The new ambassador to The Hague might be Dutch American, but he’s not like anyone the Dutch ever met – The Washington Post

THE HAGUE — When President Trump picked Peter Hoekstra to be his ambassador to the Netherlands, he was inadvertently setting up an experiment: Would an exponent of the U.S. leader’s own devil-may-care approach to accuracy flourish outside the hothouse environment back home? Early results suggest that exporting Trump’s style could be …

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu …

Celeb birthdays for Jan. 19, 2018

Actress Tippi Hedren is 88. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 76. Actress Shelley Fabares is 74. Country singer Dolly Parton is 72. TV chef Paula Deen is 71. Singer Martha Davis of The Motels is 67. Singer Dewey Bunnell of America is 66. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 65. Actress Katey …

Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

Tourists visit the cathedral square as a cat lays under the sun in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening …