Featured obituary: Bowers was a sexual matchmaker in the golden age of Hollywood

Scotty Bowers was Hollywood’s sexual matchmaker during its golden era, a time when its famous … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2019. There are 75 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1979, Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1610, … Read more

Trump tries to distance U.S. from chaos in Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday attempted to distance himself from the escalating chaos … Read more

Scientists discover big storms can create sea ‘stormquakes’

WASHINGTON — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes … Read more

4th Democratic debate: Warren is attacked as she joins front-runners

Sen. Elizabeth Warren drew repeated fire from her competitors in the Democrats’ fourth presidential debate … Read more

Nats sweep Cards; DC in World Series for 1st time since ‘33

WASHINGTON — As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from … Read more

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Vivid details emerge on Ukraine — The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2019. There are 76 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1962, the Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed … Read more

Featured obituary: She led the agency that awards Nobel Prize in literature

Sara Danius was the first female to hold the post

HELSINKI — Sara Danius, the first woman to lead the Swedish institution that awards the … Read more

Research that played down risks of red meat has ties to beef industry

The nutrition research group whose recent study drew heavy attention for downplaying the risks of … Read more

Featured obituary: Bloom wrote ‘Anxiety of Influence’

Harold Bloom, the critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy … Read more

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Texas officer charged with murder — A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who shot … Read more

Former Trump adviser said she objected to envoy’s ouster

WASHINGTON — Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, told House impeachment investigators … Read more

U.S. sanctions hit Turkey as Trump calls for calm

WASHINGTON — Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2019. There are 77 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the … Read more

Electrical tower investigated as ignition point of California wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Roberto Delgado and his wife, Ninoschka Perez, were finishing their nightly rosary … Read more

Kurds strike deal with Assad for assistance in Syria

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops began moving toward towns near the Turkish border Sunday night … Read more

Big changes to grueling Special Forces training requirements draw scrutiny

CAMP MACKALL, N.C. — Deep in the dark North Carolina woods, a small white light … Read more

Hunter Biden to leave Chinese board

NEW YORK — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter … Read more

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Japan looks for the missing after typhoon — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched … Read more

Flight or fright? There are ways to overcome anxiety and your fear of flying

Tami Augen Rhodes needed to fly to Washington. An invitation to a black-tie event at … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2019. There are 78 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager became the first test … Read more

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine has decided eating like a pig could be a good thing, … Read more

Trump defends decision to pull forces

President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria … Read more

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Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into runoff — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ quest for a … Read more

Officials: 3 deaths are tied to wildfires

LOS ANGELES — Three people have died at the scene of Southern California wildfires in … Read more

Japan launches rescue after typhoon flooding

TOKYO — Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes Sunday as rescue efforts went into … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered … Read more

‘Sesame Street’ tackles opioid addiction with new Muppet

The popular children’s show “Sesame Street” has revealed that a character’s mother is battling addiction, … Read more

Featured obituary: Robert Forster was an Oscar nominee late in his career for ‘Jackie Brown’

LOS ANGELES — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career … Read more

Vaping fallout: Small stores suffer as vapers turn away

NEW YORK — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across … Read more

Fast-moving fire drives thousands from their homes in California

LOS ANGELES — An aggressive wildfire in Southern California seared its way through dry vegetation … Read more

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