ATLANTA | In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

ATLANTA — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America’s first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams ended her … Continue reading ATLANTA | In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP source: Kansas, Miles working on deal to coach Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Les Miles could be back in the Big 12 soon. The former Oklahoma State coach, who led LSU to the 2007 national championship before getting fired four games into the 2016 season, is in negotiations with Kansas to take over the down-trodden Jayhawks, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP source: Kansas, Miles working on deal to coach Jayhawks

LONDON | Zverev’s ATP Finals win vs. Federer tainted by ball boy flub

LONDON — After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn’t make. Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) on Saturday to advance to the championship match at the ATP … Continue reading LONDON | Zverev’s ATP Finals win vs. Federer tainted by ball boy flub

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday. The court, established to prosecute atrocities such as war crimes, said Central African Republic authorities surrendered Alfred Yekatom on Saturday. Court … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

BYROMVILLE, Ga. | Rail cars fall from Georgia overpass; no injuries reported

BYROMVILLE, Ga. — CSX Railroad says an evacuation has been lifted in a small Georgia town where 30 train cars derailed, including some that tumbled from an overpass onto a highway. It happened around 7 a.m. Saturday in Byromville, roughly 55 miles south of Macon. CSX says in a news release that four of the … Continue reading BYROMVILLE, Ga. | Rail cars fall from Georgia overpass; no injuries reported

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | Trump takes helicopter tour of scorched California landscape

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — President Donald Trump took a helicopter tour Saturday over the Northern California landscape scorched by a killer wildfire. A full cover of haze and the smell of smoke greeted the president upon his arrival at an Air Force base, as did the governor and his successor. Trump planned to … Continue reading BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | Trump takes helicopter tour of scorched California landscape

QUETTA, Pakistan | Pakistani Taliban kill former police officer in Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistani police say gunmen have shot dead a former senior police officer in a drive-by shooting in the southwestern city of Quetta. Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said the assailants in the Saturday attack fled the scene on motorcycles after critically wounding Naeem Kakar in the Zarghoon road area of the … Continue reading QUETTA, Pakistan | Pakistani Taliban kill former police officer in Quetta