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Violence in US rises for second straight year

| | Sep 25 2017 - 8:40pm | Comments

WASHINGTON — Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday.

  1. | Posted: Aug 25 2017 - 1:35pm

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant’s owners said.

  2. | Posted: Aug 25 2017 - 1:35pm

    BANGKOK — Thailand’s Supreme Court said Friday it will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to show up for a contentious trial verdict in which she could face a 10-year prison term for alleged negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program.

  3. | Posted: Aug 25 2017 - 1:35pm

    WASHINGTON — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. “Could have been so easy-now a mess!” Trump tweeted.

  4. | Posted: Aug 24 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump can’t enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump’s help. It’s simple, and still so complicated.

  5. | Posted: Aug 24 2017 - 12:06am

    CAIRO — Egypt reacted angrily Wednesday to the Trump administration’s decision to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over human rights concerns, a surprise move given the increasingly close ties that have bound the two allies since President Donald Trump took office in January.

  6. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 9:33pm

    TOKYO — North Korea’s state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles.

  7. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 1:31pm

    LANCASTER SOUND, Nunavut — From a distance, the northern shores of Baffin Island in the Arctic appear barren — a craggy world of snow-capped peaks and glaciers surrounded by a sea of floating ice even in the midst of summer.

  8. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    PHOENIX — President Donald Trump won’t pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio during his visit to Arizona, the White House said Tuesday as supporters and protesters gathered near the site of Trump’s latest campaign rally.

  9. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    TOKYO — The commander of the Navy’s 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  10. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes.

  11. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    NEW YORK — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers.

  12. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — Some send up plastic leaflets that weigh less than a feather and flutter down from the clouds with calls for democracy or blurry cartoons ridiculing North Korea’s ruler. Some send flash drives loaded with South Korean soap operas, or mini-documentaries about the vast wealth of Southern corporations, or crisp new U.S. dollar bills. One occasionally sends his empty food wrappers, stained labels showing noodles slathered in meat sauce, so Northerners can see the good life they’d find in the South.

  13. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    MEXICO CITY — The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens about traveling to Cancun and Los Cabos, two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, after a spike in violence in those regions.

  14. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Declaring the U.S. will win “in the end,” President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw. But he insisted the U.S. would not offer “a blank check” after 16 years of war, and he pointedly declined to say whether or when more troops might be sent.

  15. | Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 6:51pm

    The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.