Daily Archives: May 26, 2018

No anthem? No problem — Ballgame crowd sings it anyway

What happens when the national anthem isn’t played before a ballgame? In Fresno, Calif., first the crowd boos, then it takes it upon themselves to sing it anyway — a cappella. Continue reading

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No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for president

For decades, Colombians voted with an eye on the bloody conflict with leftist rebels that dominated their country and politics. Continue reading

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A glance at Colombia’s presidential election

Colombia’s presidential election on May 27 is the first since the government signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leading to the disarmament of some 7,000 fighters. Continue reading

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Storm Alberto prompts emergency declarations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi

The governors of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi have each declared a state of emergency in their states as Subtropical Storm Alberto spreads north and west. Continue reading

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Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Continue reading

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Trump optimistic about North Korea summit as Moon, Kim hold surprise meeting

President Trump said talks regarding a possible summit with North Korea were “going along very well,” just days after he canceled next month’s highly anticipated meeting with the rogue nation. Continue reading

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Backchannel with ‘Dracula’ helped free Utah’s Joshua Holt from Venezuela jail

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt. Continue reading

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Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

One of Japan’s most prominent former leaders, Yasuhiro Nakasone, has turned 100, fitting in a country known for longevity. Continue reading

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The Latest: Trump says Korea talks ‘going along very well’

The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Continue reading

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Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

South Korea’s president says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un remains committed to holding a summit with President Donald Trump and to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Continue reading

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Man in custody after swastikas found painted on gravestones

Authorities in southwestern Illinois say a suspect is in custody after swastikas were found spray-painted on several homes and dozens of grave markers at a nearby cemetery. Continue reading

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Vintage pair of Levis, 125 years old, go for close to $100,000

The vintage look just got a whole lot more expensive. And you thought your jeans were pricey. Continue reading

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Why do people become killers? There are only three reasons — Here they are

Following the most recent school mass shooting – this time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed and 10 were wounded Friday – family members, friends and investigators find themselves searching for illusive answers. Continue reading

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George H.W. Bush says he met with veterans at pancake breakfast in Maine

Former President George H.W. Bush said he was “delighted” to spend some time with veterans in Maine on Saturday, while there over the Memorial Day weekend. Continue reading

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Yemeni officials say airstrike in Sanaa kills at least 4

Yemeni security officials say a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the capital has killed at least four civilians and wounded over 10 others. Continue reading

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Fire started by rioting inmates in Iraqi jail kills 7

The local government of a Kurdish province in northern Iraq says seven inmates have died of asphyxia in a fire started as part of a prison riot instigated to cover a foiled breakout attempt. Continue reading

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White House team heading to Singapore amid signs North Korea summit could be back on

The White House said Saturday that a pre-advance team is heading to Singapore in case a much-anticipated summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead — the latest sign that the summit could be back on despite its cance… Continue reading

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency due to subtropical storm

Amid an approaching subtropical storm over a busy holiday weekend, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties. Continue reading

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J.Crew comes under fire for selling feminist T-shirt for young boys

A popular retailer has come under fire after sharing a photo to Instagram featuring a young boy in a pink shirt that reads, “I am a feminist too.” Continue reading

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We can’t ignore Venezuela’s crisis

Last weekend’s controversial presidential election in Venezuela has reminded Americans of an economic and humanitarian crisis we have ignored for far too long. Continue reading

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