SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul: North Korea explodes 10 guard posts to lower tensions

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea says North Korea has blown up some of its own frontline guard posts as part of agreements to ease tensions in the rivals’ heavily fortified border. The Defense Ministry says its military confirmed the dismantling of 10 North Korean guard posts on Tuesday. It says North Korea had informed the … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul: North Korea explodes 10 guard posts to lower tensions

NEW YORK | Scorsese feted at MoMA by friends De Niro, DiCaprio, Hill

NEW YORK— Many young boys grow up with superheroes adorning their walls. Jonah Hill grew up with a picture of Martin Scorsese on his. The actor related the poignant anecdote at a star-studded benefit Monday evening at the Museum of Modern Art, honoring the celebrated director both for his contributions to both cinema and to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Scorsese feted at MoMA by friends De Niro, DiCaprio, Hill

LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: No. 3 Gonzaga holds off Illinois 84-78 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii — The Latest on the Maui Invitational college basketball tournament (all times local): 9 p.m. Rui Hachimura scored 23 points, Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 and No. 3 Gonzaga held off Illinois 84-78 in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. Gonzaga (4-0) withstood Illinois’ 10-0 run to go up nine with 97 … Continue reading LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: No. 3 Gonzaga holds off Illinois 84-78 in Maui

LOS ANGELES | Rams outlast Chiefs 54-51 in record Monday night showdown

LOS ANGELES  — Even before the fourth lead change of the fourth quarter, well before the 1,001st yard of combined offense was tallied, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams already knew this was a classic. Two powerhouse NFL teams at the peak of their brilliance dueled deep into the night at an … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Rams outlast Chiefs 54-51 in record Monday night showdown

BRUSSELS | Policeman stabbed in Brussels, attacker shot

BRUSSELS— A policeman was stabbed by an assailant who was shot close to the Grand Place in Brussels‘ historic center. The motivation behind the attack was unclear. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Tuesday that the pre-dawn incident was a “cowardly act against our policemen.” The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries while the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Policeman stabbed in Brussels, attacker shot

MADRID | Commuter train derails near Barcelona killing 1, injuring 6

MADRID — Authorities in Spain say one person has died and six have been slightly injured after a landslide derailed a commuter train traveling toward Barcelona. The regional civil protection agency says two train cars of a convoy of six went off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. Tuesday (0515 GMT) near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers … Continue reading MADRID | Commuter train derails near Barcelona killing 1, injuring 6

CHICO, Calif. | Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

CHICO, Calif.— It’s been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother’s. She still hasn’t received confirmation that her mother is dead, … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

HOUSTON | Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

HOUSTON — A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, … Continue reading HOUSTON | Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban