top stories

The Lead

John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At Trump

John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At Trump

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared to heap more criticism on President Donald Trump during an interview on Sunday, saying it was “wrong” for high-income Americans to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way …

Bergdahl sentencing will feature how desperate search changed 3 lives forever

Bergdahl sentencing will feature how desperate search changed 3 lives forever

As the fate of Bowe Bergdahl rests in the hands of a judge this week, a military court is expected to hear dramatic testimony Monday from the soldiers and a Navy SEAL who were badly hurt in the search for the Army sergeant after he deserted his post.

Widow Of U.S. Soldier Killed In Niger Confirms Congresswoman Was Right About Trump

Widow Of U.S. Soldier Killed In Niger Confirms Congresswoman Was Right About Trump

The widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger confirmed a congresswoman’s account about her phone call with President Donald Trump, which ignited a political firestorm. “He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” Myeshia Johnson told ABC News on Monday.

John McCain Rips ‘Bone Spur’ Vietnam Deferments, in Apparent Trump Jab

John McCain Rips ‘Bone Spur’ Vietnam Deferments, in Apparent Trump Jab

Sen. John McCain seemed to hit President Donald Trump during an interview about the Vietnam War on Sunday, criticizing Americans from “the highest income level” who were able to obtain draft deferments for ailments like a “bone spur.” Trump …

‘Good morning, it’s the Communist Party': Loudspeakers in China take Xi’s ideological campaign to new levels

‘Good morning, it’s the Communist Party’: Loudspeakers in China take Xi’s ideological campaign to new levels

The loudspeakers crackle on soon after sunrise, bathing the village of Nanmiao in Communist Party dictates. As China’s leaders hold a twice-a-decade party congress in Beijing, hamlets such as this one have turned on rusty speakers, or installed new ones …

Merrill Lynch Fined $45 Million by U.K. for Failing to Report Transactions

Merrill Lynch Fined $45 Million by U.K. for Failing to Report Transactions

Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch was fined 34.5 million pounds ($45.5 million) for failing to report two years’ worth of exchange traded derivatives transactions, making the bank the first in the U.K. to pay a penalty on that type of trades under …

Japanese PM Abe outlines top priorities after party's resounding election win

Japanese PM Abe outlines top priorities after party’s resounding election win

Oct. 23 (UPI) –After a landslide election win for his party, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday made the military threat from North Korea and his country’s aging population top priorities. Calling them Japan’s two national crises, Abe pledged to …

Fallen soldier’s widow 'very angry' about Trump's call, says he 'couldn't remember' husband's name

Fallen soldier’s widow ‘very angry’ about Trump’s call, says he ‘couldn’t remember’ husband’s name

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos spoke to Myeshia Johnson, who criticized Trump’s handling of the phone call that started a …

ACLU asks federal court to reconsider block on undocumented teen's abortion

ACLU asks federal court to reconsider block on undocumented teen’s abortion

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider an order that delayed an abortion for an undocumented teenager. A three-judge appeals court panel on Friday gave the Trump administration until Oct. 31 to find a …

Where Internet Orders Mean Real Jobs, and New Life for Communities

Where Internet Orders Mean Real Jobs, and New Life for Communities

Vast warehouses are being built, fueling a demand for lower-skilled workers and reviving areas that once relied on manufacturing. BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Ellen Gaugler remembers driving her father to the Bethlehem Steel mill, where he spent his working years …

Sanders keeps 'em guessing: Bernie to seek Senate reelection as independent, amid 2020 talk

Sanders keeps ‘em guessing: Bernie to seek Senate reelection as independent, amid 2020 talk

ROLLINSFORD, NH – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he’ll run as an independent for reelection next year, as he made his second visit in less than two months to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of neighboring New Hampshire …

Venezuela’s Behind on Its Debt and Facing Two Huge Bond Payments

Venezuela’s Behind on Its Debt and Facing Two Huge Bond Payments

Ever since the price of oil collapsed in mid-2014, there’s been a broad consensus among the bond-market crowd that Venezuela was going to default. Not immediately, they said, but at some point down the road. Three years on, that time may have arrived.

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others. A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective …

U.K. Manufacturing Sums Up Interest-Rate Dilemma for the BOE

U.K. Manufacturing Sums Up Interest-Rate Dilemma for the BOE

For a picturebook example of the dilemma facing Bank of England policy makers, look no further than the U.K. manufacturing industry. On the downside for the economy, demand and confidence at factories is declining and investment is weakening, according to …

Malaysia Asks Interpol to Trace 1MDB-Linked Financier Jho Low

Malaysia Asks Interpol to Trace 1MDB-Linked Financier Jho Low

Low has denied wrongdoing as U.S. targets his assets Malaysia said it’s seeking Interpol’s assistance in locating financier Low Taek Jho, a central figure in global investigations linked to a troubled state investment fund. Police have yet to receive …

McCain Takes Swipe At President For Vietnam 'Bone Spur' Deferment

McCain Takes Swipe At President For Vietnam ‘Bone Spur’ Deferment

In a week that saw two of President Trump’s predecessors issue thinly veiled warnings about where the country is heading under his leadership, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain fired off what appeared to be a long-delayed riposte to the man who once …

Tampa residents warned serial killer may be at large

Tampa residents warned serial killer may be at large

TAMPA– Police in Florida were warning residents in the Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights to be on high alert Monday after the shooting deaths of three people with no apparent links to each other. Police think the deaths could be the work of a serial …

Trump Urges House Republicans to Move Quickly on the Budget and on Tax Cuts

Trump Urges House Republicans to Move Quickly on the Budget and on Tax Cuts

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. A GOP aide familiar with the conversation said Trump told …

New evidence gives weight to rumors Pablo Neruda was murdered

New evidence gives weight to rumors Pablo Neruda was murdered

Oct. 22 (UPI) –An international panel of forensic experts has determined that Nobel Laureate Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer in 1973 like official accounts concluded and new evidence gives credibility to longstanding rumors that he was …

U.S. stocks aim for all-time highs, with more earnings ready to provide a spur

U.S. stocks aim for all-time highs, with more earnings ready to provide a spur

U.S. stock futures inched higher on Monday, setting Wall Street on track for a round of fresh records, as traders continued to cheer the prospects for tax reforms and a better-than-expected earnings season. What are stock indexes doing? Futures for the Dow …

Singapore to Stop Adding Cars on Its Roads From February 2018

Singapore to Stop Adding Cars on Its Roads From February 2018

Singapore, among the world’s most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop adding cars on its roads next year. The government will cut the annual growth rate for cars and motorcycles to zero from 0.25 percent starting in February, the transport …

Japan's Prime Minister Isn't Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority

Japan’s Prime Minister Isn’t Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition now has a two-thirds supermajority in the parliament. That’s after capturing more than 300 of the 465 seats in Japan’s lower house that were up for grabs on Sunday. Abe dissolved the parliament and …

Abe Vows to Seek Consensus on Constitution After Election Win

Abe Vows to Seek Consensus on Constitution After Election Win

A day after a landslide election victory, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to seek a broad consensus on revising Japan’s 70-year-old pacifist constitution and reiterated there was no fixed schedule for change. Abe, 63, saw his ruling coalition retain …

The FDA Will Decide If These 26 Ingredients Count As Fiber

The FDA Will Decide If These 26 Ingredients Count As Fiber

What counts as dietary fiber? That’s up for debate. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing 26 ingredients that food manufacturers use to bulk up the fiber content of processed foods to determine if there’s a health benefit. If you’re a nutrition …

After Controversy Over Condolence Calls, Can Trump And The White House Refocus?

After Controversy Over Condolence Calls, Can Trump And The White House Refocus?

When backed into a corner, President Trump digs in and fights back. It’s what he’s done as president, it’s what he did as a candidate and it’s what he did as a businessman. Just go listen to NPR’s Embedded podcast and a recent episode about Trump’s fight …

John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At Trump

John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At Trump

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared to heap more criticism on President Donald Trump during an interview on Sunday, saying it was “wrong” for high-income Americans to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way …

Receding Waters in Houston Reveal Families’ Divergent Paths to Recovery

Receding Waters in Houston Reveal Families’ Divergent Paths to Recovery

HOUSTON — The water burbled from the floors of Vickie Carson’s cottage in the semirural northern edge of Houston, saturating everything she owned. It seeped through the ceiling of Ebony Harrison’s apartment in the impoverished Sunnyside neighborhood …

Ports, Pipelines, and Geopolitics: China's New Silk Road Is a Challenge for Washington

Ports, Pipelines, and Geopolitics: China’s New Silk Road Is a Challenge for Washington

On China’s remote western frontier with Kazakhstan, yurts and camels are silhouetted against a piercing blue sky. Yet the most striking image rising from the desert is an entirely new city. Founded four years ago, Khorgos is poised to become the world …

John McCain Takes a Veiled Swipe at Donald Trump's Medical Exemption From the Vietnam War

John McCain Takes a Veiled Swipe at Donald Trump’s Medical Exemption From the Vietnam War

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appeared to take aim at President Donald Trump’s draft deferrals during the Vietnam War this week, following a series of public rebukes of the Trump administration. In an interview about the Vietnam War on C-SPAN3, American …

In Congress, fears grow about lack of strategy on multiple battlefields

In Congress, fears grow about lack of strategy on multiple battlefields

A series of events in the Middle East and Africa has stirred new questions about President Trump’s counterterrorism strategy as the U.S. focus in Iraq and Syria shifts to stabilization, and the battle against the Islamic State moves elsewhere. Taken …

Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and …

Euro Heads Lower With Spain on Edge; Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap

Euro Heads Lower With Spain on Edge; Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap

The euro weakened a second day as investors watched and waited for the next big development in Spain, where Catalan separatists are planning their response after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy moved to stamp his authority on the region. Shinzo Abe’s …

The EPA Has Pulled Its Scientists from a Climate Change Conference

The EPA Has Pulled Its Scientists from a Climate Change Conference

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pulled three of its scientists from a major conference on Monday, where they were set to speak about the impacts of climate change on New England’s largest estuary, the New York Times reports. The last-minute …

Dramatic Sentencing Hearing Expected in Bowe Bergdahl's Desertion Case

Dramatic Sentencing Hearing Expected in Bowe Bergdahl’s Desertion Case

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan — now rests in the hands of a judge. A sentencing hearing for Bergdahl starts Monday at Fort …

David Letterman Honored With Twain Award For American Comedy

David Letterman Honored With Twain Award For American Comedy

David Letterman, the longest-running late-night host in television — who gave us Stupid Pet Tricks, the Top-Ten List and Larry “Bud” Melman — received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts Sunday night.

Philips Quarterly Profit Rises 12% Amid Increased China Sales

Philips Quarterly Profit Rises 12% Amid Increased China Sales

Royal Philips NV reported third-quarter profit rose 12 percent as the Dutch health-equipment company got a boost from sales in China. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortization increased 12 percent to 532 million euros ($626 million), the …

Police: Body found believed to be missing 3-year-old Texas girl

Police: Body found believed to be missing 3-year-old Texas girl

Oct. 23 (UPI) –Police said they believe a body found Sunday is that of a 3-year-old Texas girl who had been missing for weeks. Sherin Mathews of Richardson, Texas had been missing since Oct. 7 when her father said he told her to go stand outside in an …

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wins A Third 4-Year Term

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wins A Third 4-Year Term

AFL-CIO members, meeting in St. Louis, voted Sunday night to give Richard Trumka another term as president. He has been in the position since 2009. Trumka ran unopposed as did Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre.

FBI sting foils alleged plot to bomb Florida mall

FBI sting foils alleged plot to bomb Florida mall

Shoppers are seen at the entrance to the Dolphin Mall in Miami, on Thu., March 1, 2001. Last Updated Oct 23, 2017 1:06 AM EDT MIAMI –An alleged plot to blow up a shopping mall in South Florida was foiled by federal agents in an undercover operation which …

Florida man pleads guilty after threatening to shoot Muslims at mosque

Florida man pleads guilty after threatening to shoot Muslims at mosque

Oct. 22 (UPI) –A Miami man pleaded guilty to threatening to attack a mosque and shoot its members, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Gerald Wallace, 35, admitted to to one count of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs after …

Southern Calif. at critical risk for wildfires amid extreme heat, gusty winds

Southern Calif. at critical risk for wildfires amid extreme heat, gusty winds

Parts of California will be at an enhanced risk of wildfire ignition this week amid record-breaking heat and gusty winds, meteorologists said. The greatest risk will be in southern parts of the state where temperatures are forecast to hit dangerous triple …

Mattis In Philippines, North Korea On Agenda

Mattis In Philippines, North Korea On Agenda

Raw: Vigil For Three Dead In Tampa Neighborhood

Raw: Vigil For Three Dead In Tampa Neighborhood

50 Train Cars Derail in Tennessee, Nobody Hurt

50 Train Cars Derail in Tennessee, Nobody Hurt

LGBTQ Group Takes Up Arms With Rise of Far Right

LGBTQ Group Takes Up Arms With Rise of Far Right

Funeral Held for Fla. Soldier Killed in Niger

Funeral Held for Fla. Soldier Killed in Niger

Officials: 54 Egyptian Police Killed in Ambush

Officials: 54 Egyptian Police Killed in Ambush

Tillerson Starts Diplomatic Mission in Riyadh

Tillerson Starts Diplomatic Mission in Riyadh

Slain Lawman Honored With Vegas Procession

Slain Lawman Honored With Vegas Procession

Calif. Evacuees Stunned By Wildfire Devastation

Calif. Evacuees Stunned By Wildfire Devastation

Trump Administration Forces Undocumented Teen To Wait Longer For Abortion (HBO)

Trump Administration Forces Undocumented Teen To Wait Longer For Abortion (HBO)

Mattis Meets With McCain, Graham Over Niger

Mattis Meets With McCain, Graham Over Niger

Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Pumpkin Treat

Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Pumpkin Treat

Dispute Persists On White House Condolence Call

Dispute Persists On White House Condolence Call

Dozens Dead in Afghanistan Mosque Bombings

Dozens Dead in Afghanistan Mosque Bombings

Rampant Boar Injures 4 in Germany

Rampant Boar Injures 4 in Germany

Puerto Rico Power: Massive Logistics Challenge

Puerto Rico Power: Massive Logistics Challenge

Worldwide Pollution Kills More than War, Smoking

Worldwide Pollution Kills More than War, Smoking

The High-Tech Hunt for Russian Submarines

The High-Tech Hunt for Russian Submarines

Diving for Coins in India's Most Polluted River

Diving for Coins in India’s Most Polluted River

A Fight to Survive on the Banks of India's Most Polluted River

A Fight to Survive on the Banks of India’s Most Polluted River

Meet The Man Selling Influence Over His Personal Life Decisions | Outliers Ep. 4

Meet The Man Selling Influence Over His Personal Life Decisions | Outliers Ep. 4

Spacewalking Repair Job for ISS Robotic Arm

Spacewalking Repair Job for ISS Robotic Arm

Man Executed For Killing Alabama Police Officer

Man Executed For Killing Alabama Police Officer

Barack Obama: 'Folks Don't Feel Good Right Now'

Barack Obama: ‘Folks Don’t Feel Good Right Now’

Orange Is the New White? Amber Wine Creates Buzz

Orange Is the New White? Amber Wine Creates Buzz

Official: California Fire Losses Top $1 Billion

Official: California Fire Losses Top $1 Billion

Trump's Administration Is Blocking An Undocumented Teen From Having An Abortion (HBO)

Trump’s Administration Is Blocking An Undocumented Teen From Having An Abortion (HBO)

Obama: Reject Politics of Division, Fear

Obama: Reject Politics of Division, Fear

CIA Head: Security Concerns With NKorea, Russia

CIA Head: Security Concerns With NKorea, Russia

Kelly: Niger Probe Doesn't Signal Wrongdoing

Kelly: Niger Probe Doesn’t Signal Wrongdoing

Get Top Headlines & Videos Sent Directly to Your Inbox

Add Newsblock to Favorites

Bookmark top stories