Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2019. There are 132 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2000, rescue efforts to reach the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended with … Read more

Around the world

U.K. official disappears en route from China — Britain said it was “extremely concerned” by … Read more

Featured obituary: He won Oscar for animating ‘Roger Rabbit’

Richard Williams, an Oscar-winning animator who seemed to imbue his ink and pencil creations with … Read more

White House officials eye payroll tax cut in effort to reverse weakening economy

Several senior White House officials have begun discussing whether to push for a temporary payroll … Read more

Featured obituary: Ex-Gov. Kathleen Blanco led Louisiana through Katrina

BATON ROUGE, La. — Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer … Read more

Around the world

Trump and guns — President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from potential support … Read more

NYC chokehold case: Officer fired years later

NEW YORK — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police … Read more

Warren apologizes to Native Americans

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., opened her remarks at a Native American … Read more

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

NEW YORK — Planned Parenthood said Monday it’s leaving the federal family planning program rather … Read more


It’s Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2019. There are 133 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1986, postal employee Patrick Henry Sherrill went on a deadly rampage at a … Read more

The case of the digitally altered mugshot

It would be hard to miss Tyrone Lamont Allen’s facial tattoos. The 50-year-old’s forehead is … Read more

As NASA tracks ice over Greenland, Iceland bids farewell to it with poetry

ABOARD A NASA RESEARCH PLANE OVER GREENLAND — The fields of rippling ice 500 feet … Read more

Gibraltar lets Iranian tanker leave its port

GIBRALTAR — An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil the U.S. … Read more

Wedding attack shows a U.S.-Taliban deal wouldn’t end killing in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Abdul Sattar was leaving his cousin’s wedding when he noticed a well-dressed … Read more

Epstein had much freedom during years in jail

MIAMI — A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County jail, convicted … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2019. There are 134 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in … Read more

Around the world

U.S. talks secretly to Venezuela’s socialist party boss — The U.S. has made secret contact … Read more

Health law’s ‘Cadillac tax’ may be running out of gas

The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of … Read more

Some GOP, Democratic voters feel left out on abortion

The confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the fall brought abortion into … Read more

Signs of recession privately worry Trump, advisers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, … Read more

Mystery lung illness linked to vaping

Health officials are investigating nearly 100 possible cases

State and federal health officials are investigating almost 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses linked … Read more

Generational clash emerges among U.S. experts in China policy debate

SAN DIEGO — An emerging generation of China policy experts is advocating a much sharper … Read more

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

HAGATNA, Guam — A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the … Read more

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker

BEIRUT — The global standoff between the United States and Iran took a new turn … Read more

Around the world

Alaska’s warmest month ever — July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2019. There are 135 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1963, James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University … Read more

The billion-dollar race to become China’s version of Amazon Twitch

Cameras flashed and fans screamed, as Liu Mou stepped into the spotlight on a sweltering … Read more

Featured obituary: Paule Marshall was a novelist of diverse influences

NEW YORK — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as … Read more

Analysis: Stock market gyrates as the economic picture gets blurred

You’re not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at … Read more

Around the world

Rep. Tlaib won’t visit West Bank — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would … Read more

Church reminds Mormons: no coffee

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1987, Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle, died at … Read more

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