Billion-dollar missile defense project nixed

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to … Read more

Featured obituary: Library of Congress curator was also erotica collector extraordinaire

Ralph Whittington worked at the Library of Congress for 36 years, rising from an entry-level … Read more

30 days before Brexit, Merkel sounds hopeful

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain … Read more

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Migrant children detention — The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement that limits … Read more

2020 estimate: Deficit will exceed $1 trillion

WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2019. There are 131 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1851, the schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the … Read more

California to build world’s largest wildlife crossing

200-foot overpass would cross 10 lanes of Highway 101 near L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life … Read more

Cities being hit by ransomware attacks

Upon learning that Riviera Beach’s computer systems were being held hostage earlier this summer, KaShamba … Read more

Trump talks with NRA chief about gun control

President Donald Trump talked Tuesday with National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre and assured … Read more

Migrants exit rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff

MILAN — More than 80 people were being evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on … Read more

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

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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

Today

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

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