DHAKA, Bangladesh | Police seeking those responsible for deadly Bangladesh fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A senior police official said Friday that authorities were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh’s capital that killed at least 67 people. “We are investigating to find those responsible. We have not mentioned any names in the case. Upon investigation … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Police seeking those responsible for deadly Bangladesh fire

TOKYO | Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. Workers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency control center applauded Friday as a signal sent from space indicated the Hayabusa2 spacecraft … Continue reading TOKYO | Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

WASHINGTON | Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel’s findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice Department outsider free to theorize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

WASHINGTON | Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

CUCUTA, Colombia | Battle of the bands: Venezuela power struggle turns to music

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela‘s power struggle is set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting his refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are stored. The … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | Battle of the bands: Venezuela power struggle turns to music

CHICAGO | The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an “organized law enforcement spectacle” when its superintendent detailed investigators’ findings about the alleged attack on the “Empire” actor. In a statement Thursday night, Smollett’s legal team … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

SEOUL, South Korea | Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ahead of the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some observers say there is an uncertainty over the future of the decades-long military alliance between Washington and Seoul. Trump’s recent pressure for Seoul to increase its financial contribution to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

LOS ANGELES | Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California has ruled that a twin son of a gay couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. District Judge John F. Walter said Thursday that the State Department was wrong … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple