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  • Scaramucci: Trump still doesn’t accept intelligence conclusion on Russia

    WASHINGTON — Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that President Donald Trump still does not accept the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election. “He basically said to me, ‘Hey you know, this is, maybe they did it, maybe they didn’t do it,'” Scaramucci said of a recent conversation he’d had with the President about alleged Russian interference. Prior to Trump’s inauguration, the Office of the […]

  • The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth clinches Claret Jug in dramatic finish

        ROYAL BIRKDALE — The greats find a way to get it done, and Jordan Spieth’s hard-fought third major title suggests he is on an exalted path in the game of golf. In 40 agonizing and exhilarating minutes, the 23-year-old almost blew another major in scenes reminiscent of his Masters meltdown last year, before scrapping back in majestic fashion to win the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. The Texan clinched his first Claret Jug by three shots from countryman […]

  • 9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas —  At least nine people are dead after a phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of people severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, authorities said. “We are looking at a human-trafficking crime here,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. The employee told authorities the trailer was parked at a Walmart lot in San Antonio. A man who was in it asked the employee for water. […]

  • Christian man prays with Jerusalem Muslims as religious tensions flare

    JERUSALEM — Nidal Aboud stood out as one among many. As the men around him bowed, he made the sign of the cross. As they chanted their prayers, he read the Bible to himself. And as they said “Allahu Akbar” — God is greatest — he stood silently and respectfully. He was the only Christian among thousands of Muslims at Friday prayers in the Wadi el-Joz neighbourhood, outside the Old City of Jerusalem. A Christian man prays alongside Muslims outside […]

  • Israel installs security cameras as Jerusalem tensions build

    JERUSALEM — Israel has installed security cameras near the entrance to one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians edge higher following a violent week. The security cameras are in addition to metal detectors placed last week at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims. The metal detectors — seen by Palestinians and Arab countries as an attempt by Israel to unilaterally […]

  • Army soldier indicted for allegedly attempting to provide material support to ISIS

    WASHINGTON — A soldier in the US Army has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly attempting to provide material support to ISIS, the Justice Department announced Saturday. The Army sergeant first class, 34-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang, allegedly tried to offer classified military information to FBI agents whom he believed to be ISIS affiliates. Kang also allegedly attempted to provide military equipment and training to undercover agents disguised as ISIS affiliates. Before his arrest earlier this month, Kang was […]

  • Where the elderly take care of each other — because no one else will

    TOKYO, Japan — In a elementary school turned nursing home, Tasaka Keichi jokes with a group of cheerful old women. At 70, he could be mistaken for a resident, but Tasaka isn’t thinking of retiring anytime soon. Instead, the former tofu-maker is forging a second career as a caregiver to the elderly in Tokyo’s Cross Hearts nursing home. “I always had an interest in care-giving and pensioners don’t receive much in Japan so I’m really thankful that this opportunity existed […]

  • Trump tweets mention his ‘complete power’ to pardon and bemoan ‘leaks’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump mentioned his presidential pardoning powers and condemned intelligence leaks in a string of tweets Saturday morning, a day after The Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke about the Trump campaign in meetings with the Russian ambassador last year. The Post reported Friday night that Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak was previously picked up in US intelligence intercepts telling his Russian colleagues that he talked with Sessions twice last year about […]

  • ‘Wonder Woman’ sequel is a go

    LOS ANGELES  — Wonder Woman will be back for another solo adventure. Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics announced a sequel to the Gal Gadot-led superhero film during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The studio also said its intends to do a standalone film starring Batgirl and a sequel to “Suicide Squad.” Gadot made an appearance at the news-packed panel, along with other members of the “Justice League” cast. Ben Affleck (Batman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) […]