May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Centenarian inspires young N.H. thespians

ROCHESTER, N.H. The phrase “theatre is timeless” was epitomized Saturday afternoon at the Rochester Opera House. More...

Make-A-Wish builds treehouse for Vt. girl

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. All 9-year-old Natalie Macie wanted was her very own treehouse and what she got was a two-story mini-McMansion to complete her wish. More...

Police: Man dons Home Depot apron to steal air conditioners

PLAISTOW, N.H.   Police say a man donned an orange Home Depot apron and posed as an employee to steal air conditioners in New Hampshire. More...

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau’s investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes Comey wrote after the meeting. More...

Pvt. Chelsea Manning set for release after 7 years in prison

KANSAS CITY, MO. Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, is due to be released from a Kansas military prison today after serving seven years of her 35- year sentence. More...

Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia   An Islamic Shariah court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country’s moderate image after a top Christian politici More...

An accident that changed everything

RAPID CITY, S.D. Mark Schuh of Rapid City was living a full, contented life. More...

Hillary Clinton launching new political group

NEW YORK   Stepping deeper into the Democratic resistance, Hillary Clinton launched a new political organization on Monday designed to push back against President Donald Trump’s agenda.  More...

White House hit with another crisis after intelligence story

WASHINGTON Closed-door emergency meetings. Hallways packed with reporters. Statements rushed out, but few questions answered. More...

Study: Bullying persists in schools

WASHINGTON   One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study releas More...

What to know about travel ban appeals

SEATTLE Does federal law give President Donald Trump broad legal authority to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? More...

Chinese spent $24B on U.S., other ‘golden visas’

BEIJING   When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa More...

Residents of Pyongyang, Seoul comment on test of new missile

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA   More...

Surfer worked from bedroom to beat cyberattack

ILFRACOMBE, England As a vast “ransomware” attack raced from computer to computer, infecting tens of thousands around the world, a young tech expert worked from his bedroom in England to bring the rampage to a halt. More...

Aviation lovers restore vintage planes in Pa.

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. Pat Findlay got hooked on aviation in high school and served as an engine mechanic and crew chief with the 911th Airlift Wing for more than 36 years. Jack McMahon, a retired U.S. More...

‘WannaCry’ global cyberattack hits at workweek’s start

TOKYO The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack wreaked havoc in hospitals, schools and offices across the globe today. More...

Trump urged not to pick politician for FBI job

WASHINGTON   As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians.  More...

Pope acknowledges 2,000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. More...

School sex complaints to federal agency rise — and languish

The Associated Press  HOUSTON   Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston’s prestigious performing arts high school, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15- year-old daughter More...

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

SEOUL, South Korea North Korea today boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of “medium long-range” ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. More...