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  • Man shouting ‘anti-everything slurs’ kills 2 in Portland, police say

    PORTLAND, Oregon — A man fatally stabbed two people and injured a third on a commuter train in Oregon’s largest city Friday as people confronted him for “yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs,” a Portland police spokesman said. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was on a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train in Portland late Friday afternoon when he started yelling what “would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions,” police said in news […]

  • Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he will make a decision next week on whether the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord. The President teased his decision about the hotly debated topic in a tweet early Saturday morning during the final leg of his first presidential trip abroad. Trump met with world leaders this week at the G7 Summit in Sicily where many set out to lobby the US president over staying committed to […]

  • British Airways computer outage hits travelers

    LONDON — Travelers with British Airways are facing disruptions Saturday after the airline reported major computer problems. The UK national carrier was “experiencing a global system outage,” it said on Twitter. Officials offered no timeline for a fix. Passengers stuck at London’s Heathrow Airport reported problems with baggage and flight delays. “We apologise to customers who are facing some delays following an IT outage this morning. We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible,” a British Airways […]

  • Washington Post: Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner may have discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russia’s ambassador Sergei Kislyak, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing US officials briefed on intelligence reports. The claim comes from intercepts of conversations between Russia’s ambassador and Moscow. Kislyak reportedly told higher-ups in Moscow that Kushner suggested the proposal in a meeting at Trump Tower — which former national security adviser Michael […]

  • Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

    MANCHESTER UK — Singer Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester, England, for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier this week. The event, she said, will honor and raise money for the victims and their families. “I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be part of our expression of love for Manchester,” she said in a letter posted Friday to social media. “I will have details to […]

  • FBI Russia investigation looking at the role of President Trump’s son-in-law Kushner

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FBI’s criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the multiple roles of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on both the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team. Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign’s 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner’s own contacts with Russians, according to US officials briefed on the probe. There is no indication […]

  • Lieberman withdraws from FBI director consideration

    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, once considered a front-runner to succeed James Comey as FBI director, formally withdrew his name from consideration Thursday. In a letter to President Donald Trump that was obtained by CNN, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee cites Trump’s hiring of attorney Marc Kasowitz to represent him during investigations into alleged ties between his presidential campaign and Russia. Lieberman, a senior counsel for the New York-based Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, said it “would be best to avoid […]

  • Montana’s absentee voters in the spotlight after Gianforte ‘body slam’

    MISSOULA, Montana — Republican candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged “body slam” of a reporter Wednesday night might have shaken up expectations for a special election for Montana’s single seat in the House, but a large percentage of those expected to vote have already turned in their ballots. As of Wednesday night, 259,558 ballots have been returned, said Derek J. Oestreicher, the Director of Elections and Voter Services in the Office of the Montana Secretary of State. That number is of 357,596 […]

  • Manchester Police to stop sharing information with U.S.

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—  A British official says police in Manchester will stop sharing information about their bombing investigation with the U.S. until they get a guarantee that there will be no more leaks to the news media. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said there is progress being made on the investigation despite the leaks. British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the issue of the leaks with President […]

  • Taiwan is closer to being 1st Asian place to allow same-sex marriage

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s top court has cleared the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to grant same-sex couples the right to marry. The Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman, violate the Constitution. The panel of judges has given the island’s parliament, known as the Legislative Yuan, two years to amend or enact new laws, which could potentially make Taiwan the first place […]