Nation/World

Failing dam prompts evacuations as Puerto Rico grapples with flooding

With most radio, television and cellphone towers down, communication remains difficult, if not impossible.

  • Sep 23rd, 2017

Search narrows for last possible survivors of Mexican quake

At least 3,000 buildings in the densely packed capital have suffered damage.

  • Sep 23rd, 2017

GOP’s new repeal bill would likely leave millions more uninsured, analyses suggest

Health care safety nets in dozens of states stand to lose more than $200 billion by 2026.

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Hurricane Maria slams into Puerto Rico

Cuts power to entire island

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Quake death toll climbs to 225 in Mexico

Frantic search continues for survivors

  • Sep 20th, 2017

161 tech companies ask Supreme Court to strike down Trump travel ban

The companies filed an amicus “friend of the court” briefing Monday.

  • Sep 19th, 2017

At least 79 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

Authorities warned the death toll would likely rise.

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Hurricane Maria tears through the eastern Caribbean

Headed toward Puerto Rico

  • Sep 19th, 2017

They booked a 5-day pleasure cruise, but wound up on a 2-week hurricane relief mission

About 70 people decided to take advantage of the luxury hurricane shelter at no extra cost.

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Trump gives a forceful first address to UN General Assembly

But Trump also praised U.N. programs.

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Navy ousts admiral, captain from jobs

More fallout from ship collisions in Asia

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Navy’s most advanced submarines will soon be using Xbox controllers

To operate the periscopes aboard Virginia-class submarines.

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Trump may strip protections from 10 national monuments

But the impact on the West overall would be dramatic.

  • Sep 18th, 2017

With deadline near, Republicans’ last push to roll back Obamacare gains strength

Supporters of the Graham-Cassidy measure aim to bring it to the Senate floor next week.

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Facebook is said to tell Mueller more on Russia ad spending

Facebook said it is cooperating with investigators and declined to comment further.

  • Sep 17th, 2017

Fla. nursing home where 6 died in heat had poor record with state regulators

The facility’s “overall rating was listed as “below average.”

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Hard-hit Virgin Islands residents feel like ‘bastard step-children’ of U.S. after Irma

Residents of these hard-hit and isolated islands worry they’ll continue to be invisible to a reeling mainland.

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Western states try to tame homegrown marijuana

Regulators in Oregon, Washington and Colorado are trying to tame what has proven to be an unruly crop of home growers.

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Florida presses for federal dollars after Irma, but budget hawks resist

Conservative Republicans bristle at any new spending that doesn’t include corresponding cuts elsewhere.

  • Sep 12th, 2017