US strikes Syria and more than 1 in 5 adults were infected with high-risk HPV

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National and international headlines

U.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Assad government

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an immediate meeting of the U.N. Security Council and his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, called the U.S. missile strikes “violations of the norms of international law, and under a far-fetched pretext.”

But President Trump said the strike was in the “vital national security interest” of the United States and called on “all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria. And also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types.”

More than 20 percent US adults were infected by a type of high-risk HPV

Dog attacks on mail carriers are surging, and online shopping may be a factor

“It’s always on your mind as a carrier, ‘Is there a dog in the area, and is it a threat?’” James Solomon, postal worker of 17 years, told the AP.

Greece bailout deal said to be a step closer as ministers meet

Local headlines

LePage cut ranks of nurses who prevent outbreaks. Now lawmakers are trying to rebuild

BDN photo by Ashley L. Conti

Goat’s milk the secret ingredient for Maine farm’s homemade soap

Loggers butt heads with LePage over biomass contract changes

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

Sen. Susan Collins votes for ‘nuclear’ option to change Senate rules for Gorsuch


Today’s political cartoon

George Danby | BDN