’They put us through hell’: A Marine abused at boot camp explains why he spoke out

Former Pvt. Thomas Jacob Weaver was in bed late one night, near the end of … Read more

Amid immigration debate, new border chief seeks to turn around beleaguered force

WASHINGTON - The man who would be in charge of guarding a wall with Mexico … Read more

Scientist solves perplexing mystery of identity thief Lori Ruff

SEATTLE - In opposite corners of the country, two families were on flip sides of … Read more

Plan to Let Migrant Children Attend School Enrages Many Greeks

Citing health concerns and cultural differences, parents and officials in Greece want to keep refugee … Read more

In China, where dogs are both pets and meat, a prestigious competition runs into controversy

BEIJING - Every year, locals in Yulin, a city in southwestern China, skin dogs alive, … Read more

Does Chicago hot dog king have WWII Japanese admiral’s gold tooth?

CHICAGO - Dick Portillo, as fast-food connoisseurs know, is the hot dog and Italian beef … Read more

Despite state barriers, cities push to expand high-speed internet

WASHINGTON - Websites take minutes to load and photos take hours to upload at Ryan … Read more

New Smithsonian museum confronts the story of slavery

WASHINGTON - After he was named director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American … Read more

Outside Rio’s Paralympics, Brazil’s disabled battle struggle to be seen

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just a few hundred yards from Rio’s official Olympic and Paralympic … Read more

Parents often battle to get their children mental health services at school

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - On a hot summer day last month, Sydney, 15, and Laney, 8, … Read more

In a hungry Venezuela, buying too much food can get you arrested

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela - The hunt for food started at 4 a.m., when Alexis Camascaro woke … Read more

’Believe me’: People say Trump’s language is impacting political discourse bigly

WASHINGTON - Of all the rules of politics that Donald Trump has broken in his … Read more

South African sidewalk bookseller believes in the power to change lives

JOHANNESBURG - He spends his day on his knees, reverently arranging and rearranging his books … Read more

Hanging on in Navajo Nation: First the water turned orange, then the air went bad

SHIPROCK, N.M. - A year ago, the people of Shiprock watched their crops shrivel as … Read more

More states focusing on Native American students

WASHINGTON - On the Spokane Indian Reservation, in eastern Washington, a group of about 40 … Read more

From Where Ex-Taliban Minister Sits, Demand Is Growing for Afghan Peace

With the Taliban making territorial advances and bombing the capital every week, it may seem … Read more

Hawaiian seafood caught by foreign crews confined on boats

HONOLULU — Pier 17 doesn’t even show up on most Honolulu maps. Cars whiz past … Read more

Young Iranians push boundaries

TEHRAN, Iran - The groom wore a navy blue tuxedo, the bride a custom-made gown … Read more

Are ‘instant runoffs’ a better way to vote?

Maine’s gubernatorial races often feature more than two candidates, and for 50 years, none of … Read more

3 Americans kidnapped in Iraq in January tell their story

WASHINGTON - January 15 was a relatively quiet day for Baghdad, the bomb-battered capital where … Read more

Can Uber and Lyft save carpooling?

WASHINGTON - Carpooling is at a new low - just 9 percent of people share … Read more

Aspiring agents learn from mistakes of FBI’s ‘shameful’ investigation of Martin Luther King Jr.

WASHINGTON –– Dressed in plainclothes to blend in with tourists at the National Mall, a … Read more

Parolas esperanton? Esperanto language still has appeal in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - If only American swimmer Ryan Lochte had spoken Esperanto. Chances are … Read more

Iran’s quest to buy Boeing aircraft

TEHRAN, Iran - Behrooz Ghamari recalled flying in Iran aboard a moldering, Russian-made Tupolev jet, … Read more

States ditch and dial back sales tax holidays

WASHINGTON - Many back-to-school shoppers used to be able to count on sales tax holidays … Read more

Aurora massacre survivors sued. How did 4 end up owing the theater $700K?

DENVER - They had survived brain damage, paralysis and the deaths of their children. For … Read more

China fueling a submarine arms race in the Asia-Pacific

With China plowing money into its military machine and making aggressive claims to disputed island … Read more

Pellet Guns Used in Kashmir Protests Cause ‘Dead Eyes’ Epidemic

Hari Kumar contributed reporting. SRINAGAR, Kashmir — The street outside is patrolled by riot police … Read more

Penalizing Women For Covering Too Little, And Then Too Much

PARIS — The policeman in the photo is nattily attired and appears to have a … Read more

’I shot dad’: The tragic case of a child who killed his abusive, neo-Nazi father

Jeffrey Hall was unequivocal about what he wanted. “I want a white nation,” he once … Read more

Panama Papers: The big game’s in Africa, but safari companies are offshore

WASHINGTON - Each year, tourists cross the plains of central Zimbabwe to sleep near the … Read more

93,000 people voluntarily left Japan for North Korea. Or did they?

TOKYO - In April 1960, not yet finished with high school, 17-year-old Eiko Kawasaki boarded … Read more

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