Nation/World

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...

National

NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

Trump Strange Politics-1

The NFL’s players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game, a long-running feud that looms large toward another potential work stoppage after the 2020 season. The two sides in the nation’s most popular professional sports league united on Saturday in a...


World

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper, as scientists from the U.S. and other Western nations find it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home. China National Nuclear Power Co....


World

Painkiller sales take off as Japan's baby boomers demand relief

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Selling painkillers in Japan used to be like pulling teeth. That was until baby boomers discovered how analgesics could take the sting from arthritis, diabetic nerve damage and the ravages of cancer. Now demand is taking off and drugmakers are introducing new products to a...


World

Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls

Germany Election

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel was widely expected to win a fourth term in office as Germans went to the polls on Sunday in an election that is also likely to see the farthest right-wing party in 60 years, the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany, win seats in parliament. Merkel campaigned...


World

Asia learns to live with Trump rhetoric, but unease remains

Asia Trump Threats

TOKYO (AP) — Declare China a currency manipulator? Hasn’t happened. Make Japan and South Korea pay more to host U.S. troops? Hasn’t happened. Unleash fire and fury on North Korea? Hasn’t happened — at least not yet. Asia is getting used to living with Donald Trump’s broadsides, though it can’t...


National

Poll: Far more trust generals than Trump on North Korea, while two-third oppose

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea, with a majority trusting the U.S. military to handle the escalating nuclear crisis responsibly but not President Donald Trump, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Roughly...


World

Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivors

Mexico Earthquake Survivors

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a hospital room blocks away from where he survived 26 hours buried under the rubble of his nine-story apartment building, Jose Luis Ponce lay sedated and on a respirator, alive but with fractures to multiple bones and damage to his lungs and a kidney. “You said you would be...


World

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

A humanitarian crisis is growing in Puerto Rico as towns are left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria's devastating passage across the island


World

North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

CORRECTION North Korea Koreas Tensions

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump. A huge crowd gathered Saturday in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for the current leader’s...


World

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

Mexico Earthquake-7

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological...


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