Leading up to his death, a rebel shares his story

The end had come for Óscar Pérez. Blood streamed down the rebel’s face. His men … Read more

Afghan forces end Taliban hotel takeover; 18 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban … Read more

Shutdown crisis deepens as furloughs take effect

WASHINGTON — Senators failed Sunday to reach an agreement to end the government shutdown, ensuring … Read more

Shutdown will have little effect for most

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina National Guard infantry battalion called off a training exercise that … Read more

Bald eagles came back from brink; one expert has fears

APPLE RIVER, Ill. — In this very important month for the bald eagle, Terrence Ingram … Read more

In Cape Town, ‘Day Zero’ is coming

JOHANNESBURG — Cape Town, South Africa’s second-largest city, is facing its worst drought in a … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018. There are 344 days left in the year.

Highlight: On Jan. 21, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army launched a full-scale assault against the … Read more

Gunmen assault hotel in Afghanistan; 5 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, … Read more

Kingpin who allegedly smuggled ivory tusks for years is finally caught

Thai police have arrested a Vietnamese national who they say ran an international network that … Read more

Michigan State trustee asks president to resign over Nassar scandal

A Michigan State University trustee has dissented from the board’s public support for its president, … Read more

Government shutdown begins as budget talks falter in Senate

WASHINGTON — Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday after Senate Democrats, … Read more

Dorothy Malone was star of TV’s ‘Peyton Place’

Dorothy Malone, the sultry blond actress who won an Academy Award for playing an unapologetically … Read more

No deal; U.S. government shuts down

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity Friday in the face of a clear political … Read more

A 19th-century lemon craze may have given rise to the Sicilian mob

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” the old cliche goes. But in Sicily, a … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2018. There are 345 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United … Read more

High court to decide on Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether President Donald Trump has … Read more

Under Trump, parks to stay open with a shutdown

WASHINGTON — Government offices may be locked and most federal employees sent home, but the … Read more

Coroner: Petty died of accidental drug overdose

LOS ANGELES — Rocker Tom Petty died last year from “multisystem organ failure” caused by … Read more

Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to announce alert was false

HONOLULU — The Hawaii National Guard’s top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige … Read more

Around the world

Torture of California teens was ‘severe’ — A California couple tortured a dozen of their … Read more

House OKs stopgap; Senate Dems resist

The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with … Read more

The work that doesn’t get done during a government shutdown

Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear … Read more

2017 among the three hottest years on record

2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday. The year was … Read more

U.S. creates division for doctors’ conscience rights

WASHINGTON — Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a … Read more

News of record: Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year.

Highlight: 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy … Read more

For rival camps on abortion, it’s time to mobilize

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the … Read more

Writer famed for ‘A Year in Provence’

Peter Mayle, an Englishman who started a writing career in his 30s with sex-education books … Read more

Bannon agrees to Mueller interview, says no to House

WASHINGTON — Former top White House adviser and Trump campaign strategist Steve Bannon has agreed … Read more

U.K. appoints a minister for loneliness

LONDON — Since Britain voted to leave the European Union more than a year ago, … Read more

Report: 23andMe’s DNA kits are the most ‘confounding’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Silicon Valley ancestry-testing firm 23andMe claims to have DNA from more … Read more

Cut reignites debate on Palestinian refugee agency

JERUSALEM — In the Khan Younis Refugee Camp in Gaza, Mahmoud Ferwana, 59, huddled beneath … Read more

Around the World

Chief of staff signals shift on immigration — President Donald Trump’s views on immigration and … Read more

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