Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

Alabama Senate Moore Support

Alabama’s Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2017. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, in...


Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, including a gold medalist. The four all competed in skeleton and include men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina. Two other...


Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa jets from South Africa

APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa met in South Africa with President Jacob Zuma Wednesday before taking a private jet to return to Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa, 75, is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new leader Friday, following Robert Mugabe’s stunning resignation amid...


The Daily 202: 2018 could be the 'Year of the Woman' on steroids, with growing backlash

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The daily stream of revelations about sexual harassment should be viewed, at least in part, as a belated backlash to Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, which came despite the emergence of the “Access Hollywood” video and several women who accused him of misconduct. In...


Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

Syria Divided Opposition

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s notoriously fragmented opposition gathering Wednesday in the Saudi capital is trying to close ranks and come up with a unified vision as international efforts appeared headed toward a resolution that would preserve the rule of President Bashar Assad. The opposition remains...


A kaleidoscope of color

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. STAND-ALONE PHOTO: A worker at Magome Shikuramen-en in Ota Ward, Tokyo, checks the state of 8,000 pots of cyclamens in red, white, pink and other colors before they are shipped. The peak season for cyclamen, which are used as Christmas and New Year’s decorations,...


The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares "Lebanon First!"


BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Lebanon (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has stood before thousands of supporters, pledging to stay in Lebanon and declaring: “Lebanon First.” In a triumphant speech outside his residence, he says:...


Analysis: House Republicans have a little-known plan to raise taxes on teachers by $2

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Every year, Brooke Richardson, who teaches English as a second language to mostly low-income Hispanic students in Atlanta, turns to her own pocketbook to help her students. She has lost track of how many pencils, markers, notebooks and glue sticks she buys a year....


US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

US Navy Aircraft Crash

TOKYO (AP) — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers...


The Latest: Former UN envoy Ashdown hails Mladic sentence

APTOPIX Netherlands War Crimes Mladic

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Paddy Ashdown, a former U.N. High Representative for Bosnia, says the genocide conviction of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic is a victory for...

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