NEW YORK | Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

NEW YORK — Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1. The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first in Monday’s first regular-season poll. That allowed Duke to set a record with its 135th … Continue reading NEW YORK | Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

WASHINGTON | US analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites

WASHINGTON — U.S. analysts said Monday they have located more than half of an estimated 20 secret North Korean missile development sites, highlighting the challenge the Trump administration faces in ensuring that North Korea complies with any eventual agreement to end its nuclear and missile programs. The findings, which were released amid signs the administration’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites

Tech stocks lead broad sell-off in US stocks; oil rebounds

A steep drop in technology companies sent U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking off more than 400 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Banks and consumer-focused companies and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses. Crude oil prices were headed higher, snapping a 10-day skid, after Saudi Arabia said it planned to cut … Continue reading Tech stocks lead broad sell-off in US stocks; oil rebounds

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo opposition protests joint presidential candidate

KINSHASA, Congo— Members of two of Congo’s leading opposition parties say they do not back a presidential candidate who was chosen by a coalition. Opposition leaders gathering in Geneva had chosen Martin Fayulu Madidi to face off against the candidate chosen by longtime President Joseph Kabila’s party. However, the UDPS and UNC parties said Monday … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo opposition protests joint presidential candidate

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country’s attorney general announced Monday. The sweeping high-profile arrests carried out in recent days are a result of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s order for a months-long investigation into misdoings under the previous government. … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. | Private college students kidnapped, sexually assaulted

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — A convicted felon has been charged with abducting two Christian college students and forcing them to perform sex acts on each other at gunpoint after they violated curfew and were locked out of their southwest Missouri campus. Robert Hyslop, 49, of Branson, Missouri, is jailed without bond on charges of kidnapping, … Continue reading POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. | Private college students kidnapped, sexually assaulted

DETROIT | Ex-Detroit Lion Barney accuses pizza chain of discrimination

DETROIT— Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service. The lawsuit filed in Detroit’s federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy’s Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit says that when they tried to … Continue reading DETROIT | Ex-Detroit Lion Barney accuses pizza chain of discrimination