BEIRUT (AP) — The first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said today.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A military investigation into the Niger attack that killed four American service members concludes the team didn’t get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level Islamic State militant, several U.S. officials familiar with the report said. It doesn’t point to that failure as a cause of the deadly ambush.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade war. Trump retorted: “We’re not backing down.”
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is offering fresh beef rather than frozen patties in some burgers at thousands of restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who want fresher foods.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency today amid fears that anti- Muslim attacks in several central hill towns could spread.
BATH — Flora A. Reed, 84, of Bath, died on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at The Plant Memorial Home.
Flora was born in Bath, Maine, on June 21, 1933, the daughter of Flora and John W. Thayer. She grew up on Western Avenue in Bath and attended local schools there.
BRUNSWICK — Nancy H. Worthington, 86, of Brunswick, Maine, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, with her family by her side. Born on February 17, 1932, in Newark, NJ, to George Ernest and A. Mildred (Harling) Heiland.
EAST LANSING, Mich.
Protesters have clashed with police and supporters of white nationalist Richard Spencer during his visit to Michigan State University.
Police say at least a dozen people were arrested Monday. Michigan State allowed Spencer to appear, but the venue was an auditorium at a remote end of campus.
General Mills announced a deal today to create South Dakota’s largest organic crop farm as the food giant works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide.
A former Trump campaign aide spent much of the day promising to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, even throwing down the challenge to “arrest me,” then backed off his defiance by saying he would probably cooperate in the end.
A man was arrested and is accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Los Angeles police said.
Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft, said Officer Rosario Herrera, a police spokeswoman.
DEAR ABBY: I have been married two years, but my husband and I have been together for more than 10. We have a 3-year-old daughter who has needed a few extra doctor appointments and therapy.
I’m already dreading it.
On Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time, the practice of moving our clocks forward one hour in the spring and backward one hour in the fall, will commence.
When I wake on March 11 at my regular time — which will depend on the pub I was drowning my DST sorrows at the night before — I will be short by one hour.
Since being signed into law by President Obama in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has allowed tens of millions of people across the country — and nearly 80,000 people in Maine — to access health insurance, and, by extension, affordable health care. Although it was wounded in a landmark 2012 U.S.