WASHINGTON  | AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

WASHINGTON  — A new poll finds that just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month. The survey was performed by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And it finds that on that and … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

MOSCOW | Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin and the president of Uzbekistan have agreed that Russia will build the ex-Soviet republic’s first nuclear power plant. During Putin’s visit to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent on Friday, he and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ordered the start of preliminary work at the future plant’s construction site. The plant in the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

FRANKFURT, Germany | European Leagues urge UEFA to make Champions League fairer

FRANKFURT, Germany  — The European Leagues group has urged UEFA to allocate club competition entries and billions in Champions League prize money more fairly. The proposal on Friday includes reversing changes made this season giving four guaranteed Champions League entries to Spain, England, Italy, and Germany, plus more guaranteed prize money to storied clubs with … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | European Leagues urge UEFA to make Champions League fairer

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

ANKARA, Turkey  — A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a written statement said the … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

TOKYO | Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

TOKYO  — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They’re being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village will offer easy access for anyone with disabilities. But International Paralympic Committee officials said Friday there’s one big worry: there are … Continue reading TOKYO | Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

LONDON | Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

LONDON — That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a … Continue reading LONDON | Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

Missouri News: Columbia Man, Deangelo Wayne Joe, Jr., Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Columbia, Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to illegally possessing firearms and ammunition that had been stolen in a recent burglary. Deangelo Wayne Joe, Jr., 24, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Columbia police … Continue reading Missouri News: Columbia Man, Deangelo Wayne Joe, Jr., Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms

BEIJING  | China’s growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

BEIJING  — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market. Growth in the quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5 percent over a year earlier from the previous quarter’s 6.7 percent, official data showed. It … Continue reading BEIJING  | China’s growth slows as officials try to reassure investors