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AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | Trump finally hews to ritual of meeting troops in harm’s way

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — President Donald Trump once opined that it wasn’t “overly necessary” for him to visit troops in danger zones abroad. But with the lights of Air Force One out and window shutters drawn, the president did just that, slipping into Iraq at night to greet U.S. service members and show that his … Continue reading AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | Trump finally hews to ritual of meeting troops in harm’s way

Restaurant News: TripAdvisor Reveals the Top Restaurant Chains in America for 2019

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, The Capital Grille and Ruth’s Chris Steak House Best Reviewed Small, Medium and Large Chains in the U.S. NEEDHAM, MA – TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, today announced a new ranking revealing the top restaurant chains in the U.S. for 2019 based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor … Continue reading Restaurant News: TripAdvisor Reveals the Top Restaurant Chains in America for 2019

WASHINGTON | Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell

WASHINGTON  — Memories of George H.W. Bush’s underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of America’s 41st president. Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his iconic impersonation of Bush was to mimic “Mr. Rogers trying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell

WASHINGTON | Trump demands judicial ‘common sense,’ shrugs off Roberts

WASHINGTON — Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded “some common sense” from America’s judges and directed his ire at a liberal-leaning appeals court. He professed respect for Chief Justice John Roberts, with whom he is engaged in a startling public dispute over the independence of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump demands judicial ‘common sense,’ shrugs off Roberts

WASHINGTON | Time to user out daylight saving time across most of America

WASHINGTON — It’s time to usher out daylight saving time across most of the United States and welcome back standard time. The shift means it’s lighter earlier in the morning, and darkness on the edge of town comes sooner in the evening. At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time is ending, and standard … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Time to user out daylight saving time across most of America

WASHINGTON  | Biden: Trump loves, coddles, autocrats and dictators

WASHINGTON  — Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not “know what he’s doing” and coddles dictators. The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS “This Morning” Thursday he’s concerned Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats” and “coddles” dictators, including North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Biden: Trump loves, coddles, autocrats and dictators

WASHINGTON | In ‘America First’ presidency, where do human rights rank?

WASHINGTON— If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In dealing with Russia, across Asia and, this week, in the Mideast, Trump has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In ‘America First’ presidency, where do human rights rank?

LEBANON, Ohio | At Ohio rally, Trump takes another victory lap

LEBANON, Ohio  — President Donald Trump has taken another victory lap in Ohio. He was touting a “really historic week for America” that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey. Trump campaigned Friday for Ohio’s gubernatorial and congressional candidates, but, as … Continue reading LEBANON, Ohio | At Ohio rally, Trump takes another victory lap

NEW YORK | Meghan McCain makes tearful return to ‘The View’

NEW YORK — Meghan McCain is back on “The View” for the first time since the August death of her father, Sen. John McCain. She made a tearful return Monday, thanking viewers and her colleagues for their support. She said the idealism for America that her father talked about didn’t die with him when the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Meghan McCain makes tearful return to ‘The View’

WASHINGTON | No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

WASHINGTON  — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from burning … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

NEW YORK | America’s Got Talent’ finale gives boost to NBC

NEW YORK— “America’s Got Talent” ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer. Just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was chosen as the winner. While those were bigger … Continue reading NEW YORK | America’s Got Talent’ finale gives boost to NBC

United States | Malta National Day

United States – On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish to convey my best wishes to the people of Malta on their 54th Independence Day. Our ties of friendship span over 200 years dating back to America’s own War of Independence, during which over 1,000 Maltese enlisted in the … Continue reading United States | Malta National Day

United States | A Roadmap for Expanded Economic Partnership Between the United States of America and Mongolia

United States – Mongolia and the United States have committed to pursue and implement this roadmap for the benefit of the peoples of Mongolia and the United States in the following ways: Global trade Mongolia and the United States remain committed to implementing their obligations under the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, and the two … Continue reading United States | A Roadmap for Expanded Economic Partnership Between the United States of America and Mongolia

WASHINGTON | Meghan McCain’s eulogy: ‘America was always great’

WASHINGTON — John McCain‘s daughter opened his memorial service with a tearful and impassioned tribute, posing her father’s legacy as a direct challenge to President Donald Trump. Meghan McCain said her father was a “great man” and she encouraged others to live up to his example, setting a tone that echoed the senator’s own fighting … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Meghan McCain’s eulogy: ‘America was always great’

LOS ANGELES | Marvel head Kevin Feige to receive David O. Selznick Award

LOS ANGELES — Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is set to receive the prestigious David O. Selznick Achievement Award at the 2019 Producers Guild Awards. The Producers Guild of America says Thursday that Feige will join the ranks of Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Billy Wilder and Clint Eastwood in receiving the honor which recognizes a … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Marvel head Kevin Feige to receive David O. Selznick Award

CANTON, Ohio | Gil Brandt, Pat Bowlen nominated for Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio— Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as contributors to the game. Currently a consultant to the NFL and one of the key figures in the staging of the draft, Brandt was one of the key contributors to the building of the Dallas Cowboys. As … Continue reading CANTON, Ohio | Gil Brandt, Pat Bowlen nominated for Hall of Fame

BEIRUT | IS leader resurfaces in purported audio, 1st in 11 months

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has released a new militant audio recording, purportedly of its shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his first in almost a year. In the audio, al-Baghdadi — whose whereabouts and fate remain unknown — urges followers to “persevere” and continue fighting the group’s enemies everywhere. The 54-minute audio entitled “Give … Continue reading BEIRUT | IS leader resurfaces in purported audio, 1st in 11 months

Nielsen’s top programs for Aug. 13-19

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for August 13- 19. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.14 million. 2. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 9.86 million. 3. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 6.29 million. 4. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.83 million. 5. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 5.8 million. 6. “Big … Continue reading Nielsen’s top programs for Aug. 13-19

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran oil minister: French oil giant Total pulls out of Iran

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran’s oil minister said on Monday that France’s oil giant Total SA has officially pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country’s massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed U.S. sanctions. The parliament’s website ICANA.ir quoted Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh as saying that … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran oil minister: French oil giant Total pulls out of Iran

ALBANY, N.Y | Cuomo on his ‘inartful’ remark: ‘Of course America is great’

ALBANY, N.Y — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he was “inartful” when he said earlier in the week that America “was never that great,” a comment that was widely condemned and mocked by critics on the right and left. “I want to be very clear: Of course America is great and of … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y | Cuomo on his ‘inartful’ remark: ‘Of course America is great’

NEW YORK | Unpublished parts of Malcolm X’s autobiography auctioned off

NEW YORK — For decades, scholars have wanted to get a closer look at unpublished sections of a towering 20th century book, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” including cut chapters that may have contained some of the most explosive thoughts of the African-American firebrand assassinated in 1965. They may get their chance after an auction … Continue reading NEW YORK | Unpublished parts of Malcolm X’s autobiography auctioned off

TORONTO | In wake of shooting, gun ownership under debate in Toronto

TORONTO  — Of all the things people in Toronto are horrified by in the aftermath of the shooting that killed two people and injured 13, this stands out: The man responsible had a handgun. To mass shooting-weary America — where there are about 300 million guns of all kinds — possession of a handgun might … Continue reading TORONTO | In wake of shooting, gun ownership under debate in Toronto

Ryan Van Wagenen | South America Private Equity Markets

The investors have been eyeing the emerging market of South America for many years now. This is owing to the activities of both venture capital and private equity being at relatively stable levels as of recent. However, the fund performance in the region has been quite volatile.As one interested in private equity matters, here are … Continue reading Ryan Van Wagenen | South America Private Equity Markets

PAHRUMP, Nev | Legal pimp seeks office in Nevada as some push brothel bans

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A state marketed as a place where people can indulge in all manner of sins is confronting its status as the only place in America where you can legally pay someone for sex. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists has launched referendums to ban brothels in two of … Continue reading PAHRUMP, Nev | Legal pimp seeks office in Nevada as some push brothel bans

‘Tired of being afraid’: Hundreds of thousands decry guns

WASHINGTON/March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. “If you listen real close, … Continue reading ‘Tired of being afraid’: Hundreds of thousands decry guns

Fired Tillerson says farewell to ‘a very mean-spirited town’

WASHINGTON/March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —He came, he saw, he got fired on Twitter. And now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said farewell, with a parting plea Thursday to America‘s diplomats not to let anyone violate their integrity. Tillerson did not mention his erstwhile boss, President Donald Trump, as he spoke to several hundred State … Continue reading Fired Tillerson says farewell to ‘a very mean-spirited town’

Trump promotes tax cuts, campaigns for GOP in Missouri

ST. LOUIS/ March 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Trying to turn attention back to tax cuts and away from the staffing turmoil in his administration, President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that more relief was on the way. Speaking at a Boeing factory in St. Louis with two fighter jets as his backdrop, Trump celebrated the impact of … Continue reading Trump promotes tax cuts, campaigns for GOP in Missouri

AP-NORC Poll: Most have dour outlook on America’s direction

WASHINGTON /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Chester Trayhan’s grandchildren are working, so he’s feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country’s overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump. “He stimulated it. Those people were always there, … Continue reading AP-NORC Poll: Most have dour outlook on America’s direction