May 23, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Couple reflects on 70 years of marriage

DETROIT Sophia George, 88, and always the life of the party, was even more radiant than usual in a midnight blue gown with metallic gold and silver accents, her eyes sparkling as she hugged her guests and welcomed them in; later that night she would More...

Suicide bomber kills at least 22 at Ariana Grande show

MANCHESTER, England   A suicide bomber blew himself up as young concert-goers left a show by the American singer Ariana Grande in the northern English city of Manchester, killing at least 22 people, some wearing the star’s trademark kitten More...

In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

JERUSALEM   President Donald Trump solemnly paid tribute Tuesday to the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust, calling on the world to never forget “history’s darkest hour.”  More...

Man’s cap collection keeps growing

MOLINE, Ill.   Vern Staelens has worn many hats in his life. After all, he has 1,738 to choose from.  Staelens, 89, has been gathering baseball caps for several decades, displaying the entire collection in his home in Moline.  More...

Trump to test waters for achieving Middle East peace

TEL AVIV, Israel President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, an early visit by a president to a longtime Middle East ally and one aimed at testing the waters for jump-starting the region’s dormant peace process. More...

Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind Comey firing

WASHINGTON   Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia’s interference with the U.S. More...

Growing grassroots movements confronting school sex assault

FOREST GROVE, Ore. More...

Race, gender, fame all issues as Cosby jury selection starts

PHILADELPHIA   Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumni Bill Cosby’s nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsy More...

Texas Senate approves ‘religious refusal’ adoption measure

AUSTIN, Texas   Texas’ Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early today that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non- Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of More...

N. Korea says ready to deploy and mass-produce new missile

TOKYO North Korea says it’s ready to deploy and start mass- producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. More...

Iran reformists take all of Tehran council seats

TEHRAN, Iran Candidates backing reform of Iran’s clerically overseen government swept municipal elections in Tehran, taking all 21 local council seats in the country’s capital while moderate President Hassan Rouhani won a second term in More...

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities

ABU JARBUAH, Iraq   As Omar Rashad’s combine clutters down the barley field in northern Iraq, the farmer shields his eyes from the scorching sun and points at the tall berm at the end of his land, just past a cluster of agricultural buildi More...

Woman able to hear her son’s heart beating once more

HAVERHILL, Mass. More...

Chris Cornell, one of rock’s respected voices, dies at 52

Chris Cornell had become one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music, thanks to his charismatic energy onstage and wide vocal range. More...

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

WASHINGTON   If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he’s going to have a disappointing Air Force One departure on Friday.  More...

Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder

NEW YORK   A Times Square motorist accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. More...

Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran Iranians voted Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. More...

University of Kansas student ‘chooses to thrive’

LAWRENCE, Kan. It’s lunchtime at the fraternity house. Guys with backpacks, crew socks and crew cuts greet the house mom, fill cups with blue Powerade, eat ham and cheese subs and mostly ignore the salad bar. More...

Illinois food pantry that prays helps hundreds of people

CARBONDALE, Ill. More...

Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in U.S.

NEW YORK   For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States.  Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen birth More...