Dear Abby: My parents and sister live three hours away, so my family stays with me when they come to town. Over the last few years, I noticed things began to disappear from my home. They are usually small and portable — earrings, in particular.
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Witnesses and aid workers say at least 98 people are dead in the capital of the Central African Republic after a day of clashes between the Muslim armed fighters who rule the country and a Christian militia who opposes them.
BEIJING — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working outside in western North Dakota’s oil patch.
When John Jones, 26, saw a $50,000 Olympia Fire Department command vehicle parked unlocked, with the keys in the ignition at OFD headquarters about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday night, a voice inside his head told him to “take it,” court papers state.
A day after two gay engineers from Washington filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against BNSF Railway, a coalition representing the nation’s largest freight carriers announced big rail will begin providing health-care benefits to same-sex spouses of employees starting next year.