California wildfires force evacuations

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. — Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as … Read more

Erdogan’s election win gives him vast power

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish voters gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a decisive victory in national … Read more

Sea sponges may hold the key to fighting off killer infections

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The solution to a vexing — and deadly — problem for … Read more

Latest police-calling controversy: Woman makes threat to 8-year-old selling water

Things got tight after Erin Austin lost her job, so she struck a deal with … Read more

Process in motion to reunite families

In a statement issued late Saturday night, the Trump administration said it has 2,053 “separated … Read more

Today

It’s Sunday, June 24, the 175th day of 2018. There are 190 days left in the year.

Highlight: On June 24, 1968, “Resurrection City,” a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor … Read more

U.S. prepares to receive war remains from N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the … Read more

Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, South China Sea tensions increase

BEIJING — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” … Read more

Boeing’s robot submarine is back roaming off the California coast

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co.’s Echo Voyager has headed back to sea for a second … Read more

Kim Jong-pil was a political kingmaker in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong-pil, a two-time South Korean prime minister who helped engineer … Read more

Hard-hitting drummer played for metal band Pantera

Vinnie Paul, the hard-­hitting drummer for Pantera, one of the most popular heavy metal groups … Read more

Big Brother gets smaller on cellphone privacy

Justices adopt digital-age regulations

WASHINGTON — In a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court … Read more

Officials debate how to process migrant families

WASHINGTON — Tense arguments broke out at the White House over the past two days … Read more

Around the world

Bike path killings — The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York … Read more

Migration to Europe slows, but the political issue remains as toxic as ever

BRUSSELS — European leaders have been struggling for the past three years to deal with … Read more

Honduran girl in symbolic Time photo was not separated from mother

NEW YORK — A crying Honduran girl depicted in a widely seen photograph that became … Read more

Scientists hope a DNA database can save the shrinking forests of the Earth

Forests are disappearing. Maps show shrinking woodlands all over the world. Even trees coveted for … Read more

Monarch butterflies' migration is a relay race, obstacle course

Life is hard for the modern American butterfly. Monarch butterflies, the iconic American insect, are … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year.

On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a … Read more

Trump escalates trade showdown with EU

President threatens Europe with 20 percent tariffs on auto imports

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened in a tweet to impose a 20 percent tariff … Read more

King was a leading teacher in overcoming dyslexia

Diana Hanbury King, a master teacher who helped generations of students struggling to read fluently, … Read more

Around the world

Netanyahu’s wife indicted — Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, … Read more

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist was a prominent conservative voice

Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular … Read more

Banned pesticide killed 13 eagles in Maryland

When 13 bald eagles were found dead on a farm in Maryland two years ago, … Read more

Virus may play role in Alzheimer’s disease

It has long been a controversial theory about Alzheimer’s disease, often dismissed by experts as … Read more

House postpones vote on a second immigration bill

WASHINGTON — With the family separations crisis boiling on the border, the House on Thursday … Read more

White House proposes government overhaul

WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday proposed a radical overhaul of the federal government … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year.

Highlight: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their … Read more

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

SAN FRANCISCO — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet … Read more

Around the world

North Korean side of DMZ sounds quieter — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been … Read more

Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for more bodies resumes

TIGARAS, Indonesia — Hundreds of family members waiting in desperation at a small port on … Read more

NBC News’ Valeriani reported on big stories

Richard Valeriani, an NBC News correspondent who was once clubbed by an ax-wielding assailant at … Read more

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