Nation and World

  • Skydiver dies in Michigan from accident during landing
    by Associated Press on August 18, 2019 at 12:17 am

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old skydiver has been killed in Michigan when he abruptly fell after trying to avoid colliding with another jumper near the landing. The unidentified man was jumping Saturday afternoon during the “Dink Dink Boogie” event at Grand Haven Memorial Airpark. A witness said the skydiver appeared to […]

  • National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares to ramp up production of plutonium cores for the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal. They outlined their plans at a recent meeting attended […]

  • Argentina’s treasury minister resigns, senior official says
    by HERNAN ALVAREZ on August 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s treasury minister, Nicolás Dujovne, resigned Saturday and will be replaced by the economy minister of the country’s most populous state, a senior official in the presidential office said. The resignation came three days after President Nicolas Macri announced his conservative administration is temporarily increasing the minimum wage, reducing payroll […]

  • Florida man jailed, accused of threatening mass shooting
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested and accused of threatening a mass shooting in text messages. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach sent several text messages stating he wanted to “break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever.” The […]

  • New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans’ Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance to return, federal investigators said Saturday. The pilot and an award-winning television journalist aboard were both killed in the crash Friday afternoon. The […]

  • Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    UNION VALE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police say a small plane crashed into a house in a rural town near Poughkeepsie, setting it on fire. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that they’re investigating why the Cessna 303 came down Sunday afternoon in Union Vale, about 15 miles southeast of Poughkeepsie. The Federal […]

  • Mexico City assesses damage after violent feminist protest
    by Amy Guthrie on August 17, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City’s iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous and violent protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this week over a perception that […]

  • Abrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams launched a new multistate voter protection initiative in Georgia on Saturday. Abrams kicked off her Fair Fight 2020 campaign at an elementary school in Gwinnett County near Atlanta, WXIA-TV reported . Since her loss in the Georgia governor’s race last year to Republican Brian Kemp, Abrams has focused […]

  • Gun control advocates call for new gun laws at rallies
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Gun control advocates rallied around the country on Saturday, seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation’s gun laws after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Northern California. Demonstrators in Providence, Rhode Island, where several dozen people gathered. Some held signs that said, “Disarm Hate,” ”Enough” and “No One Needs […]

  • Israel’s strong embrace of Trump is hammering wedge among U.S. Jews
    by Lisa Lerer and ELIZABETH DIAS on August 17, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    A rabbi in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, was more than 6,000 miles from Jerusalem when he heard that the Israeli government decided to bar two Muslim members of Congress from making an official visit to the Jewish state. But within minutes, his phone was flooded with calls from congregants, local Jewish agencies and lay leaders […]