Migration to Europe slows, but the political issue remains as toxic as ever

BRUSSELS — European leaders have been struggling for the past three years to deal with … Read more

Honduran girl in symbolic Time photo was not separated from mother

NEW YORK — A crying Honduran girl depicted in a widely seen photograph that became … Read more

Scientists hope a DNA database can save the shrinking forests of the Earth

Forests are disappearing. Maps show shrinking woodlands all over the world. Even trees coveted for … Read more

Monarch butterflies' migration is a relay race, obstacle course

Life is hard for the modern American butterfly. Monarch butterflies, the iconic American insect, are … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year.

On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a … Read more

Trump escalates trade showdown with EU

President threatens Europe with 20 percent tariffs on auto imports

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened in a tweet to impose a 20 percent tariff … Read more

King was a leading teacher in overcoming dyslexia

Diana Hanbury King, a master teacher who helped generations of students struggling to read fluently, … Read more

Around the world

Netanyahu’s wife indicted — Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, … Read more

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist was a prominent conservative voice

Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular … Read more

Banned pesticide killed 13 eagles in Maryland

When 13 bald eagles were found dead on a farm in Maryland two years ago, … Read more

Virus may play role in Alzheimer’s disease

It has long been a controversial theory about Alzheimer’s disease, often dismissed by experts as … Read more

House postpones vote on a second immigration bill

WASHINGTON — With the family separations crisis boiling on the border, the House on Thursday … Read more

White House proposes government overhaul

WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday proposed a radical overhaul of the federal government … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year.

Highlight: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their … Read more

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

SAN FRANCISCO — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet … Read more

Around the world

North Korean side of DMZ sounds quieter — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been … Read more

Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for more bodies resumes

TIGARAS, Indonesia — Hundreds of family members waiting in desperation at a small port on … Read more

NBC News’ Valeriani reported on big stories

Richard Valeriani, an NBC News correspondent who was once clubbed by an ax-wielding assailant at … Read more

Study: In 26 U.S. states, white deaths now outnumber births

WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states … Read more

Trump’s migrant policy takes an about-face

WASHINGTON — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, … Read more

Study: Plastic already piling up in wake of the China recycling ban

PORTLAND, Maine — China’s decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing … Read more

Canada makes pot legal

TORONTO — Canada’s Senate passed the federal government’s historic bill legalizing the recreational use of … Read more

U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from the U.N. body that … Read more

Studies explore immigrant crime

The Trump administration's hard-line immigration policies are predicated, in part, upon the notion that immigrants … Read more

In the Himalayas, girls are dying from a deadly taboo

TURMAKHAND, Nepal — Not long ago, in rural western Nepal, Gauri Kumari Bayak was the … Read more

Consistent threat of email hacking hangs over politicians

WASHINGTON — A new reality has set in to political campaigns: Candidates must expect that … Read more

Bonaldo Giaiotti was a stalwart operatic bass

His soccer team had just lost a big game and Bonaldo Giaiotti, a 20-year-old furniture … Read more

Scientists discover the world’s 1st known manta ray nursery

SAN DIEGO — The University of California, San Diego has discovered the world’s first known … Read more

The death of African giants and a Mesoamerican mystery

Africa’s ‘wooden elephants’ are falling On Jan. 7, 2016, a group of tourists set out … Read more

A call for 6th military branch: ‘Space Force’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a … Read more

Trump resists anger over action at border

President Donald Trump and two members of his Cabinet mounted an aggressive defense Monday of … Read more

Yosemite’s ancient trees are back in public view

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — John Muir, the naturalist who was most at home sleeping … Read more

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