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Climate simulations are mostly accurate, study finds

December 4, 2019, 10:02am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The computer models used to simulate what heat-trapping gases will do to global temperatures have been pretty spot-on in their predictions, a new study found. Read story

FBI never completes hundreds of thousands of gun checks

December 4, 2019, 10:01am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The FBI never completes hundreds of thousands of gun background checks each year because of a deadline that requires it to purge them from its computers, despite a report that raised alarms about the practice in 2015. Read story

25 jail officers are indicted in Md. excessive force case

December 3, 2019, 9:31pm Nation & World

BALTIMORE — More than two dozen correctional officers in Baltimore were charged Tuesday with using excessive force on prisoners at state-operated jails in a city plagued by decades of institutional corruption, inside and outside jailhouse walls. Read story

Greta Thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight

December 3, 2019, 9:19pm Nation & World

LISBON, Portugal — Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Portugal on Tuesday after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, telling cheering supporters that the journey had “energized” her for the fight against climate change. Read story

Trump moves to cut off food stamps for 750,000

December 3, 2019, 9:19pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will announce a plan Wednesday to end food stamp benefits for about 750,000 Americans, issuing a new regulation that makes it harder for states to gain waivers from a requirement that beneficiaries work or participate in a vocational training program, according to people familiar with the matter. Read story

Report: Racial divide narrows in U.S. criminal justice system

December 3, 2019, 9:19pm Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Read story

Biden knocks Buttigieg, Warren over health care

December 3, 2019, 8:16pm Nation & World

MASON CITY, Iowa — Joe Biden is taking aim at Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren during an eight-day tour of Iowa that the former vice president hopes will help him gain ground in the state that holds the first presidential caucus. Read story

Ancient puppy found in permafrost on display

December 3, 2019, 8:14pm Nation & World

YAKUTSK, Russia — Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East. Read story

Musk: Diver in ‘pedo guy’ tweet started it

December 3, 2019, 8:13pm Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk testified Tuesday that he was being insulting, not literally calling a British cave diver a pedophile when he lashed out on Twitter and ended up in a defamation lawsuit from the man who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year. Read story

Resource officers part of debate over best way to respond

December 3, 2019, 8:13pm Nation & World

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Wisconsin high school resource officers have found themselves on the front lines in two student shootings in the past two days, underscoring how police in schools can face life-or-death situations and likely adding to the debate over the best ways to respond to school threats. Read story