National & World Headlines

  • The Associated Press is publishing an updated visual analysis of the deadly Oct. 17 explosion at Gaza’s Al-Ahli Hospital. The AP initially assessed that the explosion was likely caused by a rocket launched from within Gaza that misfired, and that assessment has not changed. However, new images that emerged after AP’s story was published show that a key video used in the initial analysis is no longer tied to the hospital explosion. Still, three other videos show Palestinian militants launching rockets from inside Gaza on a trajectory that would have taken them in the direction of the hospital seconds before the explosion.

    November 22, 2023
  • A new study looked into how well health misinformation is researched by these institutions and the methods they used to fight it. One of the study's authors is Stefanie Friedhoff, professor of the practice at Brown University's School of Public Health.

    November 21, 2023
  • Please disregard US--Media-Variety-Zucker, published on November 20, 2023, and datelined in NEW YORK. It is a story that originally moved on July 28, 2023, and was filed inadvertently.

    November 20, 2023
  • President Joe Biden has ended the immediate threat of a government shutdown, signing a temporary spending bill a day before much of the government was to run out of money. The bill maintains existing funding levels. It pushes a fight with congressional Republicans over the federal budget into the new year, when GOP lawmakers in the House are vowing to exact stiff spending cuts. It splits the deadlines for passing full-year appropriations bills into two dates: Jan. 19 for some federal agencies and Feb. 2 for others. The measure does not include any wartime aid for Ukraine or Israel, nor does it offer humanitarian funding for Palestinians.

    November 17, 2023
  • Congress has ended the threat of a government shutdown until after the holidays. The Senate gave final approval to a temporary government funding package Wednesday night and sent it to President Joe Biden for his signature. The bill sets up a final confrontation on the government budget in the new year. The Senate worked into the night to pass the bill with days to spare before government funding expires Saturday. The spending package keeps government funding levels at current levels for roughly two more months while a long-term package is negotiated.

    November 16, 2023
  • The House has voted overwhelmingly to prevent a government shutdown. New Republican Speaker Mike Johnson was forced to reach across the aisle to Democrats when hard-right conservatives revolted against his plan.

    November 14, 2023
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson has unveiled his proposal to avoid a partial government shutdown next weekend by extending government funding for some agencies and programs until Jan. 19 and continuing funding for others until Feb. 2.

    November 11, 2023
  • Please disregard US-Asylum-Border, published on November 7, 2023, and datelined in SAN DIEGO. The story was from Oct. 13.

    November 07, 2023
  • After more than 30 years at the National Institutes of Health, the next guest has been recognized by the Senior Executives Association with the 2023 Spirit of Excellence award for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

    November 07, 2023
  • On Nov. 4, 1963, The Beatles performed for the Queen Mother in London. John Lennon commented that people in the cheap seats could clap and the rest could rattle their jewelry. In 1974, Elton John…

    November 04, 2023
  • The United Nations says it is collecting evidence of war crimes by both sides in the Israel-Hamas war, which began with the militant group’s brutal Oct. 7 cross-border attack and was followed by Israel’s relentless bombardment and a siege of Gaza. At least 1,400 Israelis and more than 9,200 people in Gaza have been killed, and thousands of others have been injured. Most of the injured and dead are civilians, including many women and children. Enforcing the law amid the fog of war is difficult. Holding perpetrators to account once conflicts are over has often proved elusive.

    November 03, 2023
  • On Nov. 3, 1957, two future number one pop songs were released: “Great Balls Of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis and “At The Hop” by Danny and the Juniors. In 1961, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams…

    November 03, 2023
  • A ballot measure in Ohio that would guarantee access to abortion rights is fueling misleading claims about how the proposal could influence abortion care, gender-related health care and parental consent in the state. The Associated Press spoke to medical and legal experts who explained what the proposed constitutional amendment would mean if it were to pass in November. Among other things, those experts evaluated misleading claims that the amendment is about gender-related care or parental consent, that it would lead to abortions “up to birth,” that it would enable abusers and that it would open the door to infanticide.

    November 02, 2023
  • On Nov. 2, 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons” first appeared on the charts. In 1959, game show contestant Charles Van Doren told a House panel that he had been given questions and answers in…

    November 02, 2023