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Where’s the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

BERLIN – The number of flying insects in Germany has been dropping at an “alarming” rate that could signal serious trouble for ecosystems and food chains in the future, scientists say. According to...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

NRA offering: ‘Murder insurance’ or protection in self-defense cases?

ATLANTA – The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump thrusts Kelly’s private tragedy into public spotlight

WASHINGTON – Enraged and rattled by the political brawl over military mourning, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly returned this week to the one place he could go clear his head – Section 60 of...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

OROVILLE, Calif. – The costs to repair the nation’s tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Another warm winter forecast for swath of U.S.

WASHINGTON – Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to prevent Western wildfires

WASHINGTON – As wildfires rage across California and the West, Democratic and Republican senators have joined forces to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

EU leaders to May: Match Brexit promises with real proposals

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she really wants to start...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Toyota tops Consumer Reports’ auto reliability rankings

DETROIT – Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology. The Toyota brand came in first in...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

CIA head: N. Korea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

WASHINGTON – CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. “They are close enough now in their capabilities that from a...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform. Federal regulators are taking...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after ‘Maria’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for $20. And families outstretch their hands as...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World