MANCHESTER, England | Alex Ferguson ’emotional’ as he returns to Old Trafford

MANCHESTER, England — Alex Ferguson has returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing an emergency brain operation in May and will watch Manchester United host Wolverhampton in the Premier League later Saturday. Ferguson spent almost 27 years as manager of United before retiring in 2013 as the most successful coach in British … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Alex Ferguson ’emotional’ as he returns to Old Trafford

WASHINGTON | Unclear whether Kavanaugh accuser will testify in Senate

WASHINGTON— The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh‘s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led committee insisted that if Ford missed a Friday night deadline to respond to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Unclear whether Kavanaugh accuser will testify in Senate

MALE, Maldives | Maldivian authorities assure free vote amid fears of rigging

MALE, Maldives  — Opposition supporters in the Maldives demanded Saturday that officials ensure a free and fair presidential election, as the country prepared to vote in what is seen as a referendum on whether democracy will stay. Since Sunday’s election was announced, opposition leaders have feared the vote may be rigged to favor President Yameen … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldivian authorities assure free vote amid fears of rigging

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | Trump wants to rid Justice Department of ‘lingering stench’

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a “lingering stench” after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump. Trump, at a political rally Friday night in Missouri, did not explicitly mention the Rosenstein furor, first … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | Trump wants to rid Justice Department of ‘lingering stench’

SPRING LAKE, N.C. | Florence sweeps away motel and family’s hard work, savings

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris. The surge swept away personal belongings of the owner’s family — even his father’s wheelchair. And it wiped out … Continue reading SPRING LAKE, N.C. | Florence sweeps away motel and family’s hard work, savings

TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: China beats Latvia in Women’s World Cup opener

TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s World Cup (all times local): 1 p.m. Ting Shao scored 15 points and China beat Latvia 64-61 in the opener of the FIBA Women’s World Cup on Saturday. China (1-0) jumped out to an early 11-point lead on Latvia, which struggled from the field missing 15 … Continue reading TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: China beats Latvia in Women’s World Cup opener

VILNIUS, Lithuania | The Latest: Lithuanian leader thanks visiting pope

VILNIUS, Lithuania— The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to the Baltic countries (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Lithuania‘s president has expressed gratitude to Pope Francis for paying tribute to Holocaust victims in the Baltic nation. Francis landed Saturday in the capital Vilnius for a four-day visit to the Baltics. He will visit a memorial site … Continue reading VILNIUS, Lithuania | The Latest: Lithuanian leader thanks visiting pope

NAIROBI, Kenya | Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167

NAIROBI, Kenya — A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting. An engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. The Tanzanian … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167