JERUSALEM | Israel’s top court says West Bank village can be demolished

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank, rejecting a final appeal in a case that has drawn heavy international criticism and become a rallying cry for the Palestinians. In its decision, the court rejected an appeal to block the demolition of … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel’s top court says West Bank village can be demolished

BANGKOK | Criticism doesn’t have Suu Kyi or Myanmar on the ropes

BANGKOK  — Myanmar’s government looks as if it’s under siege from an international community concerned about the condition of its nascent democracy, with widespread calls for a genocide tribunal to hold its military to account for the brutal treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority. But experts say not to expect any change of course from … Continue reading BANGKOK | Criticism doesn’t have Suu Kyi or Myanmar on the ropes

LONDON | Trade concerns stalk markets as US and Canada head for talks

LONDON  — Global stock markets fell Wednesday as trade tensions resurfaced ahead of more talks between the United States and Canada on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 fell 0.9 percent to 5,294 while Germany’s DAX lost 0.6 percent to 12,110. London’s FTSE 100 shed 0.5 percent … Continue reading LONDON | Trade concerns stalk markets as US and Canada head for talks

REDMOND, Ore | House seeker hopes ‘blue wave’ floods a conservative corner

REDMOND, Ore.— One of the largest U.S. congressional districts voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016, yet an Oregon Democrat campaigning against a Republican incumbent doesn’t see it as hostile territory. Buoyed by electoral wins by a couple of Democrats elsewhere in Trump territory, candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner is undaunted, traveling the district — that’s as … Continue reading REDMOND, Ore | House seeker hopes ‘blue wave’ floods a conservative corner

GULFPORT, Miss | Gordon, never a hurricane, killed child blowing down tree

GULFPORT, Miss.— Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. The National Hurricane Center said early Wednesday that Gordon was weakening on a path into Arkansas … Continue reading GULFPORT, Miss | Gordon, never a hurricane, killed child blowing down tree

NEW YORK | LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference: I stand with Nike

NEW YORK  — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy, from Harlem’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference: I stand with Nike

TRENTON, N.J | Woman regrets her photos of ‘Cosby’ actor working at store

TRENTON, N.J — The woman who took photos of a former regular on “The Cosby Show” while he worked at a New Jersey grocery store says she’s filled with regret over the uproar they caused. Karma Lawrence tells NJ.com she took the photos on impulse and meant no ill will toward Geoffrey Owens. She shuttered … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J | Woman regrets her photos of ‘Cosby’ actor working at store