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WASHINGTON | Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. With current speaker Paul Ryan retiring and the House majority gone, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

MARSEILLE, France | French rescuers find body in ruins of collapsed buildings

MARSEILLE, France — French rescue crews who labored through the night say they’ve found the body of a man in the ruins of two buildings that collapsed in a pile of beams and rubble in the southern city of Marseille. The discovery was confirmed Tuesday morning by the city’s fire brigade on its Twitter feed … Continue reading MARSEILLE, France | French rescuers find body in ruins of collapsed buildings

INDIANAPOLIS | Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the “wicked act of mass murder” at a Pittsburgh synagogue, saying anti-Semitism “must be confronted anywhere and everywhere it appears” and speculating that the death toll would have been curbed if an armed guard had been in the building. With both the number of deaths and details … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

LONDON | ‘French Spiderman’ barred from climbing UK buildings

LONDON— French urban climber Alain Robert has been banned from climbing any building in Britain after scaling one of London’s tallest skyscrapers without ropes — and without permission. Robert climbed the 662-foot (202-meter) Heron Tower on Thursday as police cordoned off the building, closed roads and ushered spectators away. He was arrested after the climb … Continue reading LONDON | ‘French Spiderman’ barred from climbing UK buildings

PHILADELPHIA | Inflatable sea monster takes over a rusting warehouse

PHILADELPHIA— A giant sea monster has taken over a building at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, but only temporarily. The inflatable sculpture titled “Sea Monsters HERE” is at a rusting warehouse called Building 611. It features huge purple tentacles bursting out of windows and reaching from the rooftop. The 40-foot-long creations sway in the breeze, creating the … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Inflatable sea monster takes over a rusting warehouse

NEW YORK | markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, building on gains

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, building on gains the market made a day earlier. Telecommunications companies rose Friday, led by a gain in AT&T. Major U.S. indexes are still at record highs. The British pound fell after British … Continue reading NEW YORK | markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, building on gains