ISIS says it’s behind Sri Lanka bombings; government draws a link to Christchurch

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The men who rented the green, four-room bungalow along a quiet … Read more

Florida moves to arm teachers

MIAMI — A year ago, in the wake of horrific tragedy, Florida lawmakers reached a … Read more

Artificial intelligence gets tasked with inventing a playable sport

Basketball began with a peach basket and a soccer ball on a court in Springfield, … Read more

Indictment: Ex-CEO ignored red flags as opioid crisis raged

NEW YORK — The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the … Read more

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Myanmar upholds journalists’ convictions — Myanmar’s highest court ruled against two Reuters reporters Tuesday, upholding … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2019. There are 251 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1980, the United States launched an unsuccessful attempt to free the American hostages … Read more

Henry Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block

After returning from military service in World War II, 24-year-old Henry Bloch started a two-man … Read more

Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that … Read more

Pelosi cautions a restive Democratic caucus to wait on impeachment

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, confronting a Democratic divide over the findings of the … Read more

Trump sues to block records subpoena

President Donald Trump sued his own accounting firm and the Democratic chairman of the House … Read more

Sri Lanka arrests 40

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri … Read more

Researchers home in on the risk factors of postpartum depression

After Ann’s daughter was born, the infant cried a lot because of acid reflux. “When … Read more

Shelter uproar highlights strife in expensive San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with … Read more

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New report on Social Security and Medicare crisis — The financial outlook for Medicare and … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2019. There are 252 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1954, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his 755 … Read more

Featured obituary: David Hamburg fought to end global violence

David Hamburg, whose service as head of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and other … Read more

Giuliani defends Trump as Dems consider next moves following Mueller report

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was “nothing wrong” with the president’s 2016 … Read more

Accuracy is at core of Supreme Court case over census citizenship question

WASHINGTON — Justice Elena Kagan’s father was 3 years old when the census taker came … Read more

A day in the weather room, catching storms on the horizon

NORMAN, Okla. — The atmosphere was in turmoil before sunrise one day last week, and … Read more

U.S. to clamp down on Iranian oil sales

The Trump administration is poised to end a program that allowed five large nations, including … Read more

Americans among more than 290 killed by explosions in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A mother and daughter, in their Sunday best, took a taxi … Read more

Militia member arrested near U.S.-Mexico border faced similar charge in Oregon

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A New Mexico man who is a member of an armed … Read more

Hobbyhorse girls, once a secret society, now prance in public

HELSINKI — A dozen girls waited in line in a Helsinki arena for the dressage … Read more

Kratom: To opioid users, it’s a miracle; to the FDA, a menace

The steep rise in the number of people suffering opioid addiction has helped spawn the … Read more

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Comedian wins Ukraine’s race for president — A comedian best known for playing the role … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2000, in a dramatic pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the … Read more

Yellow vest protesters march again in Paris

At the end of a week in which Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was ravaged … Read more

Gunmen storm building; at least 7 people killed

KABUL — Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a high-rise government office building in a busy … Read more

EPA wants to ‘close the door’ on asbestos; consumer groups say loopholes remain

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration issued a regulation last week to impose new restrictions on … Read more

Duck rescuers find themselves busier around Easter season

NEW YORK — New Yorkers have their passions. For Jessica Zafonte, a Manhattan attorney, hers … Read more

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Egyptians vote — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the … Read more

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