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WASHINGTON | Utah senator says he regrets ‘irresponsible’ Trump remarks

WASHINGTON — Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is backtracking after saying this week that he wasn’t concerned that prosecutors have implicated President Donald Trump in a crime. The Republican senator said in a statement that he spoke “imprudently” in a CNN hallway interview Tuesday. He said the interview was unplanned and “I made comments about allegations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Utah senator says he regrets ‘irresponsible’ Trump remarks

PRESCOTT, Ariz. | An Arizona journalism saga: Poisoning claims, nasty divorce

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed the allegations in one of the small-town … Continue reading PRESCOTT, Ariz. | An Arizona journalism saga: Poisoning claims, nasty divorce

ROME | Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

ROME — Rome’s opera house is defending hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell’Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said on Friday that the theater signed Gatti this week to a three-year contract as musical director because in a country with “rule of … Continue reading ROME | Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

CHICAGO | Suspended shortstop Russell offered 2019 contract by Cubs

CHICAGO— The Chicago Cubs have offered suspended shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining his future with the team is not uncertain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife. President of president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says in a statement Friday the “procedural step” by the Cubs … Continue reading CHICAGO | Suspended shortstop Russell offered 2019 contract by Cubs

CHARLOTTE, Mich. | Ex-Michigan State leader in court on Nassar-related charges

CHARLOTTE, Mich.— The former president of Michigan State University is making her first appearance in court since being charged with lying to investigators about her knowledge of sexual assault allegations against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Lou Anna Simon’s attorney says the allegations have no merit. But authorities say she specifically knew in 2014 that … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, Mich. | Ex-Michigan State leader in court on Nassar-related charges

TOKYO | The Latest: Renault acting chief seeks to calm market nerves

TOKYO — The Latest on Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn and allegations of financial violations against him (all times local): 6 a.m. The acting chief of carmaker Renault is seeking to soothe markets, car buyers and his employees by promising continuity despite the arrest of longtime chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. Deputy … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: Renault acting chief seeks to calm market nerves

TOKYO | The Latest: Nissan confirms Ghosn dismissed as chairman

TOKYO — The Latest on Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn and allegations of financial violations against him (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Nissan Motor Co. has confirmed that its board of directors voted unanimously to dismiss Carlos Ghosn as its chairman after he was arrested on suspicion of falsifying financial reports and … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: Nissan confirms Ghosn dismissed as chairman

TOKYO | The Latest: Prosecutors offer few details on Nissan’s Ghosn

TOKYO — The Latest on Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn and allegations of financial violations against him (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Tokyo prosecutors have offered few details into their case against Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn. At a news conference Thursday, the deputy chief prosecutor Shin Kukimoto, told reporters Ghosn … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: Prosecutors offer few details on Nissan’s Ghosn

TOKYO | The Latest: Renault board to meet after Ghosn arrest

TOKYO  — The Latest on Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn and allegations he underreported income. (all times local): 12:05 a.m. French carmaker Renault says it will defend its interests within its alliance with Nissan after the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, who spearheaded their union and is Renault’s CEO. Renault said in a statement Monday … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: Renault board to meet after Ghosn arrest

TOKYO | The Latest: Renault shares tank as CEO Ghosn under fire

TOKYO — The Latest on Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn and allegations he underreported income. (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Shares in European carmaker Renault are diving after alliance partner Nissan announced that Chairman Carlos Ghosn had been under-reporting his income and will be dismissed. Ghosn has been a huge figure in the global … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: Renault shares tank as CEO Ghosn under fire

TOKYO | The Latest: Nissan says chairman Ghosn to be dismissed

TOKYO — The Latest on Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn and allegations he underreported income. (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Nissan Motor Co. says an internal investigation found that its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, has underreported his income. The Japanese automaker said he will be dismissed. Nissan said an investigation based on a whistleblower report … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: Nissan says chairman Ghosn to be dismissed

WASHINGTON | Ethics panel rebukes lawmakers in harassment cases

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Friday that Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women who were required to interact with him as part of their job. Kihuen is serving his first term and announced he would not seek re-election after the allegations became public in late … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ethics panel rebukes lawmakers in harassment cases

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia’s president has condemned a move by the country’s police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption. Tens of thousands of Slovaks repeatedly took to the streets amid a political crisis in major protests triggered by the slaying of an investigative … Continue reading BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

PARIS | 6 arrested in suspected plot to attack French leader Macron

PARIS — French security agents have arrested six people on preliminary terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a French judicial official. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the allegations, said intelligence agents detained the six in three widely scattered regions, including the Alps, Brittany and … Continue reading PARIS | 6 arrested in suspected plot to attack French leader Macron

WASHINGTON | GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman wants a criminal investigation of a woman who said she wrote an anonymous letter alleging sexual misconduct by now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but later recanted authorship and admitted she didn’t know him. Sen. Chuck Grassley tells the Justice Department that Judy Munro-Leighton contacted his committee in October … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump denies he’s focusing too much on problems

BELGRADE, Mont. — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is pushing back on criticism that he is focusing too much on immigration rhetoric during the closing days of the election season. Trump rallied Republicans in Montana on Saturday. He said he does also talk about economic gains, … Continue reading BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump denies he’s focusing too much on problems

BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

BELGRADE, Mont. — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is playing up his feud with Democrat Jon Tester as he campaigns against the Montana senator. Trump claims at a rally at the Bozeman airport that Tester “tried to destroy” his first choice to head his administration’s Department … Continue reading BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

WASHINGTON | Washington DC to investigate Catholic sexual abuse

WASHINGTON— Washington D.C.’s attorney general is launching an investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the local archdiocese. Attorney General Karl Racine announced the move Tuesday during a regular breakfast meeting among Washington officials. The Washington Archdiocese has been shaken recently by a pair of high-profile sexual abuse scandals — but neither involved abuse … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Washington DC to investigate Catholic sexual abuse

MISSOULA, Mont. | Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind ‘caravan’

MISSOULA, Mont.  — President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a “caravan” of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana, Trump said immigration is now one of the leading issues in the … Continue reading MISSOULA, Mont. | Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind ‘caravan’

MISSOULA, Mont. | The Latest: Trump: Tester ‘viciously’ went after VA nominee

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana of viciously attacking Adm. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor whom the president had tapped to be secretary of Veterans Affairs. Trump said Thursday at … Continue reading MISSOULA, Mont. | The Latest: Trump: Tester ‘viciously’ went after VA nominee

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video ‘if it exists’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s remarks on the missing Saudi journalist (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “if it exists.” The president on Wednesday called Saudi Arabia an important ally, noting it is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video ‘if it exists’

NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenyan running great Keino among 7 facing corruption charges

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s director of public prosecutions says distance-running great Kip Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country’s team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenyan running great Keino among 7 facing corruption charges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — The Saudi stock market has dropped more than 6.8 percent after President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The drop in the Tadawul exchange in Riyadh happened Sunday, the first day of trading. In an interview to be aired Sunday, Trump told … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

WASHINGTON | Melania Trump says she loves Trump, ignores cheating rumors

WASHINGTON  — Melania Trump says she loves President Donald Trump and has “much more important things to think about” than allegations he cheated on her with a porn star, a Playboy Playmate or anyone else. Mrs. Trump, who was interviewed by ABC while touring Africa last week, said people are just spreading rumors about her … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Melania Trump says she loves Trump, ignores cheating rumors

WASHINGTON | Melania Trump says she ignores rumors of Trump’s infidelity

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump says she loves President Donald Trump and has “much more important things to think about” than allegations he cheated on her. Mrs. Trump says she’s “a mother and a first lady” and media outlets “speculate” about her marriage and “circulate the gossip.” She says allegations of her husband’s infidelities are not … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Melania Trump says she ignores rumors of Trump’s infidelity

WASHINGTON | FBI reassigns personnel in Asia amid misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON — The FBI has reassigned several employees based in Asia amid allegations of misconduct. The agency released a statement in response to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday that the Justice Department’s inspector general was investigating allegations against FBI employees in some half a dozen cities, including locations in East and Southeast Asia. Details … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI reassigns personnel in Asia amid misconduct allegations

JERUSALEM | Israel defends actions against US student in detention

JERUSALEM— Israel defended on Wednesday its handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past week over allegations that she supports a boycott against the Jewish state. Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American citizen with Palestinian grandparents, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport last week with a … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel defends actions against US student in detention

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh promises to be ‘team player’ on court

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7:30 p.m. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh says the Supreme Court “is not a partisan or political institution,” and is promising to “always be a team player on a team of nine.” The Senate vote approving Kavanaugh’s nomination followed a bitter partisan fight that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh promises to be ‘team player’ on court

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh ‘hoax’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was “caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats.” Trump says allegations of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh were “all made up, it was fabricated … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh ‘hoax’

Federal trial pulls back curtain on basketball recruiting

The curtain to college basketball’s worst-kept secret pulled back even more in a New York federal court last week, revealing a shady world of bagmen, secret payments and bags of cash. New allegations were made and more programs ensnared as witnesses took the stand in the trial of an Adidas executive and two others facing … Continue reading Federal trial pulls back curtain on basketball recruiting