June 27, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

WASHINGTON   The Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions a More...

Alaska lauds black soldiers’ work on famed World War II highway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approach More...

The senators who will make or break the GOP’s health care push

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing — or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Lead More...

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

BRUSSELS   The European Union has slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on internet giant Google today for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.  More...

Syria denies U.S. allegations it’s preparing a new chemical attack

BEIRUT The Syrian government today dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. More...

Dutch government partially liable in 300 Srebrenica deaths in 1995

THE HAGUE, Netherlands   A Dutch appeals court ruled today that the government was partially liable in the deaths of more than 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.  More...

Lawmaker: Reform Jews don’t believe in Temple

JERUSALEM A senior ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker today dismissed the protestations of liberal Jews over alternative access to Jerusalem’s Western Wall as provocations, saying they don’t even believe in the sanctity of the site. More...

Backyard theme park gets attention

ALLOUEZ, Wis.   No need to look twice, that really is a velociraptor peering over the fence at the corner of MacArthur Street and Kalb Avenue in Allouez.  More...

Hike up volcano was man’s final adventure

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Northern Ireland party signs deal to back Conservatives

LONDON The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party struck a $1.9 billion deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives today to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week. More...

Recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. More...

Trump scrambles for health votes; budget score looms

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Man catches teen falling from park ride: ‘It’s OK to let go’

NEW YORK Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. More...

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON   Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground.  More...

Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

MULTAN, Pakistan   Pakistan’s prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities today raised the death toll from the blaze to 157.  More...

Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

GUATAPE, Colombia   A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said.  More...

Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs

ROME Exit polls early today indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big citi More...

How the Senate health bill compares to House, ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. More...

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

PHOENIX   The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.  More...

At pride events, protests claim prejudice, exclusion

NEW YORK Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community More...