LOS ANGELES | Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threats

LOS ANGELES— Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake. West appeared to reignite a feud with the fellow rapper in a series of tweets on Thursday in which he claimed Drake had called trying to threaten him. West wrote “So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threats

COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Kelly Clarkson backs lip-synching mom who embarrassed son

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie. The video of Mandy Remmell’s performance of Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” at Tuesday’s University of Maryland basketball game, and her 10-year-old son’s reaction, has … Continue reading COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Kelly Clarkson backs lip-synching mom who embarrassed son

WASHINGTON | Death row executions remain near historic lows in 2018

WASHINGTON — Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday. The report by the District of Columbia-based Death Penalty Information Center says 25 executions were carried out in 2018, the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Death row executions remain near historic lows in 2018

WASHINGTON | Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in border custody

WASHINGTON  — Immigration officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death of a 7-year-old migrant girl who suffered seizures in custody and later died. Officials say the girl was found Dec. 6 near Lordsburg, New Mexico, by U.S. Border Patrol agents. They say the girl was taken into custody for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in border custody

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump lawyer: Hush money paid over election concerns

WASHINGTON — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump‘s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned about how their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the election.” Michael Cohen — who for more than … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump lawyer: Hush money paid over election concerns

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Former prime minister calls for 2nd Brexit vote

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has pressed calls for a second referendum on Brexit. Blair on Friday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to stop “banging her head against a brick wall” over the plan to leave the European Union. The former leader say … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Former prime minister calls for 2nd Brexit vote

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: US-China trade spat having role in climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Costa Rica‘s environment minister says the trade spat between the United States and China is playing a role at the U.N. climate talks. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez told reporters in Katowice, Poland, on Friday that “socio-economic, political issues are reflected” in … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: US-China trade spat having role in climate talks