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

U.S. puts Iran on notice after attack on tankers

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration began an urgent debate Friday over how to respond to … Read more

Russia sought to use social media to influence EU vote, report finds

LONDON — European authorities blamed Russian groups Friday for disinformation campaigns designed to depress turnout … Read more

Around the world

Small donors help pay Notre Dame works — The billionaire French donors who publicly proclaimed … Read more

States face resistance over vaccine measures

Oregon, other states could not pass nonmedical vaccination exemptions

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Washington, fell … Read more

Family: Baby cut from Chicago woman’s womb dies

CHICAGO — An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman’s womb with a … Read more

Research looks at whether deer disease can strike people, too

Jeannine Fleegle reached into a black garbage bag, pulled out a severed deer head, and … Read more

Featured obituary:

Anthony Price, whose string of espionage novels, rich in historical references and complex characters, drew … Read more

U.S.: Iran removed mine from oil tanker

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said … Read more

Trump’s foreign help stance creates uproar from Dems

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday tried to contain an uproar he sparked by … Read more

Dems delete Montana governor, Massachusetts congressman, Florida mayor from debate stage

The governor of Montana, a Massachusetts congressman and the mayor of a midsize Florida city … Read more

All charges dropped in Flint inquiry

CHICAGO — Prosecutors stunned the city of Flint, Michigan, on Thursday by dropping all pending … Read more

Investigation begins into possible voice of Frida

MEXICO CITY — Frida Kahlo’s voice may have finally been unearthed, say researchers at Mexico’s … Read more

Man accused in New Zealand mosque killings pleads not guilty

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The man accused of the New Zealand mosque attacks smirked as … Read more

Around the world

Sanders leaving White House job — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was … Read more

How much nature is enough?

Doctors say 120 minutes a week

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. … Read more

Featured obituary: Screenwriter adapted ‘Lonesome Dove’

Bill Wittliff also wrote screenplays for ‘The Perfect Storm,’ ‘Legends of the Fall’

Bill Wittliff, a garrulous Texas-bred screenwriter who adapted Larry McMurtry’s sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning Western novel … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s June 14, the 165th day of 2019. There are 200 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure adding the phrase “under God” … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2019. There are 201 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had … Read more

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