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WASHINGTON  | Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for tweets

WASHINGTON  — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. He locked his account and after the game he said the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for tweets

DETROIT  | Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

DETROIT  — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world’s largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott says the year-long timeframe will … Continue reading DETROIT  | Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

SANTA ANA, Calif.  | Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers

SANTA ANA, Calif.  — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken. It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their feet, they say. They were hungry, … Continue reading SANTA ANA, Calif.  | Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers

MILLBROOK, Ala.  | Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

MILLBROOK, Ala.  — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who … Continue reading MILLBROOK, Ala.  | Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

HELSINKI  | Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI  — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president’s tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump’s “America first” approach to foreign policy had him seeming to accept the word of a … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks

WASHINGTON  — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to suggest he does believe Moscow meddled despite … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks

WASHINGTON  | Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

WASHINGTON  —Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Rebuked as never before by his own party, … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

WASHINGTON  | Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

WASHINGTON  —A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win. “Standard operation nowadays, … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings