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MOSCOW | Russia tightens control of anonymous messenger apps

MOSCOW — Tightening its control over popular anonymous chat apps, the Russian government has approved regulations that would identify users by their cellphone numbers. The measures signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are part of Russia’s moves to clamp down on smartphone messenger services, such as Telegram, that authorities claim are used by criminals … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia tightens control of anonymous messenger apps

BALTIMORE | Maryland’s Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

BALTIMORE — Democrat Ben Jealous said Tuesday that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The former NAACP president also said he would stand up to President Donald … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Maryland’s Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

MOSCOW | Media outlet linked to man charged by US hit by arson attack

MOSCOW— A news outlet linked to a Russian multimillionaire accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has reportedly been hit by an arson attack. St. Petersburg restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozh is believed to control a media empire that includes a “troll farm” whose members were indicted in the U.S. in February for allegedly waging … Continue reading MOSCOW | Media outlet linked to man charged by US hit by arson attack

LONDON | Mourinho enters calm spell as Man United wins 2-0 at Burnley

LONDON  — After the furore that followed straight Premier League defeats for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho’s team produced a routine victory as it beat Burnley 2-0 on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku’s first-half double put United in control before the second half briefly took a dramatic turn when Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba’s penalty and … Continue reading LONDON | Mourinho enters calm spell as Man United wins 2-0 at Burnley

WASHINGTON | Sessions hits Trump back: Won’t be ‘improperly influenced’

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions “never took control of the Justice Department” after Trump put him there. Sessions quickly hit back, declaring that he and his department “will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sessions hits Trump back: Won’t be ‘improperly influenced’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sessions seems to push back against Trump barb

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his Justice Department won’t be “improperly influenced by political considerations.” His comments — in a statement Thursday — seem to push back against the latest round of criticism by his boss, President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly railed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sessions seems to push back against Trump barb

BOSTON | Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships

BOSTON — Simone Biles hardly looks like someone who took two years off. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion put on a show during the opening night of the US Championships on Friday, stringing together one electric performance at the other to give herself a commanding lead over world champion Morgan Hurd. Biles posted a score … Continue reading BOSTON | Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships