Nation/World

Women's March 2018: Year-old 'resistance' now aims for the ballot box

Trump One Year The Resistance

One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence,...


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Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

Helicopter Crash-Zimbabwe Opposition Leader

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday. Friends and family members confirmed Thursday that Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and his wife,...


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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The Week That Was in Asia Photo Gallery

Ash plumes rise from the volcano on Kadovar Island in Papua New Guinea, indicating a major eruption could be imminent. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a Rohingya boy from Myanmar looks up as other refugees study Islam’s holy book of Quran in a makeshift mosque at the...


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California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

Shackled Children

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors say a couple starved 12 of their 13 children to the point that their growth was stunted and a 29-year-old daughter weighed just 82 pounds. They say they chained the kids to beds for months at a time, kept them from using the toilet and let them shower...


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Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

Trump One Year The View From Overseas

With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. It has been delivered with his own brand of bombast and occasional threats. Contentious issues have always existed, especially in...


World

In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

APTOPIX Chile Pope

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests. But the pope also faced protests and a level of...


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Peru's indigenous await Pope Francis in scorching Amazon

Peru Pope

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world’s largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem. Francis is...


Business

Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

Australia Drone Rescue

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head, 750 kilometers (470...


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WP-Bloomberg correction: ESPORTS

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. This correction refers to the slug ESPORTS (Noah Smith, Post) that moved Jan. 17. --- A Washington Post article about professional eSports gaming incorrectly said that the newly launched Overwatch League has a franchise in Paris. The league’s European franchise is...


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Shutdown looms despite House action

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Donald Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown...


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