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WASHINGTON | Trump: Sending cleric to Turkey ‘not under consideration’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is “not under consideration.” Fethullah Gulen (FEH’-too-lah goo-LEN’) has lived for nearly 20 years in self-exile at an Islamic retreat in the Pocono Mountains. He denies the allegations made by the government of Turkish … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: Sending cleric to Turkey ‘not under consideration’

LEADING OFF: Brewers go bullpen, Dodgers send out Ryu

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: OPENER FOR THE OPENER The Brewers will begin their NL Division Series against the Rockies with a bullpen game at Miller Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday he had not decided on the order of his relievers. The group will almost certainly include All-Star left-hander Josh … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Brewers go bullpen, Dodgers send out Ryu

CHICAGO | MLB gives Russell 40-game ban under domestic violence policy

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell accepted a 40-game suspension Wednesday for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban and said MLB had completed its investigation into the accusations made by Melisa Reidy. Russell had denied the allegations, which … Continue reading CHICAGO | MLB gives Russell 40-game ban under domestic violence policy

LONDON | Drummer leaves Sigur Ros band after rape allegations surface

LONDON— The drummer of acclaimed Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros has left the group after rape allegations were made against him. Orri Pall Dyrason said on the group’s Facebook page that he has decided to leave the band “in light of the scale of this matter.” The allegations made by a woman in Los Angeles … Continue reading LONDON | Drummer leaves Sigur Ros band after rape allegations surface

MOSCOW | Kremlin urges Britain to share its poisoning case suspicions

MOSCOW — The Kremlin says it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identity of the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy so that Russian officials can launch an investigation. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Friday that the allegations made by British-based investigative group Bellingcat … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin urges Britain to share its poisoning case suspicions

LOS ANGELES | LA Times Beijing bureau chief quits after sex investigation

LOS ANGELES — The head of the Los Angeles Times’ Beijing bureau has resigned four months after the newspaper suspended him following sexual harassment complaints brought by two women. Jonathan Kaiman has left the newspaper, Los Angeles Times spokeswoman Hillary Manning confirmed Tuesday. Kaiman was suspended last May after the Times launched an investigation into … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LA Times Beijing bureau chief quits after sex investigation

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