November 14, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Surfer punches shark to escape

CANBERRA, Australia   A novice surfer mastered a pro’s move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws.  The attack Monday afternoon off the Australian coast left Charlie Fry with superficial puncture wounds o More...

Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers choosing alliances

NEW YORK   Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides.  More...

Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during ‘16 campaign

Likelihood of president’s son call for testimony increases

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump’s oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks.  More...

Sessions open to idea of Clinton Foundation special counsel

WASHINGTON   Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department said Monday in responding to con More...

Harvey’s ‘Biblical’ rainfall is getting more likely

WASHINGTON   The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says.  More...

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530

SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed over 530 people, with weeping women crying out to God More...

Republicans continue abandoning Moore after new accusations

WASHINGTON Roy Moore’s support from fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s, the latest setback to his effort to win an open Senate seat that suddenl More...

UN agency report shows Iran meeting nuclear commitments

VIENNA   The United Nations agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that the country is keeping its end of the deal that U.S. More...

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...