October 4, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Study examines how far U.S. women must travel in order to get abortion

NEW YORK How far do American women need to travel in order to obtain an abortion? A new study, billed as the first of its kind, makes those calculations state-by-state and county-by-county, revealing some striking disparities . More...

Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend then fleeing testifies

BANGOR   A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend before leading police on the longest manhunt in state history demonstrated the sequence of events as they unfolded the night of the killing using a replica gun and a mattress taken into the cou More...

Nobel Prize honors technique for seeing molecules’ details

STOCKHOLM Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. More...

Vegas shooting victim: ‘I wasn’t ready to die’

LAS VEGAS   Tubes connecting to veins in her arms, Natalie Vanderstay clutches a pillow to her stomach, over the spot where a bullet entered her body. More...

Puerto Rico raises death count of hurricane to 34

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico   The official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has increased to 34 from 16, the U.S. territory’s governor said Tuesday.  Gov. More...

Sweden grants temporary asylum to 106-year-old Afghan woman

STOCKHOLM   A 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a perilous journey to Europe in 2015 that involved her son and grandson carrying her through mountains, deserts and forests has finally been granted temporary shelter in the Scandinavian country.& More...

Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ “Refugee” and “American Girl,” ha More...

Heroic acts saved countless lives at Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS Rob Ledbetter’s battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead. More...

Trump heads to Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump is heading to San Juan today to meet with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, as criticism that the federal government’s response has been sluggish continues More...

In hurricanes’ aftermath, tech eases return to school

Smartphone exchanges, social media, messaging apps and websites rendered students and their teachers at once disconnected and connected in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More...

Ties threatened: U.S. set to tell Cuba to remove most diplomats

WASHINGTON   Only days ago, the United States and Cuba maintained dozens of diplomats in newly re-opened embassies in Havana and Washington, powerful symbols of a warming relationship between longtime foes. More...

Supreme Court takes up key case about partisan redistricting

WASHINGTON   The Supreme Court is taking up a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country.  The justices are hearing arguments today in a dispute between Democratic voters and Wisconsin Republicans More...

Catalans protest police crackdown during vote

BARCELONA, Spain   Several thousand protesters gathered today outside the Barcelona headquarters of Spain’s National Police to protest alleged brutality by police during a disputed referendum on Catalonia’s secession that left hundre More...

3 Americans win Nobel medicine prize

1 recipient at University of Maine

STOCKHOLM Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting enough sleep. More...

Trump to point out efforts to undo Obama regs

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has set out to upend some of President Barack Obama's regulations, which he says circumvented Congress in the first place and cost American businesses and the economy billions of dollars. More...

OJ Simpson set free; parole official says he’ll live in Vegas

LAS VEGAS Officials at a remote Nevada prison where O.J. Simpson was set free after nine years for armed robbery arranged the former football and Hollywood star’s dead-of-night departure to avoid public scrutiny. More...

First Monday in October: New Supreme Court term begins

WASHINGTON   The Supreme Court is starting its new year, with Justice Neil Gorsuch on board for his first full term.  The nine justices are taking up several high-profile, difficult cases. More...

Two women plead not guilty in N. Korean scion’s assassination

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia Two women accused of smearing a banned nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader pleaded not guilty as their trial began today in the Feb. More...

Catalan Cabinet meets to discuss independence

BARCELONA, Spain   Catalonia’s government was holding a closed-door Cabinet meeting today to discuss the next steps in its plan to declare independence from Spain following a disputed referendum marred by violence. More...

At high court and others, Trump reverses legal course

WASHINGTON   Backing employers over employees. Backing the state of Ohio over groups involved in voter registration. More...