First week of World Equestrian Games a ‘rollercoaster ride’

The World Equestrian Games are hoping to finish on a positive note after a dreadful first week that included the cancellations of two events, an organizational mistake that sent riders in the wrong direction at the start of a race and one horse being euthanized. “It has been a rollercoaster ride,” organizing committee president Michael … Continue reading First week of World Equestrian Games a ‘rollercoaster ride’

PHILADELPHIA | AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager

PHILADELPHIA — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers’ president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was “careless and in some instances reckless” sharing of … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third player to go down with a major injury in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday’s victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury. After further … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI probe before hearing

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she wants an FBI investigation of her allegation of being sexually assaulted decades ago by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a Judiciary Committee hearing set for Monday. They say in a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI probe before hearing

SAN FRANCISCO | US appeals court rules for bartenders, waiters in tip fight

SAN FRANCISCO — Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when they are engaged in tasks such as cleaning toilets that are unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue in the decision by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | US appeals court rules for bartenders, waiters in tip fight

MOSCOW | The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won’t affect IS fight

MOSCOW— The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad and the Russian government but has “no effect … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won’t affect IS fight

SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

SALEM, Ore. — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. “Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower eligible voters isn’t just something we can do — it’s … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

MOSCOW | Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

MOSCOW  — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was “a chain of tragic accidental circumstances.” The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the conflicting interests of various powers in the crowded … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria