Verbal attack on French philosopher new anti-Semitism jolt

PARIS  (AP)  — An upsurge in anti-Semitism in France reached a climax this weekend with a torrent of hate speech directed at a distinguished philosopher during a march of yellow vest protesters, adding to questions about the radicalized fringes of the movement hidden within French society and troubling the nation. Paris judicial authorities opened an … Continue reading Verbal attack on French philosopher new anti-Semitism jolt

Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Libyan authorities helped free 14 Tunisian workers Sunday who were kidnapped by an armed group near Libya’s capital, the Tunisian government said. The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday night that the hostages had been seized Thursday in the town of Zawiva by militants demanding the release of a jailed Libyan. … Continue reading Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

WASHINGTON (AP)  — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said Saturday night. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That’s according to Professor Kendra Stewart of the College of … Continue reading Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

Aurora shooter’s permit was revoked but gun wasn’t seized

AURORA, Ill.  (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995 aggravated assault conviction in Mississippi involving … Continue reading Aurora shooter’s permit was revoked but gun wasn’t seized

No. 11 Michigan State dominates late, beats Ohio State 62-44

EAST LANSING, Mich.  (AP) — Tom Izzo wants his team to be able to win in a variety of ways. On Sunday, the Michigan State coach lost his standout big man to an injury — and the Spartans still rolled. “Defense not only travels — sometimes it works at home too,” Izzo said. Kenny Goins had … Continue reading No. 11 Michigan State dominates late, beats Ohio State 62-44

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett aren’t speaking publicly about the investigation into a reported attack on the “Empire” actor. Police said Saturday that the investigation had “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them without charges. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said police had reached out to Smollett’s attorney to … Continue reading Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla | The Latest: Busch starts 31st, wins 1st stage of Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 4:03 p.m. Kyle Busch has won the first stage of the Daytona 500, making an impressive run through the 40-car field after starting 31st. Alex Bowman was second, followed by defending Cup Series champion Joey Logano, Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney. … Continue reading DAYTONA BEACH, Fla | The Latest: Busch starts 31st, wins 1st stage of Daytona 500

Vote on minister’s immunity puts Italian populists in bind

ROME (AP)  — Should senators from Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement strip the firebrand leader of the far-right League of his immunity from criminal prosecution, possibly jeopardizing the populist government in which the two parties are coalition partners? The decision has them in a bind. If they vote no, they risk alienating supporters by betraying a sacred … Continue reading Vote on minister’s immunity puts Italian populists in bind