Wildfire smoke to spread across U.S.

Health problems expected to increase, scientists say

BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires … Read more

Featured obituary: He helped create birth control pill

George Rosenkranz, a Hungarian-born chemist who helped devise what he called the “molecular acrobatics” behind … Read more

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Mexico’s migrant crackdown may be working — A June 7 deal between Mexican authorities and … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, June 25, the 176th day of 2019. There are 189 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded … Read more

‘Scandalous’ part of trademark law killed

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a section of federal law Monday that prevented … Read more

Migrant children moved from poorly kept station

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station … Read more

GPS, special maps improving search and rescue operations

HONOLULU — Yesenia D’Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into … Read more

Featured obituary: Pilot flew with the Tuskegee Airmen

Robert Friend, a decorated fighter pilot who flew 142 combat missions with the fabled Tuskegee … Read more

Restaurants could be the first to get genetically modified salmon

NEW YORK — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to … Read more

Pompeo seeks global coalition against Iran

Rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran … Read more

Opposition victory in Istanbul is a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

ISTANBUL — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in … Read more

Survey: ‘Medicare for All’ is just one idea for 2020 Democrats

“Medicare for All” is the hottest idea in the Democratic presidential race for overhauling the … Read more

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Bolton warns Iran: Strikes still an option — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John … Read more

Scorching temperatures in Kuwait, Pakistan confirmed as 3rd and 4th hottest measured on Earth

Following years of tireless investigation, the World Meteorological Organization last week announced that two recent … Read more

Oregon Senate Republicans remain absent for Sunday floor session

Oregon Senate Republicans continued their boycott of the Legislature during a floor session Sunday. “We’re … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2019. There are 190 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1983, the space shuttle Challenger — carrying America’s first woman in space, Sally … Read more

Summer is kidney stone season

With temperatures heating up, thoughts turn to beach days, cooling drinks and much-awaited vacations. For … Read more

Research: Smartphone use leading to horns

Young people tilting their heads are causing hornlike structures to grow, research suggests

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop … Read more

Democrats talk electability in 2020: ‘Let’s turn the page’

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Standing before a throng of party faithful in a key early primary … Read more

Trump postpones immigration raids in hopes of a deal

President Donald Trump abruptly suspended his wide-ranging threat to deport “millions” of immigrants in the … Read more

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7 killed in truck-motorcycle crash — Investigators pleaded Saturday for members of the public to … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2019. There are 191 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed … Read more

Trump may try for Iran reset: ‘Start all over’ with talks

President Donald Trump sought to lower tensions with Iran on Saturday, extending an olive branch … Read more

What lost wallets and lots of cash say about altruism

NEW YORK — People are more likely to return a lost wallet if it contains … Read more

Small protest as Oregon Capitol closes for potential threats

SALEM — A small group of people demonstrated outside the Oregon Capitol to support a … Read more

Billionaire landowners are buying up the West

100 families own about 42 million acres across the country

IDAHO CITY, Idaho — The Wilks brothers grew up in a goat shed, never finished … Read more

Featured obituary: Susannah Hunnewell, literary figure, was publisher of The Paris Review

Susannah Hunnewell, publisher of The Paris Review and a prominent member of its literary circles … Read more

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Trump faces new sexual assault allegation — A New York-based advice columnist says Donald Trump … Read more

Giant squid, phantom of the deep, makes its 2nd video appearance

Edie Widder was eating lunch in the mess hall of the Research Vessel Point Sur … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2019. There are 192 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1977, John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go … Read more

Trump aborted plan for airstrikes on Iran

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. military had been “cocked and loaded” … Read more

Featured obituary: Nun became involved in Cuban boy’s custody fight

Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, who was thrust into national prominence in 2000 during a tumultuous custody … Read more

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