DENVER (AP) — Republicans are widely condemning an attempt by armed ranchers in Oregon to force the federal government to return western lands to local communities. But the GOP has grown more supportive of the ranchers’ goal, if not their tactics. Republican presidential candidates are increasingly arguing that the federal government owns too much of […]
HELSINKI (AP) — Skavsta Airport in southeastern Sweden was partially evacuated Sunday and flights were delayed when security staff found what they believed was suspicious powder after a passenger had checked in luggage, airport officials said. The check-in area and baggage hall of the departure terminal were evacuated, delaying four flights by several hours while […]
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The stars are back at Kapalua, and perhaps this is where the brightest will shine again. The Hyundai Tournament of Champions first moved to the Plantation Course on the western tip of Maui in 1999, and while the tournament was lacking in Sunday drama at times, it served as a harbinger […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s internal watchdog. Most airline flying today is done through automated systems that pilots closely monitor. Pilots typically use manual […]
Readers rant about drones in parks, stolen packages, porn at fitness club, stealing from church and hitting dogs; rave about returned packages, the Heimlich maneuver, officer giving warning instead of speeding ticket.
The Yakker You’re standing on the bus in a puddle of water, gripping the metal bar, sweating in the scarf you forgot to loosen in your rush for transport. It seems like a good time to do a little zoning out. Nope. Loudy Louderson is about to launch into a cellphone conversation in a voice […]
Oscar nominations will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 14. We took a look at the likely contenders in the six glamour categories — and a few worthies who, alas, have only the likelihood of that proverbial snowball in hell.
Adam Woog rounds up new crime fiction, including books by Seattle author James Thayer, Tracy Weber and Martha Crites, as well as new work by veterans Benjamin Black, Håkan Nesser, Ian Rankin, Christopher Fowler and Mick Herron.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Police have questioned the friends of an American found dead in her Florence apartment as Italy’s expat community is expressing hope that the case won’t turn into another Amanda Knox-style, headline-grabbing murder investigation. Police opened a murder investigation Saturday after 35-year-old Ashley Olsen of Summer Haven, Florida, was found dead, her […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night to a nation whose economy is far sturdier than it was when he took office in 2009. Yet as 2016 begins, the stout job market is accompanied by tepid economic growth and stubbornly flat wages. More broadly, two […]