July 17, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Sailors on Ford carrier learn on the job

NORFOLK, Va. In the pilot house of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Triana doesn’t just go by the book. He helped write the book. More...

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal More...

George Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

NEW YORK   George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. More...

Flash flood kills 5 children, 4 adults at Arizona swim hole

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. Adults, teens and children as young as 2 were enjoying a summer afternoon by cooling off in an Arizona creek when the gentle waters turned deadly. More...

California lawmakers to decide on fate of landmark climate law soon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. More...

Speech may be a clue to mental decline

Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. More...

U.S.-Syrian woman sets up model school in al-Qaida-controlled region

ISTANBUL   Running a school in the enclave controlled by Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, Syrian-American Rania Kisar has become skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with the militants or by pushing back against them.  More...

Maduro foes: More than 7 million people vote in Venezuelan referendum

CARACAS, Venezuela   Foes of President Nicolas Maduro said more than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting his plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough choices t More...

Bastille Day: France gives big nod to US at annual parade

PARIS   France’s annual Bastille Day parade turned into an event high on American patriotism this year, marked by a warm embrace between President Donald Trump and his French counterpart on Friday.  More...

Judge in Hawaii hands Trump latest defeat on travel ban

HONOLULU In another setback for President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened his already diluted travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with U.S. More...

2 Israeli policemen killed in shooting near Jerusalem shrine

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinian assailants opened fire on Israeli police from inside a major Jerusalem holy site Friday, killing two officers before being shot dead, police said.  The rare attack from within the contested shrine, revere More...

Frozen in time:

Old-school camera captures Andean festival

SINAKARA VALLEY, Peru   One by one, Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd positioned the traditional dancers, musicians and vendors in front of an old-fashioned box camera in Peru’s Sinakara Valley as a colorful Andean festival explode More...

Detroit riot

Michigan’s largest city at crossroads 50 years after five days of violence

DETROIT Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive heat, awakening to see a sky that glowed unnaturally. Azerine Jones is a retired baker. More...

McDonald’s strives to reverse fading popularity

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.   McDonald’s is hoping to make a difference in its future seven seconds at a time.  More...

House deal would boost college aid for nation’s veterans

WASHINGTON   A bipartisan congressional agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade would remove a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and increase money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve More...

Postage stamps commemorate Andrew Wyeth centennial

CHADDS FORD, PA. The U.S. Postal Service is issuing stamps commemorating the centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth. More...

‘Bridgegate’ mastermind avoids prison

NEWARK, N.J.   A former ally to New Jersey Gov. More...

Harvard ponders ban on frats, sororities

BOSTON A proposal at Harvard University would ban all fraternities, sororities and single gender clubs starting in fall 2018, a measure that’s largely aimed at the school’s exclusive, all-male social clubs that have been blamed for probl More...

McConnell rolling out new GOP health bill to uncertain fate

WASHINGTON Senate Republican leaders are trotting out their new, but reeling, health care bill and angling toward a showdown vote next week amid signs that they have lots of work ahead to win over GOP lawmakers or face a resounding failure. More...

Top US diplomat heads back to Qatar, but impasse grinds on

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates   The top U.S. More...