WASHINGTON | Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

WASHINGTON  — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led committee insisted that if Ford missed a Friday night deadline to respond … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau said Rwanda soccer federation secretary general Francois Regis Uwayezu and commissioner for competitions Eric Ruhamiriza were arrested … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

MANILA, Philippines | Evacuations underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines

MANILA, Philippines— Philippine authorities were evacuating thousands of people from the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full alert in the country’s north. More than 4 million people live in areas at most risk from the storm, which the Joint Typhoon … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Evacuations underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines

DALLAS | The Latest: Authorities: Officer arrested for manslaughter

DALLAS  — The Latest on the shooting of a man by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The Texas Department of Public Safety says a white Dallas police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man … Continue reading DALLAS | The Latest: Authorities: Officer arrested for manslaughter

NEW YORK | Williams argues with chair umpire; Osaka wins US Open final

NEW YORK — The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open final unlike any other began when Serena Williams‘ coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbs-up, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal. It was the second game of the second set Saturday, in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Williams argues with chair umpire; Osaka wins US Open final

SAO PAULO | Stabbing of candidate shakes Brazil’s presidential race

SAO PAULO — The stabbing of a leading Brazilian presidential candidate jolted an already wildly unpredictable campaign to lead Latin America’s largest nation, with doctors saying Friday that Jair Bolsonaro will be hospitalized for at least a week. Supporters of the far-right congressman who wants to crack down on crime said the attack would only … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Stabbing of candidate shakes Brazil’s presidential race

WASHINGTON | Pentagon decides not to release $300M in aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON  — The Pentagon says it’s taken final steps to cancel $300 million in planned aid to Pakistan. The move earlier this summer reflects the Trump administration’s dissatisfaction with Pakistan’s commitment to assisting the U.S. strategy for pressuring the Taliban, whose leaders use Pakistan as a sanctuary. Pentagon officials say a request was submitted to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon decides not to release $300M in aid to Pakistan

AMSTERDAM | The Latest: Amsterdam attack suspect had ‘terrorist motive’

AMSTERDAM — The Latest on stabbings at a train station in Amsterdam (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Authorities in Amsterdam say a 19-year-old Afghan citizen who was shot and detained after a double stabbing at the city’s main railway station had a “terrorist motive.” The Dutch capital’s government said in a statement issued Saturday that … Continue reading AMSTERDAM | The Latest: Amsterdam attack suspect had ‘terrorist motive’