January 19, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

DA: Couple’s abuse became torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. More...

‘Police Academy’ director dies

NEW YORK Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film “Police Academy” to the popular sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died at age 74. More...

Congress likely racing toward a govt. shutdown

WASHINGTON A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being depo More...

Pence has long pushed for creation of Trump policies on Israel

WASHINGTON   Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart.  More...

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

SANTIAGO, Chile   Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in More...

Trump steps to forefront of antiabortion movement

WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights.  And though his record is mixe More...

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. More...

Clues sought in crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area in the U.S. state of New Mexico.  More...

Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island More...

Has #MeToo gone too far?

The Associated Press The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. More...

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari’s sexual advances while the two were on a date. More...

Hot-button topics coalesce at the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing programming, but from the Me Too movement, to diversity and representation in film and even the current presidency, this year the snowy mountain town of Park City, Utah, is prime More...

Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. It has been delivered with his own brand of bombast and occasional threats. More...

Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

WASHINGTON   This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.  More...

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in southern U.S.

DURHAM, N.C. Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot of snow on North Carolina’s largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. More...

Luggage limbo: Bags are still missing after JFK airport woes

NEW YORK   Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. More...

Strong storm blasts northern Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands   Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport suspended all flights for nearly an hour today and the Dutch national rail service halted trains across the country as a powerful storm battered the Netherlands and lashed other parts o More...

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

WASHINGTON ( AP) — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill f More...

Trump visiting Pa., but don’t call it a campaign trip

President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania today to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year.  More...

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

BOSTON   Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. More...