Nation and World News

  • Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

    TEHRAN, Iran – The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists comp ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Pentagon readying for long war in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Thousands released after immigration holds denied

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP turns to Ebola fears in campaign drive

    WASHINGTON – Republicans are tapping into Americans’ fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonvi ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Judge denies Tsarnaev bid to suppress evidence

    BOSTON – A federal judge on Friday rejected a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to throw out evidence collected ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • U.S. stocks end dramatic week with rally

    NEW YORK – The stock market capped a turbulent week with a big gain Friday, a sign of renewed investor confidence after days of gloomy economic news.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York cafe

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

    LONDON – The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Former Joe Biden chief of staff Ron Klain to lead Ebola response

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Apartments pushed up U.S. homebuilding in September

    WASHINGTON – Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Schultz: Whoa to our runaway tongues

    In May 1997, I was a reporter assigned to interview spiritual author Deepak Chopra, who upon meeting me asked whether I could drive him to where our i ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Ebola: Rising call for travel ban from W. Africa

    WASHINGTON – Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government’s ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban o ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • U.S. stands strong despite fear over global slowdown

    WASHINGTON – Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:54 pm
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