Skip to content

World News

Icy blast reminds of 2014 'polar vortex,' with worst to come

Icy blast reminds of 2014 'polar vortex,' with worst to come

FARGO, N.D. — An arctic blast spread painful cold across the Midwest on Friday, closing schools, opening warming centres and even intimidating ice fishermen in a taste of the even more dangerous weather expected next week.
Greek lawmakers ratify Macedonia name-change deal

Greek lawmakers ratify Macedonia name-change deal

ATHENS, Greece — Greek lawmakers ratified an agreement Friday to end a nearly three decade-long dispute over neighbouring Macedonia's name, in a landmark vote that will see the small country renamed North Macedonia and clear its path to NATO membersh

Judge won't block Miss America Org from state changes

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey judge refused to block the Miss America Organization from carrying out changes to some of its state pageant leadership groups, even as he called on both sides to try to work out their differences.
Rapper Nelly seeks dismissal of lawsuit alleging sex assault

Rapper Nelly seeks dismissal of lawsuit alleging sex assault

ST. LOUIS — The rapper Nelly is asking a U.S. court to dismiss a British woman's lawsuit that alleges he sexually assaulted her after a concert in England. The federal lawsuit was filed in November in St. Louis, the rapper's hometown.

Pennsylvania lawmaker urged to resign over sex assault claim

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania state House Republicans on Friday stripped a member of his committee chairmanship and recommended he resign over allegations that he had sex with an incapacitated woman against her will. Eight-term Rep.
Civil rights museum reoffers honour to Angela Davis

Civil rights museum reoffers honour to Angela Davis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama civil rights museum reversed course after a public outcry and reinstated a human rights award to activist Angela Davis that it had previously rescinded, the organization announced Friday.

Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor's inauguration

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho National Guard's commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little's inauguration. The canon fire on Jan.
Trump donates $100,000 from salary to alcoholism research

Trump donates $100,000 from salary to alcoholism research

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has donated his salary from the third-quarter of 2018 to the federal agency that researches alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
Judge sets hearing behind closed doors in Manafort case

Judge sets hearing behind closed doors in Manafort case

WASHINGTON — A federal judge said Friday she will hold a hearing behind closed doors to determine whether former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators, including about sharing polling data with a business associate

Nebraska Supreme Court dismisses suit from death-row inmates

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by eight death-row inmates who argued that their sentences were invalidated by the Legislature's repeal of capital punishment in 2015, before voters overturned the ban.