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58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania

December 5, 2019, 10:41am Nation & World

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after 58 others drowned in one of the deadliest disasters this year among people making the perilous journey to Europe. Read story

SpaceX launches caring robot, beer malt and ‘mighty mice’

December 5, 2019, 10:05am Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including “mighty mice” for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts’ emotions and a miniature version of a brewery’s malt house. Read story

Sailor who killed 2 and himself at Pearl Harbor identified

December 5, 2019, 10:04am Nation & World

HONOLULU — A Navy sailor shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor just days before thousands were scheduled to gather at the storied military base to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that launched the U.S. into World War II. Read story

U.S. feels the heat as Trump pulls out of global climate pact

December 4, 2019, 9:52pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is aiming to make the annual U.N.-sponsored climate talks underway in Madrid the last ones for full participation by the United States, which is the world’s No. 1 economy and the second-biggest carbon emitter. Read story

Carbon pollution still rising, but more slowly

December 4, 2019, 9:22pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast as in the previous couple years. Read story

3 legal scholars called by Dems say Trump’s actions rise to level of impeachment

December 4, 2019, 8:34pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Three constitutional scholars summoned by Democrats testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine rises to the level of impeachment, as the inquiry moves to a new phase with the first hearing by the House Judiciary Committee. Read story

Prominent Japanese aid worker, associates killed in Afghanistan

December 4, 2019, 8:29pm Nation & World

KABUL, Afghanistan —Unknown gunmen killed six people Wednesday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, including a prominent Japanese doctor recognized by the Afghanistan government for his service to the nation, local officials said. Read story

Trump aims for role of NATO statesman, mars its message of unity instead

December 4, 2019, 8:28pm Nation & World

WATFORD, England — Aiming to play the role of global statesman as the impeachment drama was unfolding in Washington, President Donald Trump instead shattered NATO’s professed message of unity at its 70th anniversary celebration in England and put his personal and policy differences with alliance members on stark display. Read story

New projection: Faster rising seas forecast in South Florida

December 4, 2019, 7:58pm Nation & World

KEY WEST, Fla. — New scientific projections released Wednesday predict that ocean levels will rise even faster than previously forecast over the next four decades in low-lying southeastern Florida, which is already prone to frequent flooding even on sunny days. Read story

Hundreds of Yellowstone bison to be culled

December 4, 2019, 7:24pm Nation & World

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — National park officials in Wyoming have announced plans for the selective slaughter of between 600 and 900 Yellowstone bison this winter to help manage population numbers. Read story