November 8, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Astronaut Richard Gordon dies at 88

WASHINGTON   Apollo 12 astronaut Richard “Dick” F. Gordon Jr., one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there, has died, NASA said. He was 88.  More...

Snapchat and Twitter adopting new looks

SAN FRANCISCO A pair of struggling social media darlings have decided they need to take on new looks if they want to prosper. More...

Virginia rejects ‘Trumpism’ as Dems score major victories

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Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, makes history

RICHMOND A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use. More...

Trump warns North Korea: ‘Do not try us’

SEOUL, South Korea   President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korea Wednesday, telling the rogue nation: “Do not underestimate us. More...

Gunman once fled mental health center

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas The gunman who killed more than two dozen at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, police reports indicated. More...

Pledge death, Greek life suspension to dampen FSU homecoming

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State’s suspension of all fraternities and sororities after a pledge’s death dampens Greek life on campus just as it prepares for homecoming week. More...

In Seoul, Trump calls for N Korea to ‘make a deal’

SEOUL, South Korea   In a striking shift of tone, President Donald Trump abandoned his aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea on Tuesday, signaling a willingness to negotiate as he urged Pyongyang to “come to the table” and “ma More...

S. Koreans demonstrate to show support, disapproval of Trump

SEOUL   Hundreds of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Tuesday for two separate demonstrations, one to show support for visiting President Donald Trump and the other to voice disapproval of the U.S. More...

Air Force admits fault in reporting shooter’s past crimes

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence that spanned years before the attack, and was able buy weapons because the Air Force did not submit his criminal history to the More...

Trump says tougher gun laws not the answer after Texas shooting

SEOUL, South Korea   President Donald Trump says tougher gun laws would not have prevented a mass shooting at a south Texas church, arguing that more restrictions might have led to more casualties.  More...

Voters in New Jersey and Virginia elect new governors

RICHMOND, Va.   Voters in New Jersey and Virginia are choosing new governors Tuesday in contests that could be an early referendum on President Donald Trump.  More...

Rodney Crowell, Kelsea Ballerini honored by ASCAP

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Singer songwriters Rodney Crowell and Kelsea Ballerini and hit country songwriter Ashley Gorley were honored at the ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday.  More...

Democrats try to look forward but are still haunted by 2016

Time has not healed the Democratic party’s wounds. More...

Brazile says she considered replacing Clinton with Biden

WASHINGTON   The former head of the Democratic National Committee says she considered initiating effort to replace Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee with then-Vice President Joe Biden.  More...

Sony pulls festival premiere of ‘All the Money,’ with Spacey

NEW YORK   Sony Pictures has pulled the film “All the Money in the World” from its AFI Fest premiere following the sexual misconduct allegations made against co-star Kevin Spacey.  More...

Gunman kills 26 at South Texas church

‘Defenseless people’

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas A gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbors and multiple family members rangi More...

Power of polygamous group wanes in tiny town

HILDALE, Utah   In a place where political contests are virtually unknown, the campaign signs offer the latest hint that a polygamous group is losing its grip on this remote red rock community straddling the Utah-Arizona border.  More...

Both candidates claim momentum in Va. governor’s race

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Trump: US will arm Japan to knock down Korea missiles

TOKYO   President Donald Trump on Monday refused to rule out eventual military action against North Korea and declared that the United States “will not stand” for Pyongyang menacing America or its allies.  More...