Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nation & World

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

VENTURA, Calif. — Monster fires in Southern California raged for a seventh day on Sunday, edging into Santa Barbara County while leaving residents of neighboring Ventura County to deal with the aftermath of a historic inferno.As hundreds fled for saf...
Updated: 2 hours ago
American  Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

American Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

STOCKHOLM — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian r...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which has roiled the regi...
Published: 12/09/17
Firefighters begin to turn the tide on Southern California wildfires

Firefighters begin to turn the tide on Southern California wildfires

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters hoped to make more progress Saturday against the wildfires burning from Ojai to Oceanside that have destroyed more than 790 structures and forced some 90,000 people to flee from their homes.As Santa Ana winds finally died d...
Published: 12/09/17

Polluted air, health problems brought by California fires are expected to linger

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — A week of major, wind-whipped fires across Southern California has caused significant air pollution and health problems.The air quality is worst in and around fires burning from Ventura County to San Diego County, but the smoke ...
Published: 12/09/17

With 2020 census looming, worries about fairness and accuracy

WASHINGTON — Census experts and public officials are expressing growing concerns that the bedrock mission of the 2020 census — an accurate and trustworthy head count of everyone in the United States — is imperiled, with worrisome implications.Prepara...
Published: 12/09/17
Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

JACKSON, Miss.—Protesters greeted President Donald Trump in the Mississippi capital Saturday as he came to speak at the opening of a civil rights museum.After the White House announced this week that Trump would visit the Mississippi Civil Rights Mus...
Published: 12/09/17
Iraq declares war against ISIS has ended

Iraq declares war against ISIS has ended

BAGHDAD — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and Am...
Published: 12/09/17
President Trump says the U.S. ‘cannot afford’ a Roy Moore loss in Alabama

President Trump says the U.S. ‘cannot afford’ a Roy Moore loss in Alabama

PENSACOLA — President Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to elect a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win the hard-fought campaign ...
Published: 12/08/17
Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

JERUSALEM — Large crowds of worshipers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president’s recognition of bitterly ...
Published: 12/08/17