SYDNEY | Prince Harry raises Invictus Games flag over Sydney Harbor

SYDNEY  — Prince Harry has scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and injured military personnel … Continue reading SYDNEY | Prince Harry raises Invictus Games flag over Sydney Harbor

NEW DELHI | Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

NEW DELHI — Dozens of Hindu priests have joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India’s top court to let them enter. The priests on Friday threatened to stop rituals and prayers in hillock Sabarimala temple in southern Kerala state … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

Week 8 Preview: ACC showdown; Heisman Herbert; Auburn slump

Follow-ups can be difficult in college football. Backing up a big victory with another one the next week is usually the sign of a true championship contender. A few ranked teams and playoff hopefuls will be trying to do just that Saturday. No. 6 Michigan visits rival No. 24 Michigan State after walloping Wisconsin in … Continue reading Week 8 Preview: ACC showdown; Heisman Herbert; Auburn slump

WASHINGTON | Environmental group condemns GOP panel’s foreign agent probe

WASHINGTON — An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization’s efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as foreign agent. In a bluntly worded letter delivered earlier this week, the Center for Biological Diversity accused the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Environmental group condemns GOP panel’s foreign agent probe

ORANGEBURG, S.C | Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a potential presidential contender. The New Jersey senator’s two-day swing to the … Continue reading ORANGEBURG, S.C | Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has acknowledged it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened “very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage. Before Trump spoke Thursday, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

HURON, Calif | Mayor returns home to try to lift town plagued by poverty

HURON, Calif. — Beyond the boarded-up buildings and patchwork fences that others view as eyesores, Huron Mayor Rey Leon sees potential in this tiny central California farm town that has been mired in poverty for decades. On a dirty restaurant wall, Leon envisions a mural depicting Bracero farmworkers, like his father who came from Mexico. … Continue reading HURON, Calif | Mayor returns home to try to lift town plagued by poverty