KATOWICE, Poland | UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

KATOWICE, Poland— Officials from around the world are still working to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks, even as workers dismantle sections of the conferenced venue around them. Diplomats and ministers prepared for a closing meeting at noon Saturday, a day past the original deadline, but … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

NAIROBI, Kenya | Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

NAIROBI, Kenya— A third day of protests began Saturday in Somalia over the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency. Officials said at least eight people have been killed so far as angry supporters take to the streets. The African … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

NAIROBI, Kenya | AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabab arrest

NAIROBI, Kenya — The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia says it had no part in the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency. The statement released overnight called for “utmost restraint” after several deaths were reported in the gunfire-fueled … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabab arrest

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Curry, Thompson help Warriors beat Kings 130-125

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Klay Thompson made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry added four free throws down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors ended the game on a big run after a sluggish start to the fourth quarter, beating the Sacramento Kings 130-125 on Friday night. Curry finished with 35 points, … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Curry, Thompson help Warriors beat Kings 130-125

PORTLAND, Ore | Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard had 24 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a two-game slide with a confidence-boosting 128-122 victory over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry added a season-high 13, including three key 3-pointers at the start of the fourth quarter. Both were … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122

DENVER | Westbrook, Murray tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder 109-98

DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated exchange. Westbrook and Murray pushed each other and argued after lining up next to each other for a jump ball in the final … Continue reading DENVER | Westbrook, Murray tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder 109-98

WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump’s border wall. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House’s next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON | Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity. The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in Baltimore Friday, marking her third trip this year to a historically black college or university. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans