October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

National parks seek fee hike amid struggle to fund repairs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.   Visiting the country’s most popular national parks would get more costly under a federal proposal released this week. More...

Trump coy on what’s coming out on the JFK assassination

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is playing it coy on what people will see from long-secret JFK assassination-era files. More...

Dollars targeting opioids hit hurdles as impatience builds

Nearly a year after Congress approved an extraordinary $1 billion to tackle the opioid crisis, the money that poured into all 50 states is gradually reaching places where it can do some good, but with some setbacks and delays along the way.  More...

House GOP moves to pass budget, start tax debate

WASHINGTON House Republicans are focusing squarely on tax cuts rather than deficit discipline as they look to shoehorn a GOP budget plan through the House. More...

Iraqi premier dismisses offer to freeze Kurdish vote results

TEHRAN, Iran Iraq’s prime minister today dismissed a proposal from the country’s Kurdish leaders to “freeze” the results of their independence vote last month as Iraqi government forces and Kurdish fighters traded fire near t More...

Analysis: Can the Republican party survive the presidency of Trump?

WASHINGTON Can the traditional Republican Party survive the presidency of Donald Trump? More...

Sheriff’s spokesman: 2 killed on Grambling State campus

GRAMBLING, LA.   A sheriff ’s spokesman said a student and his friend were fatally shot at a Louisiana university after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene early today.  More...

EPA chemical review would exclude millions of tons of toxins

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Latest in Weinstein scandal: Lawmakers, lobbyists and more say ‘me too’

CHICAGO   The response to sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to statehouses nationwide, with hundreds of lawmakers, lobbyists and consultants coming forward to say the problem is pervasive in the hall More...

China’s Xi unveils new leaders but doesn’t designate successor

BEIJING China’s ruling Communist Party today elevated five new officials to assist President Xi Jinping as he embarks on a second fiveyear term, and by stopping short of designating an obvious successor strengthened his position as the country More...

Oil pipeline opponent will use ‘necessity defense,’ but what does that mean?

BISMARCK, N.D.   An American Indian activist and former U.S. More...

Officials: Taliban attack Afghan army posts

11 troops killed

KABUL, Afghanistan   The Taliban targeted two military posts in western Afghanistan, killing 11 soldiers and setting off gunbattles with the military, Afghan officials said today.  More...

Trump plans lunch with GOP senators as focus turns to taxes

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is planning lunch with GOP senators after sparring with several of them, as congressional Republicans turn to overhauling the tax code. More...

Sears-Whirlpool split after more than 100 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will no longer sell Whirlpool appliances, ending a business relationship that dates back more than 100 years.  In a note sent to its stores last week, Sears said that Whirlpool was making demands that would’ve m More...

Ghosts of Vietnam stirring as Trump preps for Asia trip

NEW YORK For more than 50 years, every American president has been forced to grapple, in one way or another, with the quagmire of the Vietnam War. Now it’s Donald Trump’s turn. More...

Judge concerned over Trump comments ahead of Bergdahl sentencing

FORT BRAGG, N.C. President Donald Trump’s criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has become a factor in the soldier’s sentencing as a military judge weighs the president’s impact on public perception of military justice. More...

What can be done about the abandoned embassy next door?

WASHINGTON The large building at the corner of 22nd and R streets in downtown Washington, D.C., sticks out like a wart in the otherwise upscale neighborhood. More...

Review to confirm ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Myanmar Rohingya Muslims

WASHINGTON U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare that “ethnic cleansing” is occurring against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. More...

GAO: Climate change already costing U.S. billions in losses

WASHINGTON A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. More...

Women on trial visit scene of attack on North Korean scion

SEPANG, Malaysia   The two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were taken back to the scene of the crime today as their murder trial moved from the courtroom to the Malaysian airport for a three-hour insp More...