WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

WASHINGTON— House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has said his party would have to “ruthlessly prioritize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

WASHINGTON | Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

WASHINGTON — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. After a 35-year acting career, she has two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of “Seinfeld” and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Myers. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

TOKYO | Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

TOKYO— Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 90. His alma mater Nagasaki University said Monday that Shimomura died Friday of natural causes. Shimomura and two American scientists shared the 2008 Nobel prize for the discovery and development of a jellyfish protein that contributed to cancer … Continue reading TOKYO | Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi king, crown prince call slain writer Khashoggi’s son

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the son of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal’s entourage. King Salman likewise called Khashoggi’s son, Salah. That’s according to statements published early Monday by the … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi king, crown prince call slain writer Khashoggi’s son

THE VILLAGES, Fla. | Florida’s culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — There is no state where the divisions in Donald Trump‘s America run deeper than Florida, a state at war with itself over guns, race and the Republican president. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum sits at the center of the midterm melee. His fate is inexorably linked to fellow Democrats who stand … Continue reading THE VILLAGES, Fla. | Florida’s culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters

AUSTIN, Texas | Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O’Rourke doesn’t upset him. O’Rourke is countering with the opposite. He’s blowing … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdown

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as Chinese benchmarks rallied after officials put a positive spin on the country’s slowing economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index jumped 4.2 percent to 2,656.87 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong surged 2.4 percent to 267,178.16. Japan‘s Nikkei 225 index reversed early losses, gaining 0.6 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdown

TAPACHULA, Mexico | Growing caravan of migrants pushes deeper into Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico— Thousands of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. stretched out on rain-soaked sidewalks, benches and public plazas in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, worn down by another day’s march under a blazing sun. Keeping together for strength and safety in numbers, some huddled under a metal roof in the city’s main … Continue reading TAPACHULA, Mexico | Growing caravan of migrants pushes deeper into Mexico