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  • Secret Service says man shot himself outside the White House

    March 3, 2018 5:52 PM 20

    U.S. President Donald Trump is currently in Florida but was set to return later Saturday. Medical personnel are on the scene. WASHINGTON—The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene. U.S. President Donald Trump is not at the White House — he’s in Florida, but is set to return later Saturday

  • First company granted contract for Trump’s border wall is offshoot of firm accused of shady billing practices

    March 2, 2018 9:13 PM 18

    SWF Constructors, which lists just one employee in its Omaha office, won the $11 million federal contract in November. Government documents list SWF’s owner as Coastal Environmental Group, which has been sued repeatedly. OMAHA, NEB.—A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under U.S. President Donald Trump is the offshoot

  • 1st male athlete sues Larry Nassar over alleged sexual abuse

    March 2, 2018 7:55 PM 33

    Student says Nassar treated him for shoulder pain using acupuncture in and around his genitalia A University of Michigan freshman gymnast is believed to be the first man to file a lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Jacob Moore was named as a plaintiff Wednesday in a federal suit filed by hundreds of women

  • Tattoos found on ancient Egyptian mummies are oldest of their kind

    March 2, 2018 6:21 PM 39

    Wild bull, Barbary sheep motifs reveal new insights into use of tattooing At top is the infrared image of the male mummy known as Gebelein Man. On the lower left is a detail of the tattoos observed on his right arm under infrared light. On the lower right are the mummy and tattoos under normal lighting conditions. (British Museum) Researchers have discovered

  • Two killed in shooting on Central Michigan University campus, police say

    March 2, 2018 5:04 PM 20

    MOUNT PLEASANT, MICH.—Police warned the public not to a confront a 19-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting two people on Friday at a Central Michigan University residence hall, saying he is considered dangerous and likely still in the area. Neither victim was a student at the school, and investigators believe the shooting was related to some type of domestic

  • Gunmen attack army headquarters, French Embassy in Burkina Faso's capital

    March 2, 2018 12:13 PM 32

    Country targeted in the past by jihadist groups operating across Sahel region An explosion rocked Burkina Faso's army headquarters in the capital of Ouagadougou on Friday and black smoke could be seen billowing above, a Reuters witness said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast. But a witness told Reuters that masked gunmen with backpacks

  • White House denies report that security adviser H.R. McMaster is being replaced

    March 2, 2018 12:02 AM 23

    Trump called the MSNBC report “fake news” in a meeting with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and informed McMaster “that he is doing a great job,” a spokesperson said. WASHINGTON—The White House pushed back Thursday against an MSNBC report that U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to imminently replace National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

  • Catalonia’s fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont withdraws his bid to regain power

    March 1, 2018 9:56 PM 22

    Carles Puigdemont said he is standing aside so the Catalan parliament can find another candidate to form a regional government. MADRID—Catalonia’s fugitive ex-leader dropped a political bombshell Thursday, unexpectedly announcing that he is temporarily withdrawing his bid to get back his old job as president of the independence-minded northeastern Spanish

  • Man charged with sending white powder letters to Donald Trump Jr., 4 others

    March 1, 2018 5:17 PM 25

    Daniel Frisiello, of Beverly, Mass., was arrested Thursday accused of mailing five envelopes containing white powder, including one to the U.S. president’s son. BOSTON—A Massachusetts man was arrested Thursday and charged with sending letters with white powder to five people, including one to Donald Trump Jr. that landed his wife, Vanessa, in the hospital

  • Someone nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. They were using a stolen identity, the committee says

    March 1, 2018 3:15 PM 20

    “As far as I know, this is the first example of someone nominating someone by stealing another person’s identity,” said the Norwegian Nobel Committee secretary. COPENHAGEN—The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which selects winners of the peace prize, says someone using a stolen identity has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the award, the Norwegian