Friday, August 10, 2018

Nation & World

US spy agencies: Despite promise to Trump, N. Korea is making new missiles

US spy agencies: Despite promise to Trump, N. Korea is making new missiles

U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intell...
Published: 07/31/18
Air marshals secretly tracked U.S. fliers

Air marshals secretly tracked U.S. fliers

Nine years after hijacked planes destroyed the World Trade Center and crashed into the Pentagon, undercover police officers quietly began scrutinizing the behavior of people in airports and aboard airplanes.Using recently developed technology to trac...
Published: 07/29/18
Updated: 07/30/18
S. C. school district rains on students’ snow days

S. C. school district rains on students’ snow days

Sorry kids, no more all-day pajama parties, cartoon marathons and snowball fights when you’re really supposed to be in school.A school district in South Carolina has done away with the much-loved snow days — requiring students to do classwork online....
Published: 07/30/18
Senior FEMA official accused of yearslong sexual harassment

Senior FEMA official accused of yearslong sexual harassment

The personnel chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — who resigned just weeks ago — is under investigation after being accused of creating an atmosphere of widespread sexual harassment over years in which women were hired as possible sexua...
Published: 07/30/18
Killing of polar bear sparks debate on tourism

Killing of polar bear sparks debate on tourism

Norwegian authorities on Monday defended the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away. Police spokesman Ole Jakob Malmo said two memb...
Published: 07/30/18
Could a third party be responsible for the disappearance of MH370?

Could a third party be responsible for the disappearance of MH370?

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government’s response and raised the possibility of "interven...
Published: 07/30/18
Wildfire destroys 500 structures, nearly levels community

Wildfire destroys 500 structures, nearly levels community

REDDING, Calif. — In the small northern California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes remain. The air is thick with the smell of smoke and chemicals. The rubble of people’s lives still smoldered a day after the so-called Carr Fire moved th...
Published: 07/28/18
In Duterte’s Philippines, having a beer can now land you in jail

In Duterte’s Philippines, having a beer can now land you in jail

MANILA, Philippines — When six plainclothes policemen, hands gripping their holstered guns, charged down the winding alleys of the slum where Edwin Panis lives, he didn’t imagine they could be coming for him.Panis, 45, was drinking beer with friends ...
Published: 07/21/18
Updated: 07/27/18
In Mexican town, Coke is everywhere. So is diabetes.

In Mexican town, Coke is everywhere. So is diabetes.

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — Maria del Carmen Abadía lives in one of Mexico’s rainiest regions, but she has running water only once every two days. When it does trickle from her tap, the water is so heavily chlorinated, she said, it’s undrink...
Published: 07/14/18
Updated: 07/27/18
U.S. government: Over 1,800 migrant kids reunited by deadline

U.S. government: Over 1,800 migrant kids reunited by deadline

SAN DIEGO — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as non-profit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents as a deadline loomed following their separations at the U.S. Mexico bo...
Published: 07/27/18