UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Trump hails his own achievements in UN speech

UNITED NATIONS — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump scorned the “ideology of globalism” and heaped praise on his own administration’s achievements in a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly. “The U.S. will not tell you how to live and … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Trump hails his own achievements in UN speech

Argentina’s central bank chief resigns amid IMF negotiations

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s central bank chief resigned Tuesday amid negotiations with the International Monetary Fund. The surprise resignation of Luis Caputo was announced in a bank statement that said he was leaving for personal reasons. But it came as the government was pushing for a new financing deal with the IMF aimed at … Continue reading Argentina’s central bank chief resigns amid IMF negotiations

UNITED NATIONS | Governments to discuss tackling tuberculosis at UN summit

UNITED NATIONS — Governments from around the world will gather Wednesday to discuss the persistent scourge of tuberculosis, which last year claimed more lives than any other communicable disease. About 1.3 million people worldwide died of TB in 2017. A further 300,000 people with both HIV and TB died in last year, according to World … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Governments to discuss tackling tuberculosis at UN summit

BANGKOK | Asian lender says trade wars, debt adding to financial risks

BANGKOK — Trade conflicts, rising debt and the potential impact from rising interest rates in the U.S. will likely dampen growth in the coming year, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday in an update of its regional economic outlook report. The Manila, Philippines-based regional lender said Wednesday that it expects economic growth to remain at … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian lender says trade wars, debt adding to financial risks

LOS ANGELES | Texas man accused of series of California homeless beatings

LOS ANGELES — A Texas man was arrested on suspicion of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a 2½-week-long string of attacks targeting sleeping homeless men in Southern California, Los Angeles police said Tuesday, while authorities in Houston investigated him for the disappearance of his aunt and uncle. Ramon Escobar, 47, who was … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Texas man accused of series of California homeless beatings

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | No jail time in assault case spurs push to oust Alaska judge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out. He then masturbated on her face. Originally charged with kidnapping, 34-year-old Justin Schneider pleaded guilty to a single count of felony assault in a deal with prosecutors and was … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | No jail time in assault case spurs push to oust Alaska judge

CHICAGO | Jurors shown animated video of killing at officer’s trial

CHICAGO — Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer who killed a black teenager presented an animated video to jurors on Tuesday that aimed to depict the officer’s perspective during the shooting and support his claim that he feared for his safety when he shot Laquan McDonald 16 times. The animated video is aimed at … Continue reading CHICAGO | Jurors shown animated video of killing at officer’s trial

North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Takes Action to Help NC Recover from Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, NC – As people in the state of North Carolina begin to pick up the pieces left in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper continues to take action to help storm survivors recover while mourning the lives lost to the storm. The state medical examiner’s office has determined an additional death was … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Takes Action to Help NC Recover from Hurricane Florence