General News

New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

Oct 20, 2017

A new Battle of the Alamo is brewing over a revamp of the site where Texas independence fighters were overrun by Mexican forces in 1836.

Breaking tradition, former presidents sparring with Trump

Oct 20, 2017

Former presidents are shedding a traditional reluctance to criticize their successors, unleashing pointed attacks on the Trump White House and the commander in chief

Ex-Honolulu police chief, wife indicted in corruption probe

Oct 20, 2017

A U.S. indictment says a former Honolulu police chief, his deputy city prosecutor wife, and current and former officers conspired to frame the couple's relative for stealing a mailbox to discredit him in a family financial dispute

Travel

New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

Oct 20, 2017

A new Battle of the Alamo is brewing over a revamp of the site where Texas independence fighters were overrun by Mexican forces in 1836.

The Latest: France's Macron hails freeing of Syria's Raqqa

Oct 20, 2017

The Latest: France's Macron says fight against IS has entered 'major new phase' after liberation of Raqqa

Orange is the new white? Unique amber wine creates buzz

Oct 20, 2017

Orange is the new white? Wine with an amber hue and earthy flavor creates buzz among drinkers

Technology

Gains by banks, technology firms lead US stocks higher

Oct 20, 2017

Technology companies and banks are leading U.S. stocks modestly higher in late-afternoon trading, placing the market on course to extend its gains for the week

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

Oct 20, 2017

A spacewalking astronaut has successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station, despite difficulties.

G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

Oct 20, 2017

The Group of Seven industrialized nations have thrown their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda to combat extremism on the internet

News Media

Malta captain mutes goal celebration after journalist slain

Oct 20, 2017

Malta captain Andre Schembri says the car bomb slaying of a Maltese investigative journalist prompted him not to exult after scoring an historic goal

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

Oct 20, 2017

Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

Oct 20, 2017

A "corridor" event held during China's ruling party congress is a study in how officials respond to pressure for greater transparency while tightly controlling what's said in public and how it's presented

Environment And Nature

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

Oct 20, 2017

Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young; they still see hope in the calf's capture

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Oct 20, 2017

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to prevent Western wildfires

Oct 19, 2017

As wildfires rage across California and the West, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires

Cultures

Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue

Oct 17, 2017

Gretchen Carlson, whose harassment accusations led to former Fox News CEO's ouster, says the nation is in the midst of a profound cultural shift on the issue

France's Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

Oct 13, 2017

UNESCO's executive board has chosen former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to be the U.N. cultural agency's next leader in an unusually heated race overshadowed by Mideast tensions

US, Israel to exit UNESCO over its alleged anti-Israel bias

Oct 13, 2017

The United States says it's leaving the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" in the agency, and Israel said it would follow suit

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