Retired king will submit to paternity test

To the long list of concessions that European monarchs have made to modernity, Belgium is … Read more

Water unsafe in over 300 California systems

Water is a currency in California, and the low-income farmworkers who pick the Central Valley’s … Read more

Venezuela opposition concedes on limited talks

CARACAS, Venezuela — It was a daring gambit: Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s opposition leader, stood by … Read more

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U.S.: Syria may be using chemical weapons — The State Department said Tuesday that the … Read more

Calls for impeachment swell with no-show

More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald … Read more

Modern languages throw curve balls at National Spelling Bee

Don’t know how to spell ­clafouti? Don’t feel bad. Nearly 1 in 5 words misspelled … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2019. There are 223 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight … Read more

Featured obituary: He was a physicist who believed in extraterrestrials

Stanton T. Friedman, whose conviction that extraterrestrials have arrived on Earth led him to leave … Read more

White House blocking ex-counsel’s testimony

The White House on Monday blocked former counsel Donald McGahn from testifying to Congress, the … Read more

Vaccination opponents go viral in communities battling measles

MONSEY, N.Y. — In a suburban shopping center an hour north of New York City, … Read more

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Bad tornadoes — An intense storm system moved across the Southern Plains on Monday, spawning … Read more

3,166 died in 2017 distracted driving accidents

Every day in the United States, about nine people are killed in motor vehicle accidents … Read more

EPA plans to change how it counts deaths from pollution

New method would help justify rolling back climate change rules

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to change the way it calculates the future … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, May 21, the 141st day of 2019. There are 224 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic … Read more

Featured obituary: Edwin Drummond, mountaineer turned activist

Edwin Drummond, a mountaineer and poet who made international headlines by scaling landmarks like the … Read more

Tensions remain high as Trump warns Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate … Read more

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Trump distances himself from Alabama abortion law — President Donald Trump has joined a chorus … Read more

Switzerland votes on guns laws to align with EU

Swiss voters agreed Sunday to tighten the country’s gun laws to reach parity with European … Read more

Congo’s Ebola outbreak worsens amid attacks

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo — When Ebola came to this city, Janvier Muhindo Mandefu … Read more

Tribes battle copper mine in Arizona

Native American tribes and environmental groups are fighting to stop a Canadian firm from opening … Read more

Migrants won’t be sent to Florida or sanctuary cities, acting homeland security secretary says

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan acknowledged Sunday the Trump administration had considered sending migrants … Read more

Opioid crisis: Lifesaving drug Naloxone now sold online in Texas

Texas becomes the first state to offer that option

DALLAS — With opioid-­related deaths on the rise each year in the U.S., Texas has … Read more

Heroin is vanishing as fentanyl swamps streets

BALTIMORE — Heroin has ravaged this city since the early 1960s, fueling desperation and crime … Read more

Former skinheads recall what turned them around

SAN DIEGO — Tim Zaal was a scary guy. At 17, in boots studded with … Read more

Washington state braces for eco-friendly ‘human composting’

As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is … Read more

‘D-Day Squadron’ takes to the skies, 75 years later

OXFORD, Conn. — Dave Hamilton’s most notable flight was 75 years ago, when he was … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, May 20, the 140th day of 2019. There are 225 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, … Read more

Lower-fat diet reduces risk of dying from breast cancer

Women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower … Read more

Trump reportedly backs off plan to send migrants from Mexican border to Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Trump administration has halted plans to send thousands of people … Read more

Austrian leader wants new election

BERLIN — Austria’s chancellor called on Saturday for snap elections after the country’s far-right vice … Read more

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Columbine survivor found dead in home — A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan says Russia could deliver S-400 missiles soon

ANKARA, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ruled out U.S. demands that Turkey delay the … Read more

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