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Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:47:33 -0400

Britain's Prince Andrew has rejected renewed suggestions he may have been involved in the alleged sex crimes of his one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein.

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor brought down by Katrina, dies
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 03:01:36 -0400

Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed." With strength in her faith and her family, the state's first elected female governor time and again refused to wallow in disappointment or disaster.

U.S. sanctions on the high seas test European allies' patience
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:02:24 -0400

In the escalating tanker wars between the West and Iran, Washington is facing resistance from its traditional international partners.

Wedding attack shows a U.S.-Taliban deal wouldn't end killing in Afghanistan
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:12:03 -0400

An Islamic State attack that killed 63 people deepened questions about the Trump administration's plan to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Hong Kong protests: Hundreds of thousands spill out of pro-democracy rally and march across the city
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:30:27 -0400

After weeks of violent clashes with police, Hong Kong protesters gathered for a peaceful demonstration that harked back to the movement's beginnings.

Portland tries to 'keep weird' as another far-right vs. anti-fascist faceoff unfolds
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:30:53 -0400

Portland police worked to keep the Proud Boys and other far-right extremist protesters separated from anti-fascist counter-demonstrators.

Japan, Korea and the messy question of how to pay for historic wrongs
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:56:42 -0400

A downward spiral in relations between South Korea and Japan has spawned a trade war and ignited massive protests and boycotts in South Korea.

Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:09:47 -0400

Baked Alaska: The high temperature in July in Anchorage hits 90 for the first time ever, vast stretches of sea ice melt and fire crews can't be spared.

Path to paradise? Alaskan village hopes to replace fossil fuel with water power
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:00:52 -0400

The Native village of Igiugig, population 70, runs on diesel flown in for as much as $7.55 a gallon. An underwater hydro project could change that.

Hong Kong protesters took their organizing principle from Bruce Lee. Now some are having second thoughts
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:37:38 -0400

Hong Kong protests have led to some clashes with civilians and suspected spies as well as police. Some protesters are rethinking their tactics.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expresses 'great satisfaction' over weapons tests
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:35:34 -0400

Kim praised his military's "mysterious and amazing success rates" in weapons testing and vowed to build "capabilities no one dare provoke."

Israel reverses again, but Rep. Tlaib refuses invitation to visit, citing 'oppressive conditions'
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:11:11 -0400

Israel barred Tlaib and another congresswoman from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank over their support for the international boycott movement, but said Tlaib could visit her relatives in the West Bank on humanitarian grounds.

Hundreds defy restrictions and join protests in Kashmir as U.N. holds rare meeting on the region
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:29:53 -0400

Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:31:34 -0400

The Trump administration informs Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan. China fiercely opposes all arms sales to Taiwan.

What if China sends paramilitary forces to crush the Hong Kong protests?
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:41:53 -0400

Could Hong Kong face its own Tiananmen Square-type moment if China sends in forces to end protests?

Q&A: A health official says Ebola has been 'cured.' Here's why that's not really the case
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:37:21 -0400

Reports that Ebola has been "cured" are greatly exaggerated. Here's what new drugs can do for those sickened in the latest outbreak -- and what they can't.

Tribunal de apelaciones de EE.UU dictaminará sobre la suspensión de Trump a las protecciones para inmigrantes
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:28:00 -0400

Un panel de tres jueces de la corte federal de apelaciones expresó escepticismo hacia una orden judicial dictada el año pasado por un juez con sede en San Francisco que impedía que la administración levantara las protecciones.

Newsletter: Today: When a home means abandoning your past
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:00:44 -0400

A special housing initiative gave the residents of a Los Angeles homeless encampment the chance to move into apartments.

Getting killed by police is a leading cause of death for young black men in America
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:00:43 -0400

About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police. That risk is 2.5 times higher than for white men, new research shows.

Coyotes earn a living smuggling migrants to the U.S. Not right now, one says
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:59 -0400

It's tough going for people smugglers, known as coyotes, as Mexico's crackdown on Central American migration puts a crimp on business. One Guatemalan coyote says he's back to his studies, waiting for the heat to cool.

Op-Ed: Should you be worried about Ebola? It depends on where you live
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:00:48 -0400

People who contract Ebola are three to four times less likely to die from it if they are treated in a high-income country such as the United States rather than in places like Congo or western Africa.

Their U.S. roots date back centuries, but these Latinos still wonder if it's enough to belong
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:00:07 -0400

After the El Paso massacre, Latinos wrestle with a history of racism in the U.S. that repeats itself.

Earthquake: 4.2 quake hits near Bozeman, Mont.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:17:52 -0400

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon at 5:02 p.m.

Tennessee inmate is executed in electric chair for 1986 killings
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 23:27:00 -0400

Tennessee executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man Thursday who maintained that he didn't stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter to death in 1986.

Israel's move to bar two Democratic lawmakers draws widespread criticism
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:16:41 -0400

Trump's demand that Israel ban two Democratic lawmakers set up a dramatic choice for Benjamin Netanyahu: Please the U.S. president or alienate the Congress that provides billions of dollars in aid.

Trump praises Chinese leader, not Hong Kong protesters seeking democratic reforms
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:49:35 -0400

President Trump's reaction to the Hong Kong protests has ranged from muddled to indifferent, displaying his disinclination to use his office to promote democracy around the world — a task his predecessors considered a core part of the job — and his focus on trade over human rights.

Newsletter: Today: Is the recycling crisis our wake-up call?
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:00:33 -0400

A ban in China has left the U.S. with a glut of once-recyclable junk and an industry crisis.

A battle for the heavens on Mauna Kea: Native Hawaiians protest plans for a massive telescope
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:00:48 -0400

Every morning, hundreds of Native Hawaiians emerge from tents and pickup trucks to protest a new telescope on Mauna Kea, which they hold sacred.

FDA approves tuberculosis drug that works on hard-to-treat cases
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:30:09 -0400

The FDA approved a new tuberculosis drug that improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases. Drug-resistant TB is a growing problem in many poor countries.

U.S. appeals court appears likely to rule for Trump on ending protections for many immigrants
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:30:12 -0400

A three-judge federal appeals court panel expressed skepticism toward an injunction handed down last year by a San Francisco-based judge preventing the administration from lifting the protections.

Singapore is keeping a wary eye on the unrest in Hong Kong
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:12:24 -0400

Singapore is approaching the unrest in Hong Kong with caution over fears of angering Beijing and triggering activism at home.

Here's what you need to know about 'red-flag' laws, the latest trend in gun control
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:09:07 -0400

A total of 17 states and the District of Columbia now have laws that allow courts to temporarily take guns from people they deem dangerous.

No deal yet with the Taliban, but Trump is planning big cuts in U.S. presence
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:39:02 -0400

Another round of U.S. talks with the Taliban ends, apparently without a deal on declaring a cease-fire or other objectives.

Newsletter: Today: Trump backs down on tariffs, 'just in case'
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:00:37 -0400

President Trump delayed planned tariffs that had worried investors and economists, following a familiar pattern in his trade war with China.

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport after protests lead to chaos
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:30:52 -0400

Protesters returned to Hong Kong's international airport and obstructed passengers from boarding flights, causing suspension of check-ins for the second day in a row.

Julián Castro to Trump: 'In El Paso, Americans were killed ... because they look like me'
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:00:26 -0400

In an ad to run on Fox News, presidential candidate Julián Castro addresses President Trump, blaming him for stoking "the fire of racists."

With opioid abuse surging, expert panel recommends drug screening for all U.S. adults
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:22:13 -0400

As opioid abuse surges, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends for the first time that primary care clinicians screen all adults for illicit drug use.

After a deadly nuclear missile test in Russia's north, the Kremlin stuck to an old Soviet habit: Secrecy
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:30:46 -0400

Five days after the accident at a nuclear missile site, Russia has released few details. Did Chernobyl teach the Kremlin anything about transparency?

Americans' attitudes toward China are getting much more negative, thanks to Trump
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:41:12 -0400

Public opinion of China has soured badly, making the trade war a potentially hot-button campaign issue.

Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights for second day
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:30:20 -0400

Protesters clogged the departure area at Hong Kong's reopened airport Tuesday, a day after they forced one of the world's busiest transportation hubs to shut down entirely amid their calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse.

Malaysia finds body believed to be that of missing London teen
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:53:47 -0400

Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, disappeared Aug. 4 at an eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state. A nude body was found a mile and a half away.

Newsletter: Today: The economic toll of Trump's green-card rules
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:00:17 -0400

President Trump's plan to deny green cards to immigrants who use public assistance could badly hurt California's economy, a study found.

On a vast reservation, female Navajo officers patrol with bulletproof vests and protective amulets
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:00:40 -0400

Female officers are a key part of the understaffed Navajo Nation Police Department's approach to one of the toughest policing jobs in America.

The question of 'patriotism' in U.S.-China tech collaboration
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:00:27 -0400

Should "patriotism" play a role in the ethics of US-China tech collaboration?

Hong Kong's leader appears to choke up, asking protesters to save city from 'the abyss'
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:42:16 -0400

Hong Kong's government canceled all flights from the city as protesters held a mass sit-in against police violence at the airport.

Protests continue at Hong Kong International Airport
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 09:35:53 -0400

Newsletter: The FBI's struggle to confront domestic terrorism
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 08:00:09 -0400

The FBI says it is doing everything it can to fight domestic terrorism. Others disagree.

Iraqi Chaldeans supported Trump. Now one of their own died after being deported
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 07:00:01 -0400

Detroit man's death stirs anxiety that Trump is turning his back on a religious community.

In a town called 'Thank God,' Central Americans' pursuit of the promised land fades
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 06:00:41 -0400

Once bustling with migrants on their way to the United States, Gracias a Dios — whose name translates to 'Thank God' — now feels like a ghost town.

As top allies scale back in Yemen, Saudi Arabia faces prospect of an unwinnable war
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 18:43:10 -0400

Saudi Arabia and others fought against Houthi rebels to restore government control in Yemen, but the coalition has splintered and the country is a mess.

In Afghanistan's war, a common thread unites all sides: Fear
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 07:00:17 -0400

Almost two decades of war have left people on all sides of Afghanistan's conflict paralyzed with a fear that manifests both mentally and in daily action.

Cuba feels the pinch of the Trump administration's travel restrictions
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:39 -0400

Cuba's fledgling private sector, including cab drivers, tour guides, souvenir sellers and shop owners, is hurting from the Trump administration's travel restrictions on Americans.

El Paso shooting victims' families and friends fear for their own safety
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:14 -0400

Friends and relatives of El Paso shooting victims say they're afraid to attend funerals, visit the shooting site memorial, even to leave their homes.

Yemeni separatists control city of Aden, security officials say
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:03:59 -0400

Yemeni separatists have wrested control of the port city of Aden, including the presidential palace, from forces loyal to the internationally backed government after heavy fighting, security officials said Saturday.

In El Paso's wake, a corrido honors the dead and points fingers at the villains
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 15:19:24 -0400

Two musicians performed their song outside of the Walmart where 22 were killed, continuing a long tradition of politically charged Latin folk balladry.

50,000 demonstrate in Moscow in fifth weekend of protests for fair elections
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 12:54:28 -0400

Some 50,000 people rallied in central Moscow on Saturday to demand fair elections.

Mississippi raids split families and leave children adrift: 'I just want my mom and dad'
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 06:00:31 -0400

A new form of family separation leaves children of immigrant workers wondering when they will see their parents again.

Dozens protest at Equinox gym in West Hollywood over owner's Trump fundraiser
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 22:52:19 -0400

Dozens protest at the West Hollywood Equinox over parent firm owner's fundraiser for President Trump, who says the controversy makes Stephen Ross 'hotter.'

The El Paso shooting victims: What we know
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 21:33:43 -0400

Authorities have not yet identified the victims. But some family members have shared stories of their loved ones.

Guatemala, simmering with discontent, shows little enthusiasm for the presidential election
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 19:26:09 -0400

This weekend, as Guatemalans head to the ballot box to choose the successor to the termed-out President Jimmy Morales, the mood among voters is bleak.

El Paso shooting victim remembered at funeral: 'She was just a beautiful person'
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 19:00:03 -0400

The first funeral in El Paso for a victim of the shooting that killed 22 at a Walmart in the border city was held Friday morning.

U.S. envoy warns Germany: Pay more or risk losing protection
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 18:32:07 -0400

Trump's ambassador suggests 50,000 American troops stationed in Germany could be moved to Poland — a move that could raise tensions with Russia.

Protesters pack Hong Kong airport
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 10:38:30 -0400

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Friday her priority is to "stop the violence" rather than make political concessions as the city's two-month-long protest movement pressed on with a demonstration at the airport.

Newsletter: Our line of biodefense
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 08:00:39 -0400

Lawmakers are putting more scrutiny on a new biological warfare detection system in the U.S.

Iowa could be make or break for Joe Biden. It broke him last time.
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 07:00:29 -0400

Joe Biden lost Iowa badly when he ran for president in 2008. He's working hard to make sure it doesn't happen again in 2020 — and having been Obama's vice president helps a lot.

Walmart manager who survived shooting gets a few hours relief at baseball game
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 06:00:45 -0400


'They want to erase us.' California Uighurs fear for family members in China
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 06:00:29 -0400

Members of the Uighur diaspora in Southern California say every one of them has a friend or family member who has been "disappeared" by Chinese police.

El Paso Walmart manager, who helped customers survive and employees cope, finds solace in baseball
Fri, 9 Aug 2019 06:00:01 -0400

Walmart manager survived mass shooting and spent days helping his employees afterwards. On Wednesday, he went to a baseball game for a measure of relief.

Fear and tension mount in Kashmir's largest city amid lockdown
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 15:04:00 -0400

In Srinagar, Kashmir, the few residents who dare to break curfew beg soldiers to let them past checkpoints to reach hospitals or find food.

ICE detains 680 workers in Mississippi raids
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 13:43:03 -0400

It was the largest immigration raid in a decade in the United States.

Fans re-create Beatles' 'Abbey Road' cover shot 50 years on
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 12:10:09 -0400

Land use policy key to reining in global warming, U.N. report warns
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 10:49:20 -0400

The land can be a powerful tool for combating global warming -- if it's used wisely. Healthy forests and sustainable agriculture are key, a U.N. report says.

Newsletter: Divisions at a time for healing
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 08:00:38 -0400

President Trump's visits to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso amplify the nation's divide.

Copenhagen has taken bicycle commuting to a whole new level
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 06:00:53 -0400

Cycling has been a part of that good life in Copenhagen for decades. In recent years, it has enjoyed yet another unfathomable surge in popularity — taken to the next level thanks to constantly improving bike lanes coupled with fears of climate change.

One is Chinese. One is American. How a journalist discovered and reunited identical twins
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 06:00:35 -0400

Seventeen years ago, Chinese authorities abducted one of a set of twins and sent her to an orphanage.

What role does ideology play in mass shootings?
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 23:34:36 -0400

Experts who study mass shootings say many factors must be considered when trying to determine a motive. Though political views generally play less of a role than personal problems, the publicly available evidence suggests that ideology played a role in El Paso but not in Dayton.

Trump supporters come to his defense at El Paso memorial
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 23:06:36 -0400

A man showed up to an El Paso memorial with a hand-painted red-white-and-blue "Welcome Trump" sign. Conflict ensued.

White supremacists and Islamic State recruits have more in common than you might think
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 17:17:30 -0400

Experts say the radicalization process undergone by Islamic State recruits and white supremacists is remarkably similar.

President Trump visits mass shooting sites in Ohio and Texas
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 11:56:51 -0400

Amid protests, Trump visits mass shooting sites in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso.

Deadly Taliban suicide attack targets Kabul police station
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 09:04:00 -0400

At least 14 people have been killed and more than 140 wounded after a Taliban suicide attack outside a police station in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul.

Newsletter: In El Paso, a pastor's faith endures
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 08:00:41 -0400

When his daughter was shot, he prayed and raced to save her.

After a wildfire, a Colorado town's residents reluctantly sue a historic railway
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 07:00:12 -0400

Federal prosecutors have filed a $25-million suit against the owners of an iconic train, claiming that it emitted sparks that started one of the largest wildfires in Colorado history.

Migrants say El Paso shooting won't deter them from seeking new lives in the U.S.
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 22:30:56 -0400

Migrants at a shelter in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, agreed that the mass killing across the border in El Paso would not dissuade them from heading to the U.S.

News Analysis: In ramping up trade war with China, Trump could be playing with fire
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 20:04:09 -0400

President Trump's escalating trade war with China poses clear risks to the global economy and growing political risks for his 2020 reelection bid.

Beijing calls Hong Kong protesters 'arrogant lunatics,' warns of government's 'immense force'
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 10:52:35 -0400

Hong Kong protesters and the Chinese government pushed dueling narratives in two news conferences on Tuesday.

Toni Morrison dies at age 88.
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 10:09:21 -0400

Toni Morrison dies at age 88.

Newsletter: Trump and the mass shootings
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 08:00:39 -0400

A look at President Trump's response to a grieving nation.

Trump says he wants to take guns away from people in crisis. Will that work?
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 08:00:16 -0400

Trump endorsed state laws that temporarily prevent someone in crisis from buying or possessing a gun. But experts say these laws won't stop mass shootings.

In Sweden, ASAP Rocky, and a country's identity, stand trial
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 07:00:47 -0400

ASAP Rocky's assault trial thrust him into Sweden's already-volatile debates around crime and immigration.

Trump won't get a citizenship question on the census, but Latino kids may still be undercounted
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 07:00:40 -0400

For decades, the U.S. Census struggled to count Latino children. Now, activists fear a bigger undercount in the wake of Trump's battle over the citizenship question.

As his daughter lay in a pool of blood in an El Paso Walmart, a pastor held fast to his faith
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 06:00:01 -0400

Michelle Grady had been shot three times, but she managed to call her mother, who rushed to the Walmart in El Paso where a gunman had opened fire.

'We were safe until he started talking': El Paso residents respond to President Trump
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 21:04:26 -0400

El Paso, a mostly Latino and Democratic city, has long viewed Trump warily — and his most forceful statement since the massacre did little to change that.

Foreign countries are warning their citizens about U.S. travel after mass shootings
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 20:18:47 -0400

Uruguay and Venezuela are warning their citizens to exercise caution in the United States after a string of mass shootings.

U.S. labels China a 'currency manipulator' as stocks fall and trade war worsens
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 20:04:08 -0400

China's latest retaliatory actions against Trump's threat of new tariffs raised new concerns about the global economy.

Trump officials have redirected resources from countering far-right, racism-fueled domestic terrorism
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 19:32:15 -0400

Despite President Trump's condemnation of racism and white supremacy, his administration has redirected money and attention from Homeland Security programs targeting domestic terrorism threats from far-right, white nationalist and anti-government groups.

El Paso native Khalid plans benefit concert for shooting victims and families
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 18:38:31 -0400

R&B singer Khalid says his "mind and heart have been heavy" since the mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso and hopes to help victims with a benefit concert.

Micronesia reaffirms U.S. support while Australia hesitates to join campaign against Iran
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 16:42:54 -0400

Pompeo made the last stop on a three-nation tour aimed at reasserting U.S. influence in a region the Trump administration has rebranded the Indo-Pacific.

Citywide strike erupts into night of chaos in Hong Kong
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 14:48:12 -0400

Fires, street fights, tear gas, and arrests roil the city as chief executive Carrie Lam backs the police and refuses to resign

For Latinos, El Paso is a devastating new low in a Trump era
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 14:00:25 -0400

The massacre of 20 people by a man who reportedly wanted to shoot "as many Mexicans as possible" marks what appears to be one of the deadliest hate crimes ever against Latinos.

Borderline: Trump's immigration crackdown
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 11:53:40 -0400
The olive waters of the Rio Grande and parched dirt of the American Southwest mark not only the international boundary between Mexico and the United States, but a stark division between an increasingly desperate and dangerous wait and a simple hope: to stay.The Trump administration's effort to restrict immigration reaches far beyond the border, upending decades of U.S. policy and transforming the region.

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