‘It breaks my heart’: Las Vegas shooting victims mourned

They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners. They were parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends. They… Continue reading

Fear grips Vegas Strip; gunman kills 59

LAS VEGAS — The rapid-fire popping sounded like firecrackers at first, and many in the crowd of 22,000 country music fans didn’t understand what was… Continue reading

Ships slowing in busy channel to protect endangered orcas

SEATTLE — Ships moving through a busy channel off Washington state’s San Juan Island are slowing down this summer as part of a study to… Continue reading

Hunters, government, industry at odds over deer urine

ALBANY, N.Y. — Deer hunters who like to lure their quarry with a dab of eau de doe-in-rut will have to find another way to… Continue reading

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

BOISE, Idaho — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest… Continue reading

Senate rejects proposal for Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate has rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law and give Congress two years to devise… Continue reading

By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON — With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear… Continue reading

Analysis: Despite test, North Korean ICBM likely years away

TOKYO — Despite North Korea’s claim its intercontinental ballistic missile launch shows it can attack targets anywhere it wants, experts say it will probably be… Continue reading

Parsing hype from reality in North Korea’s ICBM claim

SEOUL, South Korea — If North Korea’s claim Tuesday of its first ICBM test-launch is true, it has barreled over a red line that the… Continue reading

Trump walks out on global climate pact

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts… Continue reading

Portland mayor: Call off free-speech rally in wake of fatal stabbing

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and similar events, saying they are… Continue reading

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now a largely unexplored region that is more turbulent than scientists expected. NASA’s… Continue reading

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the nation’s… Continue reading

After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger

NEW YORK — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest… Continue reading

New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

WASHINGTON — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.… Continue reading

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Tuesday he’s made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he’ll vote on abortion… Continue reading

Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James… Continue reading

Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act’s 50th year, especially in Juneau

LOS ANGELES — The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way, it could… Continue reading

Lack of comma sense ignites debate after ruling in $10M suit

PORTLAND, Maine — It all came down to a missing comma, and not just any one. And it’s reignited a longstanding debate over whether the… Continue reading

9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone

WASHINGTON — Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime… Continue reading