October 6, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Trump Jr. defends dad’s response to racial protests

MONTGOMERY, Alabama Donald Trump Jr. More...

Thousands mourn slain officer as Las Vegas probe goes on

VEGAS Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock booked rooms over other music festivals in the months before opening fire on a country music festival, authorities said, while thousands came out to mourn a police officer who was one of the 58 people he killed More...

First firefighters at Vegas massacre came across it by chance

LAS VEGAS   Fire engineer Brian Emery was driving his station’s engine back from a call for a minor car crash when hundreds of hysterical people began swarming the vehicle near an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas.  More...

North Koreans process salmon, snow crab eaten in U.S., Europe

HUNCHUN, China   Americans buying seafood for dinner may inadvertently have subsidized the North Korean government as it builds its nuclear weapons program, an Associated Press investigation has found. More...

Trump talks of ‘calm before the storm’ during a photo shoot

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump delivered a foreboding message Thursday night, telling reporters as he posed for photos with his senior military leaders that this might be “the calm before the storm.”  More...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear campaign group

OSLO, Norway The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a group of mostly young activists pushing for a global treaty to ban the cataclysmic bombs. More...

Holy spirits? Closed churches across the U.S. find second life as breweries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio Ira Gerhart finally found a place last year to fulfill his years-long dream of opening a brewery: a 1923 Presbyterian church. It was cheap, charming and just blocks from downtown Youngstown. More...

Harvey Weinstein to take leave amid sexual harassment report

LOS ANGELES Harvey Weinstein, the larger-than-life Hollywood executive and Oscar-winner, is taking a leave of absence from his own company after an explosive expose revealing decades of sexual harassment against women, from employees to actress Ashl More...

Effort to restrict ‘bump stock’ draws in unlikely supporters

WASHINGTON The National Rifle Association has joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans’ guns, though a narrow one: to regulate the “bump stock&rdquo More...

U.S. military halts exercises over Qatar crisis

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

Pope denounces pornography and corruption of kids’ minds, bodies

VATICAN CITY   Pope Francis on Friday denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican confronts its own cross-border child porn investigat More...

Clues few and elusive in search for motive of Las Vegas gunman

LAS VEGAS Those seeking to know the motive of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock have had little more to chase than hints and shadows. More...

House GOP eyes budget passage key to tax debate

WASHINGTON Republicans are focused on cutting taxes instead of deficits as they look to power a $4.1 billion budget plan through the House today. More...

Cleaning up ‘Methadone Mile’ and other drug havens

BOSTON A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. More...

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...