January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Famed Muscle Shoals music producer Rick Hall dies at 85

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and ’70s and helped develop the fabled “Muscle Shoals sound,” has died. More...

Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

SALT LAKE CITY   Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after overseeing the religion for nine years. More...

Pro-government rallies in Iran after days of unrest

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media today aired pro-government demonstrations in cities across the country after a week of protests and unrest over the nation's poor economy — a move apparently seeking to calm nerves amid clashes that More...

N. Korea reopens talks with S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years today as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after m More...

2 Democrats to be sworn in to Senate, narrow GOP majority

WASHINGTON   Two new Democrats were to be sworn in to the U.S. More...

Opportunity in Utah: Mitt Romney eyes political resurgence

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress.  More...

Trump warns Palestinian Authority it may lose U.S. aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. More...

Homeland chief: Wait-and-see on immigrant citizenship

SAN DIEGO   The Trump administration would consider immigration legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people, the U.S. More...

Winter storm forecast to dump snow from Florida to Carolinas

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Brutal winter weather that's brought subzero temperatures to parts of the U.S. More...

In auto industry home, Michigan is attempting to accommodate bikes

LANSING, Mich. In the capital of the U.S. auto industry, drivers have been slow to accept that more Americans are choosing bicycles over cars for commuting or for fun and exercise. More...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio begins second term at City Hall

NEW YORK   Bill de Blasio began his second term as mayor on Monday at a swearing-in ceremony outdoors in freezing temperatures, taking the oath of office administered by Brooklyn native and Vermont U.S. Sen. More...

California rolls its own recreational pot sales out for 2018

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Colorado authorities were warned about gunman’s mental state

DENVER   A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, aut More...

Iran’s leader blames protests on meddling by ‘enemies’

TEHRAN, Iran   Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday blamed the protests roiling the country on “enemies of Iran” who he said were meddling in its internal affairs, as state television reported that overnight clashes between protest More...

S. Korea offers to talk with North on Olympic cooperation

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New York City fire kills 12, sends residents scrambling

NEW YORK   New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes, city officials said, killing 12 people and sending other residents scrambling outside int More...

Egypt says 10 killed in attack outside Cairo church

CAIRO   At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt’s Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. More...

Democrat Jones officially declared winner over Roy Moore

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Islamic State claims attack on Shiite center, 41 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan   A brutal attack claimed by the Islamic State group devastated a two-story Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and wounding another 84, many suffering severe burns from More...

Putin says St. Petersburg explosion was terror attack

MOSCOW The explosion at a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city was a terrorist attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that another attack had been thwarted. More...