Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nation & World

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader returns home to cheers

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader returns home to cheers

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Poised to become Zimbabwe’s next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised "a new, unfolding democracy" and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shatt...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers’ bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide an...
Updated: 11 hours ago
The day the pastor was away and evil came barging into his church

The day the pastor was away and evil came barging into his church

On any other Sunday, Frank Pomeroy, the pastor at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, would have been in the pulpit. He would have seen the gunman, his steely gaze familiar, barge in mid-sermon. He would have heard the gunfire break ou...
Published: 11/22/17
President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list

President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list

Sexual misconduct by powerful men has all but taken over the news, with Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and senatorial hopeful Roy Moore, R-Ala., among the politicians on this growing list.President Donald Trump vociferously...
Published: 11/22/17
Two Texas churches, linked by tragedy amid the pews

Two Texas churches, linked by tragedy amid the pews

DAINGERFIELD, Texas — James Long Jr. traced his hand on the vestibule wall inside the old yellow brick church here. He was trying to find the bullet marks.A gunman had burst into the sanctuary on a Sunday morning in June 1980 as the congregation was ...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Bucking his party, Trump defends Roy Moore’s denials (w/video)

Bucking his party, Trump defends Roy Moore’s denials (w/video)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump broke with leading Republicans Tuesday and voiced support for Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenagers and has seen his campaign’s prospects imp...
Published: 11/21/17
Trump’s visit to Florida met with protests over immigration decision for Haitians

Trump’s visit to Florida met with protests over immigration decision for Haitians

South Florida community leaders Tuesday decried the Trump administration’s decision to return nearly 60,000 Haitians to their quake-ravaged homeland, calling it "heartbreaking" and "shameful" while vowing that their fight has just begun."We all know ...
Published: 11/21/17
Macron takes Europe’s center stage while Merkel falters

Macron takes Europe’s center stage while Merkel falters

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron looks like the last, best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany bogs down. The role of knight in shining armor is one Macron relishes, whether he’s standing up to President Donal...
Published: 11/21/17
FBI: Border agent’s death a ‘potential assault’

FBI: Border agent’s death a ‘potential assault’

DALLAS — An FBI official said Tuesday that the bureau is investigating the death of a Border Patrol agent and severe injuries to another as "potential assault," but he wouldn’t rule out that they could have been hurt in some other way. Special Agent ...
Published: 11/21/17
Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and oppositi...
Published: 11/21/17