Intelligence

WASHINGTON | Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia causes GOP rift

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump‘s embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. Many Republicans — even Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, who share … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia causes GOP rift

JERUSALEM | Following Netanyahu visit, Israeli minister to head to Oman

JERUSALEM  — The office of a senior Israeli Cabinet minister says he will travel to Oman next week, days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Gulf state. Arye Shalicar, an adviser to Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, said Sunday that Katz will participate in an international transportation conference. He says Katz, who’s also Israel’s minister … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Following Netanyahu visit, Israeli minister to head to Oman

WASHINGTON | What we know about the explosive devices targeting Democrats

WASHINGTON— The packages arrived in familiar manila envelopes affixed with lots of stamps, some bearing the American flag. But what was inside was alarming: crude pipe bombs wrapped in black tape, with wires sprouting from each end. None of the explosives detonated, and no one was hurt. But authorities quickly launched a wide-ranging investigation into … Continue reading WASHINGTON | What we know about the explosive devices targeting Democrats

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Post: US intel showed Saudi plan to hold writer

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the U.S. and the missing Saudi writer Turkish authorities say was slain inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Washington Post reports that U.S. intelligence intercepts outlined a Saudi plan to detain a prominent journalist and critic who disappeared a week ago. The Post, citing anonymous … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Post: US intel showed Saudi plan to hold writer

SAN DIEGO | James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

SAN DIEGO  — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer’s table, yelled “Yes!” to ecstatic fans in the first few rows and the Los Angeles Lakers’ new era was underway. Playing in the same arena where Magic Johnson made his regular-season debut for Los Angeles 39 years ago, James captivated the … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

NEWARK, N.J | NJ senator calls Trump’s attack on LeBron James racist

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump’s attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn’t have questioned James’ intelligence or charity work if he were white. Trump criticized James on Friday after … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J | NJ senator calls Trump’s attack on LeBron James racist