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

GOP races: Utah — The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way … Read more

Squeezed by a standoff, Bhutan holds its breath

HAA, Bhutan — India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles … Read more

Trump rips CEOs ditching his council

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped three top corporate chief executives who resigned … Read more

Milton Mollen investigated police corruption in NYC

Milton Mollen, who led a commission that found that the New York City Police Department … Read more

13 million-year-old baby ape skull offers human ancestor likeness

To the untrained eye, the area west of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya appears to … Read more

Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

NEW YORK — One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a … Read more

Confederate statue removal gains momentum

As a descendant of Civil War soldiers who wore both the blue and the gray, … Read more

Trump denounces ‘repugnant’ groups

WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist … Read more

White nationalists: Virginia was just the beginning

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Emboldened and proclaiming victory after a bloody weekend in Virginia, white nationalists … Read more

Both Korean leaders, U.S. signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

SEOUL, South Korea — Even as North Korea presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2017. There are 138 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule. In 1057, … Read more

Around the world

Immigrants locked inside rig in Texas — Police in Texas acting on a tip found … Read more

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science

WASHINGTON — The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal … Read more

Onscreen tough guy had sense of humor

Joseph Bologna, who looked like the quintessential tough guy but couldn’t seem to resist writing … Read more

More time for insurers to calculate 2018 rates

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is giving health insurance companies more time to calculate price … Read more

Wall preparation underway, with landowners on edge

MISSION, Texas — Last month, Marianna Wright, the executive director of the privately owned National … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2017. There are 139 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1947, Pakistan became independent of British rule. In 1848, the Oregon Territory was … Read more

Victim ‘standing up for what was right’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Police on Sunday identified the woman killed Saturday when a vehicle plowed … Read more

Around the world

Pence in Latin America — Demonstrating the delicate balancing act that has come to define … Read more

Around U.S., protesters decry white supremacy

SEATTLE — Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country Sunday, saying they felt … Read more

Suspected driver remembered as a Nazi sympathizer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — An explosion of violence turned deadly in this normally bucolic university town … Read more

Survey finds stark racial divide among millennials

A recent survey by GenForward, a project of the University of Chicago that looks at … Read more

Will Kim Jong Un pull the trigger? Possible signs to watch

SEOUL, South Korea — Tensions between the United States and North Korea tend to flare … Read more

Commentary: Why kids can’t write

On a bright July morning in a windowless conference room in a Manhattan bookstore, several … Read more

Arlene Gottfried’s photos made ordinary interesting

Arlene Gottfried, whose arresting images of ordinary people in New York’s humbler neighborhoods earned her … Read more

Scientists track sea turtles adapting to life in murky river

LOS ANGELES — When scientists confirmed their existence in the San Gabriel River in 2008, … Read more

Dueling protests take a deadly turn

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, … Read more

Problem for drug trials: not enough patients

With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have … Read more

Weather report for 2016: extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON — Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything … Read more

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