Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, … Read more

European art scene began with cave men

NEW YORK — From the murky depths of Spanish caves comes a surprising insight: Neanderthals … Read more

Ballerina starred in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream’

Nini Theilade, who won wide acclaim for her dancing in the fabled 1935 film version … Read more

Around the world

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 — A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of … Read more

Trumps talks to tearful Florida students, parents

WASHINGTON — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents … Read more

Funding for earthquake warning system in jeopardy

SAN FRANCISCO — Mexico City got a substantial warning before the shaking from a distant … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1732, the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in … Read more

A new study makes the case to classify flamingos as Florida natives

In 2015, Conchy the flamingo showed up at Florida’s Naval Air Station Key West, and … Read more

Graham preached to full stadiums, counseled presidents

The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018. There are 313 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot … Read more

Around the world

Netanyahu inquiry expands —The corruption scandal plaguing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a surprising … Read more

Trump: More must be done to protect children

WASHINGTON — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on … Read more

A big donation plants seeds for parks across Chile

Patagonia National Park system is 3 times as big as Yellowstone, Yosemite combined

COCHRANE, Chile — An eagle soared over the lone house atop an arid hill in … Read more

Arthur Robinson was known as ‘Mr. Okra’ to New Orleans

Arthur J. Robinson, or “Mr. Okra,” as pretty much everyone called him, who rolled each … Read more

Study: calories aren’t key to weight loss

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight … Read more

Trump may support background check bill

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Amid a national outcry over gun restrictions led by the … Read more

New Pennsylvania map boosts Democratic chances

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s … Read more

Around the world

Russian ‘troll factory’ workers trust U.S. indictment — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. … Read more

Traffic death toll remains high, despite safety equipment

‘No safe way’ to multitask behind the wheel

The traffic death toll remains at historic highs nationally, despite new car safety technology. That … Read more

Florida shooting survivors seize their political moment

The most prominent voices to emerge in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at … Read more

Violinist Didier Lockwood crossed genres

PARIS — French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, whose eclectic career spanned more than four decades … Read more

Few doubt Russia meddled, but did it tip the election?

WASHINGTON — The detailed indictment of 13 Russians for intervening in the 2016 presidential election … Read more

New study debunks popular papal rabbit domestication story

The story of how rabbits supposedly became domesticated animals is a strange one. Around the … Read more

To stir the pot, Russians preferred Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research … Read more

Tired of waiting on Washington, cities use Uber fees to fix roads

In Chicago, a 15-cent fee on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services is helping to … Read more

Want to save the planet? Try using less deodorant

The deodorants, perfumes and soaps that keep us smelling good are fouling the air with … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2018. There are 316 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1678, the first part of “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” a Christian allegory by English … Read more

Congress unable to act on guns, immigration

It’s been five years since the guns and immigration debate collided at the same time … Read more

Helicopter on quake mission flips, kills 13

MEXICO CITY — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful … Read more

6-year-old tells NASA to make Pluto a planet again

Cara Lucy O’Connor has a concern. Pluto used to be one of the nine planets … Read more

13 Russians indicted in first charges on 2016 election interference

WASHINGTON — The special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election charged 13 … Read more

WWII resistance fighter guarded survivors’ memory

Sam Bloch, who was a teenaged resistance fighter in the forests of Eastern Europe during … Read more

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