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SINGAPORE | Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

SINGAPORE — Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rebuffed criticism over her government‘s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Suu Kyi on Wednesday that the violence, which led more than 700,000 of the country’s Rohingya minority to flee for Bangladesh since August 2017, was “without excuse.” Pence also … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

MADRID— Novak Djokovic says an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because the Spaniard underwent ankle surgery. The top-ranked Djokovic told BBC Sports on Friday that “the match is not happening this year” because of Nadal’s injury. Djokovic and Nadal had expressed doubt as to whether they would play … Continue reading MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

ATLANTA | AP Explains: A close, maybe disputed Georgia governor’s race

ATLANTA — The Republican nominee has declared victory in a hotly Georgia governor’s race, which he oversees as the state’s top elections official. His Democratic opponent says ballots remain to be counted. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams one of the nation’s top midterm … Continue reading ATLANTA | AP Explains: A close, maybe disputed Georgia governor’s race

SOELDEN, Austria | A family man now, Hirscher still favorite for overall title

SOELDEN, Austria— Marcel Hirscher‘s offseason preparations have been seriously hindered for a second straight year. But few doubt it will affect the Austrian’s chances of winning his eighth overall World Cup title in a row, with the new Alpine skiing season getting underway this weekend. Last year, Hirscher fractured an ankle bone during his first … Continue reading SOELDEN, Austria | A family man now, Hirscher still favorite for overall title

LEADING OFF: Red Sox try to bounce Yanks from ALDS

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: THE ONLY SHOW IN TOWN Baseball‘s biggest rivalry gets the spotlight to itself as the Red Sox try to eliminate the Yankees in Game 4 of their AL Division Series. New York will be trying to rebound from the most lopsided postseason loss in the franchise’s … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Red Sox try to bounce Yanks from ALDS

LEADING OFF: Springer HR streak, Price not right vs Yankees

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: SPRINGTIME Astros leadoff man George Springer has a chance to tie the postseason record for most consecutive games with a home run. Springer connected for the fifth game in a row Friday as Houston beat Cleveland 7-2 to open the AL Division Series. Springer homered in … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Springer HR streak, Price not right vs Yankees

LEADING OFF: Astros, Indians buck opener trend; Yanks-Sox

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: NO OPENERS NEEDED Cy Young Award winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber will start the AL Division Series between the Astros and Indians at Minute Maid Park in a matchup that figures to buck the October trend of bullpen “openers.” Verlander, a 14-year veteran, believes the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Astros, Indians buck opener trend; Yanks-Sox

MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

MIAMI — How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power outages and a handful of deaths. The economic toll … Continue reading MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence