Veteran actor starred in ‘Game of Thrones’

Roy Dotrice, a British stage, film and television actor who began performing as a prisoner … Read more

Iraqis capture Kurdish city with little fight

KIRKUK, Iraq — After weeks of threats and posturing, the Iraqi government carried out a … Read more

Around the world

Drug czar nomination — President Donald Trump came under pressure to abandon a nominee for … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2017. There are 75 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted in Chicago of income tax evasion. (Sentenced … Read more

Colliding stars spark new era in astronomy

Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two … Read more

People like living in places at risk of disaster

California was burning and emergency management officials in Sacramento were listing the latest statistics about … Read more

A road built in the wilderness?

The Interior Department is preparing to set aside a decades-old ban on development in federally … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2017. There are 76 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1987, a 581⁄2-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica … Read more

Trump may have bolstered NFL kneelers’ legal position

The controversy over football players kneeling in protest during the national anthem could have simply … Read more

Somali bombing’s toll rises past 270

MOGADISHU, Somalia — When a double truck bombing shattered the night in Mogadishu on Saturday, … Read more

Around the world

Health subsidy — A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back … Read more

After the Las Vegas shooting, concertgoers became medics

In the days after the shootings at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, … Read more

Colleges pledge to continue work on assault prevention

Samantha Russell is in her senior year at American University. And in her time on … Read more

World is no longer laughing at North Korean hackers

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve … Read more

For many who fled fires, only memories remain

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Blaring car horns warned of the rushing wildfires in Northern California … Read more

States scramble to beef up voting systems

WASHINGTON — State election officials, worried about the integrity of their voting systems, are pressing … Read more

‘Farm to flask’ distillers lifting local spirits

SHELTON, Conn. — Dan Beardsley’s great-grandfather made moonshine on the family farm to make ends … Read more

New study shows solitary pumas meet up for lunch

Pumas have long had a reputation as loners, studiously marking their territory, hunting individually and … Read more


It’s Sunday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2017. There are 77 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1917, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari (Margaretha ZelleGeertruida MacLeod), 41, convicted by a … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

Ex-hostages back in Canada — A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked … Read more

Propelled by winds, blazes stretch to 100 miles wide

SONOMA, Calif. — The California wildfires raced toward wineries and the historic town of Sonoma … Read more

Trump’s speech on Iran sparks new war of words

TEHRAN, Iran — President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked … Read more

Middleweight champion boxer Terry Downes was source of pride for Britain

Terry Downes, a quick-witted middleweight boxing champion from Britain, nicknamed the Paddington Express, who became … Read more

Martens are abundant in Cascades, missing from Olympics

MOUNT SKOKOMISH WILDERNESS, Olympic National Forest — Once common here, martens — sleek, bright-eyed mammals … Read more

Trump disavows nuke deal without scrapping it

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Friday his decision to disavow the Iran nuclear agreement, … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2017. There are 78 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles Yeager became the first test pilot to … Read more

Las Vegas massacre timeline revised again

The Las Vegas police again revised the timeline of the Oct. 1 shooting at the … Read more

Women’s convention faces backlash as prime slot goes to Sanders

In two weeks, thousands of people will convene in Detroit for the Women’s Convention, the … Read more

Around the world

UNESCO picks a leader — A former culture minister from France, Audrey Azoulay, was elected … Read more

Laffer’s napkin ‘probably in the trash’

WASHINGTON — It is one of the iconic moments in modern economics: A young professor … Read more

During California fires, hesitation proved lethal

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — With towering flames bearing down, one victim delayed escape in hopes … Read more

Trump chips away at ACA

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay … Read more

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