Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

Sep 25, 2016

Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

America’s first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country’s first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained inside will help everyone “walk away that much more in love” with their country. ...

Koch network refusing to help Trump

Jul 31, 2016

Koch network refusing to help Trump

From a luxury hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, some of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors are rebelling against Donald Trump. Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, host of the exclusive weekend retreat, did not mention Trump by name as warned that political ...

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Jun 19, 2016

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week. In a video conference with Russian military officials, the Pentagon said Saturday that it had expressed “strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf ...

Mushrooms: The 'morel' of the Northwest post-wildfire story

May 23, 2016

Mushrooms: The 'morel' of the Northwest post-wildfire story

From flames come fungi. That means mushroom hunters are checking maps outlining last year’s many Northwest wildfires before heading into forests this month searching for the easily identifiable and woodsy-tasting morels. “It’s going to be a good season for finding morel mushrooms, there’s no ...

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

Apr 24, 2016

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said Sunday that a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack.” The launch a day earlier came amid growing concern ...

Apr 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday about “credible threats” to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southwest coastal resort of Antalya. Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings already this year, the most recent one last month in ...