Report shows rural-urban divide on speed limits and related fatalities

A comprehensive new report on the perils of speeding suggests that the ever-growing cultural divide … Read more

U.S. Forest Service may allow sale of horses for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in Northern California, … Read more

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Court blocks census citizenship question — A federal judge blocked the Commerce Department from adding … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2019. There are 349 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the … Read more

Featured obituary: Actress Carol Channing

Carol Channing, the ebullient star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the … Read more

Trump nixes temporary end to shutdown

WASHINGTON — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a … Read more

Trump orders more logging on federal land

With a partial government shutdown looming before Christmas, President Donald Trump issued an executive order … Read more

Recounting the great Boston molasses flood of 1919

It was promising to be an uncharacteristically warm winter day in Boston. The temperature on … Read more

AG nominee would let Mueller probe continue

President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators “it is vitally important” that … Read more

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Rep. King loses committee seats over race remarks — House Republican leaders removed Rep. Steve … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2019. There are 350 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta. In … Read more

Featured obituary: Stein studied mathematical fluctuations

Elias M. Stein, a mathematician who pioneered work in a field that was originally devised … Read more

Experts: More training likely would not have saved officer

The shooting death of Davis, California, police officer Natalie Corona on Thursday again exposed a … Read more

Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

LINCOLN, Neb. — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to … Read more

Afghan Taliban mounts new attacks as peace talks continue

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban militants have accelerated attacks across Afghanistan in a show of strength … Read more

DNA of red wolf, a species extinct in the wild, lives on in Texas pack

Researchers say a pack of wild canines found near the beaches of the Texas Gulf … Read more

Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment program

TEHRAN, Iran — The head of Iran’s nuclear program said Sunday the Islamic Republic has … Read more

Democrats plan to step up investigations

Congressional Democrats Sunday pledged heightened scrutiny of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Russia, spurred by … Read more

Bolton asked for military options to counter Iran

WASHINGTON — Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Donald Trump’s hawkish national … Read more

Storm punishes swath of U.S. with snow, ice and freezing rain

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the … Read more

Climate models work, scientists say, pointing to recent ocean studies

The oceans are warming faster than climate reports have suggested, according to a new synthesis … Read more

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Graham pushes for temporary reopening — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2019. There are 351 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with the … Read more

Proposal would require gun permits

A proposal by two Oregon lawmakers to require permits for all gunowners is generating buzz … Read more

VA seeks to redirect billions into private care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars … Read more

Human, financial costs are mounting

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history ground into a fourth … Read more

Judge: Infowars must turn over documents to Sandy Hook families

The families of victims in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School must receive … Read more

Officials: Trump concealed details of Putin encounters

President Donald Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with … Read more

3 dead, dozens are injured in gas leak explosion in Paris

PARIS — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris … Read more

Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

TORONTO — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if … Read more

Effects are being felt at airports

Three weeks into the partial government shutdown, airports and their workers are beginning to feel … Read more

Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

ST. LOUIS — A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor … Read more

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