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More rain ahead after wettest November in years for parts of L.A. County

December 3, 2019, 7:48pm Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — A series of storms that battered Southern California last month brought more rain to portions of Los Angeles County than residents had seen during the same month in nearly a decade. Read story

Lingering snowstorm wreaks havoc on Boston commute

December 3, 2019, 7:48pm Nation & World

BOSTON — A long-lasting snowstorm hit much of New England at the height of the morning commute Tuesday and continued to hang around for most of the day, snarling travel and closing schools. Read story

Qatar emir’s invite to join Gulf summit signals regional thaw

December 3, 2019, 7:48pm Nation & World

Qatar said its emir has been invited by the Saudi monarch to attend this month’s summit of Gulf Arab nations in Riyadh, in what would be a major breakthrough in intensifying attempts to end a 30-month feud. Read story

Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

December 3, 2019, 7:22pm Nation & World

CLEVELAND — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Read story

Senate panel backs oncologist for FDA

December 3, 2019, 7:21pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Texas radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn to be head of the Food and Drug Administration, which is currently embroiled in a high-stakes debate over how to regulate e-cigarettes and curb youth vaping. Read story

NATO chief seeks to shore up unity as rows roil allies

December 3, 2019, 10:48am Nation & World

LONDON — With questions raised over NATO’s credibility, the Western military alliance struggled to present a united front Tuesday as some of its biggest member countries traded barbs over their visions for the future. Read story

Iran says it killed ‘rioters’ in deadliest unrest in decades

December 3, 2019, 10:45am Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that its security forces shot and killed protesters across the country to put down demonstrations last month over the sharply spiking price of gasoline, the deadliest unrest to hit the country since the turmoil of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Read story

Student, officer injured in another Wisconsin high school shooting

December 3, 2019, 10:35am Nation & World

OSHKOSH, Wis. — A police officer confronted an armed student at a Wisconsin high school Tuesday morning and both were wounded, police said, in the second such shooting at a school in the state in as many days. Read story

The Northeast starts to dig out after snowstorm

December 3, 2019, 10:32am Nation & World

After nearly two days of constant snow in some Northeast cities, the first big snowstorm of the winter is drawing to a close. For many in central and western New England, it dropped close to 2 feet of snow, while a few places saw even more. Read story

Report: Racial disparity in prisons narrows across U.S.

December 3, 2019, 10:30am 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