Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

PARIS  (AP) — Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations. Anti-Semitic remarks hurled by a few at a noted philosopher on … Continue reading Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.(AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Sautrday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Annett won for the first time at NASCAR’s national level, a career that spans 345 races in three series. He gave JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt … Continue reading Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona

The Latest: Sen. Harris says she knows how to fight

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is wrapping up a two-day swing through South Carolina to introduce herself to residents of the early-voting state. At a town hall in West Columbia, a voter told the California senator that most Democrats are looking for someone … Continue reading The Latest: Sen. Harris says she knows how to fight

The Latest: US cardinal hails pope’s leadership on abuse

VATICAN CITY(AP)  — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A Kansas diocese says disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick will continue to live at a local friary “until a decision of permanent residence is finalized.” McCarrick had moved to the St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas, … Continue reading The Latest: US cardinal hails pope’s leadership on abuse

The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

MUNICH (AP)  — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn lengthy applause for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and her support for Europe’s decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President … Continue reading The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

CUCUTA, Colombia | US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP)  — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. Two of three scheduled Air Force C-17 cargo planes that took … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

The Latest: Aurora victim started internship day he died

AURORA, Ill. (AP)  — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 2:15 p.m. One of the five people who were killed by a fired worker at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse was a 21-year-old college student who had started interning there that day. Jay Wehner says his nephew, … Continue reading The Latest: Aurora victim started internship day he died

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s top tourist destination. Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their banks have caused two massive floods in three years. “We’re … Continue reading Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role