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

Mueller indicts 13 Russians

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

Around the world

Romney announces Senate run — Mitt Romney said Friday that he would run for the … Read more

Mother of survivor is a shooting survivor herself

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Annika Dean was lucky to be alive, and now, her son … Read more

Trump visits shooting survivors at hospital

PARKLAND, Fla.— President Donald Trump on Friday night visited doctors and nurses who treated victims … Read more

FBI was warned of Fla. suspect’s desire to kill

The FBI failed to act on a tip in January from a person close to … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2018. There are 317 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1968, the original Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, on the campus of … Read more

Judge indefinitely suspends USS Cole case

A military judge indefinitely halted a death-penalty case Friday linked to the 2000 bombing of … Read more

SpaceX’s bold satellite internet venture is set to launch Sunday

SpaceX is preparing to hit another orbital milestone with the launch of a pair of … Read more

Around the world

Mixed bag for flu vaccine — The flu vaccine is more effective than expected, federal … Read more

Gunman brought extra ammo to school, fired for 3 minutes

PARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people … Read more

4 immigration bills fail

WASHINGTON — The Senate left hundreds of thousands of so-called “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2018. There are 318 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1968, the nation’s first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Alabama, … Read more

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