China’s sea control is a done deal, ‘short of war with the U.S.’

NEAR MISCHIEF REEF, South China Sea — As the United States Navy reconnaissance plane banked … Read more

California makes people ask for straws and soda

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with … Read more

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm’s center

NEW YORK — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends … Read more

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North Korea’s new nuclear promises fall short — Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, told … Read more

Lawmakers unhappy with cap on refugees

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers of both parties are criticizing the Trump administration’s decision to lower the … Read more

As people flee hurricanes, birdwatchers flock to them

As thousands of North Carolina residents were hunkering down or fleeing from Hurricane Florence on … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2018. There are 102 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University … Read more

Featured obituary: Arthur Mitchell, ballet pioneer

NEW YORK — Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a … Read more

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Putin plays down Israel’s role in plane shooting — Syrian forces accidentally shot down a … Read more

Kim hints at denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, will visit South Korea … Read more

Kavanaugh allegation sparks charged debate

It was 36 years ago. The accusation: There was a party, alcohol. A 17-year-old boy … Read more

Common phobias combated by new era of virtual reality

Dick Tracey didn’t have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2018. There are 103 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1881, the 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, died 2½ months … Read more

Featured obituary: Annette Michelson, film writer

Annette Michelson, who was a founder of the arts journal October and whose essays on … Read more

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Rivers rising in the Carolinas — Emergency workers rushed into beleaguered cities across the Carolinas … Read more

Kavanaugh, accuser will testify Monday

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2018. There are 104 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, … Read more

Russia documents will be declassified

President Donald Trump ordered law enforcement and intelligence officials to declassify documents related to the … Read more

Featured obituary: Ex-NYPD officer broke racial barriers

John S. Pritchard III, a tenacious investigator whose law enforcement career spanned more than three … Read more

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Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm … Read more

Traveler face scan debuts to mixed reviews

When a facial recognition scanner helped authorities nab a man trying to enter the country … Read more

Kavanaugh nomination potentially delayed by allegations

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court faced a potentially damaging delay … Read more

$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

HOUSTON — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in … Read more

Crisis escalates as storm shows its fiercest face

WILMINGTON, N.C. — North Carolina confronted a spiraling statewide crisis Sunday as Tropical Depression Florence … Read more

In New Zealand, Maori is making a comeback

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A teenage thrash metal band screams out Maori lyrics in its … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’sMonday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2018. There are 105 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a … Read more

Amid storm, ex-soldier pitches in

WASHINGTON, N.C. — As the flat-bottomed fishing boat crept into a swirling river that had … Read more

A sore throat can become death sentence

KIGALI, Rwanda — Neighbors whisper that she is pregnant, a disgrace for a young, unmarried … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2018. There are 106 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1987, two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save … Read more

Typhoon aims at south China after killing 12 in Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines — Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after … Read more

Protesters shut down Afghan election offices

KABUL, Afghanistan — Protesters demanding anti-fraud measures shut down the offices of Afghanistan’s election commission … Read more

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Trump moves forward on China tariffs — President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans … Read more

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