WASHINGTON | Trump: EPA’s acting chief will be named to post permanently

WASHINGTON — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, has gotten President Donald Trump’s nod for the permanent job. Wheeler’s promotion from acting to permanent EPA chief would keep him as a methodical and effective agent in Trump’s mission … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: EPA’s acting chief will be named to post permanently

WASHINGTON | Democrats gear up for more digital spending in 2020

WASHINGTON  — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. “You’re going to have to have an organization that speaks directly to voters on their phones and their computers,” said Guy Cecil, chairman … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats gear up for more digital spending in 2020

WASHINGTON | Lawyer for WikiLeaks’ Assange says he would fight charges

WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel’s Russia-Trump investigation. Assange, who has taken cover in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyer for WikiLeaks’ Assange says he would fight charges

PARADISE, Calif | Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises

PARADISE, Calif. — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71 and say they are trying to locate 1,011 people even … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises

OKLAHOMA CITY | Hooker KOs Saucedo, defends WBO junior welterweight title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Maurice Hooker spoiled Alex Saucedo’s homecoming by knocking him out in the seventh round Friday night to successfully defend his WBO junior welterweight title. In front of a crowd of 4,102 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KOs) dominated much of the action. Hooker used his reach to keep Saucedo at … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Hooker KOs Saucedo, defends WBO junior welterweight title

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Modster has 3 TD catches, No. 23 Broncos top N. Mexico 45-14

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sean Modster caught a career-best three touchdowns passes to lead No. 23 Boise State to a 45-14 victory over New Mexico on Friday night. The Broncos (9-2, 6-1 Mountain West) took advantage of three turnovers by the Lobos (3-8, 1-6) that they turned into 24 points. Modster finished with a career-high nine … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Modster has 3 TD catches, No. 23 Broncos top N. Mexico 45-14

WASHINGTON  | Trump says he ‘very easily’ answered Mueller questions

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Friday he had “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn’t submitted his answers to investigators yet. “You have to always be careful when you … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump says he ‘very easily’ answered Mueller questions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Argentina: Submarine missing a year found deep in Atlantic

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina’s navy announced early Saturday that searchers found the missing submarine ARA San Juan deep in the Atlantic a year after it disappeared with 44 crewmen aboard. The vessel was detected 800 meters (2,625 feet) deep in waters off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentine Patagonia, the statement said. The navy said a … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Argentina: Submarine missing a year found deep in Atlantic