Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:05:18 -0500 W.B.C. Championship Will Be a Study in Contrasts The staid United States team — in the final for the first time — will face a passionate Puerto Rican squad determined to bring victory home to a place coping with economic strife.
U.S.-backed forces battled the Islamic State group around a key Syrian town Monday, after the capture of an airbase brought them closer to besieging the jihadis in their stronghold Raqqa. Backed by air power from the U.S.-led coalition that has been bombing IS since 2014, the Syrian Democratic Forces are laying the groundwork for an […]
Iraqi forces said they launched new assaults in Mosul’s Old City on Monday after more than two weeks of only small advances and a high civilian death toll appeared to prompt a change in tactics. A March 17 explosion that killed between 60 and 240 people, according to conflicting accounts, cast a shadow over the […]
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself “not a big media press access person,” isn’t alone in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. But it’s too early to call him a trendsetter, either. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, both with extensive private sector backgrounds, have similarly been press-averse at the […]
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department. “Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the […]
The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump’s associates were caught up in “incidental” surveillance, the congressman’s spokesman said Monday. The meeting occurred before Nunes disclosed at a news conference last Wednesday that U.S. spy agencies may […]
The eight inmates facing lethal injection in Arkansas next month asked a federal judge on Monday to block the state’s unprecedented plan to conduct four nights of double executions over a 10-day period. Attorneys for the inmates sought a preliminary injunction to halt the executions, which are scheduled to begin April 17, arguing that the […]
President Donald Trump’s failure to reform U.S. health care, his first legislative setback since entering the White House in January, weighed on global stock markets Monday, with many investors cautious about his ability to deliver on other campaign promises, such as tax cuts and big infrastructure spending. The dollar was a major loser, falling to […]
A court sentenced a former ballet school student to four years and six months in prison on Monday for cutting off a female ballet instructor’s thumb at a ballet studio in Tokyo last year. The Tokyo District Court said 42-year-old Hiroaki Hashimoto prepared his weapon beforehand and premeditatedly chopped off the instructor’s thumb in a […]
Thailand’s broadcast regulator has ordered a television channel to suspend its over-the-air broadcasting for a week for what it called biased reports affecting national security. The reasoning for the order issued Monday by the National Broadcasting and Television Commission was challenged by Voice TV, which said in a statement that although it presents views contrary […]
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