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December 11, 2017

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Dec. 11, 2017

2 a.m.

Claim about obstruction of justice gets little traction among scholars
Forty years ago, former President Richard Nixon famously told interviewer David Frost, when asked whether a president can order an illegal act in the nation’s best interests, “Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, didn’t go quite that far …

2 a.m.

Put Sandoval in Oval Office
Letter to the editor:
Brian Sandoval has been a great governor — a man of the people. And he would make a great president. Further, I have faith he would end the acrimony and divisiveness now in …

2 a.m.

GOP trampling environment
Letter to the editor:
The Republican tax bill that just passed the Senate allows for drilling in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to many species of wildlife that are struggling to survive. This nonpolluted region also provides sustenance to …

2 a.m.

Random musings: travel, media and failing upward
On the list of things that have caused me distress this year, deep distress, is travel pricing. Why does it sometimes cost more to fly from Providence, R.I. to Washington, D.C., than to Aberdeen, Scotland? Why can I, on good days — and I’ve just had a good day — get an airline fare with a good hotel in Washington for less than…

2 a.m.

Party ideology or decency? GOP will decide
Just how disordered have our politics become? And how off-the-rails is the Republican Party? …

2 a.m.

There’s reason to cheer, but not on gun policy
Did you know “Top Chef” is coming back to TV this week? Perhaps you’re tired of reality cooking contests. But imagine how relaxing it could be to spend an entire hour in a world where the worst possible thing that could happen involves …


Dec. 10, 2017

2:49 p.m.

Bitcoin futures set to begin trading at Chicago exchange
A security based on bitcoin, the digital currency that has exploded in popularly and volatility this year, was to begin trading on a major U.S. exchange for the first time on Sunday...

2:47 p.m.

Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections
President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America." In a tweet Sunday, Trump blasts the lack of attention over what he describes as ...

2:40 p.m.

Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested on intoxication charge
A Florida newspaper reports that comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge after an encounter with a police officer...

2:38 p.m.

Athletes, entertainers rush to support bullied Tennessee boy
A Tennessee woman's video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers...

2:33 p.m.

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources...

2:28 p.m.

Peace laureate urges world to 'see the light' and ban nukes
A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima compared her struggle to survive in 1945 to the objectives of the group awarded this year's Nobel's Peace Prize during a formal presentation Sunday...

2:19 p.m.

Photo: People brave the cold as snow continues to fall ne
Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales
Snow caused travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales on Sunday, grounding flights, shutting down roads and triggering traffic accidents. Birmingham, London Stansted and London Luton airports briefly suspended flights as runways were cleared. The airports advised passengers to contact their airlines to check the status of flights...

2:16 p.m.

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision
The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump...

2:13 p.m.

Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race
Alabama's race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a ...

2:08 p.m.

Photo: In this Dec. 5, 2017, photo, former Alabama Chief
After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race...

9:30 a.m.

Princes William and Harry choose sculptor for Diana statue
The princes said in a statement Sunday that the statue is meant to create "a fitting and lasting tribute to our mother" and to …

9:30 a.m.

Wrestler Rich Swann arrested, charged with battery of wife
WWE released a statement about Swann, a former WWE cruiserweight champion, on Sunday. "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been …

9 a.m.

Israeli defense chief calls for Arab boycott after protests
Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, said the Arabs of Wadi Ara in northern Israel were "not part of us" and that Jewish Israelis should no longer visit their villages and buy their products. Hundreds of Israeli Arabs protested Saturday along …

9 a.m.

Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore
Sen. Richard Shelby is an exception — he said Sunday that the "tipping point" in his decision to cast a write-in ballot rather than vote for Moore or Democrat Doug Jones was an allegation that Moore …

9 a.m.

Trump playing golf with Graham, talking tax cuts and budget
Trump tweeted about the tax bill Sunday before heading to the club in West Palm Beach. House and Senate lawmakers are meeting this week to begin the difficult process of agreeing to a single version of the bill they can send to Trump for enactment. Trump tweeted: "Getting closer and closer on the Tax Cut Bill. Shaping up even better than …

9 a.m.

Photo: Sharonda Fields, who said she was abused while wor
In hospitality industry, sexual misconduct often part of job
Court documents and interviews with the women and experts on the topic show hospitality industry workers are routinely subjected to sexual abuse and harassment from bosses, co-workers and customers that are largely unchecked. The nature of the work, which often has employees relying on tips, can …

9 a.m.

UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children
The Eastern Ghouta suburb, home to 400,000 residents, has been besieged since 2013 and humanitarian conditions there have deteriorated sharply amid violence that intensified since Nov. 14. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says …

9 a.m.

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up
A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. New evacuations were ordered Sunday in …

9 a.m.

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Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after elaborate premiere
The elaborate premiere featured a massive assault vehicle and a procession of Stormtroopers and droids that preceded the first showing of the film in advance of its Dec. 15 release. The mood was joyous and pregnant with anticipation for the highly anticipated and guarded film, which sees the return of …