PARIS | Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409

PARIS— Holdouts refusing to end protests of fuel tax hikes continued to slow traffic around France as the number of injuries from the weekend demonstrations climbed to at least 409 — 14 of them serious, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Sunday. Grassroots protesters, dubbing themselves “yellow jackets” for the safety jackets French motorists are required … Continue reading PARIS | Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409

BAMAKO, Mali | African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

BAMAKO, Mali — Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. More than 100 politicians, diplomats and albinos attended the forum on Friday. Keita described how albinos … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

WASHINGTON | Trump uses derisive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff in tweet

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional. Trump says Schiff shouldn’t complain that Whitaker wasn’t confirmed by the Senate because neither was special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating 2016 election interference and possible ties between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. The Justice … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump uses derisive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff in tweet

AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for 1st time since 1996

Army is ranked for the first time since 1996, moving into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 as it begins preparations to face rival Navy on Dec. 8. The Black Knights (9-2) have been edging toward the Top 25 in recent weeks, and they finally broke through on Sunday. The rankings were … Continue reading AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for 1st time since 1996

LAWRENCE, Kan | Hat is back: Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan  — Les Miles is headed back to the Big 12 and another massive rebuilding job, this time taking on the downtrodden program at Kansas in a splashy hire aimed at energizing a weary fan base. The deal was finalized shortly before Miles arrived at the airport in nearby Topeka on Sunday. Miles signed … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan | Hat is back: Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

LONDON | Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title

LONDON — Alexander Zverev upset Novak Djokovic to claim the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the ATP Finals on Sunday. The 21-year-old Zverev is the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago, and the first from Germany since … Continue reading LONDON | Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title