Notre Dame planners underestimated fire risk

PARIS — The architect who oversaw the design of the fire safety system at Notre … Read more

Slavery-era ad pulled after public backlash

NEW YORK — Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple … Read more

America’s 1st female astronaut candidate

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for … Read more

Undersheriff: Teen likely killed herself before manhunt

DENVER — A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions … Read more

Obstruction evidence laid out against Trump

WASHINGTON — The report from special counsel Robert Mueller III lays out in alarming detail … Read more

N. Korea rejects role of Pompeo in nuke talks

TOKYO — North Korea spurned the top U.S. diplomat as not sufficiently “mature” and offered … Read more

Investigators think electrical short-circuit caused blaze

PARIS — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at … Read more

California is shaken by 10 times more temblors than was known

LOS ANGELES — California has experienced 10 times more earthquakes than previously known, according to … Read more

Storms again roar across the South

LEARNED, Miss. — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi … Read more

Around the world

Afghan peace conference plans derailed — A peace conference in Qatar intended to bring Taliban … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, April 19, the 109th day of 2019. There are 256 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma … Read more

McCord was a Watergate conspirator

WASHINGTON — James McCord, a retired CIA employee who was convicted as a conspirator in … Read more

U.S. slaps Venezuela, Cuba with sanctions

The Trump administration levied new sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua on Wednesday, using the … Read more

Mueller report to be lightly redacted

The Justice Department plans to release a lightly redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s … Read more

Bus kills 29 on Portugal’s Madeira Island

LISBON, Portugal — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal’s Madeira Island on … Read more

Pig brain study opens a gap between life and death — and an ethics riddle

In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers … Read more

Around the world

North Korea claims weapon test — North Korea said Thursday it test-fired a new type … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2019. There are 257 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1983, 63 people, including 17 Americans, were killed at the U.S. Embassy in … Read more

Alan Garcia, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69

LIMA, Peru — Alan Garcia, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s … Read more

Trump vetoes resolution to pull U.S. out of Yemen

President Donald Trump vetoed a bipartisan resolution on Tuesday that would have forced an end … Read more

Rebuilding Notre Dame will be long, fraught and expensive

Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, … Read more

Board sees no need for new 737 Max training

A board of pilot experts appointed by U.S. aviation regulators has reviewed Boeing’s proposed software … Read more

Electric utilities still at war with public enemy No. 1: squirrels

Early in Michael Hyland’s career, when he worked with electric power crews in New Hampshire, … Read more

New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

Know when to fold ’em

LONDON — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding … Read more

Around the world

Limits lifted to sue over land seizures by Cuba — President Donald Trump has approved … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2019. There are 258 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1972, the Boston Marathon allowed women to compete for the first time; Nina … Read more

Owen Garriott, Skylab astronaut

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Former astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew on America’s first space station, … Read more

Fire ravages French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral

PARIS — A massive fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral … Read more

Mueller report will be released Thursday, Justice Department says

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr will release the highly anticipated special counsel’s report to … Read more

Interior Department opens ethics inquiry into new chief

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has opened an investigation into ethics complaints against … Read more

Former CEO of VW charged with fraud over emissions scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany — German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with … Read more

Removal of fuel at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins 8 years later

TOKYO — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from … Read more

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