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Bomb blast at major Bangkok Intersection kills at least 16

A bomb exploded inside a popular Hindu shrine during the evening rush hour Monday in Bangkok killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 80 people, according to wire reports from the Thai capital. Continue reading ? The post Bomb blast at major Bangkok Intersection kills at least 16 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold and snowy winter

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac forecasts a harsh winter this year for most of the nation. Continue reading ? The post Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold and snowy winter appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House launches initiative to combat heroin use

The White House is launching a new $5 million initiative to combat heroin use and trafficking of the drug, particularly in states along the East Coast. Continue reading ? The post White House launches initiative to combat heroin use appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

After years of decline, traffic deaths spike in first six months of year

Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of this year and injuries were up by a third, according to data gathered by the National Safety Council. Continue reading ? The post After years of decline, traffic deaths spike in first six months of year appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Politics with pork chops: Presidential candidates flock to Iowa State Fair

Presidential hopefuls flocked to the Iowa State Fair over the weekend in hopes of connecting with voters by shaking hands, posing for selfies and and scoring $7 grilled pork chops on a stick. Continue reading ? The post Politics with pork chops: Presidential candidates flock to Iowa State Fair appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Officials search for Indonesian airliner that crashed into mountain carrying 54

Search and rescue teams were heading into a remote and mountainous region of Indonesia, on Monday, after villagers alerted local authorities that they saw a plane crash into a mountain in Papua, the country's largest province. Continue reading ? The post Officials search for Indonesian airliner that crashed into mountain carrying 54 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump’s foreign policy plan includes boots on the ground against ISIS

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is outlining a foreign policy in which the United States would put ground troops in the fight against Islamic State militants and demand money from Middle East countries supported by the U.S. Continue reading ? The post Trump’s foreign policy plan includes boots on the ground against ISIS appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A Congressional veto would not necessarily kill the Iran deal

The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House. Continue reading ? The post A Congressional veto would not necessarily kill the Iran deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama: Bond was a ‘hero and friend’

President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend, and that he and first lady Michelle Obama have benefited from Bond's example, counsel and friendship. Continue reading ? The post Obama: Bond was a ‘hero and friend’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and civil rights leader, dies at 75

Julian Bond, a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement who served as a longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Continue reading ? The post Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and civil rights leader, dies at 75 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

More than 1,000 attend funeral for Christian Taylor in Texas

Family and friends of Christian Taylor, the 19-year-old unarmed black man killed by a rookie police officer in Texas last week, celebrated the life of the late Angelo State University student-athlete at his funeral on Saturday. Continue reading ? The post More than 1,000 attend funeral for Christian Taylor in Texas appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Defense Department looking at alternatives to Guantanamo Bay

The Defense Department is taking another look at the military prison in Kansas and the Navy Brig in South Carolina as it evaluates potential U.S. facilities to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, part of the Obama administration's controversial push to close the detention center. Show More Summary

Snowden documents: AT&T cooperated extensively with NSA

New documents released by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden show that telecommunications giant AT&T was for years the most cooperative and prolific provider of Internet and phone data to the NSA Continue reading ? The post Snowden documents: AT&T cooperated extensively with NSA appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Frontrunners Clinton and Trump descend on Iowa State Fair

The respective Democratic and Republican front-runners each drew large crowds of gawkers at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, as Clinton sampled a pork chop on a stick and Trump gave rides to children on his helicopter emblazoned with his famous last name. Continue reading ? The post Frontrunners Clinton and Trump descend on Iowa State Fair appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Benghazi militant case draws scrutiny of U.S. interrogation strategy

After a suspected militant was captured in Libya, he was brought to the U.S. aboard a Navy transport ship on a 13-day trip that his lawyers say could have taken 13 hours by plane. Continue reading ? The post Benghazi militant case draws scrutiny of U.S. interrogation strategy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Death toll rises from massive warehouse explosion in Tianjin, China

The official death toll from the inferno and massive explosions that devastated a container port in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin has climbed to 104 on Saturday. Continue reading ? The post Death toll rises from massive warehouse explosion in Tianjin, China appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Dozens of migrants die crossing the Mediterranean in escalating crisis

More than 40 migrants died in the hold of a fishing boat off the Italian coast Saturday after suffocating in the cramped and water-filled space, Italy's Navy reported. Continue reading ? The post Dozens of migrants die crossing the Mediterranean in escalating crisis appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Critics of Obama carbon rules use Animas river disaster to blast EPA

Authorities say rivers tainted by last week's massive wastewater spill are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger Continue reading ? The post Critics of Obama carbon rules use Animas river disaster to blast EPA appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

After ceremonial flag raising, real talk of diplomacy begins in Cuba

A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States and Cuba. Continue reading ? The post After ceremonial flag raising, real talk of diplomacy begins in Cuba appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Remembering Will Rogers: 80 years on, how the ‘cowboy philosopher’ popularized political humor

Eighty years ago Saturday, William Penn Adair, better known as Will Rogers, an entertainer, humorist, political commentator and writer, died in a plane crash in Alaska. Continue reading ? The post Remembering Will Rogers: 80 years on, how the ‘cowboy philosopher’ popularized political humor appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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