Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2018. There are 167 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1944, during World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African-Americans, were killed … Read more

14,400-year-old bread crumbs: pita-like, and the oldest found yet

Historians and archaeologists have traditionally linked bread to the dawn of agriculture, when people domesticated … Read more

For Putin, summit is seen as 18 years of global power plays finally paying off

HELSINKI — President Vladimir Putin did not get President Donald Trump to endorse his seizure … Read more

Questioning U.S. intel, Trump goes where no president has

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who often defies the norms of presidential behavior, went somewhere … Read more

Len Chappell was college All-American, NBA All-Star

Len Chappell, an All-American at Wake Forest who became an NBA All-Star forward with the … Read more

Uber facing gender discrimination probe

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing … Read more

Trump, Putin transcript

From the Monday, July 16, 2018, news conference of presidents Trump, Putin

Remarks By President Trump and President Putin of the Russian Federation in a joint press … Read more

In California, it’s time to plant some trees

MODESTO, Calif. — For years, there has been a movement in California to restore floodplains, … Read more

Trump praises Putin on eve of talks

HELSINKI — President Donald Trump spent the eve of his first summit with President Vladimir … Read more

Indictment offers details of Russian cyberspies

The message from WikiLeaks in July 2016 to a group of Russian intelligence officers who … Read more

Study finds Otzi the Iceman did not adhere to a vegetarian diet

If you were thinking the ancient Alpine traveler known as Otzi — and often known … Read more

Trump’s agenda remains unclear

HELSINKI, Finland — When President Donald Trump flew to Singapore last month to meet with … Read more

Meth is killing more people than ever

Before news of an opioid crisis tore through national media, Tori Holcomb knew the dangers … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, July 15, the 196th day of 2018. There are 169 days left in the year.

Highlight: On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon delivered a televised address in which he … Read more

Israel exchanges fire with Hamas militants

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the … Read more

Pakistanis urge military to boost security as attacks mount before election

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A string of violent attacks at political rallies, killing nearly 160 people … Read more

Jaguar escapes New Orleans zoo, kills other animals

A jaguar at a New Orleans zoo slipped out of its enclosure and went on … Read more

U.S., North Korea plan again to discuss the return of war dead

U.S. and North Korean officials plan to meet Sunday to discuss returning the remains of … Read more

Women rewrite the political playbook and run as ... themselves

The guys at the union hall have just swapped out the first keg when Abby … Read more

Nancy Sinatra Sr. was the 1st wife of Frank Sinatra

LOS ANGELES — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the … Read more

Papa John’s pulls founder’s image from marketing

NEW YORK — Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter as a spokesman in … Read more

U.S. expected to become top oil producer in 2019

The U.S. has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia … Read more

12 Russian agents indicted in Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON — Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, on Friday announced new charges against 12 … Read more

Flooding cancels trips to coveted waterfalls near the Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Hundreds of tourists who booked coveted overnight trips on tribal land deep … Read more

To save the world’s rarest marine mammal, seafood imports targeted

LOS ANGELES — A decade of rescue crusades by conservation groups, hard-core eco-activists and the … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, July 14, the 195th day of 2018. There are 170 days left in the year.

Highlight: On July 14, 1933, all German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed. … Read more

Trump lauds May in bid to ease tensions

ELLESBOROUGH, England — President Donald Trump on Friday sought to undo the damage he’d done … Read more

As atrocities go on, South Sudan gets arms embargo

After nearly five years of war, mayhem, widespread hunger and recurring atrocities including mass rapes … Read more

Around the world

Price’s improper travel — Tom Price, former secretary of health and human services, repeatedly violated … Read more

Dems urge Trump to cancel summit with Putin

WASHINGTON — Senior Democrats called on President Donald Trump on Friday to cancel his planned … Read more

2018 fires could mirror last year’s destruction in California

As blame for California’s wildfires rises over Sacramento like smoke from last year’s blazes, the … Read more

Freezing sea spray probably sank Seattle-based crab boat, board says

SEATTLE — Ice accumulating on the Seattle-based crab boat the Destination undermined the vessel’s stability … Read more

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