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Powerful gale lashes region, 7 dead amid traffic chaos

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping [Read entire story]

Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement’s brief history, there’s [Read entire story]

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

BEIRUT — Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the Turkish military to invade a [Read entire story]

Parents of 13 children charged with years of torture, abuse

RIVERSIDE, Riverside County— The parents of 13 siblings allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children [Read entire story]

Parents of 13 children charged with years of torture, abuse

RIVERSIDE, Riverside County— The parents of 13 siblings allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children [Read entire story]

India tests ballistic missile, posing new threat to China

NEW DELHI — India tested a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons on Thursday, paving the way for membership to a small list of countries with access to intercontinental missiles and putting [Read entire story]

Fed up with drug companies, hospitals to start their own

NEW YORK — For years, hospital executives have expressed frustration when essential drugs like heart medicines have become scarce or when prices have skyrocketed because investors manipulated the market. [Read entire story]

Fed up with drug companies, hospitals to start their own

NEW YORK — For years, hospital executives have expressed frustration when essential drugs like heart medicines have become scarce or when prices have skyrocketed because investors manipulated the market. [Read entire story]

Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

WASHINGTON — Moving to solidify its credentials with social conservatives, the Trump administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion. [Read entire story]

New BART rail cars could start service in time for Friday’s evening commute

BART’s first 10 new rail cars have been approved to start carrying passengers by the state Public Utilities Commission on and could be in service in time for the Friday evening commute. The [Read entire story]

New BART rail cars could start service in time for Friday’s evening commute

BART’s first 10 new rail cars have been approved to start carrying passengers by the state Public Utilities Commission on and could be in service in time for the Friday evening commute. The [Read entire story]

NASA: 2017 was second hottest year on record — trailing only 2016

The planet continued its dramatic warming in 2017, federal scientists said Thursday, with last year marking the hottest on record when the short-term influence of El Niño conditions is factored out. [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the nation, Jan. 17

1 District flips: A Democrat has been elected to represent a traditionally conservative senate district in western Wisconsin where voters overwhelmingly supported President Trump in 2016, in an upset that Democrats [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the nation, Jan. 17

1 District flips: A Democrat has been elected to represent a traditionally conservative senate district in western Wisconsin where voters overwhelmingly supported President Trump in 2016, in an upset that Democrats [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the globe, Jan. 17

1 Suicide attack: A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said. Ibrahim Usman, a [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the globe, Jan. 17

1 Suicide attack: A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said. Ibrahim Usman, a [Read entire story]

Colleges brace for tumult as white supremacists demand a stage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida, was in the living room of his stately campus residence last fall when he saw the first televised images of a parade of terror unfolding in another [Read entire story]

Arizona’s GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” is “shameful” and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, [Read entire story]

Pope denounces indigenous violence in symbolic Chile Mass

TEMUCO, Chile — Pope Francis denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains as he traveled Wednesday to the heart of Chile’s centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples, where several church burnings [Read entire story]

Pope denounces indigenous violence in symbolic Chile Mass

TEMUCO, Chile — Pope Francis denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains as he traveled Wednesday to the heart of Chile’s centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples, where several church burnings [Read entire story]