JACKSON, Miss. | ‘Public hanging’ remark puts spotlight on Miss. Senate race

JACKSON, Miss.— A video of a white U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a “public hanging” is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state’s history of lynching and boosting Democrats’ hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing former congressman … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | ‘Public hanging’ remark puts spotlight on Miss. Senate race

TOKYO | Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits

TOKYO— U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss bilateral trade and to touch base on their policies on North Korea as the two sides tried to showcase alliance ahead of key regional summits this week. Pence told Abe as their talks started Tuesday that he planned to follow … Continue reading TOKYO | Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits

PARADISE, Calif. | Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

PARADISE, Calif.— The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators used a wire … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

NEW YORK | Correction: Lin-Manuel Miranda story

NEW YORK— In a story Nov. 11 about the MacDowell artist colony’s annual Chairman’s Evening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda would be speaking at the event in Manhattan next month with visual artist Carrie Mae Weems. Playwright Tony Kushner will be appearing with Weems. A corrected version of the story is … Continue reading NEW YORK | Correction: Lin-Manuel Miranda story

MINNEAPOLIS | Nets’ LeVert sustains apparent severe right leg injury

MINNEAPOLIS — Nets guard Caris LeVert sustained what appeared to be a severe right leg injury during the second quarter of Brooklyn’s game against Minnesota on Monday night and was taken to a hospital. LeVert was racing back to try to block a shot and his leg bent awkwardly when he landed. He was taken … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Nets’ LeVert sustains apparent severe right leg injury

SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends

SINGAPORE  — The potential damage to the global trade brought on by President Donald Trump‘s tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. Newly imposed tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of each other’s exports resulting from a battle … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Death toll in N California wildfire jumps to 42

PARADISE, Calif.— The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Authorities have reported 13 more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California that destroyed a town, bringing the total death toll so far to 42 and making it the deadliest wildfire in recorded state history. The dead have been found in burned-out … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Death toll in N California wildfire jumps to 42