Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2019. There are 161 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1999, space shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope … Read more

Sawdust might be one answer to the world’s plastic problem

A technology startup near Ontario’s leafy border with Michigan says it has the answer to … Read more

Featured obituary: Amano oversaw Iran nuclear deal

VIENNA — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for … Read more

California is paying millions in anticipation of wildfires

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — Two thousand homes lost and two-thirds of the land burned: The residents … Read more

Puerto Rico prepares for massive protests

Puerto Rico braced early Monday for what many people expected to be one of the … Read more

Trump administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction

The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its … Read more

Around the world

Georgia lawmaker is told ‘go back where you came from’ — A black member of … Read more

Globally, trade restrictions being used as punishment

Leaders of some of the world’s most powerful nations are posing new threats to the … Read more

New audio: U.K. could not prevent takeover of tanker

The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed light on the seizure of a … Read more

In Paris, mass tourism troubles locals

Every day on Boulevard Saint Michel, near the Notre-Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris’s … Read more

New Oregon law for mental health days is one of the 1st in the nation

SALEM — Oregon will allow students to take “mental health days” just as they would … Read more


It’s Monday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2019. There are 162 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1991, police in Milwaukee arrested Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 … Read more

Portman is Thor, Ali is Blade as Marvel announces ‘Phase 4’

SAN DIEGO — “Avengers: Endgame” may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more

Oregon congressman Schrader part of bipartisan trip to border facilities

Children playing and single men without enough beds were some of the things U.S. Rep. … Read more

These sunglasses help your eyes as well as your look

Many people my age with lens implants following cataract surgery are thrilled not to have … Read more

Salads sold at Target recalled over listeria

Target and The Fresh Market are among the chains hit by a listeria recall of … Read more

Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11’s ‘giant leap’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s “giant … Read more

Iran: Seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain’s … Read more

Around the world

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights — British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they … Read more

New data on opioids spurs calls for action

The Washington Post has published a massive database that tracks the distribution of opioids in … Read more

NASA practices space gardening to pack lunchboxes for Mars

Ham salad from a tube. Apricot cereal cubes. Thermostabilized cheddar cheese spread. These delicacies and … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2019. There are 163 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin blasted off from … Read more

Iran seizes tanker in Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps seized at least one British tanker … Read more

Forget ‘man-made’: Berkeley bans gender-specific words

BERKELEY, Calif. — There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop … Read more

Sanders defends salaries of campaign staff after labor dispute goes public

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday defended the salaries his campaign pays its workers … Read more

Around the world

Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowd — President Donald Trump on Friday reversed his previous … Read more

Hawaii officials want peaceful end to protests

HONOLULU — Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National … Read more

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official … Read more

Apollo 11 astronauts reunite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins reunited Friday on … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, July 20, the 201st day of 2019. There are 164 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to … Read more

Wildfire proposal would clear strips of land

SALT LAKE CITY — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western … Read more

Featured obituary: Laingen was hostage in Iran crisis

L. Bruce Laingen, the highest-ranking American official held in Iran during the 444-day-long hostage ordeal … Read more

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