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  • New York state subpoenas Michael Cohen in Trump Foundation probe

    August 22, 2018 8:00 PM 16

    "I do believe that he has information about Mr. Trump that would be of interest both in Washington as well as New York state," Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis said Tuesday night on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time, a show hosted by Chris Cuomo, brother of New York's governor. The state's investigation follows Underwood's lawsuit alleging Trump illegally tapped his Trump

  • Germany arrests Russian national over alleged extremist plot

    August 22, 2018 3:22 PM 14

    BERLIN—German authorities on Wednesday arrested a Russian national suspected of plotting an Islamic extremist attack in Germany along with an alleged accomplice detained last year in France. Federal prosecutors said the 31-year-old, identified only as Magomed-Ali C. because of German privacy rules, was arrested in Berlin. They said they believe that, in Oct. 2016, he stored

  • Aid workers in India warn scale of flood damage unclear

    August 22, 2018 12:29 PM 14

    KOCHI, INDIA—The people of the flood-battered Indian state of Kerala are “in a great struggle to rebuild their lives,” the state’s top official said Wednesday, as aid workers warned it could take days before the full scope of the destruction is clear. Though rains have stopped over the past three days and floodwaters are receding, vast swaths of the tropical

  • Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

    August 22, 2018 11:41 AM 15

    HONOLULU—Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state. On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane

  • Drake visits patient, 11, who invited him to her birthday

    August 22, 2018 2:39 AM 16

    CHICAGO—A suburban Chicago girl awaiting a heart transplant has danced her way into a meeting with Drake. The Canadian rapper visited 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at the Lurie Children’s Hospital during his tour’s stop in Chicago. He shared photos on Instagram, saying they had talked about Justin Bieber and basketball. Drake visited Sanchez after

  • North Carolina university Confederate statue toppled by protesters

    August 21, 2018 2:41 AM 20

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The controversial “Silent Sam” statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters. WRAL-TV reports that more than 300 people gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza at about 7:30 on Monday evening before marching to the Confederate statue’s base and calling for its removal. At 9 p.m., protesters

  • Trump wasn’t given cost estimate for military parade, according to Pentagon

    August 20, 2018 10:22 PM 13

    The Pentagon announced Thursday that Trump’s controversial parade had been canceled and that officials were looking into “opportunities in 2019” to throw the armed spectacle. Officials did not provide a reason for the postponement, but the announcement came hours after reports of the hefty parade price tag. “We are now going to look at providing options

  • Woman ‘sang to stay awake’ after falling off cruise ship and spending 10 hours in Adriatic Sea

    August 20, 2018 3:15 PM 14

    PULA, CROATIA—A British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night sang to stay alive, her rescuers said Monday. The captain of the Croatian rescue ship that found Kay Longstaff, 46, floating some 83 kilometres or 45 nautical miles off Croatia’s coast said “luckily for her we saw her immediately because she raised

  • Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj’s pinnacle

    August 20, 2018 2:38 PM 13

    MOUNT ARAFAT, SAUDI ARABIA—Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims gathered on Monday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. Pilgrims stood shoulder to shoulder for an emotional day of repentance and supplication at the site Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon

  • Russia prepares for largest war games in 40 years with combat military drills

    August 20, 2018 12:53 PM 11

    MOSCOW—Russia’s military forces in the country’s east were put on high alert Monday ahead of massive war games that also involve China and Mongolia, the largest show of power in nearly 40 years, the Russian defence minister said. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five days of military drills will pave the way for the Vostok (East) 2018 military