Papaya outbreak highlights FDA’s food safety challenge

WASHINGTON — Salmonella infections caused by contaminated papayas highlight the challenges federal officials face in … Read more

Featured obituary: Scientist introduced the computer password

Fernando Corbató, a scientist who fostered the digital revolution by developing shared computer operating systems … Read more

Foster program scrambles with 2nd facility to close

A second Utah facility where Oregon has placed foster children will close, forcing Oregon child … Read more

Key BLM staff being moved from D.C. to west of the Rockies

The Trump administration plans to relocate more than a fifth of the Bureau of Land … Read more

Trump’s race remarks: ‘Many people agree’

But even many Republicans push back as president steps up attack on congresswomen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered some of the most incendiary comments of his presidency … Read more

Epstein’s safe had ‘piles of cash,’ fake passport

NEW YORK — Investigators discovered a safe in Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion that held “piles … Read more

Featured obituary: He ran a (sort of) secret bookstore

Michael Seidenberg, whose clandestine bookshop and literary salon on the Upper East Side of New … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2019. There are 168 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission … Read more

Around the world

White House to Conway: Ignore House subpoena — White House officials directed Kellyanne Conway on … Read more

Toxic lake in Russia becomes a selfie sensation

MOSCOW — Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical … Read more

Could U.S. duplicate the Apollo 11 moon landing today?

Apollo-era experts say nation today lacks the management, national commitment

The passage of half a century has blurred many of the reasons that the United … Read more

ICE changes strategy with lower-key raids

Coordinated federal raids targeting migrant parents and their children who are in the U.S. illegally … Read more

Epstein scandal explodes in Israel as ties to former prime minister under scrutiny

Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest is reverberating in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing … Read more

Despite failure, the India moon mission is a big step

NEW DELHI — It was 10 a.m. on a muggy Delhi day, and it was … Read more

Around the world

Disabled Italians parade in Rome — Italians from around the country paraded through Rome’s ruins … Read more

OSU professor digs into the origin of ‘oops’

If you’ve ever looked at a word and wondered, “Where did that come from?” you … Read more

Agencies boost efforts to stop wildland firefighter suicides

BOISE, Idaho — Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, July 15, the 196th day of 2019. There are 169 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1976, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver … Read more

Weird presidential news: Giant cheese was given in tribute of religious freedom

In the waning days of 1801, a Baptist preacher arrived in Washington with an unusual … Read more

‘Well, that was a weird moment’: Unusual acts by a loved one might signal dementia

Julie Staple was a child when her dad, Mark Womack, began exhibiting odd behavior. An … Read more

The many challenges of caring for a stroke patient

Kelly Baxter was 36 and had just moved to Illinois with her 41-year-old husband, Ted, … Read more

Massive power failure darkens Broadway, Times Square

Blackout in New York City is deja vu from 42 years ago, on the same date

NEW YORK — A power failure plunged a stretch of the West Side of Manhattan … Read more

Barry drenches the Gulf Coast as a weakened storm

NEW ORLEANS — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to … Read more

Sobering up: In an alcohol-soaked nation, more seek booze-free social spaces

ST. LOUIS — Not far from the Anheuser-Busch brewery, Joshua Grigaitis fills a cooler with … Read more

Featured obituary: Jerry Lawson led the Persuasions, an a cappella group with a cult following

LOS ANGELES — Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the … Read more

Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for the first time since 1960s

CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday opened two of its oldest pyramids, about 25 miles south … Read more

Around the world

Attack on Somali hotel leaves 26 dead — Islamic extremists blew up the gate of … Read more

Trump backs away from uranium barriers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he would not impose quotas on imports of uranium, … Read more

Man killed after attacking immigration jail in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. — A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an … Read more

Quakes on a crustal fault show the ‘Big One’ isn’t the only one threatening the Northwest

SEATTLE — The Cascadia Subduction Zone may get most of the attention, but as Friday’s … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, July 14, the 195th day of 2019. There are 170 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1980, the Republican National Convention opened in Detroit, where nominee-apparent Ronald Reagan told … Read more

Chevron spills 800K gallons of oil, water in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped … Read more

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