LOS ANGELES | Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23

LOS ANGELES— Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles hope they’re about to make another late-season run that begins with another big road win over the Rams. Foles took over for Carson Wentz and passed for 270 yards, and Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 30-23 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23

NEW YORK  | Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

NEW YORK  — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows “toxic,” picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and “misinformation,” plucked by Dictonary.com. Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large, told The … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

ATHENS, Greece | Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt

ATHENS, Greece— A powerful bomb exploded outside private Greek television station Skai, causing extensive damage but no injuries. Police said the blast occurred at 2:35 a.m. Monday outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in a coastal area near Athens after telephoned warnings prompted authorities to evacuate the building. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Armed far-left … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt

SINGAPORE | Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focus

SINGAPORE— Asian markets rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.8 percent to 21,536.85 and the Kospi in South Korea gained 0.3 percent to 2,074.51. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focus

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