Common phobias combated by new era of virtual reality

Dick Tracey didn’t have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2018. There are 103 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1881, the 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, died 2½ months … Read more

Featured obituary: Annette Michelson, film writer

Annette Michelson, who was a founder of the arts journal October and whose essays on … Read more

Around the world

Rivers rising in the Carolinas — Emergency workers rushed into beleaguered cities across the Carolinas … Read more

Kavanaugh, accuser will testify Monday

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2018. There are 104 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, … Read more

Russia documents will be declassified

President Donald Trump ordered law enforcement and intelligence officials to declassify documents related to the … Read more

Featured obituary: Ex-NYPD officer broke racial barriers

John S. Pritchard III, a tenacious investigator whose law enforcement career spanned more than three … Read more

Around the world

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm … Read more

Traveler face scan debuts to mixed reviews

When a facial recognition scanner helped authorities nab a man trying to enter the country … Read more

Kavanaugh nomination potentially delayed by allegations

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court faced a potentially damaging delay … Read more

$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

HOUSTON — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in … Read more

Crisis escalates as storm shows its fiercest face

WILMINGTON, N.C. — North Carolina confronted a spiraling statewide crisis Sunday as Tropical Depression Florence … Read more

In New Zealand, Maori is making a comeback

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A teenage thrash metal band screams out Maori lyrics in its … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’sMonday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2018. There are 105 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a … Read more

Amid storm, ex-soldier pitches in

WASHINGTON, N.C. — As the flat-bottomed fishing boat crept into a swirling river that had … Read more

A sore throat can become death sentence

KIGALI, Rwanda — Neighbors whisper that she is pregnant, a disgrace for a young, unmarried … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2018. There are 106 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1987, two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save … Read more

Typhoon aims at south China after killing 12 in Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines — Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after … Read more

Protesters shut down Afghan election offices

KABUL, Afghanistan — Protesters demanding anti-fraud measures shut down the offices of Afghanistan’s election commission … Read more

Around the world

Trump moves forward on China tariffs — President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans … Read more

Border patrol agent arrested in 4 murders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested in South Texas on Saturday … Read more

Shark attacks, kills man at a Cape Cod beach

A man died Saturday afternoon from injuries suffered during a shark attack off Cape Cod, … Read more

Mother of girl killed by MS-13 is remembered for her courage

A day later on Long Island, the cruel symmetry of tragedy was too much for … Read more

Peter Donat was actor in Coppola films, ‘X-Files’

NEW YORK — Peter Donat, the Canadian actor who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father in … Read more

Record flooding is projected as Florence rolls across Carolinas

LUMBERTON, N.C. — The storm known as Florence is creating a slow-motion natural disaster for … Read more

Manafort to cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Paul Manafort agreed Friday to tell all he knows to special counsel … Read more

Thousands still out of their homes after gas explosions trigger chaos

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, R, declared a state of emergency Friday as … Read more

Firefighter’s death caused by retardant drop from 747

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last … Read more

Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

President Donald Trump instructed aides on Thursday to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2018. There are 107 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1972, a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. indicted seven men in connection … Read more

Around the world

Pompeo bashes Kerry on Iran talks — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on … Read more

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