June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

3 men taking a ‘long’ motorcycle ride

BISMARCK, N.D. Rob Keller knows how to plan for danger. More...

Lawsuits to test Trump’s power to shrink monuments

SALT LAKE CITY   Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah’s new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.  More...

New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

PARIS A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard. More...

GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

WASHINGTON   The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.  More...

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in ‘terrorist attack’

CARACAS, Venezuela   A police helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted “terrorist attack” aimed at ousting him from power.  More...

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

WASHINGTON   The Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions a More...

Alaska lauds black soldiers’ work on famed World War II highway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approach More...

The senators who will make or break the GOP’s health care push

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing — or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Lead More...

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

BRUSSELS   The European Union has slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on internet giant Google today for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.  More...

Syria denies U.S. allegations it’s preparing a new chemical attack

BEIRUT The Syrian government today dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. More...

Dutch government partially liable in 300 Srebrenica deaths in 1995

THE HAGUE, Netherlands   A Dutch appeals court ruled today that the government was partially liable in the deaths of more than 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.  More...

Lawmaker: Reform Jews don’t believe in Temple

JERUSALEM A senior ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker today dismissed the protestations of liberal Jews over alternative access to Jerusalem’s Western Wall as provocations, saying they don’t even believe in the sanctity of the site. More...

Backyard theme park gets attention

ALLOUEZ, Wis.   No need to look twice, that really is a velociraptor peering over the fence at the corner of MacArthur Street and Kalb Avenue in Allouez.  More...

Hike up volcano was man’s final adventure

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Northern Ireland party signs deal to back Conservatives

LONDON The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party struck a $1.9 billion deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives today to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week. More...

Recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. More...

Trump scrambles for health votes; budget score looms

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Man catches teen falling from park ride: ‘It’s OK to let go’

NEW YORK Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. More...

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON   Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground.  More...

Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

MULTAN, Pakistan   Pakistan’s prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities today raised the death toll from the blaze to 157.  More...