Combined disasters in 2017 were the most costly on record

At $306 billion in all, 16 separate events caused more than $1 billion in damage each.

  • Jan 8, 2018

U.S. to end status for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants

El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status.

  • Jan 8, 2018

‘Executive time’: a particularly bleak scoop about Trump

The president has significantly curtailed his official schedule. His first meeting often is at 11 a.m.

  • Jan 8, 2018

Law enforcement agencies are split over selling seized guns

Since 2010, nearly 6,000 firearms used in crimes were then sold by Washington police agencies.

  • Jan 8, 2018

Trump book author contradicts Bannon’s explanation

Michael Wolff appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

  • Jan 8, 2018

Bannon’s olive branch said to be too late for angry Trump

Apology notwithstanding, sources say the president remains angry at his former chief strategist.

  • Jan 8, 2018

US joins search for 32 missing after ships collide off China

The Panama-registered tanker was sailing from Iran to South Korea when it collided with a freighter.

  • Jan 7, 2018

‘Three Billboards’ triumphs at black-draped Globes

Ceremony served as Hollywood’s fullest response yet to the sexual harassment scandals.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Southern California braces for heavy rainstorm Monday

Officials worry that rain in areas burned by the Thomas fire will cause flash flooding and debris flows.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Activist: Car bomb kills 23 in Syrian rebel-held Idlib city

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Israel turns the power back on to Gaza

Even with the power boost, homes will only receive around six hours of power a day.

  • Jan 7, 2018

UN envoy says no change in US position on North Korea talks

Nikki Haley made clear that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would first need to stop weapons testing.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Officials: Water pipe break at JFK Airport weather-related

Flooding added to the delays at the airport trying to recover from the aftermath of a snowstorm.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Vietnam tries former oil executives in widened crackdown

Vietnam has begun a major corruption trial against defendants who include a former senior Communist official and a former oil… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2018

Portuguese town encourages children to smoke at Epiphany

Locals say the practice is part of a celebration tied to the Christian Epiphany, winter solstice.

  • Jan 7, 2018

New Hampshire ticket sole winner in $559M Powerball jackpot

On Friday, a single Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers to claim $450 million.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Judge aims to referee fight over Charles Manson’s remains

There are at least two conflicting wills and claims by a purported son, grandson and pen pal.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Blast of arctic air breaks records along the East Coast

The good news is the bone-numbing air is set to push out of the region.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Bannon tries to make amends as aides defend Trump’s fitness

The former chief strategist released a statement reaffirming his support and praising Trump’s eldest son.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Pope on Epiphany: Don’t make money, career your whole life

He urged people to help the poor, giving freely without expecting anything in return.