January 22, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script

LOS ANGELES With a still undetermined awards race and an industry undergoing tectonic shifts with the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, awards shows have become canaries in the coal mine. More...

Weather Channel co-founder dies; doubted climate science

LAS VEGAS John Coleman, who cofounded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC’s “Good Morning America” during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people’s anger for his open skepticism ab More...

Senate talks fall short, government shutdown extends into workweek

WASHINGTON   The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril today after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. More...

Pence says he’s proud to be in ‘Israel’s capital, Jerusalem’

JERUSALEM   Vice President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel with a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this morning in which he said it was an honor to be in “Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.”  More...

Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense clashes erupted today as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the U.S.- backed Kurdish militia from the area, the militia and a war More...

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangl More...

‘Executed’ North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. More...

Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

NEW YORK ( AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn’t profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: A pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his names More...

DA: Couple’s abuse became torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. More...

‘Police Academy’ director dies

NEW YORK Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film “Police Academy” to the popular sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died at age 74. More...

Congress likely racing toward a govt. shutdown

WASHINGTON A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being depo More...

Pence has long pushed for creation of Trump policies on Israel

WASHINGTON   Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart.  More...

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

SANTIAGO, Chile   Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in More...

Trump steps to forefront of antiabortion movement

WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights.  And though his record is mixe More...

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. More...

Clues sought in crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area in the U.S. state of New Mexico.  More...

Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island More...

Has #MeToo gone too far?

The Associated Press The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. More...

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari’s sexual advances while the two were on a date. More...

Hot-button topics coalesce at the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing programming, but from the Me Too movement, to diversity and representation in film and even the current presidency, this year the snowy mountain town of Park City, Utah, is prime More...