Cache of Apollo-era moon samples to be unsealed for study

Later this year, NASA will reveal never-before-seen morsels of the moon, the agency announced recently. … Read more

Around the world

U.S. pressures Iraq to isolate Iran — The United States’ attempts to isolate Iran, including … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, March 20, the 79th day of 2019. There are 286 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1995, in Tokyo, 12 people were killed, more than 5,500 others sickened when … Read more

Featured obituary: Dick Dale, the king of surf guitar

Dick Dale was a surfer, sound pioneer and guitarist whose unusual, percussive playing style and … Read more

Outrage over tax breaks for parents in college scam sparks calls for change

Tax breaks resulting from charitable donations to universities and colleges could be receiving new scrutiny … Read more

5 years after taking Crimea, Putin visits

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant “Russia!” on a visit Monday to … Read more

Gunman kills 3 in Dutch tram attack

UTRECHT, Netherlands — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a midmorning tram … Read more

Supreme Court to consider nonunanimous jury verdicts

Oregon is the only state that still allows them in criminal cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to resolve two long-standing disputes and decide whether … Read more

Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended by doctors, if you’re healthy

For years, low-dose aspirin has been described as a panacea to ward off heart attacks, … Read more

Exhibit explores the bond between people and dogs

LOS ANGELES — Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And … Read more

Around the world

No third Brexit vote — Theresa May looked set to seek a long extension to … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, March 19, the 78th day of 2019. There are 287 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1945, during World War II, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive … Read more

Featured obituary: Krueger was economic aide to presidents

Alan B. Krueger, who advised two presidents and helped lead economics toward a more scientific … Read more

Senator: White House attempts to influence veto override vote

The White House isn’t releasing a list of military construction projects whose funding could be … Read more

Midwest flooding causes 2 deaths

Across the Midwest, the “historic” flooding that has killed at least two people and prompted … Read more

Trump blasts McCain months after death

President Donald Trump is again training his fire on the late Sen. John McCain, nearly … Read more

Liberians raised in America at risk of deportation

After this month, Yatta Kiazolu will be eligible for deportation to a country where she … Read more

Philippines officially leaves International Criminal Court in a ‘terrible setback’

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court on Sunday, after … Read more

3 days later, families wait to bury the victims

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Mucad Ibrahim was wearing little white socks, the type with grips … Read more

The way you speak was shaped by what your ancestors ate

WASHINGTON — The way most of us speak today is shaped in part by how … Read more

Around the world

Boeing 737 data shows similarities of crashes — A preliminary review of the “black boxes” … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, March 18, the 77th day of 2019. There are 288 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went outside … Read more

New Zealand has its gun-debate moment

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — When the prime minister announced plans to ban semi-automatic rifles following … Read more

DNA on ancient tobacco pipe links Maryland slave site to West Africa

One day about 200 years ago, a woman enslaved on a tobacco plantation near Annapolis, … Read more

Navy veteran held in Iran gets 10 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 … Read more

Grieving families are given earth from Ethiopian crash site

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Grieving family members of victims of the Ethiopian air disaster are … Read more

Around the world

Man to be charged in killing of mob boss — Police took a 24-year-old Staten … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, March 17, the 76th day of 2019. There are 289 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1762, New York held its first St. Patrick’s Day parade. In 1776, the … Read more

Al Silverman wrote book that became ‘Brian’s Song’

Al Silverman, a magazine editor and publishing executive who collaborated with Chicago Bears halfback Gale … Read more

Primary suspect, alleged accomplice ID’d in terrorist attack that killed 49

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — A 28-year-old man was charged with murder after a shooting rampage … Read more

Featured obituary: poet W.S. Merwin

Merwin won a Pulitzer Prize and served as U.S. poet laureate

HONOLULU — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide … Read more

Will California’s wildflowers survive the crush of visitors?

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — In the hills of Lake Elsinore, children carried drooping apricot-colored poppies … Read more

This image is copyrighted.