Nation & World

Afghans’ response in wake of hospital bombing is muted

KABUL — Over the past five years, suspected U.S. airstrikes that killed civilians in Afghanistan often played out like this:

Then-Pre ... »

Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal

ATLANTA, Oct 5 (Reuters) — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalizatio ... »

Iowa’s livestock farmers could be winners from TPP trade pact

State officials and Iowa farm groups embraced the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact announced Monday.

Although most details have yet to be ... »

Polaris recalls 53,000 2015 ATV models due to fire risk

MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries is recalling several 2015 all terrain vehicles due to a possible fire hazard caused by an installation erro ... »

No Labels takes aim at the White House, inviting candidates from both parties to campaign event

DES MOINES — Not many people think Congress is doing its job these days: Roughly 10 percent to 15 percent of people, in fact, according to r ... »

Families, friends grieve for Oregon college shooting victims

Oct 2 (Reuters) — Larry Levine, 67, was a college English instructor with a love of fly fishing. Lucero Alcaraz, 19, was an honors student w ... »

Nine dead after shooting at Oregon community college

ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) — A gunman opened fire at a community college in southwest Oregon on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding sev ... »

Congress averts government shutdown, Obama signs funding measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — Ending weeks of infighting, the U.S. Congress on Wednesday voted to avert a government shutdown just hours befo ... »

Pope’s meeting with Kentucky clerk divides public

A Kentucky county clerk who had been jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples secretly met Pope Francis in a move that di ... »

Scientists: Water flows on Mars scientists

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Briny water flows during the summer months on Mars, raising the possibility that the planet long thought to be arid c ... »

Immigration projected to drive U.S. population growth

Immigrants and their descendants will drive U.S. population growth over the next half century, transforming the country into one where no racial or ... »

U.S. House Republicans vie for clout over Boehner successor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — Republican lawmakers jockeyed for position on Sunday in the race to replace House of Representatives Speaker Jo ... »

U.S. House Speaker Boehner to resign speakership and seat Oct. 30

WASHINGTON — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who struggled with repeated rebellions by conservatives during a tumultuous ... »

With Boehner’s bombshell, shutdown not likely for now

WASHINGTON — Republican House Speaker John Boehner sacrificed his job Friday, a wrenching decision he determined was the only way to spare t ... »

On White House lawn, Pope calls on U.S. to fight climate change

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the United States to help tackle climate change and called on Americans to build a truly tolera ... »