WASHINGTON | Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

WASHINGTON— Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of staff after his first choice to replace John … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

WASHINGTON | Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election. Trump, ever confident of his ability to bend story lines to his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Theresa May postpones vote on Brexit deal

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:20 p.m. European Union official Donald Tusk says the bloc won’t renegotiate the Brexit deal with the U.K. government as he called a summit Thursday to examine ways to help Britain ratify the deal. Tusk, the president of the European Council, tweeted that “we will not … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Theresa May postpones vote on Brexit deal

KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said six other forces were wounded in Tuesday’s attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

TOKYO | Detention of Nissan’s Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

TOKYO — A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive, both arrested Nov. 19, can remain in custody through Dec. 20. Their detention could continue for months more under the Japanese legal system. Ghosn’s lawyer filed a protest with the court against the prolonged detention, the Tokyo … Continue reading TOKYO | Detention of Nissan’s Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

NEW YORK | Moonves scandal looms over CBS shareholder meeting

NEW YORK— With a $120 million severance package on the line, an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves will loom over the network’s annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday. But CBS officials are unlikely to say more beyond seeking to reassure shareholders that the board is “on top of that, don’t worry, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Moonves scandal looms over CBS shareholder meeting

LOS ANGELES | LeBron’s Lakers edge Wade’s Heat in final meeting, 108-105

LOS ANGELES  — LeBron James scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers survived Dwyane Wade’s 15-point performance in the second half of the superstars’ probable final on-court meeting for a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday night. The game appropriately ended with James guarding Wade, who missed a difficult 3-point attempt in … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LeBron’s Lakers edge Wade’s Heat in final meeting, 108-105