March 20, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Counting Americans: The new Mideast box on census form a sensitive issue

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President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months

SAN FRANCISCO   Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.  In a brief statement, Uber didn’t say why Jones left. More...

Trump says Democrats ‘made up’ allegations of Russia interference

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump today accused Democrats of making up allegations that Russia interfered in last year’s election, and said Congress and the FBI should be going after media leaks instead.  More...

Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy

WASHINGTON Battered by a nude photosharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members culpable of online misconduct. More...

A Muppet with autism to be featured on ‘Sesame Street’

NEW YORK   Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted.  That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. More...

Who’s happy & who’s not: Norway tops list, U.S. falls

WASHINGTON If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. More...

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

TOKYO The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo today, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dis More...

Deal reached to save Citgo sign

BOSTON   A deal has been hammered out to save Boston’s iconic Citgo sign.  Mayor Marty Walsh announced Wednesday that an agreement was reached between Citgo and the new owners of the building where the 3,600- square-foot sign is insta More...

65,000 face losing health insurance in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt.   A Vermont hospital president said about 65,000 people in the state could lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. More...

Attack near Red Sea strait kills 31

Most victims were Somali migrants

A boat packed with Somali migrants came under attack overnight off Yemen’s coast close to a strategic Red Sea strait that killed 31 people, a U.N. agency and a Yemeni medical official said Friday.  More...

Syria fires missiles at Israeli warplanes following airstrikes

JERUSALEM Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes early Friday after a series of Israeli airstrikes inside Syria — a rare military exchange between the two hostile neighbors that was confirmed by both sides. More...

4 shot, 10 hurt, 1 arrested in French School shooting

PARIS   A 16-year-old student who had troubled relations with his peers opened fire at a high school in southern France on Thursday, wounding three other students and the principal who tried to intervene, officials said.  More...

China plans 1st structure on disputed South China Sea shoal

BEIJING China plans to build the first permanent structure on a South China Sea shoal at the heart of a territorial dispute with the Philippines, in a move likely to renew concerns over Beijing’s robust assertions of its claims in the strategi More...

New ads show Marines as good citizens and warriors

The Marine Corps is launching a new recruitment ad campaign meant to draw millennials by showing Marines as not only strong warriors but good citizens.  “Battles Won” is the name of the campaign that includes TV ads and online clips More...

AP Explains: Trump’s budget not the final word on spending

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has proposed a $1.15 trillion budget, but it’s hardly the final word on how the federal government will spend taxpayer dollars. His budget is more of a blueprint than a binding document. More...

EMT struck, killed, by stolen NYC ambulance

NEW YORK   An emergency medical technician in New York City was killed Thursday when she was struck and dragged by her own ambulance that had just been stolen, police said.  More...

Wheels spinning as GOP looks for traction on health bill

WASHINGTON Pulling in different directions, Republicans are striving to get traction for a health care overhaul in danger of being dragged down by intra-party differences. More...

Falls taking huge, rising toll on elderly brains

NEW YORK   Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers.  More...

Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level “that we believe requires action.” More...

Refugee family lands in U.S. amid fight over travel ban

SAN DIEGO   Just a week ago, Nadia Hanan Madalo and her family had received news that refugees like them have been waiting to hear: They had seats on a flight bound for the U.S. More...