March 14, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Critics of GOP health bill get ammunition from budget score

WASHINGTON Critics of GOP health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade. More...

Texas struggles to show how to get by without Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, Texas In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on the major health care organization that other clinics will step up to provide their low- More...

Meow Madness: The Purrfect mix of kittens and basketball

NEW YORK   Watch out Villanova and Kentucky (and Arizona and Northwestern), there’s a new set of cats going wild for March Madness.  Time for Meow Madness, coming in April.  More...

Tight budgets could complicate Sessions’ vow to fight crime

WASHINGTON   Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising his Justice Department will lead the charge in helping cities fight violent crime, and police chiefs are ready with their wish-lists.  More...

Prosecutor claims film’s edit of Ferguson video distorts incident

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Stradivarius heard for first time since its theft in 1980

NEW YORK   The three daughters of renowned violinist Roman Totenberg heard the sound of their late father’s Stradivarius for the first time since it was stolen nearly four decades ago.  The prized 18th century instrument came back to More...

Poland confirms Minnesota man as Nazi commander

WARSAW, Poland   Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday.&nb More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ shelved in Malaysia despite approval

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia   Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie “Beauty and the Beast” in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said today it had been approved with a minor cut involving a “gay moment.& More...

Readers flock to dystopian fiction

BOSTON   Save the light reading for later. In 2017, dystopian fiction is all the rage.  More...

Republicans brace for downbeat CBO analysis of health bill

WASHINGTON Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite Pre More...

McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract claim

WASHINGTON The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged, a request reinforced Sunday by an influential Republican senator More...

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria’s children

BEIRUT In Syria, last year was the worst yet for the country’s rising generation, with at least 652 children killed in 2016, the United Nations’ child relief agency said today. More...

Death toll up to 50 in Ethiopia landfill collapse

Officials say the death toll has reached 50 from the collapse of a mountain of trash at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital.  Rescue and recovery efforts continued today at the Koshe landfill as relatives clutchin More...

Angela Merkel and Donald Trump: Opposing styles, common interests

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Democratic AGs mount fight against Trump travel ban

SEATTLE   In stepping up legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, Democratic attorneys general are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch in the same way their GOP counterparts did under Presi More...

Big differences between the GOP health care bill, Obama-era law

WASHINGTON   At first glance, the health care bill from House Republicans appears to have similarities to the Obama-era law, such as tax credits, protections for people with health problems, and the ability of parents to keep young adults on the More...

Court unanimously ousts South Korea’s leader for corruption

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea's Constitutional Court removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office in a unanimous ruling Friday over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil and worsened an already serious na More...

Archeologists in Egypt discover a massive statue in Cairo slum

CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous ancient rulers.  The colossus, whose head was pulled from mud and groundwater by a bul More...

Syria Kurdish-led fighters see force boosting in push on IS

BEIRUT   The main Syrian Kurdish force fighting Islamic State militants in northern Syria claimed on Friday that it has enough fighters to take the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa with the help of the U.S.-led coalition — remar More...

OUTVETS OUT OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

GAY VETERANS who marched in Boston’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade after decades of resistance from organizers say they have been denied a spot in this year’s event. More...