Nation/World

Minimum-wage raise given to St. Louis workers is taken away

A state law was adopted prohibiting cities from setting higher minimum wages than the state.

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Trump’s planned building boom bumps up against worker shortage

Economists say there aren’t millions of unemployed people looking for construction jobs.

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Death toll from Harvey rises as 30,000 flee to Texas shelters

As many as 13 million people, from Houston to New Orleans, were under flood watches and warnings.

  • Aug 28th, 2017

Harvey causes airlines to delay or cancel almost 11,000 flights

The storm delayed 6,309 flights across the country and forced the cancellation of 4,528 flights.

  • Aug 28th, 2017

Hurricane devastates Rockport, Texas

“Our town ain’t never going to be the same,” police officer Eli Ramos said as he started a patrol.

  • Aug 26th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey arrives, Texas’ Gulf communities hold breath

Winds more than 100 mph and torrential rains

  • Aug 25th, 2017

Trump pardons former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Arpaio, 85, was convicted in July of criminal contempt

  • Aug 25th, 2017

Navy relieves commander of 7th Fleet in wake of collision near Singapore

The punishment comes two days after the Navy announced a suspension of operations around the globe.

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Trump fills Phoenix with racially charged language, accusing media and fellow Republicans of failings

As protesters massed on the streets of Phoenix, he unleashed a vitriolic, 76-minute speech.

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Trump team goes to bat for NRA-backed bill by stifling Park Service concerns

According to the NRA, the legislation is aimed at improving hunting access on public lands.

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

After Navy’s second deadly collision, a call for a congressional probe

Rep. Scott Peters suggested the investigation could be done by the House Armed Services Committee.

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

U.S. citizens warned about traveling to Mexico’s Cancun and Los Cabos

Turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in shootings in which innocent bystanders have been killed.

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

With Bannon out, Trump digs in on Afghanistan

Before he entered politics, Trump was dependably critical of the handling and cost of the war.

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio ‘very unlikely’ to appear with Trump at Arizona campaign rally

Trump’s first trip to the West as president.

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Poll: Majority disapprove of Trump in Rust Belt states that helped elect him

Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

  • Aug 21st, 2017

The scent of plastic trash makes fish think it’s food

Findings of new study

  • Aug 21st, 2017

University of Texas removes Confederate statues

A UT spokesman said the removal work was done after dark and without advance warning for public safety reasons.

  • Aug 21st, 2017

States in eclipse’s path brace for huge traffic tie-ups

Local sheriffs and highway patrols across the country are bracing for what they say could be the largest traffic snarl in U.S. history.

  • Aug 20th, 2017

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center honors

White House cites ‘political distraction.’

  • Aug 20th, 2017

Far-right rally and counterprotests draw thousands to Boston Common

Boston police said they were taking extra precautions and implementing a tight security plan.

  • Aug 19th, 2017