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Wisconsin man who kidnapped teen gets life in prison — A Wisconsin man was sentenced … Read more

Judge blocks part of Trump’s plan to build a border wall

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump’s efforts to build a wall along the southwest border … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, May 25, the 145th day of 2019. There are 220 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1935, Babe Ruth hit his last three career home runs — Nos. 712, … Read more

Featured obituary: He was a Navajo Code Talker and state legislator

SANTA FE, N.M. — John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who … Read more

3 dead as storms rake Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened … Read more

‘American Taliban’ is released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured … Read more

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Mideast arms — The Trump administration is preparing to circumvent Congress to allow the export … Read more

Featured obituary: Judith Kerr wrote best-selling books

LONDON — Judith Kerr, a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote and illustrated the best-selling … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2019. There are 221 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1994, four Islamic fundamentalists convicted of bombing New York’s World Trade Center in … Read more

Scientists spy on superbugs to see how they outsmart our antibiotics

Scientists have discovered another way that single-celled organisms have outsmarted us. The tiny bacteria that … Read more

On Election Day, Oregon Senate passes bill requiring future election audits

County clerks in Oregon would be required to audit results after each election under a … 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

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

Here be dragons: Sea creatures captivate visitors in California

LA JOLLA, California — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but … Read more

Featured obituary: Kenyan author Wainaina was a vocal LGBT activist

NAIROBI, Kenya — One of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights activists, ­Binyavanga Wainaina, has … Read more

Retired king will submit to paternity test

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

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