WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — An associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone says he expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said on his YouTube show Monday that negotiations fell apart with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and he expects to be charged with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to “ramp down the rhetoric,” saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and governor. The state’s law enforcement arm and elections monitors have found … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

WASHINGTON | Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

WASHINGTON — The president of Afghanistan told a U.S. audience Monday that his country is not losing the war to the Taliban and is not at risk of collapse amid escalating attacks by the militant group and an expansion of the territory it controls. President Ashraf Ghani said his administration is intent on seeking a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

WASHINGTON | Congress returns to new dynamic but old shutdown threat

WASHINGTON  — Congress returns to a changed political landscape as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington. The parties are electing new leadership this week and incumbents are squaring off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week’s election. For their last act, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress returns to new dynamic but old shutdown threat

NEW YORK | Dodgers’ Ryu only player to accept $17.9M qualifying offer

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was the only player to accept among the seven given $17.9 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Nov. 2. Ryu accepted the offer before Monday’s deadline and is considered a signed player. He is just the sixth to accept among the 80 qualifying offers … Continue reading NEW YORK | Dodgers’ Ryu only player to accept $17.9M qualifying offer

MALIBU, Calif | S. California fire burned 100s more homes, official predicts

MALIBU, Calif — Some residents who fled Southern California’s huge wildfire were allowed to return home Monday but hundreds of thousands remained under evacuation orders as authorities said the number of homes that burned was expected to grow significantly. Officials were still conducting damage assessments and Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said he … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif | S. California fire burned 100s more homes, official predicts

PARADISE, Calif | Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29

PARADISE, Calif  — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators used a … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29

CHICAGO | Officer responds to gunfire, kills guard detaining man

CHICAGO — A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard who witnesses say was trying to detain a man involved in a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar, authorities said. Investigators said 26-year-old Jemel Roberson was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a hospital early Sunday following the shooting at Manny’s Blue Room … Continue reading CHICAGO | Officer responds to gunfire, kills guard detaining man