January 12, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Mudslide takes lives of elderly, young

MONTECITO, Calif. The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died with his wife of more than 50 years, Alice. More...

Motorhead guitarist dies at 67

LONDON   British hard rock band Motorhead says former guitarist Edward “Fast Eddie” Clarke has died aged 67.  Motorhead says on Facebook that Clarke died Wednesday in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia.  More...

Russia dismisses Democratic Senate report

MOSCOW   The Kremlin on Thursday dismissed a new report by U.S. Senate Democrats describing Russian interference in the U.S. More...

Trump’s first medical check-up as president set for today

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital today. More...

McSally launches Senate campaign in heated Arizona contest

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to “grow a pair of ovaries” as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate today, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. More...

Some Walmart employees get raises, others to lose jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — For some Walmart employees, the day brought news of a pay raise. Others learned they were out of a job. More...

Cybersecurity firm: U.S. Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs

PARIS The same Russian government aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said today. More...

Trump pans Haiti, African countries with vulgarity

WASHINGTON NOTE: The following story contains vulgar language as attributed to the President of the United States, and may not be suitable for all readers. Discretion is advised. More...

Trump: No trip to London because of embassy choice

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to London where he had been expected to open the new $1 billion U.S. embassy, avoiding protests promised by political opponents. More...

Bill Cosby’s next trial will carry weight of #MeToo movement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors couldn’t agree the first time around whether to accept a woman’s story that “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago. More...

Actresses, shows about women win big at Critics’ Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif.   It was a good night for women at the Critics’ Choice Awards, which honored women-centered stories like “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. More...

GM says it’s mass-producing cars without steering wheels

DETROIT   General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.  The company says it has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission to put the vehicles on the road More...

Hundreds search for mudslide victims

MONTECITO, Calif. Hundreds of searchers continued the grueling work today of hunting for survivors and digging up bodies in the sea of mud and wreckage left by flash flooding in this wealthy coastal enclave. More...

8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad today, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed more than 530 people. More...

Some legislatures lack sex misconduct policies, training

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Trump: ‘Unlikely’ he’d submit to a Russia probe interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that it “seems unlikely” that he’d give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.  More...

Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

WASHINGTON In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. More...

Victim search expands as Calif. storm, mudslides kill 13 people

MONTECITO, Calif.   A storm that slammed a California coastal community is over. More...

North Carolina ordered to redraw voting maps set by GOP

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Trump dossier author had concerns about Russian blackmail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia brought the document to the FBI in July 2016 because he was worried about “whether a political cand More...