Nation and World

  • Voter records offered for sale month ahead of elections
    by The Associated Press on October 15, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Security researchers say an estimated 35 million voter records from 19 U.S. states have been offered for sale on a dark web online forum. The researchers said Monday the offering does not mean voter databases have been breached. The records could have been stolen from resellers who buy voter data from states for use by […]

  • Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump
    by MICHAEL BALSAMO on October 15, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed porn actress Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero issued the order Monday in Los Angeles. Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and sued him in April. The lawsuit came after Trump tweeted about a composite […]

  • South Dakota board to hear first ‘compassionate parole’ case
    by JAMES NORD on October 15, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man sentenced in 1999 to nearly 60 years in prison for molesting boys while working as a counselor at a juvenile correctional center will be the first person to have a hearing after the state, facing rising prison health care costs, launched a new “compassionate parole” system […]

  • Ending austerity in UK ‘incompatible’ with budget plan
    by PAN PYLAS on October 15, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    LONDON (AP) — The British government will have to spend an extra 19 billion pounds ($25 billion) a year on public services by the year 2022-23 if it’s to deliver on Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise to end austerity, a well-respected think-tank said Tuesday. In an analysis of Britain’s public finances, the Institute for Fiscal […]

  • North Carolina lawmakers mull Hurricane Florence spending
    by EMERY P. DALESIO on October 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Monday were ironing out decisions on spending hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up from Hurricane Florence and help the storm’s victims. The General Assembly resumed a special session that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper began two weeks ago with legislative leaders promising to allocate $794 million […]

  • Judge OKs cremation at end of Detroit body parts probe
    by The Associated Press on October 15, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge says federal authorities can cremate hundreds of remains that have been in cold storage since a raid at a Detroit lab in 2013. The government in January won a conviction against a body parts broker, Arthur Rathburn. He was accused of providing some body parts for medical training without disclosing […]

  • Yemeni president fires prime minister, citing ‘negligence’
    by The Associated Press on October 15, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fired the prime minister, accusing him of “negligence” in running the country. In a decree late Monday, Hadi’s office said Ahmed bin Dagher was guilty of poor economic performance and failure to avert a collapse of the currency. The statement named Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed […]

  • Another death of rare whale confirmed off Massachusetts
    by The Associated Press on October 15, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the third death of a rare North Atlantic right whale this year has been confirmed. NOAA and conservationists are keeping a close eye on the right whale population because of high mortality and low reproduction in recent years. The agency says a right whale […]

  • Washington Archdiocese releases names of 28 priests that it says have been credibly accused of abuse
    by Michelle Boorstein and Julie Zauzmer on October 15, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    WASHINGTON – The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington on Monday released a list of 28 priests it says have been credibly accused of abuse since 1948, saying in a letter to clergy that the move is “a necessary step towards full transparency and accountability and the process of healing.” The letter says the list includes the […]

  • Trump may not know what’s behind warming, but scientists do
    by BY SETH BORENSTEIN on October 15, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    On "60 Minutes" Sunday, President Donald Trump said of global warming, "I don't know that it's man-made." Climate scientists say he was wrong. Here's why. […]