NEW YORK | Actor Douglas Rain, who supplied HAL’s voice, dies at 90

NEW YORK — Canadian actor Douglas Rain, who played some of Shakespeare’s most intriguing characters onstage but perhaps is best known for supplying the creepily calm voice of the computer HAL in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” has died at 90. The Stratford Festival said Rain died Sunday of natural causes at St. Marys … Continue reading NEW YORK | Actor Douglas Rain, who supplied HAL’s voice, dies at 90

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian police issue arrest warrant for former PM

SKOPJE, Macedonia  — Macedonian police sought the country’s former prime minister late Monday, looking to arrest him to begin serving a two-year prison term following his conviction on corruption-related charges. Interior Ministry spokesman Toni Angelovski told The Associated Press that police issued a warrant for Nikola Gruevski’s arrest on instructions from Macedonia’s criminal court. On … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian police issue arrest warrant for former PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | The Latest: 150 hurricane-displaced Floridians vote by email

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Election officials in a Florida county battered by Hurricane Michael last month allowed about 150 displaced voters to cast ballots by email, even though it’s not allowed under state law. The Miami Herald reports that Bay County … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | The Latest: 150 hurricane-displaced Floridians vote by email

MINNEAPOLIS | For Joe Mauer, being from Minnesota means this isn’t goodbye

MINNEAPOLIS  — Joe Mauer is leaving the playing field after a 15-year major league career, but not Minnesota or the Twins. Mauer formalized his goodbye to the game on Monday at a news conference packed with people he’s close to. With his wife, Maddie, due any day with the couple’s third child, Mauer’s focus in … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | For Joe Mauer, being from Minnesota means this isn’t goodbye

BALTIMORE | Bishops delay votes on combatting church sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE— At the Vatican’s insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he was told on the eve of the bishop’s national meeting to … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bishops delay votes on combatting church sex abuse crisis

CHICAGO | Illinois officer responds to gunfire, fatally shoots guard

CHICAGO — A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard who witnesses say was trying to detain a man following 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 following the shooting early Sunday at Manny’s Blue Room in … Continue reading CHICAGO | Illinois officer responds to gunfire, fatally shoots guard

BERLIN | German far-right politician under fire over Swiss donations

BERLIN — A prominent German far-right politician has come under criticism for receiving 130,000 euros ($146,500) in campaign donations from abroad in an apparent breach of party funding laws. Alice Weidel, the co-leader of Alternative for Germany, insisted Monday she had no information about the donor or his motives, but had relied on assurances from … Continue reading BERLIN | German far-right politician under fire over Swiss donations

NICOSIA, Cyprus | Turkish Cypriot leader: mix region’s gas, send via Turkey

NICOSIA, Cyprus — An accord reunifying ethnically split Cyprus could unlock a deal to convey gas discovered in fields off Israel, Egypt and Cyprus to markets through neighboring Turkey’s existing pipeline network, the leader of the island’s breakaway Turkish Cypriots said Monday. Mustafa Akinci said Turkey is the cheaper, faster “logical” route to markets for … Continue reading NICOSIA, Cyprus | Turkish Cypriot leader: mix region’s gas, send via Turkey