Leader resigns under cloud of ethics inquiries

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a key figure in President Donald Trump’s sweeping plan to reshape … Read more

Shooting victims face lifelong disabilities

PHILADELPHIA — Whenever Jalil Frazier opened his eyes, he found himself on an island barely … Read more

Climate negotiators come to an overtime deal to keep Paris pact alive

KATOWICE, Poland — Diplomats from nearly 200 countries reached a deal Saturday to keep the … Read more

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Why Trump chose Mulvaney as chief of staff — Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport. … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2018. There are 15 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces … Read more

Fred Greenstein studied leadership styles of presidents

Fred Greenstein, a pre-­eminent scholar of political psychology who devised a systematic approach to evaluating … Read more

Federal judge strikes down Affordable Care Act

By Ariane de Vogue and Tami Luhby, CNN A federal judge in Texas said on … Read more

Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political … Read more

Trump announces acting chief of staff

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he had selected Mick Mulvaney, his budget … Read more

Canada gains consular access to one of two citizens who are detained in China

MONTREAL — Canadian officials confirmed Friday that they were granted consular access to one of … Read more

Australia to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, report says

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, following the … Read more

State Democrats provide a peek at some tax proposals

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature are gearing up to raise billions of dollars in taxes … Read more

Scientists try to stop lethal virus spread by bats

BAT CAVE, QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA — By day, some of the most dangerous … Read more

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Court rules Affordable Care Act invalid — A federal judge in Texas struck down the … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2018. There are 16 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, … Read more

Featured obituary: Jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and … Read more

With OK from Congress, hemp market set to boom

PORTLAND — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, … Read more

Woman admits to being part of Russian effort to infiltrate NRA, conservative circles

Butina used contacts in National Rifle Association to pursue back channels to American conservatives

WASHINGTON — A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she … Read more

Trump defends himself: Bad advice from lawyer

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump offered a defense Thursday to accusations he broke campaign … Read more

U.S. fishermen had a good year

PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, … Read more

Childbirth could have effect on breast cancer

Compared with women who have never given birth, those who recently had babies may have … Read more

Senate ends support for Saudis’ Yemen war

The Senate on Thursday delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia, … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2018. There are 17 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators … Read more

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Wave of bomb threats called a hoax — Businesses, schools and government buildings across the … Read more

Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years for crimes committed while working for Trump

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2018. There are 18 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2003, Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces while hiding in a hole … Read more

4 more years: Pelosi, opponents clinch deal

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday she will become House speaker next … Read more

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​Prime Minister May survives — Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, kept power in the gravest … Read more

Cohen gets 3 years for ‘smorgasbord’ of fraud

A tabloid publisher’s deal in hush-money inquiry also adds to Trump’s danger

Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in … Read more

Featured obituary: Director was a winner at Cannes

Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has … Read more

U.S. plans action targeting hackers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Department is set to indict a number of alleged hackers … Read more

Flynn’s lawyers say his lie to FBI ‘uncharacteristic’

Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a judge Tuesday to spare … Read more

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