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WASHINGTON | Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday he’s nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. “Heather Nauert will be nominated,” Trump said Friday before departing the White House on Marine One for an event in Kansas City. “She’s very talented, very smart, very quick, and I … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

MILAN | Italy to press on with budget, asks EU sanctions be delayed

MILAN — Italy’s leader said Thursday that the government will speed up investments to help economic growth, but that the main points of its big-spending budget plan would not be changed despite the EU’s warning it is in serious breach of the rules. Giuseppe Conte told lawmakers that if eurozone countries impose sanctions against Italy … Continue reading MILAN | Italy to press on with budget, asks EU sanctions be delayed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor announced Thursday he’s recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. The announcement by the kingdom’s top prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, appears aimed at distancing the killers and their … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

WASHINGTON | Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

WASHINGTON— There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas’ status from “critically endangered” to “endangered,” a more promising, if still precarious, designation. There are now just over … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

IRVING, Texas | Big 12 adopts verification of Baylor Title IX reforms

IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 board of directors has unanimously endorsed an independent report that says Baylor has implemented recommendations for reforming its Title IX process after a campus sexual assault scandal more than two years ago. With the board’s action Tuesday, the Big 12 will no longer withhold a portion of Baylor’s share … Continue reading IRVING, Texas | Big 12 adopts verification of Baylor Title IX reforms

ARLINGTON, Texas | After arm surgery recommended, Ohtani has big night at plate

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shohei Ohtani homered twice on a huge night at the plate after getting bad news about his pitching arm, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 on Wednesday. Perhaps headed for Tommy John surgery, the two-way rookie sensation went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, four runs and a … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | After arm surgery recommended, Ohtani has big night at plate

NEW YORK | No changes coming to NFL’s helmet rule

NEW YORK — The NFL Competition Committee has recommended not making any changes to the helmet rule approved by owners in the offseason, which means instant replay use for officials will not be instituted for such calls. After members of the powerful committee held a conference call Wednesday, football operations chief Troy Vincent noted there … Continue reading NEW YORK | No changes coming to NFL’s helmet rule