CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuelan authorities have freed a prominent opposition activist jailed for four years just days after an anti-government politician died in state custody. Lorent Saleh was immediately escorted to the airport and put on a flight to Madrid with Spanish government officials. News of Saleh’s release on Friday came as a shock to his … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela frees, uproots to Spain jailed opposition activist
LAS VEGAS — Major League Baseball and the casino industry are entrenched in their views on a league proposal to get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting earlier this year. Representatives from both industries vigorously defended their believed right over the money wagered … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | MLB: League should get cut from casino wagers on sport
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County coroner says actor Verne Troyer, who was best known for his “Austin Powers” role of Mini-Me, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication. The coroner’s office released its findings Wednesday following an autopsy and investigation into Troyer’s April 21 death. His representatives said at the time he … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Coroner: Verne Troyer death suicide by alcohol intoxication
HONG KONG— Hong Kong journalist groups have expressed shock over the government’s refusal to renew a work visa for a Financial Times editor. Representatives from the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong Journalists Association and other journalism advocacy groups gathered at the Central Government Offices on Monday and handed a letter of protest to … Continue reading HONG KONG | Hong Kong journalist group protests FT editor’s visa denial
LAS VEGAS — Lawyers for a Nevada woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her nine years ago said Wednesday that their client has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and depression, conditions they argue would have made her legally incompetent to reach a non-disclosure agreement. Kathryn Mayorga didn’t appear with her lawyers at a news conference in … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Lawyers: Ronaldo accuser suffers from post-traumatic stress
WASHINGTON— A federal district judge in Washington says a group of nearly 200 Democratic senators and representatives has legal standing to sue President Donald Trump to prove he violated the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments provision banning the acceptance of gifts from foreign interests. The ruling by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan is the second decision by a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge: Democrats in Congress can sue Trump over emoluments
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council tends to proceed in a scripted, measured way. U.S. President Donald Trump does not. But Trump is set to preside Wednesday over the U.N.’s most powerful body, one that incarnates the very concept of global governing that he swatted aside in a speech Tuesday. The meeting in the … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Trump at UN Security Council: ‘Most watched meeting ever’?
PHOENIX — Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick emerged from a competitive Democratic primary Tuesday to win the nomination for an open Arizona House seat that is seen as one of the races the national party is looking to flip as it seeks to gain control of the House of Representatives in November. Kirkpatrick beat recurring candidate … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona features 2 open House seats being eyed by Democrats