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Europe gets nervous amid U.S.-Iran tensions — As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, … Read more

U.S. air quality is slipping after years of improvement

After decades of improvement, America’s air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019. There are 195 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War … Read more

Featured obituary: She was Europe’s oldest person

MILAN — A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe … Read more

Radar tracks insects migrating in massive, unseen swarms

In early June, ladybugs briefly took over the news cycle. Meteorologists at the National Weather … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2019. There are 196 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev signed the SALT II … Read more

Bad situation gets worse: Iran breaking nuclear vows; U.S. sending more troops

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it … Read more

Court affirms exception to ‘double jeopardy’ rule, allowing both state and federal charges

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal … Read more

Mass ICE arrests next week, Trump pledges

President Donald Trump said in a tweet Monday night that U.S. immigration agents are planning … Read more

Waterfront owners are asked to take dead whales in Washington

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to … Read more

Featured obituary: Vanderbilt led fashion empire

Gloria Vanderbilt, the society heiress who stitched her illustrious family name into designer jeans and … Read more

Featured obituary: Morsi was president of Egypt

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, collapsed and died while on … Read more

Canines give you those puppy-dog eyes for a reason

Domesticated dogs have the ability, but wolves, mostly, do not, scientists say

The mournful, pleading, eyebrows-up expression dogs make is so familiar that we have made it … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court revives Oregon wedding cake case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of an Oregon cake shop fined … Read more

In first 2 states where pot became legal, teen use triggers concern

Parents and doctors in Colorado and Washington state say children are easily getting hold of marijuana edibles

DENVER — The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with … Read more

Iran and Saudi Arabia trade accusations over tanker attacks

American, British officials say they have evidence that places blame on Iran

LONDON/TEHRAN — Iran and its regional arch rival Saudi Arabia traded accusations on Sunday over … Read more

Around the world

Saudi youth avoids execution — A Saudi teenager who faced possible execution for acts he … Read more

Peru shut down huge illegal gold mine. But at what cost?

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru — For more than a decade, authorities turned a blind eye to … Read more

Countrywide power outages in Argentina and Uruguay hit millions

A blackout stripped all of mainland Argentina and Uruguay of power early Sunday, affecting tens … Read more

As insulin costs soar, American diabetics drive to Canada

As their minivan rolled north, they felt their nerves kick in — but they kept … Read more

Employment visa delays strand international students

The visa applications of hundreds of international students seeking to work in the United States … Read more

Oregon developer pushes a new property tax break for certain home rentals

Of the thousands of bills Oregon lawmakers introduced this year, most have already been left … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. There are 197 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. … Read more

Town draws tourists once a year as 70,000 snakes meet to mate

NARCISSE, Manitoba — Tokyo has its cherry blossoms, the Netherlands has its tulip fields and … Read more

Attacked tanker crew back on land; Gulf tensions stiffen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in … Read more

Unpopular Hong Kong extradition bill tabled

HONG KONG — Hong Kong was bracing Sunday for another massive protest over an unpopular … Read more

Happy Father’s Day to 60% of all American men (according to census data)

Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively … Read more

U.S. escalates online attacks on Russia’s power grid

WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid … Read more

Canada ‘blew’ its chance to be the world’s marijuana industry leader, investment banker says

Canada “blew it” on cannabis legalization and is rapidly losing ground to the U.S. as … Read more

Around the world

India escalates trade fight with Trump — India announced late Saturday it would raise tariffs … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, June 16, the 167th day of 2019. There are 198 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln … Read more

Bats, primates and zebrafish hold clues to aging

Scientists who want to understand why some of us live longer and healthier have traditionally … Read more

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