March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Trump earned $153M and paid $36.5M in taxes in 2005

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to highly sought-after newly-disclosed t More...

N.H. governor: GOP health bill ‘gives us concerns’

CONCORD, N.H.   GOP Gov. Chris Sununu said Tuesday he’s not “signing on” to the health care overhaul offered by Republicans in Congress, mostly because of concerns over Medicaid money and coverage.  More...

STORM STROLL

KATHERINE BARRATT of Brattleboro, Vermont, skis down Western Avenue in Brattleboro during Tuesday’s winter storm. More...

From blizzard to voting booth: Storm doesn’t stop elections

It was out of the blizzard and into the voting booth Tuesday for many New Hampshire residents as a powerful storm coincided with Town Meeting Day.  More...

Ryan’s gambit: Second health care bill to woo the reluctant

WASHINGTON House Republicans are working on a companion to their bill replacing “Obamacare,” a legislative second act that would ease cross-state sale of health insurance and limit jury awards for pain and suffering in malpractice lawsui More...

Alaska residents warned to give grumpy moose their space

ANCHORAGE, Alaska   Alaska wildlife officials warned people to keep their distance from grumpy moose after two close calls this past weekend.  One of the animals walked up behind a woman tending chickens in the city of Homer on Sunday and s More...

Trump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms

The day before it is supposed to go into effect President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban will be scrutinized in federal courtrooms across the country today. More...

Marine leaders vow to combat online nude photo sharing

WASHINGTON   Declaring “ enough is enough,” the top U. S. More...

Mexican official: 250 skulls found in clandestine graves in Veracruz

MEXICO CITY   More than 250 skulls have been found over the last several months in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, prosecutors said Tuesday.  Veracruz state’s top prosecuto More...

Afghan-Pakistani border tensions costing millions

PESHAWAR, Pakistan   The closure of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is more than inconvenient; it is costly.  Officials on both sides of the border say in just one month, the closure has resulted in hundreds of thousands of doll More...

Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker, EU force says

MOGADISHU, Somalia Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday. More...

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...