Thursday, February 22, 2018

Nation & World

‘We are women, but we are Marines for life.’

‘We are women, but we are Marines for life.’

Washington PostWASHINGTONNorma Gene Rambow was 18 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japanese planes. The attack left many Americans scared and confused. Rambow wanted revenge."I was very angry," she said. "To think they could bomb us, and wit...
Published: 02/13/18
Updated: 02/14/18
FBI director contradicts White House account on investigation of aide accused of spousal abuse

FBI director contradicts White House account on investigation of aide accused of spousal abuse

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House’s account of when the bureau informed officials about the status of a senior aide’s security-clearance investigation.White House officials said that they were first co...
Published: 02/13/18
US Postal Service to unveil Mister Rogers stamp next month

US Postal Service to unveil Mister Rogers stamp next month

NEW YORK — It’s a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood.The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children’s television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers and soothing manner.The Forever stamp will b...
Published: 02/13/18
Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges

Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two corruption cases, police recommended Tuesday, ramping up pressure on the leader who has served more than a decade in office.After months of investigations, Israeli police...
Published: 02/13/18
Israel’s decision to put a Palestinian teen on trial could come back to bite it

Israel’s decision to put a Palestinian teen on trial could come back to bite it

OFER, West Bank — Slouching in her chair and mouthing messages to her friends and family from under a cascade of strawberry-blond curls, Ahed Tamimi in many ways appears to be an everyday teenager.But the tussle of television cameras and photographer...
Published: 02/13/18
Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods — a change that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney described in a briefing as a "Blue Apron...
Published: 02/12/18
Updated: 02/13/18
Two Baltimore detectives convicted in police corruption case

Two Baltimore detectives convicted in police corruption case

BALTIMORE (AP) — After the jury foreman read the verdict following two days of deliberations, Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor were shackled and led out of U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Some of Hersl’s relatives burst into tears, while o...
Published: 02/12/18

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory’s efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria star...
Published: 02/12/18
Russian plane crashes near Moscow, killing all 71 on board

Russian plane crashes near Moscow, killing all 71 on board

MOSCOW — A Russian plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow shortly after takeoff Sunday afternoon, killing everyone on board.Flight 703, operated by the Russian regional carrier Saratov Airlines, was carrying 65 passengers and six crew members. ...
Published: 02/11/18
Passenger plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow, Russian news agencies say

Passenger plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow, Russian news agencies say

MOSCOW - A passenger plane with 71 people aboard crashed Sunday outside Moscow, Russian news agencies reported.The Saratov Airlines flight, from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport to the city of Orsk on the Kazakhstan border, was carrying 65 passengers and ...
Published: 02/11/18