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SIOUX FALLS, S.D | Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D — Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his burgeoning career and his ability to walk led instead to a political rise that could make Sutton the first Democrat elected South Dakota governor in over four decades. A horse flipped over on … Continue reading SIOUX FALLS, S.D | Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

ACCRA, Ghana | Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief

ACCRA, Ghana — The West African nation of Ghana on Saturday mourned Kofi Annan, the grandson of tribal chiefs who became the first black African to assume the world’s top diplomatic post. President Nana Akufo-Addo ordered flags to fly at half-mast for a week while trying to reassure the country’s 28 million people that the … Continue reading ACCRA, Ghana | Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief

GENEVA | The Latest: Obama says Annan’s humanity informed his work

GENEVA — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local): 5 p.m. Former U.S. president Barack Obama says former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan “embodied the mission of the United Nations like few others.” Obama says in a statement that long after Annan “had broken barriers,” he “never stopped his … Continue reading GENEVA | The Latest: Obama says Annan’s humanity informed his work

BERLIN | German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman’s claim about IS man

BERLIN  — German federal prosecutors say they’re taking seriously a Yazidi woman’s claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him. Spokeswoman Frauke Koehler told The Associated Press on Saturday that the woman’s statement to authorities “wasn’t precise enough” and when they tried … Continue reading BERLIN | German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman’s claim about IS man

LENOX, Mass | John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

LENOX, Mass— A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. “Highwood’s Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra” will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The ghost haunts Highwood House, a building on the … Continue reading LENOX, Mass | John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

LONDON | Nigel Farage joins campaign to stop ‘sell-out’ of Brexit

LONDON  — Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says he is joining up with a pro-Brexit pressure group to oppose British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for future ties with the European Union. Farage was a key figure in getting Britain to hold a referendum in 2016 on EU membership, and helped lead the … Continue reading LONDON | Nigel Farage joins campaign to stop ‘sell-out’ of Brexit

GENOA, Italy | Italian leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 42

GENOA, Italy — Italy’s president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation’s roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he comforted mourners at a state funeral for many of the dead in the grieving port city. Hours earlier, the toll from Tuesday’s bridge collapse rose unofficially to 42, with the reported discovery … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | Italian leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 42

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives

BRIDGEWATER, N.J — President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices” and says “we won’t let that happen.” Trump’s Saturday morning tweets come as companies have been working to ban right-wing “Infowars” conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms. Apple, YouTube and Spotify have permanently removed some of his … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives