HOPKINS, S.C | Kamala Harris: Midterms a fight for ‘the best of who we are’

HOPKINS, S.C.— Declaring this midterm election year an “inflection point” in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump’s America is through the ballot box. The California senator may have been referring to Nov. 6 elections, but her surroundings — the state that hosts … Continue reading HOPKINS, S.C | Kamala Harris: Midterms a fight for ‘the best of who we are’

BEIRUT | IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

BEIRUT — Syrian opposition activists say the Islamic State group has released two women and four children they had been holding since July in an exchange with the government. The women and children were among 30 people kidnapped by IS in the southern province of Sweida in July when they carried out a raid that … Continue reading BEIRUT | IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Amnesty official says Saudi probe questionable

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Amnesty International says the “impartiality” of a Saudi investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi would remain in question after authorities in … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Amnesty official says Saudi probe questionable

KABUL, Afghanistan  | The Latest: Afghan official outraged by polls’ chaotic start

KABUL, Afghanistan  — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Afghanistan’s deputy chief executive says he’s outraged by the chaotic start to polling in Afghanistan’s Parliamentary elections. Mohammad Mohaqiq, in an interview with a local TV station, assailed election preparation by the country’s Independent Election Commission. He says: “The people … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan  | The Latest: Afghan official outraged by polls’ chaotic start

MESA, Ariz | In full campaign mode, Trump calls Dems ‘too extreme’

MESA, Ariz.  — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are “too extreme and too dangerous” to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to hone in on immigration as one … Continue reading MESA, Ariz | In full campaign mode, Trump calls Dems ‘too extreme’

Dems struggle with Trump’s approach to culture war

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama’s citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her DNA results this week proving her Native American roots. If … Continue reading Dems struggle with Trump’s approach to culture war

United Nations News: Activities of Secretary-General, António Guterres, in Indonesia, 10-14 October

UN – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Bali, Indonesia, from New York on Wednesday, 10 October. On Thursday morning, the Secretary-General met with Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia.  They discussed Indonesia-United Nations cooperation on sustainable development, Indonesia’s contribution to United Nations peacekeeping and its upcoming seat on the Security Council.  … Continue reading United Nations News: Activities of Secretary-General, António Guterres, in Indonesia, 10-14 October

MILWAUKEE | Dodgers’ Machado whiffs on chance to silence Game 6 boos

MILWAUKEE — Manny Machado appeared to be egging on the booing crowd as he retreated down the dugout steps following a first-inning strikeout, raising two arms in front of him in the air. The jeers kept coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers star. So did the outs. Machado went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Dodgers’ Machado whiffs on chance to silence Game 6 boos