Without help, North Atlantic right whales will be gone

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — The crew of the research vessel Shearwater has been out on the … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2018. There are 253 days left in the year.

Highlight: On April 22, 1898, with the United States and Spain on the verge of … Read more

Suspected chemical attack site inspected

The international monitoring group investigating a suspected chemical weapons attack on a Syrian town said … Read more

‘Handmaid’ makes you work, but pays off

“The Handmaid’s Tale’’ is not easy to watch. And it’s certainly not fun to watch … Read more

Youth look to turn outrage into action

Thousands of students across the United States walked out of their classrooms and into the … Read more

Around the world

Missouri governor faces new charge — Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri was accused Friday of … Read more

‘We no longer need’ nuke or missile tests, says North Korean leader Kim

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, announced early Saturday that his … Read more

Charges sought in Garner’s death, but Justice officials have doubts

WASHINGTON — Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charges against a New York police officer … Read more

Dems files suit against Russia, Trump campaign

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year.

On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the “Red … Read more

Study models inner workings of the Yellowstone supervolcano

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention. Yellowstone has … Read more

Case closed over Prince’s death: ‘We may never know’

MINNEAPOLIS — Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in … Read more

N. Korea drops demand that U.S. leave the South

KEY WEST, Fla. — North Korea has dropped its demand that U.S. troops be removed … Read more

Around the world

Comey memos — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump asked the … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1898, the United States moved closer to war with Spain as President William … Read more

Doctor’s orders: few opioids, lots of addiction medications

WASHINGTON — The number of new monthly prescriptions for medications that treat opioid addiction nearly … Read more

Cuba’s new leader an enigma to the U.S.

HAVANA — As soon as Cuba and the Obama administration decided to restore diplomatic relations, … Read more

420’s long, strange trip to a pot holiday

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That’s the numerical code for … Read more

Featured obit: Conservationist saved orphaned elephants

Daphne Sheldrick, a wildlife conservationist who saved hundreds of orphaned elephants in Africa, work chronicled … Read more

Nation’s top cancer doctor shares his top priorities

Norman “Ned” Sharpless still remembers one of his favorite patients — a 40-ish woman with … Read more

Future parenting: Pick an embryo by DNA

NEW YORK — So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired … Read more

Robot cures human headache: putting together Ikea furniture

Robots have taken our jobs, learned our chores and beaten us at our own games. … Read more

Prosecutor expected to update Prince death probe

MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision on … Read more

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

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