NEW YORK | Celebrities, fashion insiders react to death of Kate Spade

NEW YORK — Celebrities and fashion insiders react to the apparent suicide of designer Kate Spade: “Fuzzy picture but i love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still cant … Continue reading NEW YORK | Celebrities, fashion insiders react to death of Kate Spade

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala | m’Nobody is left’: Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala — Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren — 36 family members in all — missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire. “My cousins Ingrid, Yomira, Paola, Jennifer, Michael, Andrea and Silvia, who was just 2-years-old,” the distraught … Continue reading ESCUINTLA, Guatemala | m’Nobody is left’: Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

WASHINGTON | Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

DES MOINES, Iowa | Businessman wins Democratic nomination for Iowa governor

DES MOINES, Iowa — A wealthy businessman who has never been elected to public office will challenge Iowa’s Republican governor in November, offering voters two candidates with contrasting backgrounds and visions for the state. Fred Hubbell, a retired insurance executive, secured the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary by winning a five-candidate contest. He’ll face Gov. … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Businessman wins Democratic nomination for Iowa governor

WASHINGTON | The Latest: US Rep. Roby forced into GOP primary runoff

WASHINGTON — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 10:40 p.m. U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has been forced into a runoff in Alabama‘s Republican primary after challengers blasted her 2016 criticism of Donald Trump. Roby faces Bobby Bright in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: US Rep. Roby forced into GOP primary runoff

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Hubbell wins Iowa Democratic governor primary

WASHINGTON — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Retired Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell has won the Iowa Democratic primary and a chance to face Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds in November. Hubbell hasn’t been elected to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Hubbell wins Iowa Democratic governor primary

WASHINGTON | Former FBI official McCabe asks Senate panel for immunity

WASHINGTON — Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is requesting criminal immunity in exchange for testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. The Judiciary panel invited McCabe to a hearing about an upcoming report from the Justice Department’s inspector general. It is expected to sharply criticize former FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former FBI official McCabe asks Senate panel for immunity

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Lujan Grisham wins New Mexico’s Dem governor nod

WASHINGTON — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 10:10 p.m. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico governor and will take on Republican congressman Steve Pearce in November for the state’s top … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Lujan Grisham wins New Mexico’s Dem governor nod