February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Syria confirms deaths from U.S. strike on forces

BEIRUT Syrian state-run media today confirmed a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria, citing reports of dozens killed and wounded from the attack. The overnight attack, which a U.S. More...

With today’s military parade, Kim Jong Un thumbs nose at U.S.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea   North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square today, grabbing the spotlight on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea to thumb h More...

Illinois Guardsman takes girl whose dad was killed to dance

BEACH PARK, Ill. A northern Illinois kindergartener whose father was killed in a military training accident last year had a date to her first father daughter dance: A soldier with the Illinois Army National Guard. More...

Pentagon misconduct complaints increase

WASHINGTON The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according t More...

Senate leaders’ budget deal faces opposition in both parties

WASHINGTON Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. More...

AP finds food used as weapon against Rohingya

NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. More...

George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 U.S. election

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Former President George W. More...

More Americans hold stocks, for better or for worse

NEW YORK A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this recent one dug deeper because more Americans are participating in the market, particularly older ones. More...

House, Senate pursue spending deals as federal shutdown looms

WASHINGTON Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month’s government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if More...

Pence says U.S. to unveil ‘toughest’ sanctions on N. Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. More...

Russian hackers exploit U.S. weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found.  More...

Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump is continuing his habit of painting immigrants as criminals, highlighting gang connections, calling family reunification a national security threat and bemoaning the death of a pro football player involved in More...

Closing arguments set in Baltimore police corruption trial

BALTIMORE ( AP) — Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys are set to make their closing arguments in the trial of two Baltimore detectives fighting racketeering and robbery charges. The case involves one of the worst U. S. More...

N. Korean leader’s sister to come to South for Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea ( AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country’s leadership, will be part of the North’s delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics, officials said toda More...

Strong quake hits Taiwan

HUALIEN, TAIWAN Rescuers were working today to try to reach people who were trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. More...

SpaceX’s new rocket puts sports car in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. More...

Pentagon says Trump ordered Washington military parade

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a grand parade of the U.S. More...

Not just boy and girl: More teens identify as transgender

CHICAGO   Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests.  More...

Trump’s bipartisan State of the Union message already long gone

WASHINGTON A week ago, President Donald Trump stood before the nation and called for a new era of bipartisan cooperation. More...

John Mahoney, who played dad on ‘Frasier,’ dies

LOS ANGELES   John Mahoney, who as the cranky, blue-collar dad in “Frasier” played counterpoint to pompous sons Frasier and Niles, has died. More...