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Waffle House suspect in custody — Travis Reinking, 29, was once reported to police in … Read more

Pompeo avoids rebuke, heads for full Senate vote

WASHINGTON — Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. In 1792, Capt. … Read more

No ‘Plan B’: France’s Macron pushes Trump on Iran deal

WASHINGTON — French President Emmanuel Macron’s long-shot diplomatic mission to persuade President Donald Trump to … Read more

4 dead in shooting at Nashville Waffle House

Months before the man suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee … Read more

The more humans spread out, the smaller other mammals get

LOS ANGELES — Thirteen thousand years ago, Southern California was crawling with enormous mammals — … Read more

Woman returning from France fined $500 for bringing apple through Customs

An apple one day did not keep Customs away, a Colorado woman has learned. Crystal … Read more

Reunion with birth parents leads to incest, and killings

DOVER, N.Y. — What started as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her … Read more

Troyer played Mini-Me in two ‘Austin Powers’ films

LOS ANGELES — Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil’s small, silent sidekick “Mini-Me” in the … Read more

Hundreds of immigrant kids are separated from families

On Feb. 20, a woman named Mirian arrived at the Texas border carrying her 18-month-old … Read more

Drought rekindles fears of a thirsty future

AUSTIN, Texas — Less than eight months after Hurricane Harvey pelted the Texas Gulf Coast … Read more

Without help, North Atlantic right whales will be gone

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — The crew of the research vessel Shearwater has been out on the … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2018. There are 253 days left in the year.

Highlight: On April 22, 1898, with the United States and Spain on the verge of … Read more

Suspected chemical attack site inspected

The international monitoring group investigating a suspected chemical weapons attack on a Syrian town said … Read more

‘Handmaid’ makes you work, but pays off

“The Handmaid’s Tale’’ is not easy to watch. And it’s certainly not fun to watch … Read more

Youth look to turn outrage into action

Thousands of students across the United States walked out of their classrooms and into the … Read more

Around the world

Missouri governor faces new charge — Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri was accused Friday of … Read more

‘We no longer need’ nuke or missile tests, says North Korean leader Kim

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, announced early Saturday that his … Read more

Charges sought in Garner’s death, but Justice officials have doubts

WASHINGTON — Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charges against a New York police officer … Read more

Dems files suit against Russia, Trump campaign

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year.

On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the “Red … Read more

Study models inner workings of the Yellowstone supervolcano

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention. Yellowstone has … Read more

Case closed over Prince’s death: ‘We may never know’

MINNEAPOLIS — Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in … Read more

N. Korea drops demand that U.S. leave the South

KEY WEST, Fla. — North Korea has dropped its demand that U.S. troops be removed … Read more

Around the world

Comey memos — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump asked the … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1898, the United States moved closer to war with Spain as President William … Read more

Doctor’s orders: few opioids, lots of addiction medications

WASHINGTON — The number of new monthly prescriptions for medications that treat opioid addiction nearly … Read more

Cuba’s new leader an enigma to the U.S.

HAVANA — As soon as Cuba and the Obama administration decided to restore diplomatic relations, … Read more

420’s long, strange trip to a pot holiday

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That’s the numerical code for … Read more

Featured obit: Conservationist saved orphaned elephants

Daphne Sheldrick, a wildlife conservationist who saved hundreds of orphaned elephants in Africa, work chronicled … Read more

Nation’s top cancer doctor shares his top priorities

Norman “Ned” Sharpless still remembers one of his favorite patients — a 40-ish woman with … Read more

Future parenting: Pick an embryo by DNA

NEW YORK — So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired … Read more

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