September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Governor: ‘Work to do’ for Florida to recover after Irma

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Florida Parts of Florida inched back toward normal with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as teams scoured the state’s southernmost islands and authorities warned of mass devastati More...

Judge to hear arguments for and against locking up ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli

NEW YORK   A judge is set to hear arguments about whether the provocative online antics of former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli are bad enough to put him behind bars.  The hearing before U.S. More...

South Korea conducts cruise missile drill amid threats from North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea   South Korea said today it had conducted its first live-fire drill for an advanced air-launched cruise missile that would strengthen its pre-emptive strike capability against North Korea in the event of crisis.  More...

Sanders, Republicans push banner health care bills

WASHINGTON Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders is ready to unveil his bill for starkly reshaping the country’s current hodgepodge health care system into one where the government provides medical insurance for everybody. More...

Battered Florida tries to assess the scope of Irma’s destruction

MIAMI Aid rushed in to hurricane scarred Florida early today, residents began to dig out, and officials slowly pieced together the scope of Irma’s vicious path of destruction across the peninsula. More...

Poor of Appalachia, left out of the health debate, seek free care

WISE, Va. They arrived at a fairground in a deep corner of Appalachia before daybreak, hundreds of people with throbbing teeth, failing eyes, wheezing lungs. More...

Bangladesh slams Myanmar for ‘atrocities’ against Rohingya

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh   The Bangladeshi prime minister was traveling today to struggling refugee camps that have absorbed hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar in recent weeks — a crisis she said left her sp More...

Trump commission on voter fraud meets amid some concerns

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Russia: Syria gov’t seized most territory from IS

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria Russia’s military said today that Syrian troops have liberated about 85 percent of the war-torn country’s territory from militants, a major turn-around two years after Moscow intervened to lend a hand to its emb More...

Scrap yard owner plants cars to drive business

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Hurricane Irma lashes Florida with wind, rain

TAMPA, Florida A weakened but still dangerous Hurricane Irma pushed inland today as it hammered Florida with roof-ripping winds and gushing floodwaters that created hazards even for emergency personnel trying to help beleaguered residents. More...

Feds, Texas offer choices for students homeless after Harvey

HOUSTON Michael Evan Hilburn says he can’t wait to start kindergarten this week at a school about 20 miles from the Houston shelter where he and his father have been living since Harvey devastated the city. More...

U.S. commemorates 9/11; thousands of people expected at ground zero

NEW YORK While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days. More...

Menendez trial enlivened by jousting between judge and attorneys

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Portugal faces dire drought, the worst in more than 20 years

SANTA SUSANA, Portugal Portugal’s Pego do Altar reservoir looks like disused quarry now, its bare, exposed slopes rising up steeply on each side and shimmering in the sun as it holds barely 11 percent of the water it was designed for. More...

U.S. calls for vote on new North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS The United States called for a vote today on new U.N. sanctions against North Korea, though exactly what measures would be in the resolution remained a mystery. More...

Gene Michael, architect of 1990s Yankees dynasty, dies

NEW YORK Gene Michael, the slick-fielding shortstop nicknamed Stick who went on to manage the New York Yankees and then as an executive built a power that won four World Series in five years, died Thursday. He was 79. More...

Irma slams Turks and Caicos on path to Florida

CAIBARIEN, Cuba Hurricane Irma battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday and Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts as the fearsome storm continued a rampage through the Caribbean that has killed at least 11 people, with Florida in More...

As travelers flee Irma, police shoot man at airport

Police shot a man who wielded a knife and tried to get into a Miami airport terminal from a runway on Thursday night, prompting the closure of a busy concourse as travelers tried to leave Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma, authorities said.  Miami More...

House heads toward passage of Harvey aid bill, debt hike

WASHINGTON   Conservative grumbling aside, the House is heading toward backing a $15.3 billion disaster aid package that President Donald Trump and Democrats have linked to a temporary increase in America’s borrowing authority and keeping More...