Featured obit: Pro wrestling champ held title over a decade

He was professional wrestling’s ultimate good guy. The son of Italian immigrants, Bruno Sammartino fled … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, April 19, the 109th day of 2018. There are 256 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended … Read more

Trump warns there’s chance of exit from North Korea talks

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he would scrap a planned … Read more

All of Puerto Rico loses power — for a 2nd time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — After seven months and close to $2.5 billion, almost everybody … Read more

Anti-bias auto-loan guidance voted down

The U.S. Senate has moved to scrap a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau policy aimed at … Read more

Oregon solar factory is sold — possibly saving 350 jobs

Credit clean-energy skeptic Donald Trump with rescuing a Hillsboro solar energy factory: SolarWorld sold its … Read more

Late filers frustrated as IRS website displays error message on Tax Day

WASHINGTON — Millions of taxpayers who waited until Tuesday to file their 2017 tax returns … Read more

Too much sitting may contribute to memory loss, study suggests

If you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you’d … Read more

Barbara Bush, 92, former first lady, has died

Barbara Bush, the widely admired wife of one president and the fiercely loyal mother of … Read more

San Francisco takes a seismic gamble

Recently built skyscrapers may not withstand a major earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO — Sailors arriving in San Francisco in the 19th century used two giant … Read more

Starbucks will close stores for racial-bias training

SEATTLE — In response to the arrest of two black men in one of its … Read more

Featured obit: Grammy-winning writer of soul, funk tunes

Ronald Dunbar, a record executive, producer and Grammy Award-winning songwriter who was credited with a … Read more

Science briefs: Clown fish homes, theory for eyebrows

Clown fish use more energy in bleached homes If you’ve seen “Finding Nemo,” you’re familiar … Read more

Around the world

White House: Russia sanctions not a done deal — The White House scrambled Monday to … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2018. There are 258 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion … Read more

Lung cancer patients can live longer with immunotherapy

The odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of … Read more

Family’s SUV found in California river

LEGGETT, Calif. — Crews searching for a family whose vehicle plunged into a rain-swollen Northern … Read more

Investigators: Pruitt’s soundproof phone booth broke federal law

The embattled chief of the Environmental Protection Agency broke federal law when he spent more … Read more

Featured obit: Harry Anderson, magician, star of ‘Night Court’

Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift … Read more

Online fundraising could level the legal playing field

Porn star Stormy Daniels wants help with legal expenses after filing a lawsuit against President … Read more

Barbara Bush, seriously ill, won’t seek further treatment

WASHINGTON — Barbara Bush, the seriously ill wife and mother of presidents who has long … Read more

Comey: ‘Possible’ Russia has leverage over Trump

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have … Read more

Unlikely tourism: a former atomic testing site

700 miles from the nearest large city, Maralinga hopes to draw in more visitors

MARALINGA, Australia — Maralinga, a barren stretch of land in South Australia’s remote western desert, … Read more

Nikki Haley says new sanctions are on the way for Russia

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration signaled Sunday it will impose new sanctions as soon as … Read more

NASA steps up its planet-hunting game with the launch of TESS

On a cold, clear night in January, Massachusetts Institute of Technology astrophysicist George Ricker and … Read more

Trump declares victory as Pentagon details strikes

President Donald Trump declared victory Saturday in the largest application of military force he has … Read more

Squirrels aren’t so nutty, researcher finds

As the squirrel rotates a nut between its front paws, its brain is considering a … Read more

E. coli linked to chopped romaine lettuce infects people in 11 states

Nearly three dozen people have been infected in an E. coli outbreak linked to chopped … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of 2018. There are 260 days left in the year.

Highlight: On April 15, 2013, two bombs made from pressure cookers exploded at the Boston … Read more

Storm blasts central United States with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

MINNEAPOLIS — A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has … Read more

Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols

DOVER, Del. — Gun rights supporters gathered at state capitols across the United States on … Read more

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