Saturday, September 22, 2018

Nation & World

Carolinas prepare as Florence strengthens

A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence chugged across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape ...
Published: 09/09/18
U.S. discussed coup plans in Venezuela

U.S. discussed coup plans in Venezuela

The Trump administration held secret meetings with rebellious military officers from Venezuela over the last year to discuss their plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro, according to U.S. officials and a former Venezuelan military commander who...
Published: 09/08/18
Word detectives: Close look at word choice could ID New York Times op-ed writer

Word detectives: Close look at word choice could ID New York Times op-ed writer

WASHINGTON — Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering "lodestar," but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: "I,...
Updated one month ago
Truck-driver buddies find out they are biological father and son - working at the same place

Truck-driver buddies find out they are biological father and son - working at the same place

Nathan Boos got his love for 18-wheelers from someplace, but he didn’t know where until he was 23.Boos was hauling a load of soybean meal from Illinois to Georgia when he found out. His adoptive father decided to join him on the cross-country deliver...
Updated one month ago
‘We’re not criminals anymore’: Indians revel in the repeal of a 157-year-old law banning gay sex

‘We’re not criminals anymore’: Indians revel in the repeal of a 157-year-old law banning gay sex

NEW DELHI — She read in the morning paper that the decision was coming, so the 24-year-old master’s student skipped classes Thursday and came to the Supreme Court building flanked by two friends. As they heard the court’s landmark ruling that overtur...
Updated one month ago
Four dead, including gunman, in Cincinnati bank shooting

Four dead, including gunman, in Cincinnati bank shooting

CINCINNATI — Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooter opened fire early Thursday morning at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building. Isaac said ...
Updated one month ago
Searing Trump op-ed sets off wild guessing game on author

Searing Trump op-ed sets off wild guessing game on author

Trump fumes over NYT op-ed; top officials swiftly deny roleBy ZEKE MILLER, CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated PressWASHINGTON — Pushing back against explosive reports his own administration is conspiring against him, President Donald Tru...
Updated one month ago
Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON — Quarreling and confusion marked the start of the Senate’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, with Democrats trying to block the proceedings because of documents being withheld by the White House. ...
Updated one month ago
Kavanaugh hearings open with nation deeply polarized over judiciary

Kavanaugh hearings open with nation deeply polarized over judiciary

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh faces the bright lights of his confirmation hearing Tuesday with a bitterly divided Senate that is nonetheless almost sure to install him as the next justice, even as the nation becomes more polar...
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Trump’s rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

Trump’s rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. — It’s coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country.So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired pow...
Updated one month ago