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PHILADELPHIA | Trump is 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy game

PHILADELPHIA— Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year’s Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the 119th meeting in the storied rivalry between … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Trump is 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy game

WASHINGTON | Pelosi: House could take ‘extraordinary step’ on NC election

WASHINGTON — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the chamber could take the “extraordinary step” of calling for a new election in a North Carolina congressional district if the winner is unclear amid allegations of voter fraud. Pelosi said Thursday the House “retains the right to decide who is seated.” She said “any member-elect can … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi: House could take ‘extraordinary step’ on NC election

WASHINGTON | Pelosi nominated to reclaim speakership, still faces test

WASHINGTON  — Nancy Pelosi was nominated by fellow Democrats to be House speaker on Wednesday, but she still faces a showdown vote when the full House convenes in January. Pelosi entered the closed-door caucus election in an unusual position — running unopposed for the nomination despite the clamor by some Democrats for new leadership. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi nominated to reclaim speakership, still faces test

WASHINGTON | Senate clash looming over nation’s longest judicial vacancy

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has helped push 84 of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate clash looming over nation’s longest judicial vacancy

WARSAW, Poland | Polish prosecutors want bail for released US cinematographer

WARSAW, Poland — Prosecutors in Poland are seeking to have bail set for an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer after a court ordered his release from the jail where he was held for allegedly attacking paramedics. A spokeswoman for prosecutors in the city of Bydgoszcz, Agnieszka Adamska-Okonska, told Polish media Friday the prosecutors disagreed with the court’s … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish prosecutors want bail for released US cinematographer

WASHINGTON | Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa. The White House announced the nomination of native South African Lana Marks late Wednesday. Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is now the CEO of the Lana Marks … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

WARSAW, Poland | Poland: Cinematographer charged in first responders’ assault

WARSAW, Poland — An Oscar-nominated American cinematographer was charged Wednesday with assaulting public officials in Poland after he allegedly attacked paramedics and police who were called to a hotel where he had been seen staggering. Matthew Libatique, 50, was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the 2010 film “Black Swan” and was … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland: Cinematographer charged in first responders’ assault

SYDNEY | Rush might ‘never work again,’ lawyer says

SYDNEY — Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in defamation damages over a newspaper report he behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star, might never work again, his lawyer told a court Friday. Wrapping up Rush’s case against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper and journalist Jonathan Moran, lawyer Bruce McClintock said “there is … Continue reading SYDNEY | Rush might ‘never work again,’ lawyer says