February 17, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Remember Nixon? There’s history behind Trump’s attacks on the press

WASHINGTON   Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as “polluted vehicles” of falsehood and error. More...

Right-to-work legislation rejected in N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire rejected legislation Thursday targeting labor unions despite aggressive lobbying from Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who had considered it a top priority for his administration. More...

Vt. man dies in crash on snowy Interstate 91

HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a 50-year-old Plainfield man is dead after the truck he was driving rolled into the median on Interstate 91 in Hartland.  The crash was reported about 7 a.m. More...

Court nominee backed minimum for disabled kids, AP review finds

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has embraced a bare-bones standard of education for disabled children, but he has often upheld other civil rights complaints against schools, an Associated Press review of his legal record shows.  More...

The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world

NEW YORK Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Are we, he asks, “building the world we all want?” More...

Life near Oroville Dam now shadowed by fears, concerns

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‘Day Without Immigrants’: Protest closes restaurants across the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. More...

Pakistan reeling after IS bombing at Sufi shrine killed 88

BY MUHAMMAD FAROOQ and ADIL JAWAD

SEHWAN, Pakistan   Pakistani forces killed and arrested dozens of suspects in sweeping raids as the death toll from a massive suicide bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a famed Sufi shrine the day before rose to 88 on Friday.  More...

10 snowmobilers die in thinly frozen lakes in mild Northeast

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Restoring church windows is Vermont artist’s bread and butter

CORINTH, Vt. You can probably count on the fingers of one hand the number of people in northern New England who are professional makers and restorers of stained glass: Kathy Chapman is one of them. More...

Hiker, dogs rescued from N.H. mountain

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say rescuers communicated by text and trudged through waist-deep snow and poor visibility to reach a stranded hiker who was huddled with his two dogs atop Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire.  More...

Family of N.H. man killed by police sue

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Problem nominations hard to avoid, history shows

WASHINGTON   It was pretty much inevitable.  Every recent president has had a doomed Cabinet nomination or two, and President Donald Trump is no exception.  More...

More questions than answers in assassination of Kim Jong Nam

SEOUL, South Korea   It looks like a perfectly staged assassination, straight out of the pages of a spy novel: Kim Jong Nam, the estranged, exiled half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, falls ill at a Malaysian airport, complains of be More...

Colorado warms to pot clubs, despite ire of the White House

DENVER   At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.  More...

The Kennedys in politics

By announcing his bid for Illinois governor in 2018, Chris Kennedy joins a long list of politically influential family members. Here are some other Kennedy relatives who are or have been involved in public service:  More...

Bill challenging Trump orders moving fast in Vt.

MONTPELIER, Vt.   A bill intended to counter what lawmakers and Republican Gov. More...

Education boss reappointed in Vt.

MONTPELIER, Vt.   Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott has reappointed the sitting education secretary.   Scott announced the appointment of Rebecca Holcombe late Monday. More...

Robert F. Kennedy’s son runs for governor

CHICAGO   Chris Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert F. More...

For GOP, a dimmed zeal for investigations in Trump era

WASHINGTON The Republicans’ ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with Donald Trump in the White House. More...