WASHINGTON | US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China’s growing influence on the continent National security adviser John Bolton is expected to lay out priorities Thursday for what the administration calls “the continent of the future” during … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa

WASHINGTON | Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

WASHINGTON — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate may also consider a separate resolution condemning the journalist’s killing as senators have … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

ANKARA, Turkey | Train crashes into overpass in Turkish capital; 4 dead

ANKARA, Turkey — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43 others, officials and news reports said. The train was en route from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya. Ankara Gov. Vasip … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Train crashes into overpass in Turkish capital; 4 dead

NEW YORK | Trump’s payment explanations shift as legal exposure grows

NEW YORK — The sentencing of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, brought a perilous investigation into the president’s campaign one step closer to the Oval Office. Though Cohen broke down during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet, his Twitter feed still while he ignored shouted questions about his former attorney … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump’s payment explanations shift as legal exposure grows

WASHINGTON | Pledge to limit tenure as speaker wins over Pelosi critics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber’s top post. Within moments of announcing Wednesday she would restrict her time in the job, seven … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pledge to limit tenure as speaker wins over Pelosi critics

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Lamb’s jumper helps Hornets beat Pistons 108-107 in wild win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren’t sure if they’d be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players. Jeremy Lamb’s first NBA buzzer-beater was no ordinary game-winning shot. Lamb knocked down a 22-foot jumper from the right wing with 0.3 seconds left, and … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Lamb’s jumper helps Hornets beat Pistons 108-107 in wild win