Featured obituary: Peter Fonda starred in ‘Easy Rider’

LOS ANGELES — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a … Read more

Around the world

N. Korea fires 2 more projectiles into sea — South Korea’s military said North Korea … Read more

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by birds

MOSCOW — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding … Read more

Suit challenges assault weapons ban

SAN DIEGO — A gun-rights group sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault … Read more

Philadelphia police shooting suspect could face life in prison, officials say

PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors pledged Thursday to send the gunman who shot six Philadelphia police officers … Read more

Israel denies entry to Reps. Omar and Tlaib

Caught between the opposing views of President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders, Israeli Prime Minister … Read more

Autopsy finds broken bones in Epstein’s neck

An autopsy found that financier Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, according … Read more

Tennessee inmate is executed in electric chair for killings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing … Read more

Coroner: Gunman had drugs in system

CINCINNATI — The gunman in Dayton, Ohio, who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant … Read more

Featured obituary: Hopkins wrote, published children’s verse

Lee Bennett Hopkins, who dedicated a lifetime to writing and anthologizing poetry for children, amassing … Read more

Library of spider silk could hold secrets for new materials

NEW YORK — With two pairs of fine-tipped tweezers and the hands of a surgeon, … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2019. There are 137 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at 42. … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2019. There are 138 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1971, President Richard Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents. … Read more

Drive-time rules may be loosened for truckers

The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the … Read more

Privacy questions arise for humans reviewing user audio at Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon

Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising … Read more

Around the world

Blackwater contractor sentenced to life — A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to … Read more

Mysterious missile explosion in Russia raises questions

MOSCOW — A deadly explosion at a naval weapons testing range in northwestern Russia. A … Read more

Oceans once had monster penguins

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they’ve found fossilized bones from … Read more

Around the state

Cage-free eggs required by 2024 — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill requiring most … Read more

Gunman wounds 6 Philadelphia officers

All released from hospital; two others freed after standoff

Just after midnight, a suspect surrendered after shooting six police officers in a north Philadelphia … Read more

Featured obituary: ‘Spartacus’ producer helped break the blacklist

Edward Lewis, a producer who helped break the Hollywood blacklist with “Spartacus” by hiring “subversive” … Read more

Around the world

Opera legend Domingo accused of sexual harassment — For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the … Read more

Flights resuming at Hong Kong airport

Flights resumed at Hong Kong’s airport Wednesday morning after two days of disruptions marked by … Read more

Cigarette butts pose big microplastic hazard for the ocean’s inhabitants

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — You’ve seen it before: A driver idling at a stoplight flicks … Read more

Cost of child care in most states exceeds subsidies

WASHINGTON — Child care costs in most states exceed federal subsidy payments provided to low-income … Read more

Israeli flight attendant who contracted measles dies amid a global rise in outbreaks

An Israeli flight attendant died after contracting measles and falling into a coma, Israeli media … Read more

Did Dayton shooter target sister, friend? Police divided on answer

DAYTON, Ohio — Dayton’s police chief said there’s a “clear picture” of the Oregon District … Read more

Oregon, 20 states sue over coal rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of 21 Democratic-led states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over … Read more

Featured obituary: Cullum kept traditional jazz alive

Jim Cullum, a jazz cornetist, bandleader and educator who became a flame keeper of traditional … Read more

Prescribed burn goals not being met

Environmental rules, short windows of time, other reasons slow firefighters

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The thick scent of smoke hung in the midday … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2019. There are 139 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending … Read more

Municipalities nationwide grapple with bans on pet pigs

The knock on Dani Guill’s door came in early May. It was a zoning compliance … Read more

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