LANSING, Mich | Outsider candidate’s rise worries some Michigan Democrats

LANSING, Mich.  — Michigan voters who twice delivered the governorship to a Republican computer executive-turned-venture capitalist are again being wooed by a wealthy outsider businessman with no political experience. This time the candidate is a Democrat. Shri Thanedar (Shree TAN’-eh-dahr) has spent millions of his fortune on TV ads in which he pokes fun at … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Outsider candidate’s rise worries some Michigan Democrats

BAMAKO, Mali | Al-Qaida affiliate in Mali says it attacked military base

BAMAKO, Mali  — An al-Qaida affiliate in Mali says it carried out a suicide attack on the military headquarters of the five-nation counterterror force which killed three people in the central part of this West African country. According to the SITE intelligence group which monitors extremist statements, the Mali-based branch of al-Qaida known by its … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Al-Qaida affiliate in Mali says it attacked military base

HAWAII | STUDY SHOWS BEST MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO ENHANCE NATIVE BIRD SURVIVAL IN KAUAI’S FORESTS

(LIHUE, KAUAI) – A new study from Kauai’s Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve has demonstrated how different types of management may enable the long-term survival of the Puaiohi, a critically endangered native thrush that is central to maintaining healthy native forests.  With fewer than 500 Puaiohi left in the wild, maintaining this small population of the last … Continue reading HAWAII | STUDY SHOWS BEST MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO ENHANCE NATIVE BIRD SURVIVAL IN KAUAI’S FORESTS

MOSCOW | The Latest: Royal support: King of Spain at game vs Russia

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:30 p.m. King Felipe VI of Spain is at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow to see the national team play World Cup host Russia. The king heads FIFA’s list of VIP guests for the round of 16 game, which also includes Russia’s … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Royal support: King of Spain at game vs Russia

BERLIN | Merkel hoping migrant agreements will quell dissent in bloc

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union’s new plan to regulate immigration and agreements she reached with key countries address issues that have caused a rift in her coalition government. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants Germany to turn away some asylum-seekers at the country’s borders, but the chancellor has insisted on Europe-wide … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel hoping migrant agreements will quell dissent in bloc

PARIS | Report: Tour organizers don’t want Froome on starting line

PARIS  — Le Monde newspaper says Tour de France organizers have forbidden four-time champion Chris Froome from taking part in this year’s race. According to the newspaper, Amaury Sport Organisation have informed Team Sky they don’t want Froome to be on the starting line in order to protect the image of the race because the … Continue reading PARIS | Report: Tour organizers don’t want Froome on starting line

KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber targets Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan; 12 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber targeted a group of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said at least 20 others were wounded in the attack. Khogyani said that shops and number vehicles were on … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber targets Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan; 12 dead

PITTSBURGH | Teen’s police killing tests long-frustrated black Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The killing by police of black teenager Antwon Rose Jr. is the first in the Pittsburgh area in the Black Lives Matter era and is galvanizing residents who say they’ve been frustrated for too long. Protests have been happening almost daily around the area. What has unfolded in the hills of western Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Teen’s police killing tests long-frustrated black Pittsburgh