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Yemen flights canceled after coalition shuts all ports - 6 Nov 2017 at 2:40am -

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's national airline said Monday it has canceled all flights to the country's only two functioning airports after the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels announced the closure of all land, air and sea ports.

The tightening of an embargo that has been in place since 2015 ...



Donald Trump to Texas shooting victims: 'We will never ever leave their side' - 5 Nov 2017 at 7:53pm -

President Trump called on Americans to "stand strong" in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage at a small Texas church Sunday.

"All Americans pray to God to help the wounded and the families of the victims," said the president. "We will never ever leave their side."

Mr. Trump, in ...



Ed Gillespie, Ralph Northam: Virginia centrists reaching out in polarized state - 5 Nov 2017 at 7:30pm -

The blazing anger at the political class that shone through in the presidential election is still alive a year later in Virginia, where voters who are preparing to go to the polls Tuesday once again seem less than enthusiastic about the choices on offer.

At a time when Republican energy ...



Tax bill's chained CPI sneaks in rate hikes - 5 Nov 2017 at 6:40pm -

Buried amid the deductions and credits, House Republicans have made a major shift in tax policy that will mean an escalating tax increase on every American taxpayer over the ensuing decades.

Republican tax-writers have decided to shift the tax code's inflation index from the Consumer Price Index, or CPI, to ...



Devin Kelley identified as Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooter - 5 Nov 2017 at 6:19pm -

The gunman in Sunday's Texas church shooting has been identified as Devin P. Kelley, according to multiple news outlets.

CBS News and the New York Times reported Kelley committed the mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which killed at least 25 people.

Kelley is a 26-year-old ...



Washington, D.C., hospitals get failing grade: Report - 5 Nov 2017 at 5:39pm -

A medical watchdog nonprofit group has given high marks for patient safety to hospitals in Northern Virginia but poor or failing grades for those in the District and the Maryland suburbs.

A total of 24 hospitals in the greater metropolitan area received grades from A to F in the biannual ...



More than 20 feared dead after gunman opens fire at South Texas church - 5 Nov 2017 at 3:38pm -

A gunman wearing black tactical gear and a ballistic vest killed 26 congregants Sunday at a small South Texas church, fled after being shot at by a local man, and died a short time later as his car veered off the road and crashed.

The shooting, the worst in state ...



Texas church shooting: Multiple deaths in shooting at Texas church, sheriff - 5 Nov 2017 at 2:07pm -

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — A man opened fire inside of a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing multiple people and wounding others before being "taken down," authorities said.

The Wilson County News quoted Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackett on the casualties and that the shooter was ...



In reference to North Korea, Trump says 'no dictator' should underestimate U.... - 5 Nov 2017 at 9:23am -

At the start of a 12-day trip through Asia to confront North Korea, President Trump told U.S. service members in Japan on Sunday that "no dictator" should underestimate America's military power and determination.

The president also said he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during this trip to ...



Trump calls Japan 'crucial ally' as he kicks off Asia trip - 4 Nov 2017 at 11:31pm -

FUSSA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump praised Japan as a "treasured partner" and "crucial ally" Sunday, as he kicked off a grueling and consequential first trip to Asia.

Trump landed at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo, where he was greeted by cheers from service members. Trump ...



Sen. Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home, suspect in custody - 4 Nov 2017 at 4:28pm -

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, was assaulted at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., his office confirmed Saturday.

The incident happened Friday afternoon, Mr. Paul's office said in a statement, and a suspect has been taken into custody, according to local law enforcement.

"Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim ...



Maine governor vetoes bill legalizing marijuana sales - 4 Nov 2017 at 4:13pm -

Maine's Republican governor has vetoed a bill regulating retail marijuana sales, throwing a wrench in the state's plans to start selling recreational weed in 2018.

Gov. Paul LePage rejected the bill on Friday, November 3, casting doubts over whether Maine will join a growing list anytime soon of states where ...



State police: Cars shot on Maryland interstate; no injuries - 4 Nov 2017 at 3:43pm -

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say someone used a BB or pellet gun to shoot at vehicles on an interstate in Montgomery County.

Police said in a statement Saturday that no one was injured but five vehicles traveling on Interstate 270 sustained a variety of damage.

The statement ...



Paul Manafort's multiple passports scrutinized by Senate Democrat - 4 Nov 2017 at 2:57pm -

The State Department is facing questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's ranking Democrat over Paul Manafort's possession of multiple U.S. passports.

Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland sent a letter Friday to John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of State, seeking information about the three passports belonging to Mr. Manafort, President ...



China unveils massive island maker signaling further expansion in South China... - 4 Nov 2017 at 2:45pm -

China has been slowly but steadily building its influence in the South China Sea, militarizing its multiple 'man made islands' in the process. Military-length runways, surface-to-air missile systems, and associated radar installations have become commonplace.

Now it seems China is looking to turbo-charge is island making efforts, announcing the development ...



Milo Yiannopoulos makes Daily Caller debut after losing backing of Breitbart,... - 4 Nov 2017 at 1:57pm -

The Daily Caller clarified its relationship with right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos on Saturday a day after publishing his first opinion column for the conservative news site.

Mr. Yiannopoulos made his Daily Caller debut with an opinion piece published Friday containing an editor's note stating: "This is the first installment in ...



University of Cincinnati police to be re-issued stun guns - 4 Nov 2017 at 1:07pm -

CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati police officers will once again be allowed to carry stun guns.

The university said Thursday that stun guns will be re-issued to officers after being taken away six years ago following a student's death. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the university Police Department has updated ...



Sean Spicer's Harvard fellowship included 11 events in three days, all off-th... - 4 Nov 2017 at 12:38pm -

Sean Spicer's visiting fellowship at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government has come to an end, and practically everything President Trump's former spokesman told students was off the record, according to the school's newspaper.

Each of the 11 events held at Harvard during Mr. Spicer's three-day fellowship were either closed-door ...



Lawmakers again seek deal on non-competes, trade secrets - 4 Nov 2017 at 10:57am -

BOSTON (AP) - Supporters of bills that would limit the use of non-compete employment clauses in Massachusetts are hoping for a legislative breakthrough after several near misses in recent years.

Former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick tried unsuccessfully to abolish non-competes before leaving office in 2014. Last year, proposals restricting the ...



Event tackles child malnutrition as economic imperative - 4 Nov 2017 at 10:42am -

MILAN (AP) - The only woman to have been the first lady of two countries said Saturday during an international nutrition summit held in Italy that a major challenge in making the eradication of malnutrition a global priority is that the problem "is a hidden pandemic."

"It is not visible ...



Donald Trump's Twitter suspension caused by contract worker, not employee: re... - 4 Nov 2017 at 10:31am -

President Trump's personal Twitter account was briefly suspended this week by a rogue contractor and not a company employee as previously claimed, according to a new report.

Sources familiar with the matter said that a third-party contractor temporarily deleted the president's Twitter account this week, The New York Times reported ...



Climate change: 5 things to know about Bonn climate summit - 4 Nov 2017 at 9:56am -

BERLIN (AP) - Climate change is back on the agenda with a global climate conference kicking off Monday in the German city of Bonn.

Who's coming, what are the key debates about and how green will this meeting be? Five things to know about the U.N. conference known as COP23, ...



Storm damage forces early closure of cog railway - 4 Nov 2017 at 8:24am -

BRETTON WOODS, N.H. (AP) - The Mount Washington Cog Railway has closed early for the season due to the recent storm.

Flooding from the Ammonoosuc River caused extensive damage to a trestle bridge, rendering the New Hampshire railway inoperable. The train service to the top of the Northeast's highest peak ...



The Latest: JFK files say CIA link to Oswald 'unfounded' - 3 Nov 2017 at 6:39pm -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

Newly released government documents on John F. Kennedy's assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were "totally unfounded."

A 1975 CIA memo says a ...



'Hail Satan!': Former UNC student screams after device explodes at 'Tree of K... - 3 Nov 2017 at 5:49pm -

An explosion at UNC-Chapel Hill's famous "Tree of Knowledge" was caught on film this week in a bizarre event that ended with the exclamation, "Hail Satan!"

UNC student Joshua Daniel Edwards, 24, was taken into police custody on Thursday after witnesses saw him skipping away from a fire started at ...



U.S. report contradicts Trump team: Global warming mostly man-made - 3 Nov 2017 at 5:09pm -

WASHINGTON — A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay human's role in climate change.

The report released Friday is one of two scientific assessments required every four years. A draft showing ...



Trump tugged in different directions as he heads to Asia - 3 Nov 2017 at 4:25pm -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is being pulled in different directions as he heads to Asia on a grueling 12-day trip.

The president's loyal supporters are eager to hear him take a hard line on the Chinese trade and economic practices he railed against as a candidate. But many ...



Mustafa al-Imam, second suspect, faces charges for 2012 Benghazi attack - 3 Nov 2017 at 2:23pm -

The second suspect arrested in connection with the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has made his first appearance in federal court following his capture last week.

Mustafa al-Imam, a 46-year-old Libyan national, faces three criminal charges related to the attack, which killed four Americans.

Mr. ...



Lawmakers pressure Trump admin to sanction Myanmar military - 3 Nov 2017 at 1:14pm -

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. lawmakers and human rights groups escalated pressure Friday on the Trump administration to impose sanctions against Myanmar's military over alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

As President Donald Trump set off on his first official visit to Asia, including regional summits to be attended by Myanmar, ...



Donald Trump calls Bergdahl's no-jail sentence 'complete and total disgrace' - 3 Nov 2017 at 1:09pm -

President Trump slammed a military judge's decision Friday to spare Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl from prison time.

"The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military," Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.

Sgt. Bergdahl walked off his Afghanistan post in 2009, endangering ...



Inside story: How Russians hacked the Democrats' emails - 3 Nov 2017 at 12:53pm -

WASHINGTON — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign.

The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Clinton during her first presidential run, the messages bounced back ...



Bomb threat cancels Florida Jewish museum's celebration of Balfour Declaratio... - 3 Nov 2017 at 12:37pm -

A South Florida Jewish center's planned celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration Thursday was canceled over a bomb threat from a local college student, the Miami Herald reported Thursday night.

Police believe it was 21-year-old Florida International University student Oscar Aguayo who issued a threat ...



Assad regime gains momentum in ISIS fight, captures major terror enclave - 3 Nov 2017 at 12:08pm -

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad chalked up a big victory against the Islamic State's presence in the country, announcing Friday it had recaptured one of the terror group's last major redoubts in the country.

Damascus officials said government troops, presumably with assistance from Iranian paramilitaries and Russian air ...



Kevin Spacey is the target of Scotland Yard investigation into sex-assault cl... - 3 Nov 2017 at 11:46am -

Investigators in the U.K. are looking into allegations that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted and possibly drugged a 23-year-old aspiring actor in 2008, Variety reported Friday.

Mr. Spacey was the artistic director at The Old Vic Theater in Lambeth at the time of the alleged incident.

The man claims ...



Donald Trump faces pressure to label North Korea a state sponsor of terror be... - 3 Nov 2017 at 11:35am -

A key Republican on foreign policy is pushing the White House to add North Korea to Washington's official state sponsors of terrorism list before President Trump arrives in East Asia over the weekend on an 11-day tour of the region.

"There is simply no reason for further delay of this ...



Daphne Caruana Galizia funeral held in Malta - 3 Nov 2017 at 11:14am -

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's Roman Catholic archbishop warned the killers of an investigative reporter killed by a powerful car bomb that they "would never escape the justice of God" and urged her fellow journalists Friday to pursue truth without fear.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna celebrated Daphne Caruana Galizia's funeral Mass ...



International Criminal Court seeks probe into possible Afghanistan war crimes - 3 Nov 2017 at 11:10am -

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Friday she is seeking an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the war in Afghanistan, an unprecedented probe that could involve U.S. troops.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement that a preliminary examination found ...



DOJ petitions Supreme Court, accuses ACLU of lying in illegal minor's abortio... - 3 Nov 2017 at 10:37am -

The Justice Department accused the ACLU of lying in a federal court case about the timing of an illegal immigrant girl's abortion, and asked the Supreme Court on Friday to take the case and overturn a decision that critics say creates a constitutional right for illegal immigrants to have abortions ...



Kevin Spacey is dropped from Dutch event over abuse claims - 3 Nov 2017 at 9:40am -

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch business forum has canceled a headline appearance by actor Kevin Spacey over allegations of sexual abuse.

BusinessBoost Live said in a statement Friday that "it is not desirable" to let Spacey speak at their conference Nov. 29 in Rotterdam. The networking forum, aimed ...



Prince Charles views Islamic art on first visit to Malaysia - 3 Nov 2017 at 7:07am -

SELANGOR, Malaysia (AP) - Prince Charles began his first visit to Malaysia on Friday by touring a museum of Islamic art and meeting with students from Commonwealth nations.

In a speech at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, the Prince of Wales said he has "always been fascinated ...