January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech

CHICAGO President Barack Obama has bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump. More...

Trump to face questions on Russia hacking

NEW YORK   The last time Donald Trump held a news conference, he was plunging into a heated general election campaign with Hillary Clinton and suggested Russia could help dig up some of his rival’s emails.  More...

United Arab Emirates says five diplomats killed in Afghan blast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates   The United Arab Emirates said today that five of its diplomats were killed in a bombing in southern Afghanistan the day before, the deadliest attack to ever target the young nation’s diplomatic corps.  More...

Nigerian governor: Aid groups profit from Boko Haram crisis

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria   Aid agencies including UNICEF are profiting from funds meant to help those fleeing Boko Haram’s Islamic uprising and should leave the country, the governor of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state says, even as the More...

Trump unfiltered: Tweets reveal interests, insecurities

WASHINGTON His message came at the start of one of the busiest weeks of Donald Trump’s transition to the White House. More...

Northern California and Nevada brace for another powerful storm

FORESTVILLE, Calif. Northern California and Nevada braced for another powerful storm after getting lashed by downpours that flooded roads, homes and vineyards and toppled a storied giant sequoia. More...

White policeman suspended but not fired after incident caught on video

DALLAS   A white Texas policeman was suspended without pay for 10 days, but will not be fired, after an incident in which he was caught on video wrestling a black woman and her daughter to the ground, Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald anno More...

Roof’s fate soon will rest in hands of 12 federal jurors

CHARLESTON, S.C.   The assault on Emanuel AME Church left a total of 12 victims: Nine who were killed that June night and three who survived the hail of bullets in the basement of the beautiful, historic structure in downtown Charleston.  More...

Democrats to press attorney general pick as hearing opens

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, is set to be questioned by his peers in a high-visibility Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. More...

Life or death legal journey ahead for Florida airport shooting suspect

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Carrie Fisher’s death certificate confirms heart attack

LOS ANGELES   Carrie Fisher’s death certificate confirms that the actress died of a heart attack, but it says more investigation is needed to try to determine the underlying cause.  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health i More...

In his final speech, Obama must reconcile his hopes with Trump’s

WASHINGTON   Now an elder statesman, Barack Obama is returning to Chicago where he launched his unlikely political career to tell Americans not to lose faith in their future, no matter what they think about their next president.  More...

Judge to sentence man for plotting to join al-Qaida

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. Was he a dedicated Islamic radical who proudly proclaimed his commitment to jihad, unaware his words were secretly being recorded by the FBI? More...

Homeland Security pick faces questions on boarder wall, immigration security and more

WASHINGTON Senators are expected to use today’s confirmation hearing for John Kelly, Donald Trump’s choice to head the Homeland Security Department, to raise questions about the presidentelect’s plans to build a border wall and tak More...

Iranians mourn as former leader Rafsanjani interred

TEHRAN, Iran Hundreds of thousands mourned the late Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani today, wailing in grief as his body was interred at a Tehran shrine alongside the leader of the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. More...

Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute at court

SKIEN, Norway Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a neo-Nazi salute as he walked into a courtroom at a high-security prison where judges today began reviewing a ruling that his solitary confinement is inhumane. More...

To celebrate inaugural or not?

WASHINGTON It’s typically an unquestioned honor to participate in the inauguration of an American president. Who wouldn’t want to be part of such a historic event? This time, though, it’s different. More...

Floods force hundreds of evacuations along Nevada mountains

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Hope, Trump upstage ‘La La Land’s’ moment in the sun at Golden Globes

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Jail in a gilded cage: Forced labor case raises doubts anew

NEW YORK Dan Zhong's two-story home in Livingston, New Jersey, is unremarkable by suburban standards, but the businessman's lawyers have told a judge he is willing to pay $144,000 per month to turn the place into a private jail where he can comforta More...