, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Boy always game to try new things

HOLT, Mich.   It’s time for the morning meeting in Betty Brown’s sixth-grade classroom at Holt’s Hope Middle School, and the students are learning an important skill: shaking hands.  More...

Cluster of Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists

A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality, just as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Trump administration issues permit for the Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. More...

Dog pulled from fire revived after 20 minutes

LOS ANGELES   California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes.  The dog’s owner, 35-year-old Crystal Lamirande, had just re More...

Trump demands House set risky health care vote

House Speaker Ryan schedules Friday vote

WASHINGTON   In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursu More...

Fact Check: Trumps truths can come from wisps of info

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Lawsuits that blame Saudi Arabia for 9/11 get new life

NEW YORK For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11 and insurance companies tried unsuccessfully through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and organizations there responsible for the terrorist attacks. More...

British police reveal more details on man who attacked Parliament

LONDON UK police are combing through “massive amounts of computer data” and more than 2,500 items seized in searches across the country as they look for clues about why a Britishborn man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on More...

Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts

Africa faces the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine- affected areas will cause untold suffering, a spokesman for More...

Daily hunt for water affects millions of Africans

JOHANNESBURG ( AP) — More than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the country’s problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. More...

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

WASHINGTON   A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls “deaths of despair” — suicides, drug overdoses and More...

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on U.S. Jewish centers

JERUSALEM   A 19-year-old American- Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. More...

‘Gong Show’ creator dies at 87

NEW YORK   Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87.  More...

Vermont county weighs safe injection site for drug users

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Ex-pharmacy exec convicted

BOSTON The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the cou More...

House lawmakers kill kindergarten plan

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican House budget writers rejected GOP Gov. Chris Sununu’s plan to spend $9 million to expand full-day kindergarten programs.  More...

Dartmouth sells land for Appalachian Trail

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Intelligence chair spying claim renews fight over Russia probe

WASHINGTON The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distribu More...

Nevada backs the Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline

CARSON CITY, NEV.   Nevada on Wednesday became the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal under the law.  More...

U.S. combat airlift marks a deepening involvement in Syria

WASHINGTON Twe United States is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. More...