Arrow-right Camera

Nation/World

Page 4 of 6,042 pages | Search

Trump toasts nation’s governors ahead of health care talks

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

President Donald Trump makes a toast during a dinner reception for the annual National Governors Association winter meeting Sunday, at the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)
President Donald Trump toasted the nation’s governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law.

Trump’s choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy is withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.

Trump voters’ message to retailers: ‘Keep your mouths shut about our president’

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Some companies have announced in recent weeks that they would be culling Ivanka Trump’s brand. Others have faced pressure from left-leaning groups to drop other Trump-family products. In response, conservative voters – who say they are tired of the negativity surrounding the new president – are staging their own boycotts against mainstream retailers. It’s difficult to gauge how widespread these efforts are, or whether they will inspire real change, but stories about them are bubbling up.

Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Iraqi special forces arrest a fighter with Islamic State militia in Mosul, Iraq, Saturday. An Iraqi commander says special forces troops are progressing through western Mosul and encountering stiff resistance from entrenched Islamic State fighters. (Khalid Mohammed / Associated Press)
As Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul, the assault is bringing a surge of casualties – at least 30 Iraqi security forces and more than 200 civilians killed or wounded in the last three days. Iraq’s military does not release official casualty reports, but medics at front-line clinics provided figures on condition of anonymity.

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

A Somali soldier patrols the area of a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / File/Associated Press)
The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said.

New Democratic Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Former Labor Secretary and newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday. (Branden Camp / Associated Press)
Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election.

Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Pope Francis delivers his speech as reverend Robert Innes, right, the Anglican Bishop in Europe, listens, during his historic visit to the Anglican Church of All Saints in Rome, Sunday. (Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press)
Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices and hostility between the two churches.

Naming airport after Clintons doesn’t fly with GOP lawmaker

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

FILE - In this May 3, 2013, file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks at ceremonies in Little Rock, Ark., to dedicate the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, Sen. Jason Rapert, a Republican state lawmaker, is pushing to remove the names of the states most famous Democrats, Bill and Hillary Clinton, from Little Rocks airport. (Staton Breidenthal / File/Associated Press)
With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state’s most famous Democrats – Bill and Hillary Clinton – from Little Rock’s airport.

Family representative says actor Bill Paxton has died

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

A family representative said prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," died from complications due to surgery. The family representative issued a statement Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, on the death. (Richard Shotwell / Invision/AP)
Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and “Titanic” while also cherishing his work in “One False Move” and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series “Big Love,” has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

Countdown begins for Raul Castro’s retirement next year

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 10 a.m.

Cuba’s First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, stands May 1 with President Raul Castro during the May Day parade in Havana, Cuba. Diaz-Canel, an engineer by training who began his career as a provincial bureaucrat, is expected in 2018 to assume one of Raul Castros roles: the presidency. Castro plans to remain first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, a potentially more powerful position, until at least 2021. (Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press)
MIAMI – A year from now, something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency. The coming year will be one of definitions in Cuba. But right now there is only uncertainty – not only about how the transition will proceed but also about the future of Cuba’s relationship with the United States with President Donald Trump at the helm.

’Hipster Cop,’ in fashion spotlight during Occupy, retires

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 9 a.m.

In this Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, NYPD Detective Rick Lee, right, poses for a photographer in New York City's Zuccotti Park. Lee, 51, who became an internet sensation as the "Hipster Cop," during the Occupy Wall Street protests for his fashionable wardrobe, is letting go of something he's been wearing for 25 years: his badge. Lees last official day with the New York Police Department before retirement was Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
NEW YORK – A New York City police detective who became an internet sensation as the “Hipster Cop” for his fashionable wardrobe during the Occupy Wall Street protests is letting go of something he’s been wearing for 25 years – his badge. Det. Rick Lee’s last official day with the New York Police Department before retirement is Friday.

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.

In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, photograph, Vicki Tosher, a breast cancer patient, is shown outside her home in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)
As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

Page 4 of 6,042 pages | Search

Blogs



The Wednesday Slice question

Did you ever hide under your bed covers as a kid and listen to a transistor radio after you were supposed to be asleep, and slowly scan the AM dial ...