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January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 8

January 17, 2018 10:04 PM Tom Brady misses news conference to meet with medical staff for right hand injury

Brady was a limited participant in the practice held earlier in the day, according to New England’s first injury report of the week. FOXBOROUGH, MASS.—The Patriots say quarterback Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled AFC championship news conference Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff for a right hand injury. According to New England’s 12

January 17, 2018 4:37 AM Wednesday NBA game preview: Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors

Avery Bradley vs. DeMar DeRozan matchup to watch at Air Canada Centre. The Pistons guard is considered one of the best individual defenders in the East and has locked up DeRozan in the past. Toronto’s leading scorer will have to mix up shooting and facilitating to be effective. There was no structural damage to Fred VanVleet’s knee after he was inadvertently 14

January 13, 2018 2:14 PM African UN ambassadors blast Trump’s ‘s---hole’ remark as ‘outrageous, racist and xenophobic’

JOHANNESBURG—The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning the “outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks” by U.S. President Donald Trump and demanding a retraction and apology. Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has shared the statement on Twitter, saying: “Whoa. I’ve never seen a statement 13

January 11, 2018 11:33 PM Trump snubs immigration from 'shithole countries'

White House not denying U.S. president used profanity in Oval Office meeting In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, U.S. President Donald Trump used profane language to disparage African nations in a meeting with lawmakers about a proposed bipartisan deal on immigration. That's according to three people briefed on the meeting held Thursday 24

January 9, 2018 12:40 PM North Korea, South Korea agree to hold military talks

Delegations from both sides gathered at border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday The two Koreas have agreed in a joint statement to hold talks on reducing military tensions and "actively co-operate" in next month's Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Senior officials of the rival Koreas gathered at the border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday for their 19

January 8, 2018 3:45 PM Steve Bannon’s ‘treasonous’ criticism was aimed ‘directly at Don Jr.,’ Fire and Fury author says

Bannon said his description wasn’t aimed at Trump’s son, but at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Michael Wolff told MSNBC that isn’t true. WASHINGTON—The author of an explosive new book that questions President Donald Trump’s fitness for office on Monday contradicted Steve Bannon’s explanation of comments that had angered his former boss. Michael 13

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM Explosive new Trump book blows open feud with Steve Bannon amid fractures in Republican Party

WASHINGTON—The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s very public break with U.S. President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. The new fissure in an already fractious Republican Party cast doubt on Bannon’s hopes to foment 9

January 4, 2018 5:43 PM In tiebreaker, Republican wins Virginia election after official pulls his name from a bowl

The race between Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds has bounced back and forth since the November election. Simonds appeared to have lost by 10 votes, but on Dec. 19, she won a recount by one vote. The next day, a panel declared a tie based on a previously uncounted vote for Yancey. RICHMOND, VA.—A Republican won a Virginia state House 10

December 21, 2017 2:38 AM Dominant Ibaka leads Raptors to rout of Hornets

Toronto big man continues hot stretch with season-high 24 points. CHARLOTTE, N.C.—He might have travelled before his first dunk but his second was emphatic and the throw-down later off a nifty behind-the-back pass from DeMar DeRozan was one of those “holy crap” moments that pop up almost every NBA game. Yes, it may have taken Serge Ibaka a bit of time to get fully 17