Nation and World News

  • China: N. Korea, U.S., S. Korea tensions headed for collision

    BEIJING – A senior Chinese diplomat said Wednesday that tensions on the Korean peninsula were like "two accelerating trains" headed for collision, say ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline

    BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, cl ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill

    WASHINGTON – A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even ...
    March 7, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • House GOP health bill adds up to big tax cut for the rich

    WASHINGTON – The House Republicans' health care bill adds up to big tax cuts for the rich.The bill w ...
    March 7, 2017 - 1:54 pm
  • GOP tries to sell new health care bill, absent key specifics

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders embarked on an ambitious plan Tuesday to try to sell their new health care proposal to rank-and-file lawmakers and the ...
    March 7, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • N. Korea, Malaysia ban each other's citizens from leaving

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – North Korea said Tuesday it was banning Malaysians from leaving the country as its bitter diplomatic battle with Malaysia esc ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:29 am
  • Christie mentor avoids prison in bribery scandal

    NEWARK, N.J. – The former head of one of the nation’s most powerful transportation agencies and a longtime mentor to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Supreme Court won't say whether transgender teen can pick bathroom

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is leaving the issue of transgender rights in schools to lower courts for now after backing out of a high-profile case ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees into U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Where immigrants are concerned, James Wright is OK with people who are here legally, as well as illegally – if they haven’t committed cri ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • GM sheds money drain, gains cash with sale of European unit

    DETROIT – By shedding the bulk of its European operations, General Motors is getting rid of a perennial money drain and gaining essential cash that it ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • GOP struggles with shift from opposition party to governing

    WASHINGTON – Republican ranks in Congress are thick with hard-right lawmakers elected to thwart former President Barack Obama and light on nuts-and-bo ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • Trump signs new anti-terror travel ban – without new fanfare

    WASHINGTON – Without fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • President Trump signs new travel ban targeting those seeking new visas

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still b ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • Deadly police encounters could lead to new chapter for driver's ed courses

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Deadly encounters between police officers and motorists have lawmakers across the country thinking driver’s education should require s ...
    March 5, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • Selma re-enacts march that sparked "Bloody Sunday"

    SELMA, Ala. – Throngs of people converged in the city of Selma, Alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement.
    March 5, 2017 - 11:46 pm
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