HUNTSVILLE, Texas | Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and 3-year-old son Jonathan at their home in … Continue reading HUNTSVILLE, Texas | Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

NEW YORK | Sigrid Nunez’s novel “The Friend” wins National Book Award

NEW YORK— Sigrid Nunex’s “The Friend,” a meditative novel about grief, books and, not least, a Great Dane named Apollo, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Other winners Wednesday included Jeffrey C. Stewart’s “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke” for nonfiction and Justin Philip Reed’s “Indecency for poetry. On a night … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sigrid Nunez’s novel “The Friend” wins National Book Award

Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims

Chris Stapleton is cleaning house, as usual, at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards. The singer-songwriter, who has won at the CMAs every year since 2015, picked up multiple awards during the show Wednesday night, including single and song of the year for his Grammy-winning hit, “Broken Halos.” When he won single of the year … Continue reading Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims

ORLANDO, Fla | Magic come back to beat 76ers 111-106 in Butler’s debut

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jimmy Butler had 14 points in his Philadelphia debut, but the 76ers collapsed late and lost to Orlando 111-106 after Terrence Ross hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left that helped the Magic finish off a big comeback Wednesday night. Orlando scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter, then held … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla | Magic come back to beat 76ers 111-106 in Butler’s debut

TOKYO | Japan’s SoftBank invests in US office space-sharing WeWork

TOKYO — American office space-sharing company WeWork says it has gotten $3 billion in funding from Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. WeWork spokesperson Kumiko Hidaka said Thursday the new funding comes in addition to the $1 billion raised from SoftBank last quarter. WeWork, which targets startups, is operating not only in the U.S. but … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s SoftBank invests in US office space-sharing WeWork

SINGAPORE  | Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

SINGAPORE  — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control. Pence, who is standing in for President Donald Trump, told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that “empire and aggression have no place” in the region. The comment … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia | Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal’s last gasp

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians will issue verdicts Friday in the latest — and perhaps last — of such trials. Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, are the last two surviving senior leaders of the … Continue reading PHNOM PENH, Cambodia | Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal’s last gasp