OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn’t found any major deals at attractive prices recently. Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday. He wrote that investors should continue betting on the American economy … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

HOUSTON | Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard crashed Saturday into a bay just east of the city, according to officials. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration did not immediately know the status of the people aboard and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office could not immediately be … Continue reading HOUSTON | Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

CUCUTA, Colombia | National Guard fires tear gas amid Venezuela border tension

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas on opposition activists at a barricaded border bridge to Colombia on Saturday, and two protesters were killed near the border in Brazil, as the opposition tried to execute a high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the obstinate refusal of President Nicolas Maduro. Opposition leader … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | National Guard fires tear gas amid Venezuela border tension

WASHINGTON | Biden’s 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — In town halls, television interviews and social media posts, Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for “Medicare-for-all,” higher taxes on the wealthy and a war on climate change. But foreign policy, one of the chief responsibilities of a president, is largely taking a back seat on the campaign trail. Former Vice … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Biden’s 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand

WASHINGTON | Mueller: Manafort ‘brazenly violated the law’ for years

WASHINGTON (AP)— Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to “the heart of the criminal justice system” and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and “members of the executive branch of the United States government,” according to a sentencing memo filed Saturday by special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller: Manafort ‘brazenly violated the law’ for years

CHICAGO | R. Kelly ordered jailed on $1M bond at Chicago hearing

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly was ordered jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial involving a celebrity. The 52-year-old Grammy winner turned himself in late Friday … Continue reading CHICAGO | R. Kelly ordered jailed on $1M bond at Chicago hearing

PARIS | French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement’s ranks. Among the many rallies around Paris and in other French cities, hundreds gathered at the Arc … Continue reading PARIS | French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

VATICAN CITY | Women take Catholic bishops to task at Vatican abuse summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling Catholic leaders Saturday that they must transparently admit their mistakes to restore trust among the faithful. A Mexican journalist followed up, telling the bishops and others at Pope Francis‘ … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Women take Catholic bishops to task at Vatican abuse summit