Southern Baptists: Database of alleged abusers on the table

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than a decade after the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the idea … Read more

Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walk out again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on … Read more

Barack Obama ‘directly involved’ in NBA-backed start-up pro league in Africa, views it as a slam dunk

Former President Barack Obama is known for his love of basketball. After arriving at the … Read more

Continentwide effort to save the bats, one cave at a time

ELY, Nev. — A crew of five wildlife biologists wearing overalls, helmets and headlamps walked … Read more

Lawmakers take a break from D.C. for CBD-infused doughnuts

It was fitting that Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Ron Wyden were among the first … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2019. There are 315 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1968, the children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” created by and starring Fred Rogers, … Read more

Featured obituary: His kiss was seen around the world

George Mendonsa’s kiss of a woman in Times Square became a famous photo

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the … Read more

Graham to investigate comments by McCabe

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a … Read more

Scientists reveal climate forecast for 2080

Scientists have figured out the climate forecast for the year 2080 in hundreds of cities … Read more

Teenager who joined ISIS and wants to return to U.K. gives birth in Syria

LONDON — The 19-year-old woman who left Britain to join the Islamic State group and … Read more

Depression may make brains age faster

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age, but now scientists are peeking inside living … Read more

English voice of the Islamic State comes out of the shadows

More than four years ago, the FBI appealed to the public to help identify the … Read more

Frequent shutdown threats prompt state, local safeguards

President Donald Trump and Congress took the federal government to the brink of another shutdown … Read more

Legal and political responses grow after national emergency declaration

The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at … Read more

DNA of a suspected killer’s aunt reopens 25-year-old case

Elena Sergie sat for the news that her family had waited a quarter-century to hear, … Read more

Around the world

Rift continues between Trump and Europe — European leaders have long been alarmed that President … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2019. There are 316 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the … Read more

Young South Koreans vie for secure government jobs

SEOUL, South Korea — For more than three years, 26-year-old Juhee Kim has been studying … Read more

Airlines to allow ‘nonbinary’ gender choice

DALLAS — American, Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue confirmed Friday they are in the … Read more

Vaccination rates soar; some come off fence

PORTLAND — The one-day immunization clinic at David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon, was … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2019. There are 317 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1864, during the Civil War, the Union ship USS Housatonic was rammed and … Read more

Vatican defrocks former cardinal for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of … Read more

American planes land near Venezuela border with aid

CUCUTA, Colombia — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town … Read more

Around the world

State Department: Nauert out as pick — The State Department said Heather Nauert, picked by … Read more

Illinois gunman had lost permit over felony

AURORA, Ill. — An angry worker who stormed through a suburban Chicago factory shooting his … Read more

Trump declares national emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the border Friday to … Read more

370 companies granted exceptions from steel tariff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import … Read more

Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

AMANALCO DE BECERRA, Mexico — For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico’s Nevado … Read more

In Poland, Pence likens Nazi genocide to Iran’s threat to Israel

OSWIECIM, Poland — Under thin sunshine, Vice President Mike Pence stood silently before a specially … Read more

9/11 fund is running out of money

NEW YORK — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money … Read more

Gunman kills 5 at Illinois warehouse

AURORA, Ill. — A gunman stormed through a manufacturing warehouse in suburban Chicago on Friday … Read more

Pentagon to begin flying aid to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. military will begin delivering relief supplies to the Colombian border near … Read more

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