Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

Trump UCLA Players Basketball

After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players'...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2017. There are 38 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure establishing the U.S. Women’s Coast Guard Reserve,...


Zimbabwe, facing new leader, wonders 'Where is Mugabe?'

APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader after 37 years, attention is turning to the fate of Robert Mugabe and his wife. The 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began impeaching him, has not been seen outside a few photographs since his stunning...


Raisman embraces role as 'Fierce' advocate for abuse victims

Raisman Abuse Gymnastics

The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell. It was jarring at first, if Raisman is being honest....


Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

Colombia Guerrilla Media

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a production studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small luxuries in a life no longer being spent behind bars. Sentenced to 27 years in jail for her role in a...


Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp

Australia Refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas...

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Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

Black Friday Preview

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.‘s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores. Even as retailers are counting on a lift from a better...


Venezuela arrests executives of Citgo

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. CARACAS, Venezuela - The arrests here of six top executives of Citgo, the U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil giant, amount to a dramatic shake-up in the leadership of the oil interests that have been keeping embattled President Nicolás Maduro in power. The...


Washington state panel outlines risk of oil-by-rail terminal

SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found. Many of the risks could be decreased with certain...


Roy Moore's communications director resigns

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Roy Moore’s communications director John Rogers has resigned from the Alabama Senate candidate’s campaign, according to the Associated Press. Campaign strategist Brett Doster told CNN that Rogers wasn’t prepared to deal with the “level of scrutiny” from the media...


Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Barton, who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his behavior,...

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