SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea suspends civilian drills to help talks with NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has suspended its summertime civil defense drills aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack to keep alive a positive atmosphere for nuclear diplomacy with the North. Seoul’s decision on Tuesday to “temporarily suspend” the nationwide civilian drills had been anticipated since the United States and South Korea halted … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea suspends civilian drills to help talks with NKorea

CANBERRA, Australia | Geoffrey Rush pulls out of Australian stage production

CANBERRA, Australia — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation. Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy said he received confirmation Monday of Rush’s withdrawal from the role of Malvolio in a seven-week season of “Twelfth Night” that begins on Nov. … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Geoffrey Rush pulls out of Australian stage production

BEIJING | How China could hurt US once it ran out of imports to tax

BEIJING  — In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The United States could ultimately slap tariffs on more than $500 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing has much less to tax: It imported just $130 billion in U.S. goods last year. Yet that hardly means China … Continue reading BEIJING | How China could hurt US once it ran out of imports to tax

MIAMI | Reserve Holaday’s hit helps Miami beat Brewers 4-3 in 10

MIAMI — Backup catcher Bryan Holaday hit a walk-off RBI single with one out in the 10th inning Monday, and the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3. Holaday, who came into the game batting .165, was in the lineup because the Marlins placed All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto on the paternity list before the game … Continue reading MIAMI | Reserve Holaday’s hit helps Miami beat Brewers 4-3 in 10

LOS ANGELES | Judge denies request to detain immigrant families together

LOS ANGELES — A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to detain immigrant families in long-term facilities, calling it a “cynical attempt” to undo a longstanding court settlement. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said the federal government had failed to present new evidence to support revising a court order that limits … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge denies request to detain immigrant families together

LONDON | The Latest: Australia to push ahead with free trade talks

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Australia’s foreign minister says her government is determined to push ahead with free trade talks with Britain despite Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson‘s resignation. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop refuses to speculate on what sort of a prime minister Johnson would make he is challenges for … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Australia to push ahead with free trade talks

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Liberals rally on court steps against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s nomination of a Supreme Court justice (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Democratic lawmakers and liberal groups are holding a raucous late-night rally on the steps of the Supreme Court to oppose President Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The rally began shortly after Trump’s 9 p.m. Monday announcement and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Liberals rally on court steps against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence to escort Kavanaugh to Senate on Tuesday

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s nomination of a Supreme Court justice (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence plans to escort Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate on Tuesday morning to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The White House says Pence is also planning to attend … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence to escort Kavanaugh to Senate on Tuesday