Nation & World


Job search keeps millennials hopping

In the three short years since Quint Gribbin graduated with a degree in physics from William and Mary, rated one of the nation’s top 10 public universities, he has churned through six jobs.

Physicist puts time on timeless Monet painting

The Impressionist art movement began Nov. 13, 1872, right around 7:35 a.m. local time.

Season’s new phones are all about selfie image

BERLIN — Visit any tourist destination, and you’re bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It’s a declaration to the world that they were there.

Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

TALLINN, Estonia — Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow's aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin's next target.

Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

DETROIT — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city’s bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

Leaks of racy photos raise ‘cloud’ security concerns

The leaking of hundreds of private and intimate photographs of Hollywood celebrities cast new doubt on the security of popular online storage sites Monday as investigators probed for explanations of the high-profile breach.

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

BEIRUT — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Efforts build to recruit women to construction

About 7.1 million Americans worked in construction jobs last year — and only 2.6 percent were women.

NEW YORK — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.

Lost, but not forgotten

A woman makes it her mission to unearth the history buried in an Arizona Indian graveyard.

WINSLOW, Ariz. — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and cand send them spiraling into poor health.

CHICAGO — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it’s not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor health and disability.

Artist-designer, 13, fashions success

Her own paintings inspired Isabella Rose Taylor’s clothing collection, debuting at Nordstrom this fall.

Laundry Love: Soap suds, faith found at California laundromat

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

CHAHUITES, Mexico — Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the raids.