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  • 2017 rally counterprotester with flamethrower drops appeal

    January 11, 2019 5:47 PM 129

    An Associated Press photographer captured an image of Long spraying a lighted aerosol can toward a man wielding a flagpole during the deadly Aug. 12, 2017, rally. The image went viral. Long said he used the makeshift flamethrower to protect himself from advancing rally participants who were yelling slurs. Long was found guilty of misdemeanour disorderly

  • German opera singer Theo Adam dies at 92

    January 11, 2019 5:47 PM 123

    BERLIN - Theo Adam, a German opera singer renowned for his Wagner roles, has died. He was 92. German news agency dpa quoted Adam’s family Friday confirming that the bass-baritone died Thursday at a care home in his hometown of Dresden. Adam made his debut at the Staatsoper Dresden in 1949 before joining East Germany’s Berlin State Opera in 1952. Adam appeared

  • A Timeline of the US involvement in Syria’s conflict

    January 11, 2019 5:42 PM 127

    Summer of 2014: The U.S. administration reveals that several dozen special operations troops had been on the ground in Syria briefly in an effort to rescue foreign hostages taken by the Islamic State group, but did not find them. Sept. 22, 2014: Obama launches a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, one month after launching airstrikes

  • Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg’s recovery is ‘on track’

    January 11, 2019 5:41 PM 122

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from cancer surgery is “on track” and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says that doctors for Ginsburg confirmed an initial evaluation that found no evidence of remaining cancer following

  • Lebanon to complain to UN over Israeli border wall

    January 11, 2019 5:27 PM 130

    BEIRUT - Lebanon says it will file a complaint at the U.N. over Israel’s construction of a wall along the border, which Israel says is entirely within its own territory. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency quoted Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil as calling the Israeli move a violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war between

  • Amtrak disrupted in the Northeast due to NYC downed wire

    January 11, 2019 5:21 PM 120

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Amtrak rail service has been disrupted in the Northeast due to a downed power wire in New York City. Amtrak officials say the overhead catenary wire came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx and all service between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, was likely to be suspended at least four hours. Officials say service

  • Pope goes on road trip to see cloistered nuns in Italy

    January 11, 2019 5:19 PM 117

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has gone on a road trip to an ancient monastery in central Italy that houses a community of cloistered nuns. The Poor Clares monastery in the Umbria region town of Spello dates from the 14th century. Its nuns belong to an order founded by St. Clare, a follower of the pope’s namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. The Vatican said a car took Francis

  • Texas police find body of infant who was reported abducted

    January 11, 2019 5:06 PM 110

    SAN ANTONIO - A 34-year-old man who initially told San Antonio authorities that his infant son was abducted has led investigators to the child’s body. The body of 8-month-old King Jay Davila was found in a buried backpack less than a mile from his home, according to a police affidavit. Police Chief William McManus told reporters Thursday, before the discovery

  • Bolton hires longtime adviser as deputy

    January 11, 2019 4:28 PM 122

    WASHINGTON - White House national security adviser John Bolton has selected a new deputy. Bolton announced Friday that Charles Kupperman, a longtime colleague dating back to the Reagan administration, would serve as President Donald Trump’s new deputy national security adviser. Bolton says in a statement that Kupperman has been an adviser to him for more than 30 years

  • TEXRail now serving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

    January 11, 2019 4:03 PM 108

    FORT WORTH, Texas - The $1 billion TEXRail commuter line has begun service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The 27-mile rail line from downtown Fort Worth began transporting passengers Thursday. TEXRail trains are operated by the Trinity Metro transit agency. Service had been scheduled to start last weekend but was delayed until federal inspectors