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  • Trump eyeing executive order to end citizenship for children of non-citizens born on U.S. soil

    October 30, 2018 11:49 AM 12

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children of noncitizens born on U.S. soil, he said in a television interview taped on Monday. The move, which many legal experts say runs afoul of the Constitution, would be the boldest yet by a president elected to office

  • Video shows Texas school bus swept away by floodwaters

    October 29, 2018 12:06 PM 11

    LEANDER, TEXAS—Dash cam video shows what happened when a school bus driver ignored a barricade and drove into a flooded road in Texas. Footage released by police in Leander shows the bus, carrying one child, was quickly swept away as the water got deeper and covered the hood. The bus eventually ended up in a clump of trees, where the driver and 12-year-old

  • Lion Air flight loses contact, search in Indonesian seas

    October 29, 2018 2:56 AM 14

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA—A Lion Air flight lost contact shortly after it left Indonesia’s capital Monday morning, and a search and rescue effort was being made at sea. The Boeing 737-800 plane departed Jakarta, about 6.20 a.m. for Pangkal Pinang on an island chain off Sumatra. Data for Flight 610 on aircraft tracking website FlightAware ends just a few minutes

  • Sri Lanka’s political crisis turns deadly

    October 28, 2018 5:17 PM 20

    COLOMBO, SRI LANKA—Sri Lanka’s escalating political crisis turned deadly Sunday when the bodyguard of a former Cabinet minister fired on a crowd, killing at least one person and wounding two others, police said. The former petroleum minister, Arjuna Ranatunga, was a member of the Cabinet that President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Saturday, one day after

  • Cosmosphere museum featuring recovered spacecraft in new exhibit

    October 27, 2018 4:49 PM 21

    OVERLAND PARK, KAN.—A spacecraft that sank after its descent on the second U.S. manned space flight nearly 60 years ago is headed to northeastern Kansas as part of a temporary exhibit. The exhibit, featuring the Liberty Bell 7 capsule, is expected to open in Overland Park next year as a preview to a proposed satellite location of the popular Hutchinson

  • Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints strongman

    October 26, 2018 9:53 PM 19

    His return to power as prime minister could signal that Sri Lanka is sliding back to an era of violence against political opponents, critics and journalists, observers said. The move was an unexpected turn after weeks of controversy over allegations of an assassination plot against the president. A police informant and self-described Sri Lankan anti-corruption

  • French appeal court orders review of evidence in case of Canadian accused in bombing, Hassan Diab

    October 26, 2018 5:17 PM 18

    OTTAWA — The decade-long ordeal of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab, suspected by French authorities of being involved in a deadly bombing in Paris, showed no signs of ending on Friday after an appeal court ordered a fresh review of evidence in the case. The French Court of Appeal’s decision sparked immediate rebukes from Diab, his lawyer and human-rights

  • Investigators find 19 bodies in burial pits in western Mexico

    October 26, 2018 4:11 PM 16

    MEXICO CITY—Prosecutors in western Mexico said Friday they have found the badly decomposed remains of 16 men and three women in clandestine burial pits. An official of the Jalisco state government who was not authorized to be quoted by name said the bodies were found during excavations starting earlier this week. The pits were detected near the city of Lagos

  • U.S. official says Putin invited to visit Washington next year

    October 26, 2018 3:04 PM 14

    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington next year. Bolton said “we have invited President Putin to Washington after the first of the year for, basically, a full day of consultations.” He said no date has been set yet. Bolton spoke on a trip to the ex-Soviet nation

  • CIA chief to brief Trump after report she heard Khashoggi tape

    October 25, 2018 8:20 PM 18

    Prince Mohammed on Wednesday made his first public comments since his government admitted Khashoggi had died. Speaking at an investment forum he was hosting in Riyadh, the crown prince called the killing a “heinous crime” but offered no new information on what happened. Dampening speculation he could be pushed aside, the prince appeared relaxed, ebullient