ISLAMABAD | Taliban say ‘another’ meeting in Middle East with US

ISLAMABAD— The Taliban say “another” meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. The terse statement from Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the meeting would be held Monday without offering details. The State Department has … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Taliban say ‘another’ meeting in Middle East with US

WINNIPEG, Manitoba | Scheifele scores in OT, sends Jets past Lightning 5-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mark Scheifele scored at 4:18 of overtime and the Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. Tampa Bay saw its eight-game winning streak halted. It was Winnipeg’s third straight overtime victory and moved the Jets into a … Continue reading WINNIPEG, Manitoba | Scheifele scores in OT, sends Jets past Lightning 5-4

BANGKOK  | Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

BANGKOK  — Catriona Gray of the Philippines was named winner of the Miss Universe 2018 competition in the Thai capital Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries to claim the prize. The 24-year-old Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-place Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela. Gray succeeds the 2017 winner, Demi-Leigh … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

WASHINGTON | Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

WASHINGTON— With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel. Trump and Rudy Giuliani used Twitter and television interviews Sunday to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lankan president doubts he can work with reappointed PM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s president accused newly reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of corrupt leadership in a scathing speech Sunday in which he voiced doubts about their ability to work together and signaled the 2-month political crisis is far from resolved. President Maithripala Sirisena administered the oath that returned Wickremesinghe to office, then … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lankan president doubts he can work with reappointed PM

Dolphins’ Gore injures left ankle against Vikings

Miami’s Frank Gore hurt his left ankle on the second-to-last play of the first quarter and didn’t return to the Dolphins’ loss at Minnesota on Sunday. Gore, the NFL’s active rushing leader, had five carries for 14 yards in Miami’s 41-17 loss. Backup defensive tackle Ziggy Hood (hamstring) limped off the field at the end … Continue reading Dolphins’ Gore injures left ankle against Vikings

NEW YORK  | AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK  — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The agreement signals an end to the Mets’ pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star coming off a strong … Continue reading NEW YORK  | AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH | Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

PITTSBURGH — Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding off the New England 17-10 on Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 235 yards … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10