Depression may make brains age faster

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age, but now scientists are peeking inside living … Read more

English voice of the Islamic State comes out of the shadows

More than four years ago, the FBI appealed to the public to help identify the … Read more

Frequent shutdown threats prompt state, local safeguards

President Donald Trump and Congress took the federal government to the brink of another shutdown … Read more

Legal and political responses grow after national emergency declaration

The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at … Read more

DNA of a suspected killer’s aunt reopens 25-year-old case

Elena Sergie sat for the news that her family had waited a quarter-century to hear, … Read more

Around the world

Rift continues between Trump and Europe — European leaders have long been alarmed that President … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2019. There are 316 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the … Read more

Young South Koreans vie for secure government jobs

SEOUL, South Korea — For more than three years, 26-year-old Juhee Kim has been studying … Read more

Airlines to allow ‘nonbinary’ gender choice

DALLAS — American, Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue confirmed Friday they are in the … Read more

Vaccination rates soar; some come off fence

PORTLAND — The one-day immunization clinic at David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon, was … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2019. There are 317 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1864, during the Civil War, the Union ship USS Housatonic was rammed and … Read more

Vatican defrocks former cardinal for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of … Read more

American planes land near Venezuela border with aid

CUCUTA, Colombia — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town … Read more

Around the world

State Department: Nauert out as pick — The State Department said Heather Nauert, picked by … Read more

Illinois gunman had lost permit over felony

AURORA, Ill. — An angry worker who stormed through a suburban Chicago factory shooting his … Read more

Trump declares national emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the border Friday to … Read more

370 companies granted exceptions from steel tariff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import … Read more

Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

AMANALCO DE BECERRA, Mexico — For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico’s Nevado … Read more

In Poland, Pence likens Nazi genocide to Iran’s threat to Israel

OSWIECIM, Poland — Under thin sunshine, Vice President Mike Pence stood silently before a specially … Read more

9/11 fund is running out of money

NEW YORK — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money … Read more

Gunman kills 5 at Illinois warehouse

AURORA, Ill. — A gunman stormed through a manufacturing warehouse in suburban Chicago on Friday … Read more

Pentagon to begin flying aid to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. military will begin delivering relief supplies to the Colombian border near … Read more

Around the world

Chicago police arrest, release 2 in attack on Smollett — Chicago police late Friday released … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2019. There are 318 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the … Read more

Tom Cade was savior of peregrine falcons

Tom Cade, an ornithologist who was a leader of a remarkable effort that re-established the … Read more

Deal is pending; emergency on table

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday approved a massive budget deal to avert an impending government … Read more

Facebook faces multibillion-dollar fine over privacy

The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook are negotiating over a multibillion-dollar fine that would settle … Read more

Parkland shooting victims remembered

PARKLAND, Fla. — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. … Read more

Runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman’s … Read more

Around the world

Maduro reveals secret meetings — President Nicolas Maduro said in an AP interview Thursday that … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2019. There are 319 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1961, 73 people, including an 18-member U.S. figure skating team en route to … Read more

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