Worry about stagflation, a flashback to ’70s, begins to grow

WASHINGTON -- Stagflation. It was the dreaded “S word” of the 1970s. For Americans of a certain age, it conjures memories of painfully long lines at gas stations, shuttered factories and President Gerald Ford’s much-ridiculed “Whip Inflation Now” buttons.Stagflation is the bitterest of economic pills: High inflation mixes with

Lebanese spy chief meets with U.S. officials in bid to free Austin Tice

The head of Lebanon’s main intelligence service met with Biden administration officials in Washington this week to discuss reviving negotiations with the Syrian government in a bid to secure the release of journalist and former marine Austin Tice and other Americans. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens

Poll: High court approval drops after abortion opinion leak

WASHINGTON -- Public approval of the Supreme Court has fallen following the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide, according to a poll.Disapproval of the nation’s highest court was especially pronounced

Texas school shooting live updates: Nation mourns ‘carnage’

President Joe Biden addressed the nation Tuesday night following the mass shooting in Texas -- not even two weeks after he mourned victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York."I’d hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this again," Biden said. "Another massacre. Uvalde,

California cuts grass watering down as drought dries West

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Grass in office parks, on college campuses or in some California neighborhoods will go brown this summer after state water officials adopted a ban Tuesday on watering certain green spaces as the state's drought drags on.The ban adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board follows