Nation and World

  • Hawaii hit by winds, rain as hurricane veers west

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    WASHINGTON – For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

    WINSLOW, Ariz. – Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dol ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was t ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • First U.S. Ebola victim remembered for compassion

    SALISBURY, N.C. – Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with E ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Container ship adrift again off Canadian coast

    PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia – A disabled Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel is adrift again but officials said Saturday ther ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • U.S.-led strike kills 8 in IS-held Syria town

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey – A U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a gas distribution facility in a stronghold of the Islamic State group set off a series of sec ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

    TEHRAN, Iran – The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists comp ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Ferguson police officer who fatally shot teen says he feared for life, report says

    WASHINGTON — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Lebanon pulled into war with Islamic State group

    BEIRUT — With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Ebola: Sierra Leone food deliveries to quarantined help fight virus' spread

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sie ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • U.S., China vow to manage rifts to fight terrorism, Ebola before Obama visit

    BOSTON — The U.S. and China pledged Saturday to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combatting terrorism and ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • U.S. Supreme Court justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Yellen: Greatly concerned by inequality

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that Ameri ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:54 pm
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