Study: In 26 U.S. states, white deaths now outnumber births

WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states … Read more

Trump’s migrant policy takes an about-face

WASHINGTON — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, … Read more

Study: Plastic already piling up in wake of the China recycling ban

PORTLAND, Maine — China’s decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing … Read more

Canada makes pot legal

TORONTO — Canada’s Senate passed the federal government’s historic bill legalizing the recreational use of … Read more

U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from the U.N. body that … Read more

Studies explore immigrant crime

The Trump administration's hard-line immigration policies are predicated, in part, upon the notion that immigrants … Read more

In the Himalayas, girls are dying from a deadly taboo

TURMAKHAND, Nepal — Not long ago, in rural western Nepal, Gauri Kumari Bayak was the … Read more

Consistent threat of email hacking hangs over politicians

WASHINGTON — A new reality has set in to political campaigns: Candidates must expect that … Read more

Bonaldo Giaiotti was a stalwart operatic bass

His soccer team had just lost a big game and Bonaldo Giaiotti, a 20-year-old furniture … Read more

Scientists discover the world’s 1st known manta ray nursery

SAN DIEGO — The University of California, San Diego has discovered the world’s first known … Read more

The death of African giants and a Mesoamerican mystery

Africa’s ‘wooden elephants’ are falling On Jan. 7, 2016, a group of tourists set out … Read more

A call for 6th military branch: ‘Space Force’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a … Read more

Trump resists anger over action at border

President Donald Trump and two members of his Cabinet mounted an aggressive defense Monday of … Read more

Yosemite’s ancient trees are back in public view

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — John Muir, the naturalist who was most at home sleeping … Read more

Around the world

Pentagon suspends drill with South Korea — The Pentagon announced Monday it was suspending a … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2018. There are 195 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to … Read more

Artificial trans fats are no more, and your heart is likely thankful

Once ubiquitous in everything from frozen pizza to coffee creamer to popcorn, artificial trans fats … Read more

Featured obituary: Producer of ‘Scarface,’ other movies

Martin Bregman, the outspoken, notoriously tenacious film producer behind “Scarface,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Serpico” and … Read more

A mother and son, separated at the U.S. border

They’d had a plan: Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez packed up what little she had in … Read more

Citizen scientists sign up to monitor bumblebees

BOISE, Idaho — Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific … Read more

Bipartisan voices call for halt to family separations

WASHINGTON — Leading figures of both parties pressured President Donald Trump on Sunday to halt … Read more

In presidential election, Colombia chooses a populist conservative

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Iván Duque, a populist young conservative who tapped into dissatisfaction with the … Read more

How ‘mermaids’ dance underwater for half an hour at a time

The auditorium at Weeki Wachee Springs sits 16 feet underground. Long wooden benches face a … Read more

Border policy was spurned as inhumane

WASHINGTON — Almost immediately after President Donald Trump took office, his administration began weighing what … Read more

Tusklessness protects elephants at park

ADDO, South Africa — Through the narrow slit of the underground hide in front of … Read more

Boys outperform girls in math in rich, white and suburban districts

In much of the country, the stereotype that boys do better than girls at math … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, June 17, the 168th day of 2018. There are 197 days left in the year.

Highlight: On June 17, 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a … Read more

Deadly blast punctures Afghanistan’s brief peace

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A remarkable thing happened in Afghanistan’s war. There were nearly two days … Read more

Former guerrilla, young conservative vie to lead Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombians will choose between a leftist former guerrilla and a young conservative … Read more

How a trade war between the US and China could play out

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is betting Beijing will blink first in the showdown over … Read more

‘Baby Daddy’ Father’s Day card pulled from stores

Takeisha Saunders was browsing Father’s Day cards at a Target store in Dallas in late … Read more

Reese was a leading seller of rare books

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — William Reese, whose encyclopedic knowledge of historic American books and manuscripts … Read more

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