BAKU, Azerbaijan | 3 crewmembers die on board Iranian ship, 8 hospitalized

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijani health officials say three members of an Iranian ship crew have died from acute poisoning and another eight have been hospitalized. The ship contacted Azerbaijani authorities to request assistance while approaching its destination, the port of Baku. An Azerbaijani coast guard boat delivered the ill members of the crew to the … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | 3 crewmembers die on board Iranian ship, 8 hospitalized

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | The Latest: Migrants prepare to cross into Mexico territory

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 7 a.m. Participants in a 3,000-strong migrant caravan heading toward the United States have gathered in a park to wait a few more hours for members of the group who are still arriving. … Continue reading TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | The Latest: Migrants prepare to cross into Mexico territory

TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

TIRANA, Albania — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago. Cavusoglu, in the Albanian capital of Tirana on Friday, said Ankara has formally asked Tirana “to close all the institutions that hold … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

LYON, France | China: Detained ex-Interpol president has written to wife

LYON, France— The wife of the former Interpol president who is being held in China on bribery charges says she has been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they’re holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she’ll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer and reporters … Continue reading LYON, France | China: Detained ex-Interpol president has written to wife

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: TURKEY SAYS SAUDI CONSULATE AUDIO NOT SHARED WITH US OFFICIALS Ankara’s foreign minister says the country will share the results of the investigation with the world as police probe whether Jamal Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken to … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

Correction: NerdWallet-Liz Weston-Paying-Mortgage- story

In a story Oct. 15 about paying off your mortgage before you retire, NerdWallet columnist Liz Weston erroneously quoted certified financial planner Michael Ciccone. He said, “While there are certainly psychological benefits related to being mortgage-free, financially, it is one of the last places I would direct a client to pay off early.” A corrected … Continue reading Correction: NerdWallet-Liz Weston-Paying-Mortgage- story

NEW YORK | Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

NEW YORK— Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather. The 26-year-old also was given balloons and a cake to celebrate her recent … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

VATICAN CITY | Pope accuser strikes back, blames gay priesthood for abuse

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is doubling down on his claims, asserting that the “scourge of homosexuality” in the priesthood is responsible for sex abuse and that the Vatican is being hypocritical in refusing to acknowledge it. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano issued a third … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope accuser strikes back, blames gay priesthood for abuse