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Salary-cap increase makes for ‘more fun’ NHL offseason

That’s what NHL general managers are saying this offseason after the success of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what’s expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap. With elite center John Tavares, No. 1 defenseman John Carlson and a strong group of free agents available soon, the ceiling for player spending will … Continue reading Salary-cap increase makes for ‘more fun’ NHL offseason

LANSING, Mich.  | 120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

LANSING, Mich.  — A letter signed by 120 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. The women and girls issued their joint statement three days before the board … Continue reading LANSING, Mich.  | 120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

BROWNSVILLE, Texas | ‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of children stokes rage over separation

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papa! Papa!” one child is heard weeping in … Continue reading BROWNSVILLE, Texas | ‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of children stokes rage over separation

NEW YORK  | Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

NEW YORK  — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn’t been much change the previous two years, but it’s been clear there’s been a general decline and the new figures … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

NEWCASTLE, Australia  | Australian bishop to be sentenced next month for cover-up

NEWCASTLE, Australia  — A prosecutor told an Australian court on Tuesday that the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse must be jailed to send a message that such institutional cover-ups will no longer be tolerated. Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone said he would sentence Adelaide … Continue reading NEWCASTLE, Australia  | Australian bishop to be sentenced next month for cover-up

Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on a matter that animates the GOP’s most ardent supporters. Kim Schrier, a … Continue reading Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

WASHINGTON  | Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

WASHINGTON  — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump’s meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes at a time when lawmakers in both parties are up in arms over … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump defiant amid criticism over separations

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 12:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending without apology his administration’s border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump defiant amid criticism over separations