November 13, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

She recognized her own photo, but can’t account for 42 years

MONTICELLO, N.Y. The 78-year-old woman’s mind was clouded by dementia. But she recognized the brunette with a slight smile in the faded picture from the 1970s detectives showed her. More...

Trump embraces Duterte as Asia trip winds down

MANILA, Philippines   His lengthy Asia trip down to its final days, President Donald Trump opted Monday to publicly prioritize strategic interests over human rights, declining to shine a spotlight on the violent drug war overseen by his Philippi More...

N. Koreans fire at soldier trying to defect

SEOUL, South Korea North Korean soldiers shot at and wounded a fellow soldier who was crossing a jointly controlled area at the heavily guarded border to defect to South Korea on Monday, the South’s military said. More...

Moore threatens lawsuit over story that threatens campaign

WASHINGTON   Alabama Republican Roy Moore says a lawsuit will be filed over the newspaper report carrying allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago and that neither Democrats nor Republicans want to see him More...

Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 350

TEHRAN, Iran A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 350 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far away as the Mediterranean coast, authorities said Monday. More...

Hundreds in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES   Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women, men and children gathered Sunday among the sex shops and tourist traps of Hollywood Boulevard to protest More...

Trump: Moore will step aside if charges true

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump believes Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore "will do the right thing and step aside" if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true.  More...

Dems see wins as momentum for 2018

Sweeping Democratic victories in Virginia and key gains in other 2017 state legislative races have lifted Democratic hopes of even bigger wins in next year's midterm elections, as they seek a greater voice in how political districts will be redrawn f More...

Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas   The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said.  Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier More...

Holy smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes

VATICAN CITY   Pope Francis is saying “Just Say No” to cigarettes.  The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty-free shop and supermarket — giving up an estimated $11 mil More...

‘Real-life Iron Man,’ Harlem Globetrotter set Guinness marks

NEW YORK   A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph, a Guinness world record.  The record keeper announced Tuesday’s feat More...

Trump presents strong message on U.S. trade

DANANG, Vietnam   Promising to put “America first” in his trade practices, President Donald Trump used a speech in Vietnam today to denounce multilateral agreements embraced by the region and deliver what appeared to be a rebuke to C More...

‘Magnum, P.I.’ actor dies at 84

LOS ANGELES   John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck’s freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series “Magnum, P.I.” has died, his nephew said Thursday. More...

US and them: America, the elephant in room at climate talks

WASHINGTON How’s this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on an agreement that the president wants no part of. More...

Senator’s neighbor pleads not guilty

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.   U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s longtime neighbor pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while he was mowing his lawn.  More...

‘We still need to eat’

Tech boom creates working homeless

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper she parks on the street. More...

Spacey cut from film amid another sexual misconduct allegation

BOSTON Kevin Spacey was cut from a soon-to-be-released Ridley Scott film as sexual misconduct allegations continued to mount against the “House of Cards” star on Wednesday. More...

Pence attends vigil for victims of church shooting

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas   Vice President Mike Pence joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a memorial service for the victims of Sunday’s massacre at a small-town Texas church.  More...

United Nations, aid groups warn of ‘starvation and death’ in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen The United Nations and more than 20 aid groups said Thursday that the Saudi-led coalition’s tightening of a blockade on war-torn Yemen could bring millions of people closer to “starvation and death.” More...

Trump, Xi present united front

BEIJING   President Donald Trump sought to present a united front with Chinese President Xi Jinping following two days of meetings today, despite lingering differences over trade and North Korea.  More...