Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dead at 100

Henry A. Kissinger, the architect of U.S. foreign policy at the apex of the Cold War and a towering intellectual force in world affairs for more than half a century, has died at his Connecticut home. Kissinger died Wednesday, according to his consulting firm, Kissinger Associates. He was 100. As national security advisor and secretary … Read more

Biden trip to Israel upended by blast at Gaza hospital, leaving hundreds dead

WASHINGTON —  President Biden departed Tuesday for the Middle East on a high-stakes mission to ease the Palestinian humanitarian crisis and reiterate support for Israel, moving forward even as the White House announced that meetings with key Arab leaders had been scrapped following a blast that killed hundreds of people at a Gaza Strip hospital. Unrelenting … Read more

Israel, Hamas battle; at least 1,100 dead so far

AMMAN, Jordan —  With at least 700 people reported dead in Hamas terrorist and rocket attacks, and more than 400 Gazans reported killed in Israeli counterattacks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday of a protracted conflict as Israel reacts to the bloodiest attack on its own soil in 50 years. Israel pressed its bombing campaign on … Read more

With 106 dead, 1,300 unaccounted for, Maui braces for more

With 106 people confirmed dead and about 1,300 still unaccounted for, Maui braced for more heartbreaking losses as officials continued to search for fire victims. Tons of equipment and supplies arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday to facilitate efforts to process and identify victims, including a portable morgue unit deployed when a disaster spurs more fatalities … Read more

Maui fire: 93 dead as frustration with emergency response grows

LAHAINA, Hawaii  —  Never before had Sefo Rosenthal seen anything like the wind driving down from the steep mountains behind Lahaina, in West Maui. The gales pushed the flames with terrifying speeds toward Rosenthal’s family, friends and thousands of other unsuspecting residents and tourists. Desperation forced many to jump into the ocean off Front Street, … Read more