Austria elects world’s youngest leader, Sebastian Kurz, 31.
Hundreds killed in Somalia truck bombing.
Hurricane Ophelia approaches the British isles.
California wildfires continue to burn.
Puerto Rico weed industry hit hard by hurricane.
American hostage freed; husband refuses flight to U.S.
Wildfires are getting worse in California’s wine region.
Trump threatens to end aid to Puerto Rico.
U.S. and Israel quit UNESCO.
Florida detective captures 9-foot anaconda.
Spain issues deadline to Catalans.
Elderly couple among those killed in California wildfire.
NAFTA without Mexico? It’s possible.
Boy Scouts to admit girls; allow them to reach Eagle rank.
See who won the Genius grants.
California wildfires kill 13.
Catalonia independence bid on hold.
North Korea hacks South Korea/U.S. military plans.
Opposition leader quits Kenya election re-run.
NFL and teams discuss anthem protest response.
Deadly wildfires hit California wine country.
France snubs Catalan independence bid.
Google uncovers Russia-linked ads.
UK explores “no deal” Brexit.
Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile.
R.I.P. Y.A. Tittle, 90, legendary N.F.L. quarterback.
VP Pence stages walk-out over NFL kneelers.
Kim Jong-un hands off more power to his sister.
Hurricane Nate weakens after coming ashore in Mississippi.
Huge Spain unity rally held in Barcelona.
White nationalists return to Charlottesville.
My money — if I had any — would be on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to be the next one out the door to spend more time with his family. And not just because of this little spat that emerged via NBC News yesterday and wound up with a news conference to deny the whole thing.
Trump has undercut his cabinet secretary at every turn with his Twitter outbursts that have brought us to the brink of war with North Korea, pissed off Australia, embarrassed us with Europe, and basically played the drunk toaster at the rehearsal dinner at the United Nations.
And as Tillerson has traveled the globe, Trump believes his top diplomat often seems more concerned with what the world thinks of the United States than with tending to the president’s personal image.
Calling Trump a moron was putting it nicely.
Give it a couple of weeks for things to cool down and for the short-term memory lapses to make us forget that Mr. Tillerson joined the chorus of Americans who think Trump is a moron. I’m pretty sure the Secretary is already working on a post-Trump administration gig with some global oil corporation with nice benefits like his own private jet and less public humiliation.
Catalonia independence declaration could happen “in a matter of days.”
Trump compares Hurricane Maria deaths to Katrina.
U.S. expels 15 Cuban diplomats.
House passes GOP late-term abortion ban.
Gravitational wave work wins Nobel for physics.
Death toll up to 59 in the Las Vegas massacre.
Congress looking to roll back gun laws.
Catalans not seeking “traumatic split.”
Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize.
R.I.P. Tom Petty, 66, rock music iconoclast.
GM plans to ditch internal combustion engine at some point in the future.
Catalonia says they voted for independence; Madrid disagrees, and violence ensued.
Trump undermines Secretary of State on North Korea talks via tweet.
Sec. Mnuchin says FEMA doing “terrific job” in Puerto Rico (because “heckava” was already taken).
NFL players continue to take a knee.
Germans celebrate first legal gay marriage.
Half of Puerto Rico still without fresh water.
Japan parliament dissolved ahead of snap election.
Trump/GOP tax plan is revealed except how to pay for it.
Russia, U.S. discuss lunar base.
R.I.P. Hugh Hefner, 91, creator of Playboy. (Oddly enough, I never understood the attraction, but hey…)
Latest attempt to repeal Obamacare dies in GOP turmoil.
Puerto Rico struggles to stay alive.
Saudi Arabia lifts driving ban for women.
Moore wins GOP senate nomination in Alabama.
Florida Senate seat won by Democrat Annette Taddeo in special election.
#TakeAKnee takes off in defiance of Trump.
Angela Merkel re-elected as German chancellor amid nationalist rise.
North Korea added to U.S. travel ban.
Rohingya arrive at Bangladesh drop-off.
Gunman attacks Nashville church; stopped by usher.
Trump ramps up North Korea sanctions.
Fifteen dead after Hurricane Maria hit Dominica.
Mexico earthquake death toll reaches 273.
New antibody kills 99% of HIV strains.
Mormon college ends ban on caffeinated sodas.
All of Puerto Rico is without power after Hurricane Maria.
At least 230 people feared dead in Mexico earthquake.
Iran’s president hits back at Trump at U.N.
Fed starts rolling back stimulus instituted during Great Recession.
Kenya election results “not verified.”
U.S. tells Russia to vacate consulates.
Harvey affected over 100,000 homes.
Storm shuts main gas line between Texas and East Coast.
Tons of toxic and explosive chemicals released in wake of Harvey.
Manafort notes from Russia meeting refer to political contributions.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.
Harvey: “The worst is not over.”
Trump: Talk will not work with North Korea.
Brazil court blocks Amazon mining.
Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop count.
L.A. votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.
Tropical Update: TS Irma is on track to head west to the Caribbean.
Harvey heads for Louisiana.
Trump drops in on Texas.
U.S.: “All options are open” regarding North Korea.
Oh, really? Poll reveals GOP doubts about Trump conduct.
Britain’s Sky TV drops Fox News.
Catastrophic floods rising in Houston.
North Korea fires a missile over the Sea of Japan.
Iraqi forces re-take another ISIS stronghold.
ACLU challenges military transgender ban.
Chile’s president sends same-sex marriage law to Congress.
Images appear to show plans for new North Korean missiles.
Ups & Downs: After the rant in Phoenix, kumbaya in Reno.
U.S. has more troops in Afghanistan than the Pentagon admits.
Mexican travel advisory updated.
Hillary Clinton says Trump made her “skin crawl.”