KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in west province

KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed 30 policemen in a blistering overnight attack in western Farah province. Provincial council member Dadullah Qani said on Thursday that the onslaught on the police outpost in the province’s district of Khaki Safed began late on Wednesday and continued for more than four hours. In Kabul, … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in west province

STRASBOURG, France | European court rules on Russian opposition leader Navalny

STRASBOURG, France — Russia is awaiting a European court ruling on whether it violated the rights of opposition leader Alexei Navalny when arresting him on repeated occasions. Navalny is expected to appear at the European Court of Human Rights in the French city of Strasbourg to hear the ruling Thursday, after a last-minute legal problem … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | European court rules on Russian opposition leader Navalny

TOKYO | Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

TOKYO  — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be. Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying Wednesday to questions from independent and … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

JERUSALEM | Israeli police: Palestinian stabs officers in police station

JERUSALEM— A knife-wielding Palestinian attacker sneaked into a Jerusalem police station and lightly wounded four police officers before he was shot and captured, Israeli police said Thursday. The assault came on the heels of a fragile truce that was reached between Israel and Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip that ended two days of heavy … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli police: Palestinian stabs officers in police station

TOLLAND, Conn. | Case reveals shame, trauma of male sex trafficking victims

TOLLAND, Conn. — Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into having sexual relations with much older men. Marino ended up carjacking vehicles from two different women in … Continue reading TOLLAND, Conn. | Case reveals shame, trauma of male sex trafficking victims

LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,” Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting $50,000 bail. Avenatti said he has been an … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

LOS ANGELES | LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA’s 126-117 win over Blazers

LOS ANGELES— LeBron James had a season-high 44 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA’s career scoring list and leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 126-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. James scored 28 points in the second half and vaulted past … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA’s 126-117 win over Blazers