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TOKYO | Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

TOKYO  — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be. Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying Wednesday to questions from independent and … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England | Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England  — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice. Jenkins, the face of the Players’ Coalition, and Reid, a former member, shouted at each other during and after the Eagles’ 21-17 … Continue reading SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England | Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism

WASHINGTON | Kanye West delivers jaw-dropping show in Oval Office

WASHINGTON — Live from the Oval Office, it’s Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn’t rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a rambling, multipart monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes, mental health, endorsement deals, politics and oh so much more. Seizing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kanye West delivers jaw-dropping show in Oval Office

LOS ANGELES | NBC’s ‘Songland’ contest to search for hit tunesmiths

LOS ANGELES — Songwriters get the spotlight in a new NBC talent contest. The network said Tuesday that its 11-episode series, “Songland,” will give undiscovered songwriters the chance to create a hit. In each episode, five contestants will work with music producers and a recording artist to perfect their tunes. One winner per episode will … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | NBC’s ‘Songland’ contest to search for hit tunesmiths

SOUTH BEND, Ind. | No. 14 Michigan out to change narrative vs No. 12 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Michigan could really use a change in the conversation. Since the Wolverines ended last season by taking the one-two punch of losing yet again to rival Ohio State and collapsing in a bowl game against South Carolina, there has been plenty of discussion about everything Michigan has not done in three … Continue reading SOUTH BEND, Ind. | No. 14 Michigan out to change narrative vs No. 12 Notre Dame

BRISTOL, Tenn. | Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn.  — Kurt Busch stole the spotlight from his younger brother Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to grab an overdue short-track victory. Busch won for the first time this season but sixth on the 0.533-mile bullring he once dominated. But that was before younger brother Kyle Busch learned his way around the place, … Continue reading BRISTOL, Tenn. | Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at Bristol

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Hand-in-hand, Koreas grab spotlight at Asian Games opener

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — First it was the athletes parading side-by-side in matching uniforms behind the “unification” flag carried by South Korean basketballer Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong Chol. Then it was an image of South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and North Korean Deputy Prime Minister Ri Ryong Nam hand-in-hand with their … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Hand-in-hand, Koreas grab spotlight at Asian Games opener

DALLAS  | #MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene

DALLAS  — The Southern Baptist Convention opens its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination’s all-male leadership grapples with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. One order of business is a draft resolution co-signed by dozens of SBC leaders calling on the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. to repudiate … Continue reading DALLAS  | #MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene