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MINA, Saudi Arabia | Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as pilgrims conduct hajj rites

MINA, Saudi Arabia— Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha as over 2 million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the hajj in Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims walked to a complex in Mina on Tuesday to throw pebbles at three columns. Muslims believe the devil tried to talk the Prophet Ibrahim out of submitting to God’s will … Continue reading MINA, Saudi Arabia | Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as pilgrims conduct hajj rites

TOKYO | Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday amid doubts about the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent in morning trading to 22,273.82 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.9 percent to 2,268.16. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 0.5 percent to 27,729.63, … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks

TAIPEI, Taiwan | El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by only 17 … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

SAO PAULO | A look at the leading candidates for Brazil’s presidency

SAO PAULO— With poll-leading former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in jail and likely to be barred from running, Brazil’s presidential election is wide open. A look at the five contenders with the best chances, according to polls: JAIR BOLSONARO The former army captain and seven-term congressman has tapped into deep unease in Brazil, … Continue reading SAO PAULO | A look at the leading candidates for Brazil’s presidency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. | Crowded Wyoming Republican governor’s race heads to vote

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — Wyoming primary voters choose Tuesday from six Republican candidates for governor and decide whether to replace a U.S. senator with a wealthy outsider. This Wyoming governor’s race is the most contested since at least 2010. Republican Gov. Matt Mead is prevented by term limits from running again. The largest share of Republican … Continue reading CHEYENNE, Wyo. | Crowded Wyoming Republican governor’s race heads to vote

SEATTLE | States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

SEATTLE  — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from releasing the plans online, arguing it … Continue reading SEATTLE | States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday. Voters will choose a Republican nominee to advance to what is expected to be a hard-fought battle for governor this fall. They’ll also choose the latest contender to try to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving member of … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

DENVER | The Latest: Police investigating Colorado man found affair

DENVER — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Police investigating a Colorado man for the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters learned that he was having an affair with a co-worker. According to an arrest affidavit unsealed Monday, … Continue reading DENVER | The Latest: Police investigating Colorado man found affair