Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew

HONOLULU — Army officials have spent days sifting through chunks of Black Hawk helicopter debris … Read more

2 killed in Finland knife attack

A man stabbed two people to death Friday and injured half a dozen others in … Read more

For a spot in the path of totality, these couples got an early start

Thousands of eclipse oglers eager to secure their viewing spots have been pouring into rural … Read more

5,000-year-old carving may be world’s first drawing of an eclipse

An unassuming grass-covered stone mound outside of Dublin, Ireland, may be home to the world’s … Read more

Flow of migrants to Italy slows, but nobody knows why

LONDON — The main route to Europe is experiencing one of its longest lulls since … Read more

Report: Trump strategist Steve Bannon out

President Donald Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen Bannon, … Read more

Edward Allcard solo sailed the High Seas

Edward Allcard, who was said to be the first person to sail both ways across … Read more

Van hits pedestrians in Barcelona attack

Spain was hit by its worst terrorist attack in more than a decade Thursday, when … Read more

Manhattan post office to be a grand train hall

NEW YORK — After 25 years of talk about turning the main post office in … Read more

ACLU wrestles with its role in defending ‘groups we detest’

The American Civil Liberties Union was under severe duress. Hate mail poured in, death threats, … Read more

Search area expands for Army helicopter

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard said Thursday it was searching up to 50 miles off … Read more

Contradictory remarks deepen confusion over North Korea strategy

BEIJING — President Donald Trump’s administration plunged the United States’ Asian alliances into new confusion … Read more

Marian Diamond was a student of the brain

Marian Diamond, a neuroscientist who overturned long-held beliefs by showing that environmental factors can change … Read more

Van hits pedestrians in Barcelona, killing at least 13 in terror attack

A van crashed into pedestrians thronging a popular tourist area in the center of Barcelona, … Read more

Trump opens breach with CEOs, military

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his … Read more

Hundreds mourn protester killed in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Those who loved Heather Heyer, along with strangers who have already elevated … Read more

Anarchists, antifa: The history of the activists Trump calls ‘alt-left’

They smashed windows and rioted through the streets of Washington during the inauguration of President … Read more

Today

It’s Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2017. There are 136 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on … Read more

Around the world

Korean diplomacy — In an effort to jump-start diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said … Read more

Survey: ‘Alt-right’ is just a new way to say white supremacy

The Associated Press warned this week that the media outlets should avoid using the term … Read more

Dr. Ruth Pfau saved lepers in Pakistan

Dr. Ruth Pfau, a German-born medical missionary who was hailed as the “Mother Teresa of … Read more

Malware expert could blow whistle on Russian hacking

KIEV, Ukraine — The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer,” kept a low … Read more

Antidotes can't handle overdoses in age of synthetics

Ralph Battels figured it out when one of his patients woke up and tried to … Read more

China’s action hero beats box office records (and arrogant Westerners)

BEIJING — China’s new favorite action hero single-handedly routs pirates off the African coast in … Read more

Israel seeks UN’s respect in push for seat on the Security Council

Outreach to Africa, educational trips for foreign diplomats and a more conciliatory Prime Minister Benjamin … Read more

Review: Trump cuts would raise premiums

WASHINGTON — Premiums for the most popular health insurance plans would shoot up 20 percent … Read more

Trump returns to blaming ‘both sides’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump reverted Tuesday to blaming both sides for the deadly violence … Read more

North Korean nuclear crisis appears to ease, for now

WASHINGTON — The latest nuclear crisis with North Korea appeared to ease Tuesday as Pyongyang … Read more

Western men’s sperm count has dropped over 50 percent since 1973, paper finds

The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs … Read more

Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues

Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as … Read more

Lesson’s from son’s upbringing weren’t on display in Charlottesville, dad says

All weekend, Pearce Tefft was fixated on his television. In his home in North Dakota, … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2017. There are 137 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age … Read more

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