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Expressing empathy remains a challenge for Trump

The anxious counsel from his aides as Trump prepared to react to the mass shooting was a reminder of Trump’s troubled track record in such delicate moments. Trump often has …


Then and Now: While Spokane burned, the city’s water superintendent was in Coeur d’Alene doing boat repairs

Spokane’s water superintendent, Rolla A. Jones, was in Coeur d’Alene doing repairs on a steamboat he owned when Spokane’s great fire of 1889 broke out.


South Korean ferry that sank three years ago lifted from sea

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment …


Five dead teens, a stolen cop car and the ‘most horrific’ crash in decades

Firefighters who responded to a Vermont crash called it “the most horrific scene they have seen in their 10 to 15 years.”


Leonard Pitts Jr.: We’ve failed young shooting victims

Lawmakers refuse to consider measures favored by the vast majority of us to keep guns away from those who should not have them. Yet we keep returning these paragons of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:49 a.m.

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

A Kenyan woman was rescued Thursday after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building.


Atlanta fire kills multiple victims, officials say

An Atlanta fire spokesman says a fire has killed multiple victims at a boarding house.


Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke in unusually personal terms today about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, a case that has roiled civil rights activists …


Dr. Hideg: Surviving tragedy comes down to control

Tragedies happen to people. This seems obvious, but it is not something easily discussed, especially around the holidays. The death of a child, suicide of a loved one, loss of …