Cure for common cold ‘possible’ after study finds key protein, scientists say

There’s not much you can do to stop the common cold except wait it out. … Read more

Tropical Storm Imelda floods Texas; 2 are dead

CHINA, Texas — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2019. There are 102 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2001, during an address to a joint session of Congress, President George W. … Read more

Crewman sues boat owner for disaster

LOS ANGELES — A crewman injured while escaping the fire that killed 34 people aboard … Read more

Officials: Political donor caused deadly overdose

LOS ANGELES — Gemmel Moore had moved back home with his mother in Texas two … Read more

House passes a short-term spending bill

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to keep the government open through late November, … Read more

Featured obituary: Former Tunisian leader’s ouster set off Arab Spring

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the longtime Tunisian leader whose ouster in 2011 helped set … Read more

North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years

Slowly, steadily and almost imperceptibly, North America’s bird population is dwindling. The sparrows and finches … Read more

Around the world

Trudeau apologizes for brownface — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign was hit Wednesday by the … Read more

U.S.-supplied defenses couldn’t stop oil attack

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia spent billions to protect a kingdom built on oil but could … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2019. There are 103 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2008, struggling to stave off financial catastrophe, the Bush administration laid out a … Read more

Featured obituary: Gibson, an author, was the partner of Atwood

NEW YORK — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of … Read more

U.S. Army increases recruiting

A year after falling about 6,500 people short of its recruiting goal, the Army expects … Read more

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Impeachment hearing sparring — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile … Read more

Iran rules out talks with Trump

The Trump administration announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would fly to the Persian … Read more

EPA: California to lose emissions authority

The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. In 1850, … Read more

Found in a book of Shakespeare’s plays: John Milton’s edits

The handwriting was oddly familiar. University of Cambridge lecturer Jason Scott-Warren peered closer at the … Read more

Featured obituary: Cokie Roberts was an award-winning journalist

Cokie Roberts, a journalist and political commentator who became one of the most prominent Washington … Read more

House leaders dismiss idea of impeaching Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are downplaying the possibility of impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh … Read more

Netanyahu: Annex all West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex “all the settlements” in … Read more

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Trump on Iran: No military option yet — President Donald Trump declared Monday it “looks” … Read more

Investigation finds CBD spiked with illegal drugs

Some vapes, edibles, gummy bears contain illegal synthetic marijuana

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1987, the city of Philadelphia, birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, threw a big … Read more

Featured obituary: He was a surgeon who tried to save JFK

DALLAS — Inextricably linked to the death of John F. Kennedy, surgeon Robert McClelland dutifully … Read more

Trump heads to New Mexico, aiming for a 2020 upset

SANTA FE, N.M. — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. … Read more

Around the world

GM workers on strike — Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. … Read more

Trump weighs Iran response after strike on Saudi oil plant

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into … Read more

FDA panel recommends approving first peanut allergy treatment

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted Friday to recommend approval of a first-of-its-kind … Read more

2020 Democrats call to impeach Kavanaugh amid new allegations

Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday demanded that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh be investigated or … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2019. There are 106 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2001, President George W. Bush, speaking on the South Lawn of the White … Read more

77 million years ago, Alberta was home to a ‘frozen dragon’

A new species of pterosaur, a flying reptile, has been identified in the vast, dry … Read more

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