ARLINGTON, Texas | Pham homers twice for late-surging Rays in 9-3 win at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tommy Pham homered twice while extending his on-base streak to 21 games and the late-surging Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 9-3 victory Wednesday. The Rays (85-66), who have won 14 of their 17 games in September and have 11 remaining, entered the day 5½ … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Pham homers twice for late-surging Rays in 9-3 win at Texas

NAIROBI, Kenya | Somali officials: Airstrike kills or hurts several al-Shabab

NAIROBI, Kenya — Several senior officials with the al-Shabab extremist group have been killed or wounded in an airstrike in southern Somalia, Somali intelligence officials said Wednesday, while the al-Qaida-linked group and a resident said children were among the dead. The intelligence officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Somali officials: Airstrike kills or hurts several al-Shabab

Hartford, CT | Larson Applauds $3 Million Energy Storage Project at UTRC

Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for a $3 million project at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) in East Hartford. The project will work to develop energy storage to strengthen the electric grid. “UTRC is on the … Continue reading Hartford, CT | Larson Applauds $3 Million Energy Storage Project at UTRC

BEIRUT | With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia said Wednesday his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict, particularly after a recent Russian-Turkey agreement that prevented an offensive on the last rebel stronghold. Hassan Nasrallah welcomed the agreement signed on Monday in Sochi, Russia, calling … Continue reading BEIRUT | With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

WASHINGTON | Trump: 9/11 memorial renewed my resolve to build border wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the Sept. 11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, renewed his resolve to push for his stalled southern border wall. Trump tells Hill.TV in an interview  published Wednesday that he marveled at the Flight 93 National Memorial during a visit last week. Trump tells the outlet, “They built this gorgeous wall … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: 9/11 memorial renewed my resolve to build border wall

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation ‘off the rails’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Democratic senator who is undecided on whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh says the process for handling Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against the Supreme Court nominee has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation ‘off the rails’

MOSCOW | Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel’s offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all 15 people aboard Monday night. Russia’s Defense Ministry … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

WASHINGTON | Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

WASHINGTON — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump’s stalled effort to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office. But it left open a burning question: Will the concessions … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US