FBI agent removed from Russia investigation called Trump an ‘idiot’

WASHINGTON — Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel’s investigation … Read more

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Attempted New York attack — Akayed Ullah, 27, an immigrant from Bangladesh who had lived … Read more

The inferno that won’t die: How a California fire exploded

VENTURA, Calif. — On Friday, an army of firefighters in Ventura County hoped they were … Read more

Tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida … Read more

NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro

A ship captain’s unwillingness to listen to his crew’s suggestions to change course from the … Read more

Strongmen from Syria to China embrace the phrase ‘fake news’

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump routinely invokes the phrase “fake news” as a rhetorical cudgel … Read more

MLB ump retires rather than risk more concussions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 … Read more

Bomber disrupts NYC, but injures only himself

NEW YORK — A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body … Read more

Rivals make final push before Alabama election

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a … Read more

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Trans people can enlist starting in 2018 — Transgender people will be allowed to enlist … Read more

For a computer that’s 4,000 times faster, Microsoft is going quantum

In the race to commercialize a new type of powerful computer, Microsoft has just pulled … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2017. There are 19 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1917, during World War I, a train carrying some 1,000 French troops from … Read more

Silicon Valley wants to fix our water problems

Gary Kremen — the founder of Match.com, former owner of Sex.com and serial investor — … Read more

New evacuations as huge California fire flares up

LOS ANGELES — A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2017. There are 20 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1917, British Gen. Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem two days after his forces expelled … Read more

Trump jumps into race, but it’s all about Moore

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — President Donald Trump has jumped into a contentious Senate race here in … Read more

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Bitcoin futures — The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the … Read more

Citizen scientists watch for ’king tides’

WASHINGTON — The tide watchers start patrolling whenever the celestial forces align. From coast to … Read more

Another corner of Europe seeks its own path in Corsican vote

PARIS — Corsican nationalists prevailed in regional elections Sunday, possibly paving the way for greater … Read more

For Afghan women, speaking out about harassment could endanger their lives

KABUL, Afghanistan — “You’re ugly, Maryam, everyone says so, but I guess you’re a virgin … Read more

Venezuela opposition shuns election

CARACAS, Venezuela — The polls had been open for several hours Sunday and the future … Read more

Scientists unlocking mystery of the hum of Earth

The world hums. It shivers endlessly. It’s a low, ceaseless droning of unclear origin that … Read more

A different way to slash drug prices: Leave your insurance card at home

Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly, consumers … Read more

Two tombs found in Egypt’s Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in … Read more

Humans cause alarming stress in narwhals

“They’re pushing their biology as far as they can, and we’re concerned maybe it’s going … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2017. There are 21 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1817, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state of the Union. In 1520, … Read more

Trump stays on message for civil rights museum

JACKSON, Miss. — President Donald Trump’s presence jolted the opening of a civil rights museum … Read more

Iraq’s prime minister claims victory in war against ISIS

BEIRUT — Iraq’s prime minister declared victory Saturday over Islamic State, the extremist group that … Read more

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Video shows fatal shooting —Police body camera footage shows an officer shooting an unarmed man … Read more

Leslie Wolfe pursued equality for women, helped expose bias in SAT questions

Leslie R. Wolfe, who pursued equality for women, particularly women of color, as a longtime … Read more

Officials warn of more fire danger in Southern California

OJAI, Calif. — As the Golden State continued to burn for a sixth day, California … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2017. There are 22 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1892, “Widowers’ Houses,” Bernard Shaw’s first play, opened at the Royalty Theater in … Read more

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