Judge OKs plan for ill baby to go to a hospice

LONDON — A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill baby Charlie Gard should be … Read more

Patients watch health debate with dread

Since the November election, when the fate of her family’s health coverage suddenly was up … Read more

Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at … Read more

Scaramucci rails against rivals in the West Wing

WASHINGTON — When Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, went on television Thursday … Read more

Pentagon: Transgender people can serve in the military for now

WASHINGTON — Transgender people can continue to serve in the military for now, Pentagon leaders … Read more

Foray was an actress of a thousand voices, including Rocky the squirrel

June Foray, an actress of a thousand voices, who portrayed Rocky the flying squirrel and … Read more

Trump called transgender troops a costly disruption; an expert says he’s wrong

President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday that he “will not accept or allow” … Read more

Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke … Read more

U.S. could stay in Afghanistan for minerals

President Donald Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after … Read more

Momentum grows for more modest health care overhaul

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected a proposal Wednesday that would have repealed major parts of … Read more

Israel meets some protesters’ demands near holy site

JERUSALEM — Israel removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near … Read more

In Guatemala, coffee is no longer just for export

Growing number of coffee shops focus on the flavor of the brew

GUATEMALA CITY — In the narrative spun around specialty coffee, there are two kinds of … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, July 27, the 208th day of 2017. There are 157 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes … Read more

Around the world

Boy Scouts — The Boy Scouts of America anticipated President Donald Trump would spark controversy … Read more

Olive Yang left aristocrat life to be opium warlord

As a girl, she hid a revolver in her school bag, frightening classmates at an … Read more

New experimental treatments target cancer like McCain’s

When Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., returned to work Tuesday, he seemed his tough old self, … Read more

NASA’s prototype for a deep space habitat is a recycled cargo container

An aluminum cargo container, built more than 15 years ago to move large equipment to … Read more

Health bill: Where it might go from here

WASHINGTON — On a squeaker of a vote, the Senate began an extraordinary debate Tuesday … Read more

Justice Dept. rules intensify sanctuary city crackdown

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying … Read more

In a first, Cardinal Pell appears in Australian court on sexual charges

MELBOURNE, Australia — Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers, made his first … Read more

Sessions twists in the wind

WASHINGTON — In the annals of cutthroat Washington politics, it would be hard to find … Read more

Trump speech to Boy Scouts elicits criticism for its partisanship, profanity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump earned no merit badge for his address to the Boy … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

Warning shots fired near Iran ship — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots … Read more

Even tiny changes in orbit would mean global chaos

Q: Let’s say Earth’s orbit moved closer to the sun. How small a change would … Read more

Little-known part of Unabomber story

Television often turns to headline-making real-life events as a content source. Many of the adaptations … Read more

Teaching babies a second language if parents speak only one: It can be done

SEATTLE — For decades, researchers have built a compelling amount of evidence that the earlier … Read more

Barbara Sinatra created center for abused children

LOS ANGELES — Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a … Read more

Hawaii wants to be prepared for a nuclear attack

The latest summer advice for Hawaii goes beyond using adequate sun block and properly riding … Read more

Study: Sperm concentration down 50 percent in 40 years

The quality of sperm from men in North America, Europe and Australia has declined dramatically … Read more

Thousands join Muslim prayer protests

JERUSALEM — Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem’s most contested holy … Read more

European court: Sex for women after 50 is important after all

It turns out that sex after 50 has value after all. That was the judgment … Read more

Pence breaks tie as Senate votes to begin debating Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday narrowly approved to begin debating a bill to repeal … Read more

Kushner says he ‘did not collude with Russians’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, described himself to Senate investigators on Monday … Read more

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