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Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’

PORT NECHES, Texas — Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished.
Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

CHICAGO — Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didn’t “intentionally mislead or deceive” anyone about the mid-October night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV.
Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet

Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet

SAN FRANCISCO — The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet, ending a remarkable two decades during which Larry Page and Sergey Brin shaped a startup born in a Silicon Valley garage into one of the larges
Domingo’s accusers: Nothing ‘chivalrous’ about groping women

Domingo’s accusers: Nothing ‘chivalrous’ about groping women

SAN FRANCISCO — Two opera singers who accused Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct said Tuesday that it was disappointing and disturbing that the opera legend recently claimed he has always behaved like a gentleman and never acted improperly toward w
Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential.
Wisconsin officers on front lines in 2 student shootings

Wisconsin officers on front lines in 2 student shootings

OSHKOSH, Wis.
Trump takes bold stance at NATO as impeachment boils at home

Trump takes bold stance at NATO as impeachment boils at home

LONDON — Thumping his chest on the world stage as he faces an impeachment inquiry at home, President Donald Trump claimed credit Tuesday for transforming NATO as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary.
US stocks fall for 3rd straight day over more trade worries

US stocks fall for 3rd straight day over more trade worries

Stocks closed broadly lower and bond prices rose sharply on Wall Street Tuesday after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year.
Paul Simon and Peter Singer discuss 'The Life You Can Save.'

Paul Simon and Peter Singer discuss 'The Life You Can Save.'

NEW YORK — Paul Simon, world famous singer-songwriter, isn’t only inspired by fellow musicians.
Greta Thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight

Greta Thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight

LISBON, Portugal — Climate activist Greta Thunberg told cheering supporters Tuesday that her three-week journey across the Atlantic had “energized” her for the fight against climate change as she arrived in Portugal.