Nation/World

Lake-effect snow pummels New York

Wintry Weather

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Parts of New York are measuring the season’s first big snowfall in feet, rather than inches, as nearly 3 feet blanketed the Buffalo area Tuesday, forcing the closure of a...

National

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on...


World

Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

TOKYO — A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in...


National

AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by...


National

Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican...


National

Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers...




World

South Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm's way

SKUKUZA, South Africa — The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart’s sedative takes hold, it staggers and...


National

Mock lynching staged as grand jury decides officer's fate

A couple of yards from the St. Louis Old Courthouse, three protesters staged a mock lynching Friday as a Missouri grand jury decides whether to bring charges...


World

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

CONAKRY, Guinea — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood...


World

Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted

BEIRUT — More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged...


World

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

MEXICO CITY — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousand demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked...


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