National / U.S. News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters didn’t shy away when asked to comment on sexual harassment just after being crowned. “If women take hands and stand together, we are unbreakable,” said the 22-year-old representative from South Africa, “and we can say no to the things that are wrong in the workplace, at home … Continue reading

Pakistan law minister resigns, Islamists celebrate victory
Asia

Pakistan law minister resigns, Islamists celebrate victory

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Islamists celebrated their victory over the government and called off their sit-in on Monday after the country’s law minister resigned, caving in to the fundamentalist protesters who have been demanding his ouster in a three-week-long rally. After Zahid Hamid’s resignation, the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah party, which was behind the sit-in … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions
Europe / International News

Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

The Latest: Grassley praises foreign agents law enforcement
U.S. News

The Latest: Grassley praises foreign agents law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

Mike Pence’s brother launches run for Indiana US House seat
National / Politics / U.S. News

Mike Pence’s brother launches run for Indiana US House seat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence’s older brothers, launched a campaign Wednesday for the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. A campaign announcement video touts Greg Pence as a Republican who believes in “fiscal responsibility, the sanctity of life” and “our Second Amendment … Continue reading

Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial
National / U.S. News

Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Thursday that he isn’t surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter’s black boyfriend. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said he’s just relieved there was a conviction after former … Continue reading