Is your county elections clerk prepared for Russian hackers?

WASHINGTON — The weakest link in any local voting system is that one county clerk … Read more

Tough talk, few treatment details in opioid plan

MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Donald Trump made his first visit to New Hampshire since the … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, March 20, the 79th day of 2018. There are 286 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1854, the Republican Party of the United States was founded by slavery opponents … Read more

Around the world

Trump lawyers — President Donald Trump hired longtime Washington lawyer Joseph diGenova on Monday, adding … Read more

Nokie Edwards’ guitar drove the Ventures

Nokie Edwards, whose virtuosic electric guitar playing helped define the surf-rock style of the Ventures, … Read more

Political data firm on video offering to entrap politicians

WASHINGTON — Sitting in a hotel bar, Alexander Nix, who runs the political data firm … Read more

High court won’t block Pennsylvania voting maps

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Monday a second emergency application from Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania … Read more

Black men may not benefit from rich upbringing

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of … Read more

A delicate truce in California’s deserts is on shaky ground

LOS ANGELES — It looks like a barren no man’s land, but the vast desert … Read more

Trump assails Mueller; Republicans respond

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday abandoned a strategy of showing deference to the … Read more

The power of social networking — about 320,000 years ago

New discoveries in eastern Africa suggest that human behaviors like symbolic thought and the creation … Read more

Facebook’s role in data misuse sets off a storm

WASHINGTON — U.S. and British lawmakers demanded Sunday that Facebook explain how a political data … Read more

‘Rewilding’ carnivores may help restore landscapes

If you’re lucky, you can spot a gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park. But a … Read more

New computer science major reboots society

LOS ANGELES — In an upper-­level seminar on artificial intelligence, Occidental College professor Justin Li … Read more

U.S. wooed the alcohol industry for a study on drinking

It was going to be a study that could change the American diet, a huge … Read more

Easter Island is starting to disappear

HANGA ROA, Easter Island — The human bones lay baking in the sun. It wasn’t … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, March 18, the 77th day of 2018. There are 288 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1963, the Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts … Read more

Kate Wilhelm was a prolific science fiction writer who lived in Eugene

Kate Wilhelm, a prolific, prizewinning author of science fiction and mystery novels, died on March … Read more

Russians to vote on 4th term for Putin

MOSCOW — Russians are expected hand Vladimir Putin an easy victory in Sunday’s presidential election, … Read more

Woman kiled in the Oaks mall in Calif.

LOS ANGELES — A man shot and killed his ex-wife and then shot himself in … Read more

Collapse puts spotlight on building technique

As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, … Read more

Youths will push for ban on assault rifles

SALEM — A movement to ban assault rifles in Oregon was launched in a Portland … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, March 17, the 76th day of 2018. There are 289 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1968, a peaceful anti-Vietnam War protest in London was followed by a riot … Read more

Pentagon: 7 killed in U.S. copter crash in Iraq

BAGHDAD — All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were … Read more

Caller reported cracks before collapse

A lead engineer responsible for a pedestrian bridge that collapsed near Miami left a voicemail … Read more

FBI’s McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew … Read more

Helicopter flights with open doors grounded

NEW YORK — Federal regulators, spurred by a deadly helicopter crash into a river, ordered … Read more

Teacher who accidentally fired gun at school apologizes

The high school teacher in Monterey County, California, who accidentally fired a gun during a … Read more

Report: Trump ready to replace McMaster

President Donald Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and … Read more

U.S. slaps Russia with sanctions, accusing it of power grid plot

WASHINGTON — In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, March 16, the 75th day of 2018. There are 290 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1968, the My Lai massacre took place during the Vietnam War as U.S. … Read more

New adviser Kudlow backs Trump on trade

WASHINGTON — Larry Kudlow, the incoming White House economic adviser, said he believes President Donald … Read more

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